Having expected the rough lifestyle of trekking through the jungle, adjusting to the daily routine seemed to be fairly easy. However, what I did not expect was the instantaneous camaraderie that formed amongst us.
The jungle training groups formed into close-knit families and worked together on various problems from patching up tents to finding entertainment during downtime.
Everyone worked as a unit, leaving no man behind.
Where we come from does not determine who we are, but our purpose does.
I believe that this is the reason why everyone worked together so well. We came from various places to one location for the same reasons.
Looking back on the adventure now, I couldn’t imagine never going on it! The people I met and the things I saw were a once in a life time opportunity.
I leave you with a small quote from my alma mater:
“Summer’s heat or winter’s cold, the seasons pass, the years will roll.
Time and change will surely show, how firm thy friendship.”
Tony Brusnahan, Premed 2013.
(Far right in the photo)