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What was the saddest moment you have ever seen in your travels?

My group was volunteering at a school, where we set up a clinic to see the locals and do some basic health tests. Some of the children that lived nearby came to show us some fun games and talk to us about a day in the life of a typical Belizean child. At one point I asked a small group of these children, maybe three or four of them were standing before me, what they wanted to do when they got older. Every single one of them looked down at their feet and didn't answer. It took some time for me to figure out why, but I soon realized that most children there are not raised to believe they can do anything they want to do with their lives. 1 out of 3 of them will live in absolute poverty, and given the area we were in, that statistic may be even higher.

  • From Windsor, Canada
  • Currently in San Ignacio, Belize

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Reuniting with Belize, my long lost love! This trip is more than a getaway, as I have some serious ...

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  • Letter to the Prime Minister of Belize

    Wed Jul 27, 2011

    The National Struggle of Diabetes in Belize A Letter of Concern Dear Hon. Dean Barrow,             I write to you with hopes that I can stir in you the concern I have with the public health concern of how widespread diabetes mellitus has beco…  Read More

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    rachelannegray wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2011
    Hey lady!

    I just wanted to give you a shout out and say that I think what you are doing is wonderful. I went to business school, but have really been thinking about medical school with the goal of doing a program similar to the one you are in. I have so much admiration for what you do, and love reading your posts. Stay beautiful :)
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    BhavikaChepuri wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2011
    Whats up girl? Thanks for the "shout out" haha. I am so jealous that you're headed to Belize in a few days! I loved my time there and so wish I was going back, or had been able to stay for longer. Looking forward to when we get back to school to swap a bunch of stories -- wishing you safe travels and have the trip of a lifetime chica!

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Travelled to 6 countries

Belize, Canada, Guatemala, India, United Kingdom, United States