Photo Contest

Hi Guys! I recently went on a medical volunteer trip to Costa Rica over the holidays (as mentioned in my previous entries) and captured this beautiful photo of my friend and a young child during one of our house visits. I have made it into the top 20 finalists for photo of the year and would really appreciate if you could take the time to LIKE the photo by clicking the link below to help me win $1000 towards another medical volunteer trip It just takes 2 seconds and I would forever be grateful for all your support in helping…

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Days 36-43

It’s been a bumpy ride coming back to school. I do feel the weather has had an impact on my mood, plus not constantly being surrounded by people has also been a little difficult. However, I am in a much better place compared to where I was in December. I have now moved from the severe depression category to the mild depression category. It does give me hope, but at the same time I wish it would just go away and I would feel normal and happy again. I also saw the doctor yesterday and we upped the dosage of…

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Farewell Dear Angel

Yesterday the world truly lost a special person. Normally I wouldn’t write a blog about this, but I truly think the world is a little less bright today. I learned that my friend and fellow peer guide Francis passed away from a brief illness. It honestly feels like a punch to the heart, i feel so sick to my stomach. Like the universe is playing some cruel joke. I can’t imagine what his family would be going through at this time. I send my condolences as we all try to navigate this difficult time. I was lucky to spend time…

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Day 23-35

Hola! Long time no talk…or write. So I just got back from Costa Rica serving on a Global Health medical mission! It was an awesome experience and I learned so much from the people in those communities and got to immerse myself into a new culture. It’s so refreshing to see how people can persevere and still be happy with what they have, even if it doesn’t equate to much. Seeing how families would put their kids first when it came to distributing appointments, even if it meant that they couldn’t be seen for their own medical issues. We went…

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