By Alley Stonestreet, bilingual communications manager
Meet Luis Enrique from Costa Rica, better known as Don Quique.
An active man with a big heart, Don Quique is a former construction worker and father of four adult children and grandchildren. He spends his days cultivating his garden with natural fertilizers and making piñatas that he donates to Unbound for birthday parties.
You could say Don Quique isn’t your typical sponsored friend. He’s neither a child nor an elderly man, but he is sponsored. Why?
Unbound does not limit itself when it comes to helping people in the communities we serve. We invite people of goodwill to be part of the Unbound program. This includes those who find themselves in need of assistance because of a disability — physical, mental or otherwise — regardless of their age.
And Don Quique needed that support.
After a brain tumor, two aneurysms and complications from surgery, Don Quique lost his sight several years ago.
He discovered Unbound through one of his grandchildren.