Hi Baby Cocos,
What a wonderful time we spent together! I’m so grateful to have met each and everyone of you. Each of you is really one of a kind; so authentic and vibrant. As a team everyone added their own spice to the mix and made the two weeks we spent together a truly unique experience that I’ll never forget. During our time together at worksites, with communities, and on adventures we became really close and I’m confident that this Global Health Initiative program will become a support network for the future.
I will always cherish the deep thoughts you shared and your curiosity to understand more. You were all asking constant questions and took discussions a step further. I was definitely impressed by the level of commitment you showed around the subjects of health, social justice, environment and community work. Keep that going please, I’m excited to see you all taking on successful projects down the line. I’ll be here for any advice, encouragement, or just to lend an ear.
Thank you for always keeping the energy level so high. We always had an amazing time during bus rides to worksites (how many times did we listen to “Despacito”?) and dancing next to the pool goes down in history as one of my favorite moments. Thank you for being so open to share your different cultures and caring for one another. I watched with admiration as you all had each other’s back when needed.
Let’s try and keep in our minds the amazing people we met; like Eddie in the kitchen or Don Fran in Cachote. Also, let’s every once in a while go back to think about meditation at Cachote, the scavenger hunt at the border market, getting really excited about the baby cocos, the children we played with, the unforgettable talent show and of course, the relationships you built with mentors (Erin and Gabrielle) and between yourselves. I hope that this summer of 2017 in Dominican Republic has given you some positive hints to guide you in the life that as young adults you are starting now 🙂
With a bunch of love,