Five 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.”
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!!
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…
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?