Deborah is a joyful, smart and eager child. You wouldn’t know it by talking to her but she’s experienced a lot of hardship in her five years. Moments after Deborah’s birth in 2011, the family noticed her facial deformity. It […]
I love seeing families in their element. The quirks, honesty and love always presents themselves after a few hours with a family. I love getting a glimpse into that often hidden world. The Murray Family was no exception. Even though […]
Mom in Ghana waits to hear if her daughter has been chosen as a candidate for surgery.
Volta Region, Ghana, 2015
Last month, my friend and colleague Kara and I were lucky enough to spend a few days on the Bay Islands in Roatan, Honduras. Directly following our medical trip for Operation Smile, we hopped on a 45-minute plane ride from San Pedro Sula and […]
Recently, I’ve been craving a sense of balance and structure in my life. For the last year and a half, I’ve been bouncing around the globe, coordinating and leading medical trips, and it can be insanely exhausting. Feeling particularity run […]
Earlier this year, I was coordinating a medical trip in Paraguay with Operation Smile. Over the course of ten days, our medical team operated in the military hospital in Asuncion. It was an intense week with long hours, but rewarding […]
One of my favorite parts of the Ethiopian culture is the way that they so beautifully incorporate dancing and music into their culture. At 2000 Habesha, one of my favorite cultural restaurant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, they perform a variety of traditional Ethiopian dances. Eskesta is […]