You may remember that Tom McCormack is helping a special young lady named Sissi. On his last trip here, Tom brought a Dell Laptop for Sissi to use to connect to the Internet and the world.
He asked my help in getting it set up to run wireless. It is an older PC, still in like new condition, and does not have built in WIFI capability or ethernet connectivity. For both it requires special PCMCIA cards for both of those connectivities.
I got the laptop configured a while back, but just now was able to schedule time with Sissi’s mom to present her with the laptop. We met at El Rey super market and I gave some instructions to Patti, Sissi’s mom and told them if they had any problems when they got it home to give me a call and I would come over and help them.
I took a photo of Sissi, who had waited in the taxi, receiving the laptop. You can’t help but feel good when you see one of Sissi’s smiles. Click on the photo to see it in a larger view.
Tom has updated his website. To learn more about his work and the assistance he has and continues to provide families in Chiriquí, go HERE. Sissi is a perfect example of his efforts with special needs children. Tom is currently working with the Shriner organization for a future operation for Sissi to allow her to gain use of her legs. For a previous post on Sissi, go HERE.