Friday, May 31, 2013

Hola from Guatemala!

Xavier faculty made it safe and sound yesterday. We hit the ground running and have visited all of the sites that we will be serving this week. We have more work than ever and are excited for all of the opportunities. We are grateful for everyone who is supporting this experience. Steve, Rolondo and Lisa have been taking good care of us thus far and we look forward to all of the others we will meet in the days to come.

We are eager for the rest of our group to show up. Safe travels to all travling tomorrow! Be prepared for an experience of a life time!

Valerie Hill

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Guatemala 2013...Let the adventure begin!!!

Hello blog followers!! We are all looking forward to this wonderful experience together! We spent the night packing up suitcases full of donations. Some of the items to mention include multiple Rifton chairs, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, chocolates, wheelchair parts, diapers and baby wipes. I personally have 50 pounds of diapers and baby wipes in my suitcase :) as well as I will be walking through the airport with a pediatric reverse walker.

For peace of mind for our followers, the faculty and leaders will be heading to Guatemala on Thursday with the rest of us coming in on Saturday. The goal of this blog is to send updates daily but please remember that "no news is good news" and that the internet may just be down when we tried to blog and we will follow up when we can.

We appreciate all of the support, well wishes and love that we have received from everyone and we all want to say 'Thank You' to you.

Emily Mertz, OTR/L
"Blog Co-leader"