Today was one of the most surreal days of my life. We landed in Haiti at about 7:30 PM. When I looked out the window of the airplane and saw the city lights in Port-au-Prince, it finally clicked inside of me. This is a country with a community, a culture, and a thriving lifestyle. I was almost ashamed at myself because I didn't even realize that they had highways, a lot of cars, and tall buildings. I had belittled them in my mind. They are not on this planet to just be helped by other people. They have a purpose and a drive to live, just as we do. I've learned to open my heart and mind, and also to drink a lot of water!
- Anika (15 years old)