"My experience was exausting, hard, emotionally painful, and pulled all my weaknesses up to the surface...but these are the things that taught me the lessons I needed to learn. But because I experienced such strong, mostly emotinally draining trails during this trip, I also had such joy filled moments with blissful, laughing, children. I also grew close to my group members and enjoyed falling to sleep exhausted each night knowing that it had been a fulfilling day."