Miguel “Mike” Fernandez, philanthropist and billionaire, has gone through physical and economical challenges to get to where he is today. The Cuban-American refugee got back injuries while serving in the Army, survived two heart attacks, battled cancer and recovered from a time when he nearly went broke.
But Fernandez, now 61, says it’s time to give back. To do so, Fernandez is working to raise $3 million for the Miami Children’s Hospital by walking more than 500 miles across the Pyrenees from France to Spain on the pilgrimage route known as The Way of St. James, or El Camino.
“One dollar for every step of this arduous journey,” said Fernandez, who has previously donated high sums of money to the hospital.
- Latino to complete “El Camino” pilgrimage walk to raise $3 million for children’s hospital (nbclatino.com)
- Man to walk 500 miles for Miami Children’s Hospital (local10.com)
- Spanish train crash driver leaves hospital, remains in custody – Reuters (reuters.com)
- Camino de Santiago (andtheywalked.com)