IOTD …. “🇵🇷 Image of the Day, Very Special Edition …. Many Make Up the Puerto Rican ‘Experience’ 🇵🇷 …. “!!


THE PUERTO RICAN EXPERIENCE

The Indian, Spanish and African races came together on the island of Puerto Rico, contributing their blood and traditions to the formation of the Puerto Rican culture.

The original inhabitants of Puerto Rico at the time of the Spanish conquest were the Taíno and Carib Indian-tribes.

We are young and old, we are women and men, we are professionals and blue collar workers, we are farmers and doctors, we are architects and farmers, we are actors and painters.

We are a bit of everything!!

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IOTD …. “🇵🇷 Image of the Day, Very Special Edition …. Faro de Punta Tuna 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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Early Morning Sunrise …. “🇵🇷 In Old San Juan …. Beauty Like No Other 🇵🇷 …. “!!


~~November 15, 2018~~ 

SAINT MARIA MAGDALENA de PAZZIS

Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery is a colonial-era cemetery located in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

It is the final resting place of many of Puerto Rico’s most prominent natives and residents.

(Notice one of them: Félix Benítez Rexach)

Construction began in 1863 under the auspices of Ignacio Mascaro.

The cemetery is located outside the walls of Fort San Felipe del Morro fortress, one of the island’s most famous landmarks. The average height of the wall is 40 feet and the width ranges from 15 to 20 feet.

It was named in honor of Saint Maria Magdalena de Pazzi.

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IOTD …. “✨🇵🇷 Image of the Day, Special Edition …. My Refuge, My Country 🇵🇷✨ …. “!!


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Some are personal photos.

Arranged with Pic-Collage

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IOTD …. “🇵🇷 Image of the Day, Very Special Edition …. Old San Juan, Old History 🇵🇷 …. “!!


So much history in this old wall, the pictures and the paintings that cover it! 

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Dialysis Treatment in Vieques, Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 A 10-12 Hour Commute for Life-Saving Treatment …. HuffPost Reports 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~October 31, 2018~~ 

DIALYSIS TREATMENT

~VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO~

This is a topic which is very dear and close to my heart.

As a retired physician, I fully understand the process, the need for treatment, the underlying medical conditions and the meaning of life-saving treatment.

On the other hand, my only brother died of complications of chronic renal failure several years ago. In the aftermath of Hurricane María, I often thought about him and how he would manage to receive this three times a week treatment when the electrical power situation and the hospital care was so lacking in my country.

One year after Hurricane María, Puerto Ricans living in Vieques, go through harrowing, uncomfortable, tiring, exhausting and dangerous ways to receive their treatment.

This video explains their situation.

An American possession with this ‘quality of care’?

Laughable … not!!

HortyRex©

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In medicine, dialysis is the process of removing excess water, solutes, and toxins from the blood in people whose kidneys can no longer perform these functions naturally.

This is referred to as renal replacement therapy.

~~Wikipedia~~

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Dialysis Patients Are Still Trekking 12 Hours for Care After Hurricane María
Left without a hospital, some Puerto Ricans must travel by plane for lifesaving treatment

Hurricane María totaled Vieques’s hospital, which housed the island’s only dialysis clinic

That set off an ongoing crisis for patients with kidney failure who cannot survive without dialysis and for whom the thrice-weekly round trip to a dialysis center in Humacao on Puerto Rico’s main island, including treatment, takes at least 12 hours.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/04/puerto-rico-dialysis-hurricane-maria/557741/

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~HuffPost Reports Facebook Video~

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This is Where my Heart Is …. “🇵🇷 A Lonely Tree at La Guancha 🇵🇷 …. “!!


  Located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, in the port sector of the city, this recreational park offers multiple attractions; an observation tower, a boardwalk, restaurants, light food kiosks with dance music, ramp for boats and water vehicles, a passive park for children and an outdoor amphitheater for the offering of artistic and cultural events.

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