My first year working as an RN was at Loma Linda University Medical Center in the CCU. It was here that I met the dear sweet Dr. Cogen that gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. I applied to go on a medical mission with the Loma Linda University Heart Team to go over and help set up a new hospital in Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia. After that trip I was determined to go back to school get my BSN and join the Heart Team. I did just that and worked with the LLUMC Heart Team for 10 years and went on 2 more mission trips with them to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I since got married, raised my children and have always had a longing in my heart to do more mission work.