The excitement I am feeling can't be described!
It's been overwhelming for the past few weeks, and especially the past few days, but I know that the 152 smiles created at the April 2010 Operation Smile Mission in Panama will all be worth it. But the smiles really don't stop there, because every single one of the smiles created will spread smiles to the faces of families, friends, and total strangers.
Thank you so much for all of the donations! Below are some final pictures of donations and my suitcase filled with toys! There are some donations that I didn't have time to take pictures of, but every donation means just as much as the next.
I also have a suitcase full of my clothes ect. and a backpack, so this suitcase is ALL TOYS!
I didn't have time to take pictures of my presentations yet, but I'll take some once in Panama.
So tomorrow I take a 10:30 flight from Boston to Newark, New Jersey. From there I am meeting my lovely mission partner, Shannon, and the photographer of the mission, Marc, who I am very excited to meet. We will then take a 5:30 flight to Panama City and spent the evening at Operation Smile Panama's Executive Director, Xenia Alvarado's house. On Saturday, we're off to David Chiriqui to begin screening!
Keep checking the blog, I'll be writing from Panama.