Just finished an amazing week in Haiti. Took 7 teen girls who painted the outside of the church and the computer center. The community center was not ready to paint, maybe next trip. I was so touched when I was cleaning up the paint splatter and these adorable kids grabbed a rag and pitched in to help!
46 % of Haitians suffer from hypertension. It is the highest cause of death in the country and kills more people than cholera,malaria,HIV and TB combined. Many do not know they have the disease. Providing screening is part of our Community Heath Initiative. With the help of these fabulous teens, we set up a screening station after mass and checked blood pressures of more than 300 people. They were given a card to return to a class and recheck the following day if the BP was h