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That’s actually a very hard question to answer, because everyone I meet touches my heart, from the grandmother living in the internally displaced persons camp with nowhere to go, to the amazing people I share my office with. Mercy Corps has an employee who was abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army back in 2002. He was badly beaten and lives with severe back pain. He had surgery in Uganda which left him paralyzed but he has trained himself to walk again. Ugandans are so resilient. This article would turn into a book if I explained all the nightmares they have survived…and despite that, they are the most generous and joyful people on the planet. They inspire me to be better and forget my petty troubles. My internship comes to an end in one week. I will never forget Uganda's faces and stories. I hope to return someday, to be able to give back all that Uganda has given me.