Our May 2016 Brigade to Nicaragua was one filled with exemplary dedication, motivation, and pursuit of happiness in helping others. All of 42 of our members worked together to fulfill the common goal of helping bring essential medical care to those in need, and working with families to inhibit preventable diseases. However, one member stood out from the rest: Daniel Alcaraz.
Day in and Day out, Daniel put his blood, sweat, and tears into his work (literally). With bloody hands, he kept hammering dirt away with his pick axe, and shoveling heavy concrete into buckets. His determination and resolve to keep working despite the hot, humid conditions was inspiring. Daniel with his all his work, out did more then 10 peoples worth of work from another school in digging out a trench for a water project.
Despite his rugged appearance during the Public Health and Water brigade days, Daniel's heart came out during the Medical brigade days. He actively engaged with the kids during charla. Playing games with kids, while teaching them the importance brushing their teeth. His interactions with the community during triage and medical consult was sensational. He truly embodied the GMB spirit on our brigade.
As such it is with great pleasure that we award Daniel Alcaraz as our May 2016 Member of the Month.