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A pre-med student in Tanzania

A pre-med student in Tanzania

This is not your regular travel article. In August 2011, a pre-medical student at the University of Washington, traveled to Tanzania with 16 fellow students to provide healthcare to a Massai village tribe. She and her group observed and provided care for roughly 300 patients, taking notes on their health and living conditions, to try and ascertain why certain diseases were more prevalent than others. In October 2014, Christine and I met, thanks to our significant others’ love of football, and she gave me her journal, asking me if I could turn it into a story of her experiences there. Here is that story…