Last summer I took a trip to Kiev, Ukraine. We went to help run summer camps for children just outside of Chernobyl that have nothing. They live in villages that are declared safe to live in yet the government doesn't allow them to sell any of the food they grow. This is the same food they find themselves eating on a daily basis. The highlight of my trip was just to see how much fun and joy these children could have despite their circumstances. When you witness something like that it changes something inside you. You begin to wonder if all that you have is really worth it.
By Brian Mock
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