Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mothers in the maternal infant program were thrilled to receive the beautiful new clothing donated by the Zutano, a children’s clothing company located in Vermont. The women enrolled in the program are the poorest of the poor, and the babies have great need for the socks and other wonderful items of clothing. The company plans to contiue to donate new clothing to the children in the program and the community. Thanks to Elisa Vandervort for facilitating this donation.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Two years ago, Seattle fire fighter and rescue worker, Paul Embleton arrived at HA with the dream of doing EMT training with the volunteer rescue workers, and MUCH more. He saw the need in 1997, while working with the Chief at the Bomberos headquarters in the capital.
Paul has been working with the volunteer firefighters in San Juan la Laguna to build a small station and clinic. They renovated this boat to serve as an ambulance, and Paul bought land in Santiago Atitlán near the Hospitalito so that there would be a dock to bring patients. A golf cart will be used for patient transfer from the dock to the hospital.
Paul came to Atitlán with a lot of great ideas, and he is completing them. The boat transferred it’s first patient this week.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008



Middleton family and friends raise and donate sponsorship funds for the children of Panabaj. Four great dads cycle 216 miles to raise funds. THANKS!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Dr. Marcia Smith, a retired internist from Santa Barbara, California, volunteered a month at Hospitalito Atitlán, and her help was greatly appreciated. While her daughter JoAnn studied Spanish, Marcia worked with the staff and patients. Here she is with social worker Chonita Mendoza and Flori a nurse. Thanks so much Marcia...