My whole life has been surrounded by athletes and sports. Growing up, I played tennis, golf, volleyball, softball, field hockey, and even handball (Argentinean sport). SPORTS have been the reason why today I’m the HAPPIEST mom, wife and philanthropreneur.
After traveling around the world for 5 months with our family of 6 (my amazing husband Matt and a 1, 2, 3 and 4 year old at the time), I learned so much and I also realized that my PURPOSE in life was to GIVE to those little ones in need. After seeing the best (fancy hotels) to seeing the worst (floating villages, kids running barefoot to their homes made out of cardboard, etc), I can say that all I want is to bring BIG SMILE on their faces and LIFT them up.
I could write a book someday about coming to America to play golf on a full ride speaking zero English, working 3 jobs to sustain myself so my parents wouldn’t have to sell their car or ask friends/family for money because things were getting harder at home, sitting in the wrong class for a whole semester, and the list goes on and on… l have SO many good and bad stories and met so many great people that LIFTed me up me when I was down and encouraged me to always be myself and work hard for my dreams. If there is one person that inspired me to do this the most, it is my MOM. She’s the most selfless, generous, courageous and kind person I know. Today and for the past 10 years she has been making sure 15 abandoned abused and neglected sweet girls on need of a happy home are safe and happy. Hogar San Jose is located in Dolores (my hometown) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Being a MOM of 4 funny, crazy, bilingual, chaotic, and smart kids (can’t help the mom love here) is the best thing that ever happened in my life, but bringing to life my PURPOSE of helping these fragile, vulnerable and helpless children means everything.