(Peru) Screen Day 1

(May 15, 2015) It’s about to begin. I’ve had this thought for so many weeks now. I have carried around so much anticipation knowing this moment was about to arrive, and today is the day it begins. Today is the day I get to observe the magic of a medical mission. Patients are probably waitingContinue reading “(Peru) Screen Day 1”

Uniting a Team

(May 14, 2015) Most of the volunteers arrived in the middle of the night last night. Airport pickups had me crawling into bed after 2am. It’s all beginning. It is all about to start. The pieces of a successful mission are starting to fall into place. As we waited for the volunteers to arrive, weContinue reading “Uniting a Team”

Exploring Mira Flores

(May 13, 2015) Volunteers begin to arrive tonight around 5:30pm. After confirming a few details, the afternoon belonged to me. With no destination in mind, I wandered up and down the streets of Mira Flores, a district in Lima. The air is filled with a surprisingly comforting smell – an odd mixture of salt waterContinue reading “Exploring Mira Flores”

To Peru

(May 12, 2015) On May 12, 2014, I started a new chapter in my life. I walked through the front doors of Operation Smile’s Global Headquarters ready to take ownership of my new job: my own personal dream job. I was ready to thrive. Exactly one year ago I began this journey. Today, May 12,Continue reading “To Peru”