When I first saw your website I was interested because my husband and I have friends (pen pals, actually) that live not to far from there in Belize. We became friends through an act of charity on our part which has become so much more! We enjoy writing to them monthly and it’s been a joy to continue to keep in contact with them now for the past few years.
Through this wonderful friendship we exchange cultures, languages (I am learning Creole) and so much more. We have learned to appreciate the area of Belize and all it has to offer both residents and guests. Though we have never been there, we hear how beautiful it is and would love to go! We would love not only for the chance to see Belize in its glory but also to stay at what appears to be the most magnificent Belize resort ever! We believe that the people, much like the location is as colorful, vibrant and spirited as one can imagine- and Chaa Creek seems to be no exception!
Even more, we would love to visit there as a family and experience it firsthand for ourselves since our family has not been able to take a “real” vacation for other reasons… Our 6 year-old son would love to travel but has had to battle a congenital heart defect since birth known as “Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.” Because of this condition, he has already undergone three major, open-heart surgeries and an additional surgery prior to birth. At first we were not allowed to take him away for travel (for medical reasons regarding my son’s heart); now he would be medically cleared to fly but we simply can not afford it. Since caring for him and his two younger brothers (I chose to stay home with the children to care for them, especially because my oldest son was at one point to sick to attend day-care when he was younger) we do not have the money to take vacations.
My husband works hard at his job and even though he had been laid off last year for 6 months we still feel blessed. We would love to provide our children the opportunity to meet people from other countries (ie. our pen pal friends in Belize) to let them gain understanding of other rich cultures beyond their own. We would love to provide our family with the chance to have wonderful memories made relaxing at your exotic,luxurious Chaa Creek Rainforest Resort, especially after all we (namely, my son) has been through these last few years. Nothing could be a greater miracle, to us, than being chosen… nothing except having a healthy family. And so, chosen or not- we are still very blessed!