The 2012 Interfaith Medical Mission Trip has ended. The team is en route from Guatemala City to the U.S. this morning. The lives of many people have been changed. The students and medical personnel cared for their villagers in Patanatic and were asked to also travel to San Marcos, which suffered an earthquake a few weeks ago.
Ask the participants to share their experiences with you. Again, they are:
Kiersten Mossburg of Fayetteville, GA - junior chemical science, minors in biochemistry, English.
Tess Petrozzi of Powell, OH - sophomore nursing major.
Ashley Luffred of Avon, OH - junior liberal arts, minor in psychology.
Grace Lambert of North Royalton, OH - sophomore natural sciences, minor in theology.
Adrian Center of Mason, OH - first-year biology.
Malia Smolenski of Loveland, OH - junior applied physics, minors Spanish, international studies.
Stephanie Jantzen of Cincinnati - senior biology major.
Ian Bentley of Cincinnati - senior biology, minors in chemistry and theology.
Sara Fieger of Cincinnati - sophomore natural sciences major.
Tom Gerbus of Cincinnati - junior biology, minors in chemistry and theology.
C.J. Oleksy of Martinsville, IN - sophomore business, minor in natural sciences.
Julia Miles of Indianapolis - junior biology major.
Katie Scheidler of Muncie, IN - program assistant and trip coordinator. A senior biology major, minors in chemistry and peace studies.
Rabbi Abie Inger, executive director of the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement at Xavier.
Dr. Richard Walter of Los Angeles, physician
Cathy Walter of Los Angeles, LPN
Dr. Lauri Pramuk of Cincinnati, pediatrician
Thank you to all who contributed and supported the team.