In Vieques, Patients Still Waiting for a Dialysis Clinic

🇵🇷 … A year after Hurricane María, Puerto Ricans suffer …. Vieques renal patients particularly!! This is close to my heart … my brother was a renal patient!! I’m familiar with their anguish!! 😢

Repeating Islands

vieques8Five dialysis patients on Vieques, Puerto Rico, have died while waiting for a clinic to reopen after Hurricane Maria. Here are excerpts of the article “In Puerto Rico, Patients Are Still Waiting for a Dialysis Clinic That May Never Come,” by Carolina Moreno (Huffington Post).

As the sun began to set on this small isolated island off Puerto Rico’s eastern coast, Sandra Medina de Jesús lay quietly on a hospital stretcher in her house. The 42-year-old mother, bedridden because of an ulcer in her tailbone, had just returned from one of the three 11-hour journeys she makes weekly to receive dialysis on the main island. “Today was one of my low days,” she told HuffPost between labored breaths. “I was feeling very unmotivated, very down. I didn’t want to go but I knew that I had to go.”

Shortly after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September…

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Traveling to Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 We Had an Ulterior Motive …. Looking for New Digs 🇵🇷 …. “!!

~~October 19, 2018~~ 

I was born and raised in the island of Puerto Rico

~~I grew up under the influence of the United States~~

It was my most ardent desire to live in the mainland.

I’ve been in Florida since 1999.

Many things have changed in my life, in my surroundings, in this country.

My mind, heart and soul have gone back to my home, my country.

We traveled looking for a new place and it seems that we may have found it.

Here’s wishing and hoping with all the strength I can muster!



#FaveLocation #ClubDeportivoDelOeste #HciendasDeGolfYPlaya #CaboRojo #PuertoRico #PortaDelSol #SecondHome ##WantToGoBack #MyMind #MyHeart #MySoul #BackHome

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Fun Day in Boquerón …. “🇵🇷 Meeting of Great Minds …. Awesome, Fave Location 🇵🇷 …. “!!

~~October 19, 2018~~ 


I’ve posted about this little piece of heaven in my country before

It’s always been one of my favorite places.

The ‘in-place’ to go while in college and even after.

I traveled to Puerto Rico this month.

A visit to Boquerón was a must.

Here it is!



Omayra and Horty

Horty, Maryjane, Jeanette


All copyrighted photos were taken by me.

I’m not taking photographic credit for the first or last photos.

Credit where credit is due.


#FunDayInBoqueron #MeetingOfGreatMinds #Awesome #FaveLocation #PobladoBoqueron #BestFriends #Horty #Maryjane #Omayra #Jeanette #HanginOut #LosRemos #FunTime

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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A Picture Says a Thousand Words …. “🤨 This One, a cartoon, screams, #82 …. What’s the Difference, really? 🤨 …. “!!

~~October 19, 2018~~ 


I think my eyes had never been more open

The blind faith I had in the goodness of the Western power has been slowly fading away. This is but one more chip away at the foundation of that idea.

There’s no way that this difference can be justified.

“We” aren’t any better than “them”!




#PictureSaysThousandWords #ThisOneScreams #82 #Cartoon #SaudiArabia #CrownPrince #MBS #WashingtonPostContributor #JamalKhashoggi #SaudiRegime #SaudiArabia #DrumpfAdministration #CrownPrinceMohammedBinSalman #MBS #ISIS #BarbaricDeathCult #FriendAndAlly

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress


R.I.P. Jamal Khashoggi ~ October 13, 1958 – October 2, 2018: “What the Arab world needs most is free expression”

Jamal Khashoggi – October 13, 1958 – October 2, 2018: “What the Arab world needs most is free expression” … he did for the values he held dear!
In my opinion, there are plenty on this side of the world that could learn, embrace and enact his beliefs … if only to honor him!!

By Hook Or By Book


I think just about everyone knows by now that American resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and brutally murdered two weeks ago after entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey to obtain a marriage license while his fiancée waited for him outside. For the last year he had been employed by The Washington Post, and today, they heartbreakingly published his final column. The first paragraph is from the Post’s Global Opinion editor.

A note from Karen Attiah, Global Opinions editor:

I received this column from Jamal Khashoggi’s translator and assistant the day after Jamal was reported missing in Istanbul. The Post held off publishing it because we hoped Jamal would come back to us so that he and I could edit it together. Now I have to accept: That is not going to happen. This is the last piece of his I will edit for The Post. This column perfectly…

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How Traumatized Are Puerto Rico’s Children, and What’s Being Done to Help?

Yes, it’s always the MONEY!!! Isn’t it” … “Yes, we have mental health issues, but we also have crumbling schools, no computers. So the bucket has to be split,” she said.

Asked what the department’s work to help traumatized students and teachers needs most other than money, Suarez-Kindy replied, “No, it’s really just money.”

Repeating Islands


A report by Andrew Ujifusa for EdWeek.

Puerto Rico’s students and teachers are still grappling with fallout from Hurricane Maria more than a year after the storm struck the island. So what do we know about the extent of trauma in the U.S. territory’s schools, and what resources are being brought to bear to help them?

Schools have provided some data to help answer the question. Early last year, we wrote about the Puerto Rico Department of Education’s attempt to measure the extent to which students and educators were suffering trauma, depression, or other psychological impacts due to Maria. We alluded to this information late last month, but here’s some additional key analysis about the responses:

  • Seven percent of students indicated they had “clinically significant symptoms” of post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Eight percent of students said they had “clinically significant symptoms” of depression.
  • Nine percent of students indicated…

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