In this issue:
- Upcoming Events in Atlanta!
- Salsa on the Square
- Health Education Forum
- Meet Rosario Granados
All proceeds support Comunidad Connect’s health and humanitarian programs in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
3,000 people joined us Saturday, September 17th for Salsa on the Square – a celebration of Latinx culture and heritage with live music, DJs, food and art vendors, and incredible weather on the square in downtown Decatur. If you attended, we’d love to see your photos and videos from the fiesta! A special shoutout to Placita Latina, the City of Decatur, and all our sponsors for making the event such a huge success.
A very special thank you to, Ben Thrower, M.D., Jackie Rosenthal, M.D., and Tyler Brown, Psy.D. for presenting at our health education forum “Barriers and Solutions to Healthcare At Home and Abroad”. We also appreciate Tanikia Gordon and the incredible team at Shepherd Center Atlanta for being such gracious hosts. And of course, it could not have been possible without the support of our corporate and non-profit partners.
Rosario del Carmen Granados (45) lives in Los Robles, Nicaragua with her husband and 3 children. For 26 years, the family lived with relatives in a two-bedroom house with 9 people. The five of them shared the same room because they could not afford to live elsewhere. In addition, the youngest son Keyler (14), has autism and suffers from neurological problems. He has been a patient in our Together For Health program for 5 years and his temperament has dramatically improved by having access to supportive services. However, his condition absolutely required more room so he could continue physical therapy at home and gain independence. Here is the story of how friends and families traveled to Nicaragua this past summer to build Rosario’s family a new home.