Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Need for Assistance in the Yucatan

I am currently in the Yucatan observing and volunteering in a state run special education school in Playa del Carmen. My goal is to learn about the special education system in Mexico and the needs of the teachers and students so to better assist them. I am also following up with Valerie and her family on ValerieĀ“s care and ongoing needs. In addition, we will be revisiting 8 additional families with 11 children total who were identified during a child find mission on March 16, 2006 on the island of Cozumel. The need here is immense. Many of these families are struggling to just meet the base needs of their children with disabilities. I hope to take as much supplies into the families as I can when we visit. Our long term vision is to set up community resource centers where families can register their child for assistance. We plan to work alongside local nonprofits and government agencies to make sure that families have the resources and education to enable them to care for their children.

Valerie is at home & doing well. We continue to need support for this family including financial support to help cover medical costs incurred while in Houston, funds to build a safe home for the family and ongoing medical and personal care needs for Valerie. I will be setting up sponsorship opportunities for Valerie & others within the next few weeks. Please contact me if you are interested in sponsoring a child.

With so many people traveling to the Yucatan for their summer vacations & year round, there are many opportunities to help children in this region. If yourself or someone you know will be travelling to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel or anywhere along the Riviera Maya please have them contact me at We are in need of donations of diapers, nutritional supplement, tube feeding supplies, wheelchairs, walkers, first aid supplies, antibacterial hand sanitizer...a huge list of needs.

In addition to bringing down donations directly, we welcome any monetary donations that you would like to give for these children. Information on how to give can be found at:

Please indicate on your Pay Pal form or check that your donation is for the children of the Yucatan. Thanks so much for your support & I will keep you updated on the blog!


Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?