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Student Profile #1


I have mentioned multiple times about my team this and my team that. But just who is “my team?” You saw a few miniscule pictures of random people that I seemed happy to be with. So I thought it might be nice to introduce you to the people that I have been living with and who I will be traveling with. So without further adieu, it gives me great pleasure and honor to introduce you to Inna!!

Inna supporting the India team

Age: 19

Born: She is from Berdyansk in Ukraine.

She enjoys crafts, cleaning, singing, writing, and being with people she loves.

Inna has an amazing story. Her father died when she was young and thou her mother loved her very much she simply could not provide for her kids and so they were sent to an orphanage. She has 2 brothers who have epilepsy. Inna grew up in an orphanage until her mother was able to take her back. Even then times were hard.

Inna’s mother is her hero for always putting her kids first. Inna also loves to work with other orphans simply because she understands them. She is always looking for an opportunity to go to the local youth shelter.

One of Inna’s amazing talents is writing poetry. Even though she writes her poetry in Ukrainian, it sounds beautiful. The few that have been translated for me are deep, moving, and full of inspiration. My jaw literally drops when I hear her poems!

Inna is one of my favs. I know I should not have favorites, but I can’t help but love her! She always wants a hug and is always happy to give them away. I am so excited that she will be coming to Ethiopia with me!

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One Comment to

“Student Profile #1”

  1. On November 15th, 2010 at 4:15 pm Papa G Says:

    Nice to see and read about one of your teammates.
    “She is from a city I can’t pronounce or write” —- you ought to try to write it or say it [we would never know the difference!].
    Inna truely has an amazing story to tell; I would like to hear more from her. Those orphans are lucky to have her .
    Looking forward to more staff updates.