Marco Gorin aka The Frogman has done something different this year to raise funds for a worthy cause. Supporting orphans of the Suthasunee Noi-in foundation in Thailand. He trekked 17,100 foot (over 5,000 mtr) above sea-level in the Himalayas' Annapurna region from 27th October to 8th November. Going up high instead of deep down for once!!
His trek saw him travel 186 miles (a good 300 km) in increasingly arduous conditions with just a backpack. He was accompanied on the 13 day trek by a small group of friends and industry colleagues. Marco hoped to raise US$50,000 for some of Thailand's forgotten children.
Marco's physical challenge makes a difference for the 104 children of Suthasunee Noi-in aged from four days to 20 years. Each child has the HIV virus and most have been orphaned. What's common for each child is a history of tragedy. Marco's trek has raised money for much needed clothing, food, toys and comfort to bring happiness into the children's lives.
If you'd like to find out more about what Marco's did to help some of Thailand's orphaned children, contact him directly or read his personal blog
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That's what Marco Gorin did, see his letter that got published in a Bangkok newspaper
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