When Tabitha Baca served a one-month medical internship in Ghana, she interviewed a young mother, Mary.
Mary is a farmer who sells rice in the local school for a living while her husband works construction in Egyankwa, Ghana, a community four hours away from Accra, the capital. The couple’s 6-year-old son, Prince, has extrapulmonary tuberculosis and suffers from malnutrition, and because of his condition is unable to walk or talk. The treatment is extensive and expensive and the family needed help. Tabitha made it her mission.
Returning to Miami, Tabitha shared this story, and with the help of Season’s 52 Denise Erwin, Crave’s Christina Ward, Westin Colonnade’s Vanessa Fisher, JohnMartin’s Heather Navickas, The Flyer’s Emie Fernandez, and Morton’s Katherine Perez, organized a food and wine festival on Feb. 21 at the Westin Colonnade where they raised $4,610 for Prince and Global Medical Brigades.
Among the many event sponsors were Double Cross Vodka, Morton’s The Steakhouse, JohnMartins, Flemings Steak House, Giardino Gourmet Salads, Season’s 52, Christy’s Steak House, Red Koi, La Taberna Giralda Wine and Tapas, Westin Colonnade Hotel, Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, Crave, Cibo, Broadway Across America, Envy Pilates, Da Infamous DJ Q, Presentation Services PSAV, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Sushi Maki and Pao Town, Tarpon Bend, BAC Colonnade, Spirit Airlines, Atlantico Rum, Gables Fitness, Miracle Mile Downtown Coral Gables, HBO, Catamaran Sailing Miami, and Red Zone.