However, even in a place as full of despair as Higuey prison, where some inmates were locked away for murder, the medical team's efforts were not met with indifference from prisoners.
"I checked the blood pressure of the inmates, and there was not one that didn't smile at me," said Wolflick, who was also part of the medical team.
During the trip, the teens spent much of their time with the children around Kilometer Six. One particular scene that stuck with the visitors was the Dominican children playing baseball with a worn out tennis ball and a stick. They were impressed not only by the children's resourcefulness, but also by the joy that accompanied such a stark minimalism.