Narrated by Pat Timlin
In the fall of my Junior year I embarked upon a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when I participated in Loyola’s study abroad program at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand. My experience in Thailand was amazing. The beauty of the country, the different places I got to visit, the food I sampled were all amazing; however, they were not the experiences that left the largest impact on me. Following my first week in Thailand I was taken aback by common sight of the children adults, and, handicapped who were left homeless and forced to beg on the streets of the enormous metropolis that is Bangkok. These images stuck with me, and inspired me to take action. I found an organization by the name of the ‘Christian Care Foundation for Children with Disabilities in Thailand,’ and began to volunteer there a couple of times a week for the rest of my semester abroad. My time spent at CCD provided me with the most memorable memories of Thailand, and taught me more about myself and the world than I ever could have imagined. This is ‘My Story.’ The following video explains how I was motivated to start volunteering at CCD, what my responsibilities there were, and what I took away from it. Enjoy!
By Pat Timlin