|Malisa Janes was
little more than a name to me before February 16, 2004. Well I expected
her to be a forceful, fun woman who has a passion for making life
better for people with disabilities and especially for those of us
with hearing loss. However I never could imagine the impact that this
remarkable woman would have on my life. Firstly for becoming a dear friend
- no - more than a dear friend - a SISTER! Secondly for the inspiration
she was to make me see my own country in a different light and appreciate
better what we have here. She also instilled the desire to share more of
what I have with others in far-away places. Therefore this is an effort to
show you not only what we have but how it could be enjoyed by anyone who
wish to be exposed to the beauty, the variety and the cultures of South
Before I take you on my "Meander with Malisa" I need to say that none of this would have been possible if it was not for our mutual friend Patsi Schuhmann who had known Malisa far longer than I did and who invited her here in the first place. This is the second time that Patsi opened a world of friendship for me - last year I also met my Safari Sisters through Patsi. We traveled with them on a first unforgettable journey to many of the places that we re-visited this time around.
The first "command" here is to "MEET" Malisa! When Annie, Malisa's service dog and best friend, wants to play Malisa has to give her the "meet" command. I also want you to play a little first before we depart on our travels. So click on "Meet" and once you think (LOL) that you know something of my friend you may proceed to the Site Map... Enjoybut most important
Meet Malisa - (like that best-loved command she gives to Annie when Annie wants to play) first and then proceed to the Site Map to follow us on our travels...
|You may want to follow this link to see where we traveled with the Safari Sisters...|