While on a visit to Miami, I met a man from Cuba who risked everything to get behind the wheel of his truck and ‘drive’ to the USA — I just HAD to tell his story.
In the week leading up to Memorial Day 2010, The Reporter (Fond du Lac, Wis.) has undertaken a multi-media project that recounts Norberto Gonzalez Jr.’s journey to America.
His story is a testament to those who are willing to put everything–including their lives–on the line for the chance to carve out a life in which the only limitations are those that are self-imposed.
Called “Freedom,” this five-part package will feature a daily online webumentary exploring the challenges Gonzalez faced in coming to America and then defending it. In addition, the newspaper will offer additional insights into a story that’s a reminder of how much people are willing to pay for freedom when they’ve been denied it their entire lives.