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Monday, February 1, 2010


So last night, I was talking to someone and they brought up how they were worried about me and my safety in Jordan. Today, I went to school and was also asked by even more people if I was scared to go to Jordan. Ever once I got my assignment, this is one of the first questions I get asked. So, just for the record- I am not scared at all! :) I have actually never felt scared or have concerned about my safety. I know that at first, it seems kindof sketchy since it's in the Middle East, but I've been doing research and it is in fact an extremely safe place to go. People go on vacation there! :) I read that statistically, I'm more likely to be in any sort of a terrorist act in the UK than in Jordan. They said that in a lot of the touristy areas, there are armed guards- but they all look rather bored because they know nothing bad will happen.

I just wanted to reassure you that I will be in the best hands. If anything were to happen to me, I'm traveling and staying with a group of about 100 doctors, specialists, and medical professionals. I'm in the absolute safest hands. Operation Smile has been doing this for decades, and they have my safety and well-being as a top priority. Operation Smile is also the ONLY organization that allows for students to go abroad on Medical Missions. We are legit, not to worry:) I just want to thank you so much for your concern. Is it weird that I'm more scared to get the 5 shots I'm required to get before traveling out of the country on Thursday than going to Amman? :)

Thanks so much for everything you do for and because of me. I've been getting a lot of hits on my blog, and I've seen a lot of status' on Facebook and blog posts about this. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Also- if you're wondering what you can do to help, I received my first donation today- $1.Other than that.. Well actually- that's all I have so far. The items that I really need are in bold on my list to the left of this post, or can be found here. I'm leaving in 21 days, and I would really love to bring a lot of stuff to the kids in Jordan. Please let me know if you'd like to help! :) You can contact me by emailing me at  or by talking to anyone you might know that knows me personally. I'll be posting pictures of donations as I get them!

Additional items that would help

  • Travel space bags (the kind that suck all the air out of your stuff)
  • Scrubs and Scrub bottoms to donate (I would wear them while I am there, then give them to the nurses in Jordan) [Size Sm]
  • Advertising my blog and mission
I can't say it enough! 
Thank you so much. I can't tell you how thankful I am for everyone that has supported me through to this point. I am a really fortunate person to have this opportunity and the opportunity to have you in my life. 
Thank you for your love
Thank you for your concerns
Thank you for your continued support and prayers

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