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IMR Team Rwanda, Aug. 2018
As I try to think of what to say about my recent experience in Rwanda, I am reminded of how truly blessed I am. This trip has made me realize exactly why the life I had planned for myself in the past never worked out and that the things that happen in your life lead you to exactly where you are meant to be. I could not be more thankful than I am at this moment that my life did not follow those plans.

Five years ago I would have never dreamed I would be apart of a medical mission trip, be pursuing a career in healthcare again, or any other crazy turn my life has taken. I could not be happier with the path my life has followed. I could not dream of any career field better suited for me. I cannot wait to be involved in many more medical missions throughout my lifetime.

Murakoze (thank you), Rwanda and your people, for reminding me what is truly important in life. In the end, the little things are the only things that matter. It is much more important to have others who support, love, and care for you. Happiness truly stems from those little things. I am so grateful to have worked with such an amazing team, who were able to care for so many people. And I am thankful for the many friendships that were formed. The things I have learned, whether medically or just life lessons, will stay with me forever and help me as I continue growing as a person. This life path is just beginning and I am excited for what my future holds. – Kayla, Team Rwanda

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Helping the locals gather water: Next time you fill up your glass at the tap in your kitchen, savor it! I’ve been able to visit a few communities around the world that don’t have it so easy. And every time it makes me appreciate our access to clean potable water that much more. These children are B.A. They carry these 40 lb cans up the hills to their homes, sometimes miles, and then have to boil it before consumption. Talk about hard work for a glass of water or to bathe. – Matthew, Team Rwanda
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