Archive For Laura Hernon

Villa Academy Helping Helen

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  For the FOURTH year in a row, the preschool classes at Villa Academy are helping our patients in Guatemala. This year, they are dedicating their coin collection to a one year old baby named Helen. We have a special baby who needs our help! Her name is…

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Meet Elizabeth Grace Diaz!

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  Our Executive Director recently welcomed her new baby daughter into the world. Elizabeth Grace Diaz was born on Monday, July 8 – healthy and strong. In lieu of gifts, mom and dad ask for you to help Guatemalan kids become healthy, too. To donate in honor of…

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A Marathon for Special Needs Kids!

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This October, a father and his two daughters, Dr. Ty Melvin (WK physician volunteer and advisory board member), Claire Melvin (WK volunteer and previous field intern), and Katie Melvin Peden, will be taking on the Chicago Marathon for Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance’s Special Needs Children Program….

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Luciano

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  1 year old Luciano has cerebral palsy from a delayed delivery and lack of oxygen to the brain at birth. He is not curable in the traditional sense, but he will be able to achieve a lot if we manage his seizures and get him some physical…

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Humanitarian Award for our Advisers!

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We are excited that four of our most dedicated advisers were the recipients of the 2012 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Award. The Champaign-Urbana International Awards were originally created in 2003 to honor individuals/organizations whose work has contributed significantly to international understanding, cooperation, friendship and development; recognize the richness of…

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Women’s Health Clinic This Week

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Monday and Tuesday this week we are having a Women’s Health Clinic in our Bocacosta clinic. Dr. Peter Rohloff and Harvard 4th year medical students Sarah Messmer and Sarah Nelson will be assisted by our highland nurse Sandy and highland women’s health educator Yoli, along with our two Social Workers…

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Villa Academy Helping Helen!

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  For the FOURTH year in a row, the preschool classes at Villa Academy are helping our patients in Guatemala. This year, they are dedicating their coin collection to a one year old baby named Helen. We have a special baby who needs our help! Her name is…

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New Guest Blogger – Sarah Nelson!

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Hi! I’m Sarah Nelson. I’m a fourth-year medical student at Harvard Medical School, and my interests include preventive health, nutrition, and community health. Originally from a small town in Minnesota, I got my start in global health at Middlebury College, where I majored in International Studies with a…

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News About Our Diabetes Program!

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We are very excited about plans for our diabetes programing in 2013. We’ve just hired some new staff to expand our capacity. This has become very important lately, as our panel of diabetic patients has continued to grow. In particular, we are now managing a core group of…

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Program Update – Nutrition

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I just got back from a very encouraging trip to Guatemala to kick off the new year. As some of our supporters know, this past summer and fall we were engaged in a lengthy evaluation of our nutrition outreach programs. In particular, we were trying to figure out…

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Kate is Running to Help Gabriel!

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Hi, I am Kate and I am running a 5K on January 27 to raise money for a brave young man. Gabriel is a 19 year old from a very rural Kaqchikel speaking municipality.  He recently had a “psychotic break”. Maya Health’s docs evaluated it and found him…

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