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Reporter Wednesday May 30 2001 1B " m Arts & Entertainment 0 Opinion & Perspective Letters to the Editor Vitals te m t kes medical to remote l ssi college in the United States, majoring in English. Yet outdated The young church members' serves imagination and curiosity entire hospital, were captured, Shea ex- aid sta- plained, as they listened to the even sim- woman's stories. Thinking about it, Shea said, and "If you kids want to go, we'll to work, al- take you." for eight And he meant it. Teens from the Meadow Val- at life in atley Church launched a fund- of very raising program, each raising enough money to make the Quincy can't trip. attempt- Keeping his part of the bar- medical gain, Shea contacted his broth- communi- er, Roger, a pilot with the Communist Samaritan's Purse program, to fred and made the arrangements. the col- Roger's territory just hap- Union in pened to include Alaska and the part of Russia the party Wednesday, wanted to tour. Shea and Jim On that first trip, Shea went their third along as a chaperone for 12 medical sup- teens. And, while experiencing of Russia lo-temperatures and lifestyles the Bering he'd only heard about, he came home with the desire to assist those particular Russians in a manner that would preserve in a certain their dignity. Was stirred student GlillmO$ of I uilm at the Temperatures broke zero on warm days in late June, Shea Russia, the Was attending See Supplies, page 2B ii fl : 11 \ q Roger Shea works for an orgamlzation known as Samadtan's Pur , as I His tenttory covers Alaska ern portion of RussiL and a north- Personnel carrier, called a "vistahut," where," is used to transport medloal Eskimo and native village The one side of the vehicle, Is for getting a~ a young assistant, label boxes of eupplk , madd them Keamm Sheak Ms, lllol , and m Ihmelan wod are d wn on frozen saltwater weight. Doing all the paperwork JM fllwln the lm ees Is a bray Im fromt of the oeapod towm PIm44emiya. Tlbe population of the far n the n oom. mmity is xbovt zJ;00.