Wednesday, December 25, 2019

From Borderland Beat...Merry Christmas to All! 💗 Feliz Navidad!

Of all the posada celebrations, and events I had enjoyed over the years working with my family foundation and the children of Mexico, United States and Central America, it is this photo that is the stand out for me. 

It was at a Posada in Coahuila, where about 1500 children attended, from 6 schools for the disabled in the state.  We bused the  children in for a magical day. 

I asked the fire chief if he could bring “Santa” on top the fire truck.  The children excitedly gathered outside to wait.  There was this little guy in a wheelchair waiting in front. 

The photo was taken the minute he spotted Santa coming around the corner.  I LOVE this photo!  The pure joy on his face is priceless.

I also want to share this Christmas Card I sent out on behalf of my foundation depicting some of my kids.. 

Merry Christmas to all of you,  from all of us at Borderland Beat!

Love,
Chivis
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Top row left to right; Sandrita, Deaf-Blind,  Jonathon, Eduardo Deaf, Maria Autism,
Lower row left to right; Rogelio CP, Eduardo Deaf, Rosita Mental Physically Disabled
Sandrita is a twin who was born very prematurely.  She is Deaf-Blind.  We funded her Cochlear Implant and one year of housing-travel to Monterrey for therapy.  She was the first child to receive a Cochlear Implant in Mexico.  I was in the tiny room the day the implant was activated.  Her parents, me, two techs and two physicians crammed into a exam room witnessing an absolute miracle that profoundly changed her life.  

It was the greatest honor of my life and not a dry eye in the place.

Sandrita and her twin in Monterrey 4 days after surgery.  
They were 5 Years Old.  They are now 7th graders

and lets not forget him DON RAMON:




47 comments:

  1. May God bless and keep you today and always.

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  2. Incredible life you have lived, thank you for sharing and thank you and all who donate their time to Borderland Beat.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS

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  3. Chivis I have followed BB everyday now when I wake up first tab I click is BB then my beloved Yankees have a merry Christmas

    El E1 de AZ y CA

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    1. jaja so you are from NY originally? Have a great day my friend

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    2. PS in the morning AFTER breakfast I hop;)

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    3. Nope just a big Yankees fan love the culture and legacy of all the legends I’m from Southern California in Scottsdale AZ my new home now

      El E1 de Ca y AZ.

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  4. Merry Christmas Chivis and everyone. cool story about the little boy and the blind child.

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  5. What a dear of you to do this for these kids. God Bless and Merry Christmas Chivis

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  6. Signing off for now-----see ya later in the day after the turkey and tamales

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  7. You're a great soul! How you have any "haters" is beyond me. Hope all those kids had a great holiday season as well as you and your family!

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    1. Anyone expressing an opinion and is open will not be able to please everyone. It is best not to be be caught up in having it effect you. I am a people person, a lover of people especially little ones who are so entertaining, and filled with wonder.

      I hold back in saying what I would say if not restraint by being a contributor. Sol is still learning lol

      It was my foundation work that took me to Mexico, totally naive to Narcos. A friend suggest I follow Borderland Beat and the rest is history :)

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    2. hey chivis,

      Im Mitchell the australiano, longtime reader and very occasional poster. Id love to contribute to your foundation or at least have the option to! How do I get involved?

      I love what youre doing, Merry Christmas!!

      -The Australiano

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    3. Hola Mitchell---awwww Australia been there only once when I lived in Malaysia. I would love to return and stay for at least a month.

      Thank you for your offer to donate, we are a 401c3 and we set ourselves up as a family donation that is self funded. BUT I have friends with foundations that need funds. I can suggest Paper Houses that works along the border and founded by my mentor. Bob Decker helped me from the beginning and guided me in everything. I love the man and will forever be grateful to him and many other big hearted Texans that took me in and helped me with all that I needed to get a fast and strong start with the foundation. We began along the border but we have now worked from the border to chiapas [with the zapatistas] and 13 Mexican states. also to Nicaragua and Guatemala. I began thinking I would work in a couple of border states but as many things in life it took on a life of its own. It has been my best life these past 15 years.

      Abrazos to you Aussie
      http://www.paperhouses.org/

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    4. Thanks y muchas gracias for all you do and who you are,
      plus thank you for that important link !

      Pass it on BB readers, Thank you one and all.

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  8. I hate u Chivas but I love u gotta say ur awesome

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  9. Merry Christmas, Sol don't drink too much tiquella.

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    1. Normally I say no to liquor. But it just doesn’t seem to listen to me.

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    2. Sol El burachos, just don't hang around outside, as one would want to put a manta on you, stay indoors if you drink.

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    3. Sol, Merry Christmas brother, that guy didn't define what constitutes too much .But I just wanted to say I appreciate your translations and your personal input. This is a blog, have at it. Thanks

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    4. @6:23 Thank you kindly. We appreciate your presence on this blog. Whatever it takes to put an end to the evil happening throughout Latin America I’m down for. As a head up I want everyone to know I’ve got an ugly post coming up. Please don’t look if you can’t stand to see the horrors that no one has been able to stop.

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  10. Merry Christmas, everyone!

    BBFollower

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  11. Merry Christmas my Mexican friends

    Scottish guy

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    1. Ps

      It's 19:04pm here in Scotland

      Scottish guy

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  12. I can't even imagine the thrill of being in that room when the chochlear was turned on and having a personal relationship with the child and parents. I saw that done on a documentary. the child cried I imagine from fear having never hearing a sound before that day.

    Merry Christmas BB

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  13. Merry Christmas to all at BB. Thank you for all your hard work. May god bless you all. Have a great and happy new year.

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  14. Feliz Navidad everybody and mil gracias to Chivis y staff.

    Chocoflan

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  15. Chivis, y todos, que pases lindo esta Navidad

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  16. Merry Christmas and God bless you all at boarderland beat thank you for all the work you put in to make this site amazing!

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  17. Christmas feels empty this year...I can bet that Chapo Guzman had a better one in ADX then I had this year

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  18. Merry Christmas to you, your family and Borderland Beat!

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    1. Donnie, my brother was murdered during this time and he is always in our minds especially during Christmas, but long ago we replaced the tears of sorrow with tears of laughter thinking of him and the amazing memories of the time we had him.

      I am hoping that if that time for you hasn't come yet, that it soon will. Your brother touched many hearts in the U.S., and Mexico, I know because folks wrote in and expressed as much.

      Abrazos

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  19. I love you, Chivis! Dr. K

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  20. Viva Don Ramon! Viva La Chivis!!

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  21. Merry Christmas BB y a toda la bolla aqui y aya y por donde quera que se vayan en contrar. Si acaso no les llego El Santa por el techo oh una entrada aye'n la casa se lo buscon porque ese guey siempre se aya. Dando y dando por ser el de los presentes. Pura polvadera blanca para ehchar angeles y snow cones y que el frio no les awite el cerebro.

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  22. Merry Xmas Chivis

    -the guy who knows nothing

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  23. As we go forward in 2020, I want Amlo to be successful, but if he doesn't stop this Violence, I think the Mexican economy will go down the tubes. At this point he has not presented a plan, to stop the Violence.

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  24. Merry Xmas to all. Let us hope that 2020 will be the year when all your problems get solved.

    GRTZ The belgian

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  25. Merry Christmas El Senor. Sinaloa weeps in your absence.

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  26. The best way to rid the world of bad people is by doing good. God bless you.

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  27. That is awesome! You are blessed with a big heart. Truly an amazing woman. You inspire me to be a better person. You risk you life to better the people of Mexico. Selfless and Tough as nails. I hope that GOD blesses you and gives you great health too. Merry Christmas!! Saludos y un gran abrazo desde Los Angeles, tu amigo, El Nemesis-

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    1. Hey Nemesis! I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

      Mine was FANTASTIC!! My son, a fire chief and Public Info Officer for CALFIRE surprised me with his presence, his first Christmas off in 12 years!👏 I was still cooking when he came in and put his arms around me saying "Merry Christmas Ma". Good thing I have a healthy heart💓. It was an amazing day.

      Abrazos-----Chivis

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  28. Pay no mind to these scum and there comments love your life chivas😘

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  29. The world needs more people like you Chivas. Thank you for all you do.

    -El Bala Plata

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  30. Chivis and all the people involved in your humanitarian efforts, God bless you all. I am blown totally away by how much good you bring us hairless monkies.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!
    Mexico-Watcher

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