This girl!!! Today she starts a new chapter of her life.
10 years ago we were in a small village called Ricaurte in Ecuador. We stayed in small room with no running water and took daily baths in the river (upstream from the horses)! One night at 1 AM I got really sick and was puking on the balcony as a catholic festival paraded through the streets. Esther took me to the village doctor, who uncannily resembled The Godfather, and he stuck a needle in my arm, whose contents to this day I know not. To the girl who saved her friend in an Ecuadorean village, I love you Esther and wish you the profoundest of joys in the days to come!