Friday, June 08, 2007

I'm going to Costa Rica!


You may remember that I was an alternate for Mobility International's 2007 US/Costa Rica: Youth Leadership and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Disability Rights Exchange Program. I am so excited because I got a call that a spot opened up for me, and I'll be joining the group! I'll leave for Houston on June 19, then an orientation, then fly to Costa Rica for 16 days.
Lots to do to get ready on such short notice. I've been working on my neck pain and it is feeling better, but I'll be working for it to improve more over the next week.

15 comments:

Ruth said...

That's so awesome! I'm so glad a spot opened up and you're going. Congratulations - you deserve it :)

David said...

Thanks, Ruth. And thank you for wishing me well with the care of my neck.

Michelle said...

congratulations! I remember when you were a bit bummed that you were selected as a primary for the position, but as an alternate. I think all of your comments mentioned something about maybe someone not being able to go and you would be able to fill the slot being an alternate! I'm happy for you that it worked out that way! Have fun!

Anonymous said...

David, we are all THRILLED that this opportunity opened up for you. Have a great time!!

Aunt Donna & Uncle Bob

Katja said...

Wow, congratulations! I'm sending my 17 year old son off for 4 weeks on June 18th, so I'll be thinking about you, too. I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time and will come back with lots of fodder for the blog.

Natalia said...

hey this is great (¡chévere!) and i wish you well and "pura vida" (this is a thing Ticos or Costa Ricans say; it means a lot of different stuff. i knew some Ticos and they told me about this phrase). i do hope you will make this a travellogue, but perhaps you won't have time, and that would be totally understandable. Latin America tends to have lots of cybercafés in cities, but i don't know how many are accessible. (~_~)

Anonymous said...

Hi David,

I enjoy your blog and just wanted to say felicidades!! You will learn so much and have memories to last a life time.

A fellow spastic :)

MIUSA Disability rights exchange
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
summer '98

andrea said...

w00t! Have FUN! Looking forward to hearing the stories.

Kathryn said...

Wohoooo! David that is soooo great! Congratulations! Have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news, David-- congratulations! Can't wait to hear about your trip.
Lisa

David said...

Thanks for all the good wishes.

Yes, I do plan to write about my experiences, and take lots of pictures, too!

Kay Olson said...

This is such fantastic news! Congratulations!

I look forward to hearing all about the experience.

seahorse said...

Congratulations. I'm sure it will be a great experience for you, and yes lots of pix and posts after please.

Philip. said...

Congratulations and have a great time!

Connie said...

David, this is too cool! "Oh, The Places You'll Go" said Dr. Suess. And you're just getting started!

Congrats to you!

~ Connie and Steve