I was a freshman in college, joining organizations to get involved, as you do, when I volunteered with BestBuddies. Truth be told, we had to join at least one other as part of the sorority. A couple of my sisters were buddies, which is where I heard the name from. I don't remember when I first met Mendy, but I was probably nervous. I tend to get anxious before anything new..anyone new. All I remember is how quickly she touched my heart and became one of the biggest pieces of my life.