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  • laura gordon

    I absolutely could not have written this any better. What you describe is 100% true and completely wonderful. It is exactly how I feel every time I think about my time in Tanzania.

  • Dana B

    This is a great blog entry! As someone who has not had the opportunity to spend time in Africa, this is a wonderful lesson that we should take time to learn about each other as individuals…and in Gideon’s case, as a strong, vibrant, and thoughtful child.

  • Mindy R

    I LOVE this blog because it focuses on the potential that exists within each one of us, the potential to love others and succeed in life. This potential is especially evident within the children of Arusha. If everyone could see the potential in everyone else the way Epic Change does, the world be a much better place. Thanks, Epic Change!

  • http://www.epicchange.org Ashlee

    He is so damn cool.

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  • Shawn C

    I have always said that nonprofits should be the tools communities use to create change. I left a nonprofit because their ideas were to abstract and did not account for the real needs of the community. As I am sure, you know change does not come from the outside in. It comes from the inside and reaches out. Communities simply need a catalyst – a catalyst like Epic Change. Nicely done Stacey!

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