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A Lesson in Empathy

Empathy is feeling with people and making a connection with them. It’s a vulnerable choice you have to make and our entire ‘Week in the Life’ experience was a lesson in empathy. The lesson began…
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Building a Future

After our build prep week we were filled with excitement and joy to continue with the process of building Eleidy, Guillermo and their two kids, Elizabeth and Guillermo, a home. This week wasn’t just about…
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Building Together

The prep week was filled with hard work in preparation for our build-week. We helped to pour the cement pad and we also built the walls of the house up to the windows. It was a…
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Cleaning supplies for Nuevo Renacer – Nov 9th 2016

The Dominican Republic is currently facing one of the harshest and rainy "wet" seasons in the last 5-7 years. Waterways are overflowing and some homes have even been swept into close by rivers. Although our…
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Mi Casa es Su Casa

This week began with meeting our host families. I think it's safe to say that we were all a little bit nervous and a little bit excited at the same time. The nervousness stemmed from…
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The Adventure Begins!

Just over one month ago, eleven strangers met in San Diego. Within a few days those strangers became friends (practically family by this point) and drove down to Mexico together. And that is where the…
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Our hearts are heavy…

Update - October 27th 2016 On behalf of Live Different and Cole’s family, we want to thank you for your patience during this tragic time. We want to make sure all updates give a clear…
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A Bunch of (Almost) Strangers…

I'm currently heading across the country, in a cramped bus, with 7 people I met less than a month ago. What in the world have I gotten myself into?  The answer is simple. Live Different. This…
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St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School Blogs and Updates

April 23rd We arrived safely to the Dominican Republic on Saturday evening. We met with the Live Different staff, and checked into our resort room. April 24th On Saturday morning we attended mass. We were wearing…
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