March 2014

On our latest trip to Puerto Cabezas I was grateful to have a special friend, Susan Seestrom, travel with me.  Her generosity and compassion are greatly appreciated. Together we traveled with Harold Oporta, a lifetime resident of Puerto Cabezas, who knows well the people and barrios in this area. He is our translator and guide, Harold is essential to the work the Healing Art Foundation does. Again, Harold took us to areas where the poverty is more extreme than anything experienced in our country! We revisited many sick and disabled people who continue to receive life saving medicine and nutritional support from the David Fellers Healing Art Foundation. We met many others desperate for assistance.

Debilitating illnesses run rampant. With an unemployment rate of 80% there is little money for food and even less for medicine. A poorly managed lobster industry has claimed the lives of dozens and hundreds more are left paralyzed from decompression sickness and die from infected pressure sores.

Helping people with extreme disabilities, who live in such poor conditions, is a humbling experience! Each new person we meet enlarges our understanding of the inner strength it takes to survive in these conditions.

The community of Puerto Cabezas is beginning to feel the impact of change. As the Healing Art Foundation enables people to participate in their community, the positive influence of the human spirit overcoming adversity cannot be denied.

We have helped many but there are hundreds more awaiting our return.

Please share with us the joy of changing the world one person at time and donate today.