Sam Sweeney

Volunteer: Sam Sweeney

Bio:

Current Rural Health Volunteer. Serving in Metapan, El Salvador. I am from Philadelphia, PA. 

2010 - 2012


Contributions from Sam Sweeney

  1. El Salvador Leaving for America

    What an incredible 24 hours of my life. Probably one of the most surreal 24 hours ever. Yesterday I went down to Miguel’s house ready to leave for San Salvador. I never gave it any thought about how it was going to be…and I’m glad I didn’t.Adriana wailed and cried as Miguel prepared to leave. Just like any other day Miguel was up early to milk the cows-one last time. He brought his big bag out and hugged his mom. She cried and so did he. Adelmo continued on with the days chores. Get the milk ...

  1. El Salvador Leaving for America

    What an incredible 24 hours of my life. Probably one of the most surreal 24 hours ever. Yesterday I went down to Miguel’s house ready to leave for San Salvador. I never gave it any thought about how it was going to be…and I’m glad I didn’t.Adriana wailed and cried as Miguel prepared to leave. Just like any other day Miguel was up early to milk the cows-one last time. He brought his big bag out and hugged his mom. She cried and so did he. Adelmo continued on with the days chores. Get the milk ...

  2. El Salvador Skype

    This family just came to my house to skype with their son whom they have not seen since 1998. He is living illegally in the states. It was also the first time the mom had ever seen a computer. When her son's face came on the screen she started crying and kept saying "that's my son... That's my son" and then the whole family talked for 2 hours and never had to worry about how much it was going to cost them. We had to shine flashlights on her face cause my house only has one light bul...

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