A collection of moments I’ve filmed from all over the globe. Hoping it serves as a reminder that there is beauty and connection everywhere we turn. Music by Bon Iver.
Originally featured on onpurposewanderer.com, a travel inspiration website created by Chase Warrington. In the “Featured Wanderers” section of my site I’m going to be introducing other people who have incorporated work into their travels. I was once inspired by an article that encouraged me to live a life based on seeing the world, without having to give up a somewhat normal […]
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 was something they had never seen before – a condition they didn’t know existed. They were devastated. Deborah and her […]
Mom in Ghana waits to hear if her daughter has been chosen as a candidate for surgery.
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 down after returning from Ethiopia, I found myself online searching for some inspiration. I stumbled across this video, made by a […]
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 as always. Throughout our time there, we had a guard assigned to watch over our team. A slight figure of […]
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 an Ethiopian term that means dancing shoulders. Through Eskesta, these dancers translate war songs, love songs, work songs, hunting songs, […]
In Addis Ababa Lindsay and I spend a Sunday at the Taste of Addis Food Festival in Floral Tropical Gardens. The scents of Indian, Moroccan, Ethiopian and other types of food lured us around the festival. More than 35 restaurants served incredible cuisine from all over the world and great bands played. Our favorite was the Zagol Band. So funky and unique. If you’re […]
I have just returned to Addis Ababa from 10 days in Mekelle, Ethiopia where Operation Smile led a 4 table medical mission at Ayder Referral Hospital. What a whirlwind journey. I am eternally grateful for the volunteer surgeons, doctors, nurses, speech language pathologists, and child life specialists and other volunteers who traveled from India, United Arab Emirates, Peru, USA, London, Sweden, Kenya, […]