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Toothbrushes Bring Happiness!

Honduras is such a beautiful country! Everywhere I look, there is another breathtaking view, and the people are just as beautiful. Yesterday we drove for three hours on scary unpaved roads to visit the people of El Pedrero. We saw about 100 patients and they were all happy that we were there, even though they had to wait outside in the heat. For me, the highlight of the day was when a group of kids came to me and asked if they could each have a toothbrush. They had the biggest smiles on their faces as I passed some out, and it made me realize how many small things I take for granted in the US. I didn't notice the value of a toothbrush until I met those children, and yesterday has made me much more aware of how unimportant luxury items are when a person doesn't even have basic necessities. - Daria

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Toothbrushes Bring Happiness!

Honduras is such a beautiful country! Everywhere I look, there is another breathtaking view, and the people are just as beautiful. Yesterday we drove for three hours on scary unpaved roads to visit the people of El Pedrero. We saw about 100 patients and they were all happy that we were there, even though they had to wait outside in the heat. For me, the highlight of the day was when a group of kids came to me and asked if they could each have a toothbrush. They had the biggest smiles on their faces as I passed some out, and it made me realize how many small things I take for granted in the US. I didn't notice the value of a toothbrush until I met those children, and yesterday has made me much more aware of how unimportant luxury items are when a person doesn't even have basic necessities. - Daria

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