Candace Torrey found herself in a foreign country, wrestling with a language she hardly spoke. Although the AIDS hospice she was visiting in La Morita, Mexico, was only 50 minutes from USD, it seemed a world away.
“I met an amazing woman named Marta,” Candace recalls. “She was just a few years older than me. Despite our language barrier, she described obstacles she had overcome that I couldn’t even begin to imagine living with. Despite these challenges, she was filled with compassion for struggles that I was facing. She inspired me with her strength, and encouraged me to be more present in my relationships with others. I’ll never forget her.”