Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Day at the Zoo

Blog post written by Jordan Bishop
Senior, Crean Lutheran High School

On Thursday we took the kids from HIV+ center to the zoo. I didn't know what to expect from them at first. Were they going to be like normal kids? Would I be able to tell that they were HIV+? Will there be a noticeable difference? With all these questions running through my mind, we left the adult disabilities center and picked up the kids for a pizza lunch. The kids were super excited to be able to visit the zoo for their first time. They were jumping up and down with smiles so wide. They were so happy to be able to go with us.  We weren't able to take photos of the kids, but took a group photo (above) with a tiger.

Once at the zoo, we separated into groups with one child, two of our team members, and a translator. Lisa Yamashita and I were paired with a twelve year-old girl. The girl was smiling the whole time we were at the zoo. She was running around and laughing just like any other kid on the planet. You wouldn't even be able to tell that she, or any of the other kids for that matter, were HIV+. We had a great time walking around and bonding with her. She couldn't stop laughing at Lisa and my horrible pronunciation of the animals' names in espaƱol. All of the worries I might have had at the beginning were all forgotten. It was an unforgettable day for all of us and I'm so blessed to have been apart of it.


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