Alternative Spring Break
The words “spring break” brings to mind rowdy college students getting into all kinds of embarrassing and less than safe situations that they then post on their Facebook pages and shouldn’t have. But not all college students head south during spring break looking for a “good time”, which more often than not translates into trouble. Many choose to take that time and help their fellow man, such as the twenty-five WSU students who volunteered this past month with Hearts in Motion, a nonprofit organization that provides care and medical treatment in impoverished areas of the U.S. and Latin America. Hearts in Motion was founded in 1990 by a young woman who had served as a volunteer for a non-profit that provided needed surgeries for children from around the world. Her experience though showed her that in order not to traumatize the children and their families any more than they already were, the care and medical treatment should go to the children, not the other way around. Thus Hearts in Motion was born. Since then thousands of young people have used their spring breaks to reach out and help those in need.