Monday, November 28, 2011

A sad day in Peace Corps Paraguay

There is not much I can say about the sad news of volunteer Emily Balog’s death. Aside from being a reminder of how delicate and fleeting human life is, it is a reminder of how far from home PC volunteers are.

Car crashes can and do happen all over the world. Hers was not a death unique to Paraguay. But to die so far away from family, after being away for so long, seems especially sad.

Aside from a brief conversation or two, I hardly knew Emily, but my thoughts are with her friends and family.


  1. As a fellow PCV serving in Belize I am so sorry to hear about the death of Emily. Best to all of you during this sad time. Shaz

  2. It's something you just don't think will ever happen. So sad.