We made it! Thanks to you and everyone who has been donating and helping us through the last year, we were finally able to buy or brand new van. Last year our car that takes our children back and forth between the hospital and their homes suffered a bad accident. Again no children were on board and the driver only suffered minor injuries, but the entire vehicle was lost. Fast forward to this year, we were struggling to get the funding needed for a new car, and we were struggling to keep paying for the families to get to the hospital by bus. But we never lost hope and last month we were finally able to pay for a new van. This means the world to us cause every single time it starts to feel like we might not have any way of surviving and keep helping these families, people from all over make miracles and we get the chance to keep going. This can is gonna be taking all these families to the hospitals and back home safely, and its again, only thanks to the help of kind people and the hard work of our volunteers and our own team.
We are beyond grateful for this chance to keep going, helping others. And we wanna take a time to encourage everyone to keep it up and never lose hope, cause help would come. The world has shown us time and time again that it is in the darkest times we find the strongest will and miracles do happen. Thank you!
Giving free transportation to the kids and their families to and from the hospital has always been a challenge, there's always something new happening everyday, like the time we lost our unit and had to come up with several ways to continue to make sue our children didn't miss a single appointment and had a way to go back home.
Here are some pictures of the kids we transport. Thsese kids and their families live very far away from the city where they get their treatment. These are also very poor families living in harsh conditions scattered all over the state, some of them live up in the mountains, some in farms in the middle of nowehere. But one thing they have in common is that they just can't get on a bus and come to the city. These are very isolated communities and having to make a roundtrip 2-3 times per week would be expenisve even for people with more money. So that's were we step in. We make sure they get home safely, our driver is almost a super hero, having lost a child to cancer himself he understand the struggle of these families. He sometimes stays up until 3 am after he drives everyone home, and he's ready to pick up people the next day.
Seeing all this hardwork with a single goal, helping people, makes us wake up everyday knowing we're doing the right thing. Thank you to our local and international community and everyone who's been helping us to help people. We all are contributing on making a big difference in somone's life.
Happy new year everyone! Last year we lost our old van in an accident on the highway. No one was hurt, but we were struggling to find a rental car to drive the families. For a couple months we did, but since it was a very expensive option we realized it was not the solution.
So, we started looking to buy a new van, and it was a lot harder than expected. We thought getting a second hand car was the best option, but we didn't find one. That's when we got the idea to have a raffle to fund our vehicle. We were giving away an Iphone and at first it looked like a lot of people were interested, but for the next few weeks no one was really buying tickets. We started to worry cause were barely gonna get money out of it, but thankfully by the end some more joined and we managed to get some funding for the car.
Still we needed to figure out how to get it because just as our raffle was taking place a global problem in the car industry was emerging. Somehow, there were some issues around the world with the system of cars in production, so all the car agencies were short of vehicles. It was chaotic for a few weeks cause the second we found an available option, it was sold to someone else.
We looked in other cities and states and we finally found one. We are so happy to say that thanks to all the people who donated, we were able to buy the new van that is gonna be used to continue to give free transportation to th families, to and from the hospital so the children don't miss their appointments and do't lose the battle.
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