Posting Robin’s story on social media, we immediately got dozens of offers to help. Klim Motorcycle kindly donated brand-new jacket and pants for Robin and two Klim helmets for him and Angel. A good friend and fellow adventurer, John Wood, and his son Ethan sent a whole riding kit for Angel, with the help of the Davis Service Center in Colorado: sturdy motocross boots, body armor and a modular helmet. With the money raised, we also bought Angel some shoes, school supplies and a few toys.
But now we needed to get all this treasure to Robin in Guatemala City. Shipping was expensive and would take a long time, so we knew we needed to find another solution. As if by miracle, Gustavo Scherenberg, a Mexican adventure rider and editor of the ADV Motero Magazine, offered to drive to Texas, pick up the package, and deliver it to Robin and Angel personally. Gustavo drove for hundreds of miles, then hopped on a plane in Mexico and landed in Guatemala City – all of this just to meet Robin and Angel and bring them the surprise package. We’d met Gustavo months ago on a similar mission: back in February, he and his adventure motorcycle club were bringing pairs of shoes and toys to a Taharumaha girls’s school in Batopilas.
“I wanted to help Robin because I thought he was an exceptional person, and I wanted to be part of this story. Being able to help is a gift and being part of the motorcycling community enables us all to share it,” Gustavo said later.