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Flag of Honduras  , Cortés,
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Today the fruits of our labours grow ripe in the Hondruan sun.  We drive to Siguatapeque and deliver the first of the ambulances.  The people here are warm, welcoming and in such desperate need of support and charity.  They have very little, and when we see the smiling faces, feel the embraces andf listen to their words of thanks and blessings, it really does hit home just what we have achieved.  A few weeks ago this was just an opportunity to fulfil a need for myself, to become part of a fun road trip.  This is the game changer, and I realise what I have to do in my travels around the world.  I can't just pointlessly wander the earth for my own selfish reasons.  Granted there will be times when I'm doing this, but I need to find worthy causes, charities and people that need help.  I need to give myself and any skills I have to making the smiles we saw today.

We dine with the organisers, contacts and distiguished people.  Pastor Hugo who has been championing this for some time and Gabriella, who works for an international medical group, as well as other important movers and shakers.  It's a lovely meal, made all the more special because of what we have done.

Ryan hands the keys over from his ambulance at the afternoon ceremony.  It's an emotinal moment. 
Our whole group has been brought together over the course of this
experience, and it really has been a team effort.  Seeing how much this
means to these people, and understanding the need, drives home the
importance of our contribution and achievement.

After numerous interviews with local media, and a tour of the hospital, we leave the first ambulance with it's new owners and drive the short hour back to the hostel in the remaining vehicle.  Celebratory drinks and speaches await.  It really has been a wonderful day, and one I will not forget in a hurry.


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