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Freshman Year Hope Heart and Humanity

Freshman Year Hope Heart and Humanity

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Published by Patrick McCarty

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Published by: Patrick McCarty on Sep 30, 2010
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Patrick M. McCartyMay 6, 2008Hope Heart and Humanity
Vulnerable Persons Experience Reflection Paper
For my trip to Hills & Dales I chose to go Wednesday at 3:30-5:15 PM. We all arrivedafter a scary drive over where Amanda Powrie ran a red light because we were so dedicated toget to our destination. After we arrived Jodi Ruden was gracious enough to give us a tour of thevarious parts of the establishment like the laundry room, the kitchen, and several of the actualresident¶s homes. During our tour Jodi pointed out the necessary accommodations for theindividuals staying there, and it was interesting to see how each person received great care andlove from the caregivers and volunteers. After the completion of our tour our class, along withsome of the residents, went to the activity room for some fun interaction with one another. I personally had a blast bowling with them and seeing them enjoy even the simplest of games thatwe take for granted every day. The two girls that I bowled with were pure hearted wonderfulyoung ladies. Jodi even commented on how she had never heard one of them giggle so much,and when their faces lit up it was enough to make you cry. Not to mention it was fun aiming the bowling ramp at Professor Joensen when he sat nearby.The attitudes of the staff seemed to be that of joy and love. At first I thought Jodi Rudenwas very inattentive and detached. I soon realized she wasn¶t like a lion kept too long incaptivity but rather a mellow but very loving individual person full of compassion. In the Gospelof Life it says how there is a group of people who are trampled on and oppressed in today¶ssociety. (EV 5) These volunteers and residents work together and defend these rights very joyfully. Granted I know it¶s not all sunshine and rainbows demonstrated by the little girl who

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