Our friend and Casa Sana Peru Vice President Leo Cortez would have turned 52 years old today.

To honor him, the Casa Sana crew got together for a visit to his burial site at the Catacaos cemetery. We thought of acts of kindness we could do while there: 1) picking up garbage (the area was devastated by the flooding on March 27th), 2) entertain a group of children that was there to visit their loved ones that have passed away. We brought bubbles and balloons not to only feel Leo’s contagious energy and fun, but to share it with the local children as well. Just as he taught us to do.

Feliz cumpleaños Leo! We will always love you and have you as our role model!