Blog from Karen Johnson

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How do you capture in words the effects of five days in a foreign country, even though it is in a setting you are familiar with? This mission to Kalibo was my first trip to Asia and will be a high point in my life. Emotionally, it has been rewarding and soul-searching. Seeing the children and knowing we are giving them a chance of a healthier life is the greatest gift of all. Walking the halls of the hospital has been surreal at times and difficult to process. By day three, the sights and sounds no longer stood out. You just want to get done what has to be done in the short time you are here. I hope I have helped these families through this challenging and exciting time. They have given much more to me than they will ever know.

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