Going Back Home to Africa

To Friends & Family,

After over two months the end is finally here for Milca who will be heading back home today to see her family in the Ivory Coast of West Africa.. The surgery has been a success and we have so many people we would like to Thank for there support and calls of concern during these past two months.

We (Peggy & I) would like to start out by thanking Cori Stern at the Next Right Thing and Tami Shobe at Children’s Medical Mission for bringing over Milca and all their support. They both provide a tremendous gift by bringing these children over to the United States and then finding Doctors and Host Families to help these children out with their medical needs. We would like to thank Dr. Marx & Dr. Gomez and their entire staff at the University of Miami for performing the surgery and providing such wonderful care for Milca. If it was not for their skills and generosity, this would never have ever happened

We would to thank Maria Luisa Chea and the International Kids Fund and her entire staff for all their support. The International Kids Fund is a tremendous organization helping international kids with medical treatment without financial resources or medical alternatives. Maria and her entire staff have been nothing short of Awesome and we Thank them for all that they have done in helping and stepping up for Milca.

We would also like to Thank the South Florida Make a Wish Foundation and Miriam Del Pino for their generosity the other day for Milca. They picked Milca up in a White Stretch Limo and took her on a all expense fun filled shopping spree at Target and out for dinner. A tremendous organization that truly gives wishes to the children and families in need.

Finally, we would like to Thank all of our friends, (Tom, Fatima & Lilly for their help & support), our neighbors and co-workers who called and gave Milca gifts, calling cards and who stepped up to the plate when we needed to raise the money for Milca’s surgery. For my wife and I and our son Eric, this has been a truly blessed event in our lives and one we will never forget. We are all truly Thankful for all your support and generosity during these past few months.

Here are some recent photos of Milca on her shopping spree. We leave you with the thought to love your children and give them that extra hug tonight because there is nothing better than the gift of love in a child’s eye. If you can reach out and help your neighbor, we will all live in a better place.

God Bless you all & Have a Wonderful Day!!