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Over the past year, Willie and I have started helping local charities in the cities we visit through Willie’s non-profit, the “Where is Willie Foundation.” We’ve focused our recent efforts on helping young children in poor neigborhoods, as we feel this can make the most positive impact on their future and the world they live in day-to-day. In November 2015 we connected with a non-profit organization named “El Divino Niño” in a poor neighbourhood named Barrio Castilla in Medellin, Colombia. We were looking to organize a trip to…

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Willie and I visited Colombia for our second time in September 2015. We returned to Medellin where my oldest friend now lived with his wife and young daughter. Although we came here to escape Canada’s winter, it was more to be with my friend who had isolated himself from the friends, family and society he was so familiar with. He recently revealed that he had never missed or felt the need for family so much as in the past 3 years since the arrival of his daughter. Indeed,…

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We travelled to Medellin, Colombia for February and March of 2011. Not only was this willie’s first international trip, but it was also his first time in an airplane. He’s basically okay with flying, but the noise and vibrations that come with taking off and landing made him uneasy. Known as the “City of Everlasting Spring”, Medellin is Colombia’s second largest city. Its high altitude and proximity to the Equator makes the climate stay relatively the same all year round – a balmy 22ºC (71ºF). While there, we stayed with friends in the suburban…

While on a hike up the mountains of Medellin, Colombia willie encountered a family of dogs on a farm. He went over to make some new friends, but soon found out that they weren’t happy about him trespassing. We had to stop filing the video to save him!