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A Painful Realization: I Can’t Help This Time

Global Health Corps

"To be a professional in this field, I must not become too emotionally connected to one story. I must be somewhat realistic and practical, recognizing my own limits. There are hard moments and wrenching internal struggles because the suffering of others moves me, but usually, I focus on what’s possible and remember the serenity prayer. I must."

Catherine Bauman, fellow with Village Health Works in Burundi, on working with limited resources in an area with seemingly unlimited need.

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  • Bradley Urso

    Thank you for posting this Catherine. It offers a tremendous amount of perspective. I hope we can create a world where education is readily available. What you do is awesome.