I sat frozen, shell-shocked at the news she had just given me. She was only in her twenties and had her whole life ahead of her. Her words replayed in my mind like a scratched record. She was HIV positive. Admittedly, I was not sure how to react. My own selfish needs made it difficult to immediately see that she needed my support. My mind raced with so many thoughts! How could … [Read more...] about HIV Positives in the Caribbean
My last child, the baby of the family, turns 15 this year. In many ways he is the baby of family, as he still gets hugs and kisses and his actions still elicit oohs and aahs. You see, my son has a neurodevelopmental disorder, so although 14 years old, he is at the intellectual level of a 4 year old. Every new word he learns, every concept grasped and any increased awareness of … [Read more...] about Disability – A parent’s perspective
The data is deadly! Almost too scary to put into words. But it’s time to face the fat ugly truth: Suriname like so many of its Caribbean neighbors has joined the fat parade. According to a local newspaper, 30% of the male population between the ages of 15 and 50 are well on their way to eating themselves to death. A recently published WHO/PAHO survey which looks at the risk … [Read more...] about Eat to Live. Not to Die.