As tears roll down my face, I share that our second year of volunteering in central Vietnam has begun. Today marks our third week since landing back in Dong Hoi, Vietnam. We are continuing our work co-directing Golden West Humanitarian Foundation’s Swim for Life program. Today is also the day we are visiting families affected … More Vietnam Adventure 2-1: How Seattle Seahawk’s Doug Baldwin will save 55 children’s lives with his signature
Each year drowning claims the lives of over 372,000 people around the globe. Although these death rates are two-thirds that of malnutrition and over half that of malaria, there is little being done to address this preventable epidemic. This gap creates an urgent need to address drowning as a public health issue through preventative measures. … More Vietnam Adventure 4: A Global Epidemic
I am often asked how Beth and I ended up in Vietnam volunteering for the first year of our marriage. Also, why did we chose drowning prevention interventions as our area of focus. What better way to tell that story, then through a blog. Beth just wrote and published a blog on her reflections of … More Vietnam Adventure 3 – How it all began!
The week leading to Tet, we were questioning whether we made the right decision to stay in country – We are excited to visit many homes of friends and colleagues. Our city is buzzing and our anticipation for Tet’s festivities are rising. … More Vietnam Adventure 2: Tet: Leading up to wonder and exhaustion
My first blog post sharing adventures of our first year of marriage volunteering in Vietnam after quitting our jobs in the States. … More Vietnam Adventure 1: Head First