Seven months ago, HOW International premiered Florencia: the Forgotten One at the New Victoria theater. Since then the size of our student team has grown to nineteen members. We have put on another event and our biggest event yet is fast approaching. We continue to tirelessly gather funds for the other 10,000 amputees with our Give a Leg campaign. We are developing several additional campaigns including “Latte for a Leg” and #hop4how. As we enter the new year, HOW is preparing for its largest endeavor yet; breaking the world record for most people hopping on one foot. In doing this we hope to gain support from a broader audience and a bigger presence in the media.
Our team of interns is comprised of MAD students, led by HOW veterans Wilson and Gibson. The nineteen interns are divided into five teams: graphic design, social media, movie-making, writing, and event planning. They work tirelessly to organize promotional events and keep HOW’s presence in the media strong. John and Douglas continue write their novel Florencia: an Accidental Story, documenting Florencia’s story and their journey to find her. The new year represents opportunity. For HOW, it is an opportunity to do our part in helping those who have lost everything. We will continue to expand our reach and we will not cease our work until we see the other 10,000 walk.
John and Douglas at the Veteran’s Day Gallery