During graduate school our founder embarked on a three-month research expedition through the Costa Rican Rainforest that would change the way he looked at our world.
It was mid-June at the height of the rainy season. While backpacking through the beautiful yet unforgiving cloud forest outside Monteverde, they encountered a particularly dangerous species of indigenous snake known as the Fer-de-Lance. During the encounter one of the local guides turned to him and said:
"Don't get bitten. You'll die out here".
But what about antivenom? Surely that could save him. It was then that he began to unveil the unfortunate truth behind today's antivenom shortage and the reality faced by people around the world every time they stumble upon one of these animals.
He left Costa Rica with knowledge and memories. He left with a dream.