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Sydni Heron

Sydni is a youth leader at her church and president of her class. She expresses herself through design, and has even designed her school's fashion show. She is currently pursuing her CNA and EMT Basic, which help fuel her interest for the health care field. She is also passionate about writing, and her greatest aspiration in life is to write a novel.


A New Year’s Tradition

April 23, 2013

New Year´s Day is filled with tradition. One of my favorite Ecuadorian traditions is the burning of muñecas. Every household makes a lifesize muñeca (doll) or more than one to represent the old year. The muñeca can be a famous figure (like The Hulk or your favorite telenovela character), someone your know (see pictures number...

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Día Internacional De La Mujer

April 4, 2013

Betty Gebre and I, the two fellows living in Puerto Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador, worked with Patronato Municipal (you can find out more about Patronato in my last blog: to organize a march and celebration for Women´s Day on March 8th. See what Puerto Quito did to recognize this important day here:

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Looking Up: From Sympathy to Respect

January 24, 2013

A version of this blog has also been featured on Everyday Ambassador.  Follow this link to read the story there. _____________________________________   ¨ANTECEDENTES: El Patronato es un organismo de carácter social, creado para dar protección social a los grupos humanos más vulnerables del cantón. El accionar parte de las políticas trazadas por el Gobierno Cantonal...

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A Pearl-Colored, Silk Button

November 18, 2012

My first time stepping into a nursing home was a simple experience. I was not there to visit anyone or to share my talents with the residents or anything of the sort. I was simply waiting for a friend. I sat down on a couch alone in the midst of older people and people in...

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Pondering the Word Can’t and SYDNI

July 11, 2012

Once, I counted how many times I’ve moved in my life. Twenty-one. When I meet new people, one of the first get-to-know you questions they ask is “Where are you from?” And I’m not sure what to say. I was born in Wyoming, have happy memories in Kansas and North Carolina and Illinois and Minnesota,...

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