We have more exciting news from our office. Attorney Leah Morabito’s oldest son, John, recently returned from a cultural exchange trip in West Africa. John was with a group of students and a professor from St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he is beginning his Junior year.
As president of the Club Soccer team at St. Mary’s, John recently headed up a fundraiser to buy soccer balls to send to the children in The Gambia in West Africa. John did not originally make plans to visit The Gambia himself but instead planned to send the soccer balls with students going on the summer trip. When he asked them if they would take the soccer balls with them, they convinced him to join them and deliver the balls himself!
St. Mary’s College has a compound in The Gambia called “Happy Camp” which is considered to be an official St. Mary’s dormitory. The students were in The Gambia for a month and a half over the summer. During their time there they learned some of the language, culture and customs of the people of The Gambia. They got the opportunity to work in a school, hospital or urban center. Leah was able to communicate with John through Facebook messaging and got regular photos from John who is becoming a pretty good photographer. Her “reluctant traveler” appears to have had quite an experience!
~ Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg & Lewis