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by Nancy Knapp

Children at Riverton Meadows

Fintan Kilbride was a man of vision. Because of that vision, many people –including myself– were able to have one of the most profound experiences of our lives.
     Fintan Joseph Kilbride was born on March 18, 1927. He died on December 21, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. In 1992, Fintan began an organization called Students Crossing Borders. He launched the organization as an international cooperative educational program that would serve to introduce students to the plight of those living in developing countries. My husband John and I were scheduled to go on one of the 2005 summer trips. Unfortunately, Fintan became sick at that time. So rather than having two trips to Jamaica, there was only one (under the tutelage of Lynn Caruso). Our son Josh took that trip. He then returned to Jamaica to share the experience with me in the summer of 2006.

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