Monday, May 22, 2017

Wow day 9 already. Sadly each day goes by faster and faster. Honestly i don’t want to this trip to end. So far it has been an amazing journey and probably the greatest experience of my life. Today we had a day off from the biking, an extra day in Orlando. We went to another branch of Easter Seals. This facility focuses on the elderly. It was truly breathtaking to hear some of the stories from these clients. Most were WW2 veterans, sailors, navy, army, etc. Each one had a different yet intriguing story to tell. We spoke to the clients, even had a little bbq with them. After, we went back to lodging and had a team meeting, speaking about all of the good we had done and areas that we need improvement in. We had a delicious dinner at Kobe’s sponsored by Reed’s mom. It was another very successful day and more importantly another day that brought the team closer. I love these guys, i wouldn’t be able to do it without their love and support.

– Mario Fernandez (Florida International University)