March 2015 Trip 9 It is thrilling to be a part of the change happening in Puerto Cabezas! In a community with 80% unemployment poverty is everywhere.
The local government is acknowledging laws that protect the rights of disabled people but there is little financial support to implement change.
One of our goals is to create opportunities for people with special abilities so they have the means to provide for themselves.
Andres was a successful lobster diver. He owned his own lobster boat and ran his own crew. His thriving business was able to provide for his family of 7. Decompression sickness took his legs, his wife, his home and his livelihood. He nearly died several times from infected pressure sores. The DFHAH has helped Andres turn his life around. Now, having lost a close friend whose death was caused by a pressure sore, he is working with us to educated other divers about the importance of wound care for pressure sores. With your support the DFHAF provided medical aid, equipment, food, housing and a new business, Andres once again has taken charge of his destiny!
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Sally Fellers David Fellers Healing Art Foundation www.healingartfoundation.org 505 412 9006 505 989 7600
-- Sally Fellers David Fellers Healing Art Foundation www.healingartfoundation.org 505 412 9006 505 989 7600