When he was growing up, Avis had two role models who taught him plenty about hard work.
“My father was in the Marines and when he passed through Colombia he met my mother,” Avis remembers. “They fell in love at first sight, got married, and had me. Since my father was in the military he had to go back home to the States and he took my mother with him. She was scared because she did not know the language, nor did she know anyone. She came, received citizenship, went to college, and now is a nurse.”
Avis followed his father into the armed forces, then came home after an injury led to an honorable discharge. He got into transportation because Accessible Dispatch understood and accommodated his needs as a veteran with an injury.
“I cannot stand long periods of time, and I have to rest many times because of my leg,” Avis explains.
Now he gets to assist others.
Once, when he was helping a young man in a wheelchair, the passenger asked if he was a veteran. Avis told him he was, and then they discovered that their fathers had gone to the same boot camp.
“I enjoy having this medallion,” he says. “I am able to help the disabled community and to see them smile and appreciate the service is worth every penny.”