December 29, 2020
Our plan started with 22 donors traveling to Guadalajara, Mexico to distribute 280 wheelchairs in the surrounding area. Due to the ravages and fear of COVID-19, our traveling group narrowed to nine. After checking the infection rates of the state of Jalisco and realizing that they had half the rate of infections than did our home state of Florida, we decided to go ahead and make the worthwhile journey.
The blessing of giving was never more apparent than the experience of our trip to Central Mexico. We had never delivered to this area of the country, so everything was a new experience for both our group and the local Rotarians that helped arrange the logistics of the trip. What transpired was one of the most impactful distributions of the dozen or more that I have been a part of.