Visiting the orphanage in Ecuador…

Today was one of the greatest days of my life. God has blessed us so much and we have had an incredible life so far, with so many more magical moments to come. Today I truly wanted to bring back one of the orphan kids with me. There was so much joy, so much magic, so much love today. Today marks a very special day.

As the orphan kids sang in a choir song they specially dedicated to Dave’s mom and Dave’s dad (our angel in heaven now), tears dropped down my face as we received a gift much bigger than any material thing in the world.

Camila is amazing!!

November 30, 2011 there was total chaos in our life. Dave’s dad tragically passed away in an accident, so young, so full of life. We had never gone through anything like that. We decided to turn that into a gift and find the blessing. Dave’s dad grew up without parents, homeless living in the boats of Guayaquil Ecuador. His dream was to retire in Cuenca Ecuador this year. He was only $12,000 away from paying off his house in Burbank. As a deli man, he worked at Canters. Worked 2-3 jobs all his life to pay off his house. What kinds of lessons can you learn from someone who had every excuse to fail, yet he thrived, lived a pure life of integrity, taught his kids to excel in life? Imagine what we can do with our life?

Today was very special as we were able to fund the 2nd orphanage home in Cuenca Ecuador, with all the donations everyone participated in, instead of flowers. Thank you to everyone. There were so many smiles. I received and gave hundreds of hugs today. One of the little girls hugged Dave’s mom and told her: “You will be my grandma now and please take care of yourself and come back to us because we love you.” After Dave’s speech, another two girls came and hugged him and thanked him for sharing his dad’s legacy and they loved on him as he had tears of joy.

A smile and a magical moment...

We brought balls for the kids, a special day for all of us, brought toys and gifts…and Amy joined an organization where she collected Teddy Bears and we gave all the kids a couple…they were loving on their toys sooo sooo much – it was incredible.

Will blog more as we journal our experience. We left those kids with hope. We told them Galo’s story how he turned a tough life into a life of example. We left them believing they can do anything they want, and with a powerful vision of what their life can be like. ┬áSo many smiles in the room!

My heart is touched sooo deeply…

Having the time of our lives!

About Yvette Ulloa

Yvette Ulloa, the fiery Latina was born in NY and currently lives in California. Yvette is passionate about health/fitness, travelling the world full time, and teaching others to achieve success! Yvette Ulloa has been through a journey of challenges, however they have turned out to be some of the biggest blessings in her life. She has been happily married for 16 years to the love of her life Dave Ulloa, a former professional basketball player in Australia and self-made entrepreneur. Yvette's philosophies are all about contribution, sharing lessons from her journey with others, and she is lucky to travel around the world inspiring people with her story. She has spoken to audiences as big as 12,000 in Vegas, South Africa, Hungary, Greece and many other places, where she is highly acclaimed speaker and coach. In 2010, Yvette Ulloa and her husband Dave Ulloa achieved one of their life-long dreams to travel the world with Anthony Robbins and become Platinum Partners. They got to experience a whole year of immersion in Scotland, Egypt, Israel, Fiji and get personally mentored by Tony Robbins. One of Yvette's biggest passions is helping women around the world to believe in themselves and have a voice. She will reach out her hand to you to help you climb up to the top of the mountain! And nothing like enjoying the journey and making many pit stops to smell the roses. The coffee. The challenges. Anything that makes you grow and enjoy life. Dave & Yvette Ulloa are also professional tourists and ambassadors of fun. Dave Ulloa recently got back from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, at 19,000 altitude, one of the toughests and most rewarding activities of his life. Dave and Yvette Ulloa are Presidential Advisory Council members for the largest travel social media company one of the top 100 direct sales companies in the globe, WorldVentures. They were honored in front of thousands of people in Las Vegas for achieving the highest rank in the company, International Marketing Directors, being the first Latino couple to achieve this rank, as well as being the first team of both International trainers and speakers.
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8 Responses to Visiting the orphanage in Ecuador…

  1. Phillis says:

    Your whole family is amazing. If you bring any kids home, bring one for me too. Xoxo

  2. Jan Green says:

    God ALWAYS has a plan. It is so exciting for me to see Him turn tragedies into triumphs. You and Dave are such wonderful examples of embracing every part of the journey, which I am learning to do. I am so happy for the journey life has taken you on, and will be watching for the next chapter!

  3. Cindy and John Marshall says:

    When you follow the direction God leads you Miracles are seen. As I read your journal and saw the faces of the children, I am thankful to have played a small part in bringing a smile. Dave, your dad is so proud of all you have done to keep his memory alive and still giving to others.

  4. Linda Herrera says:

    I am in tears.

  5. David F. Short says:

    My wife is from Ecuador and we have been unable to have children. I have had this dream for a long time to adopt a child from Ecuador.Unfortunately we don’t have the financial resources to do so as it is so expensive.Oh well I guess we will just have to leave it as a dream.

  6. David F. Short says:

    My wife is from Guayaquil and my other dream was to retire to Cuenca also,how ironic?

  7. David F. Short says:

    Dave,you have truly found the blessing.

  8. David F. Short says:

    Dave and Yvette,

    You are such an inspiration.I just finished watching the video La Esperanza Orphanage
    You are living my dream.I am hoping to visit Cuenca soon and when we do the orphanage
    will be on the top of our list of places to visit.



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