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My transformational journey to Rwanda

Updated: November 19, 2012, 6:30 PM ET
By Heather O'Reilly | Special to espnW

Heather O'Reilly is a member of the USA women's soccer team. As an athlete ambassador for Right To Play, she traveled to Rwanda.

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