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The Interns Return From The Jungle

Timothy Nurnberger

Hello everyone! Gina, Campbell, and Emma here. We have just returned from an exciting trip to Santa Maria Tepexipana to assist the medical team in setting up the de-worming clinic (you'll hear more about that when they return). As always, we were delighted to have an opportunity to visit our friends in the jungle. We were particularly honored to be able to attend the middle school graduation, where Kristen presented our friend Mari Cruz with her diploma. Mari will be starting high school in the fall- we are so proud of her! After Mari received her diploma, we were all invited to a delicious meal prepared by her mother and aunt. We each hugged Mari about a half dozen times before leaving. She is a truly amazing person and we all miss her already.

Though we were sad to leave, we are also very excited to be back at the Center of Operations. The Shepaug group is fast asleep after arriving on a red eye flight this morning. We are looking forward to a great and productive week with them.

Til next time,

The Interns