Later, AIESEC UGA president Ryan Gembala spent time in Brazil at an AIDS orphanage and worked with children throughout the summer.
The two would later go on to create H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc. in 2003–the only non-profit organization in the State of Georgia solely dedicated to improving the quality of life for children infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. H.E.R.O. has created the State of Georgia’s only mentoring program for Children with HIV/AIDS.