Zambia Has My Heart
Sep11

Zambia Has My Heart

I miss Africa. I miss the people. I miss the culture. I miss the genuine happiness that everyone carried. It has now been 3 months since my trip to Zambia and I miss it more and more with each day that goes by. Those people will never know the impact that they have truly had on my life forever. My friends and I talk all the time about how much we miss Zambia and its people. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to visit this...

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Coming home from Peru!
Jul13

Coming home from Peru!

Now that I am back home, I realized I was taking so much for granted. This trip was amazing and stressful all in the same time. Our original trip was to Nicaragua and we changed the location last minute due to violent protests in Nicaragua. Due to the recent change, our Peru trip was more of an adaptable experience. As a student facilitator of the trip, I was stressed to make sure that everything fell into place. But when I got back,...

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Big Al in Person
Jul12

Big Al in Person

Saying goodbye to the people of Zambia was very sad. The last day of clinic we had to turn away the most people we had all week. It was the hardest thing for us all to say we could not help everyone but as we left we dropped off our extra medicine at a pharmacy for the doctors to give away for free. Although it was sad leaving we did have one last adventure for our trip, a safari! We got the opportunity to stay at a traditional...

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Sweet Home Alabama
Jul11

Sweet Home Alabama

It was a long journey home, but I have safely returned to Alabama! After landing and going through dreadful customs at the airport, I was so excited to be able to run into the arms of my mom and dad. I even enjoyed a nice Chick-Fil-A meal on the way home :). While I have a constant reminder of everything I experienced the past week, it is nice to be able to understand the language, sleep in my own bed, eat lots of fried food, and even...

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Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho… It’s Off to Greece I Go!
Jul10

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho… It’s Off to Greece I Go!

In a few days, I will board a 12-hour flight headed to Athens, Greece. I would have never imagined that I would be able to be a part of such an amazing opportunity. I have always desired to be able to use my nursing skills to serve others and through this trip, I will be able to achieve those dreams.   When approached about the opportunity to travel to Greece, I was a little hesitant. Was this where I needed to go? ¬†Would I be...

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Hello from Athens, Greece!
Jul09

Hello from Athens, Greece!

My first few days in Athens, Greece have been truly amazing. Maybe it is from the pure exhaustion of jet-lag (an eight hour time difference) or maybe it is the excitement of exploring a new country. The first two days consisted of sight-seeing. Our team began the trip with a scavenger hunt that allowed us to explore all over the city, eat authentic Greek food for the first time, interact with some of the locals, and exchange our...

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