As I was making some of my last medical preparations for Darfur United before our departure, I fell upon this quote from Nelson Mandela, “We must use the time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” (This is fitting as Darfur United will be competing for the Nelson Mandela trophy!)

I am trying to use my time wisely, and pack the medical necessities for the team. I gazed at all the tape, band-aids, and gauze and thought about how fortunate I was to be packing these items for such an amazing team and cause.

I am so fortunate to be working with such a dedicated, inner-driven group of “doers,” especially Gabriel, KTJ, Mark and Ben.

A big thank you to Brian Lee, Head Athletic Trainer of Chivas USA, and to all the Chivas USA players for their donations.

Go Darfur United!

Alex Nuttal-Smith
Darfur United Medical Trainer

Alex (right) pictured here with Chivas USA trainer, Brian Lee, and his son.

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