Right now, I'm sitting in the Seoul Incheon Airport waiting to board a plane to Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. Believe it or not, that's where I'll be for the next two weeks!
"Why?" is usually what follows immediately after I tell people I'm going, and the easiest way for you to understand why is to hop over to Mongolia Bound, a blog I created so those of us on the team going can chronicle our time there.
If you've read my About page, you know that the death of my younger brother from leukemia has had a profound effect on me; I really feel that he taught me so much in life, and continues to do so though his physical self is no longer here. It's safe to say that I wouldn't be going to Mongolia at all if it weren't for Jonathan.
Long story short, my family, along with a medical team from Wolfson Children's Hospital (and also our dear friends) will be volunteering in an orphanage and also helping plant the seeds of an improved pediatric cancer program there.
I feel incredibly lucky to have such an opportunity, and I hope that through me and the rest of the team, the ill and orphaned children we meet will catch a glimpse of Jonathan's ever compassionate, giving spirit.
For the next two weeks, I'll be focusing most of my blogging/social media efforts on this incredible journey, but will do a bit of cross-posting here to share what we're up to!
I hope you'll follow our adventures at Mongolia Bound! You can also stay updated by following us on Instagram and Twitter @mongoliabound.