Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
It couldn’t have been more of a jolt.
Lifelong Minnesotan Anika Fajardo left Madison, WI in January to spend her break with the father she’d never met. The last thing the college student, bundled for -30, expected when she stepped off the plane in tropical Colombia, was how it felt to be surrounded with people who looked like her.
Francis Larson holds an MA in English as a second language with an interest in arts integration and language acquistion and he currently teaches French at Concordia Language Villages and Schoolcraft Learning Community.