“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill
A successful life, or achieving fulfillment is constant struggle to maintain balance between:
- Community Involvement
- Financial Goals
- Giving Back
For me, Giving Back, was the sweet spot that was missing.
I needed and wanted to do more!
In 2005, my family watched “Emmanuel’s Gift”, an inspirational look at living life with a disability as seen through the eyes of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, who was born in Ghana with a badly deformed right leg. While most of the nation’s 2 million citizens who are deemed “disabled” suffer discrimination, abandonment and ridicule, Emmanuel has dedicated his life to traveling his country via bicycle to open people’s minds and transform lives.
The next day I spoke with Scott Kozin, my friend and colleague at Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia, who has done medical mission work all over the world. We discussed when and where his next trip would be and decided to contact The Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation. I submitted my resume and later that year, we were both accepted.