This past week, I had the opportunity to visit one of the claimed 7 wonders of the world for the second time in my life, Machu Picchu. To those who don't know about it, Machu Picchu is an ancient Incan city (from the 15th century) that was scientifically discovered by an American man about 100 years ago. During that time, the city, high atop the Andes mountains was found completely deserted. There is much speculation as to where the whole city went to, but no one knows for sure.
I tell you all this because visiting Machu Picchu is often on a person's bucket list or wish list. Many people have dreamed and hoped to visit there in their lifetime. I had the privilege to witness a group of people who were in wheelchairs make that dream a reality, last week when I was there. The reason this group was so impactful to me, is that they could have let the fact that they were in a wheelchair deter them from achieving their dream. Machu Picchu is NOT wheelchair accessible. It has an elevation of as high as 14,000 feet. There are MANY stairs to go up and down and wind around. It is not made for people who are physically impaired in any way. BUT, this group had a dream, hoped to come, and found a way to make it happen by making a wishlist of what was needed to have it become a reality.
I'm excited because now, I get to be part of this team working with Davico and others at La Mesa del Reino as part of my work here. I am also continuing my work at the one government orphanage as well as starting to work in a private run orphanage all with children with disabilities and very little resources, and with a very small staff with limited education how to care with children with disabilities. When I go in these places, I see so much potential like what I saw with Davico 4 years ago and NOW I get the opportunity to be part of making milestones with others kids like him. Thank you to each and everyone of you who has made this dream and my hopes for this journey to become a reality by supporting me financially, in prayer, and encouragement. I could NOT be here without YOU! So THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
Again, thank you for making this possible for me to be here. Your part in supporting me made my dream a reality to help others less fortunate than we are. Thank you so much! Blessings and Love, Lisa