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Mas Murales y Arte

By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera LUZ ALEGRIA OSTOS A young artist, Luz Alegria Ostos came to the gallery last night. Florian has been mentoring her and encouraging her to use more colors. The writing on the first painting states “If a fish and a bird fall in love, where would […]

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Milagros

By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera February 17, 2010: Miracles do happen. Virginia is a 32 year-old woman with three children. She’s been deaf for her entire life. Over time she learned to read lips. However, the limits of reading lips meant she couldn’t hear her baby crying in another room. […]

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Una gota de agua

By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera February 16, 2010: Yesterday was a dichotomy between treating patients is horrible conditions and the pomp of speeches and ceremonies. Both are important, but the day presented the Clinic team with many challenges. The temperature fell to the low 50’s and the blustery wind created […]

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By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera February 15, 2010: One of the most significant benefits of a sister cities relationship is the cultural exchanges that can emerge. The Dairy Center Mural by Florian Lopez was a gift from Mante. Florian is a “muralista” whose talents were recognized at an early age. […]

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By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera February 14, 2010: “You are what you eat.” Many of us have heard this expression and it is true in Boulder and in Mante. That is why Elizabeth, a dietician, is an important resource at the Clinic. During intake, we hear similar stories about intestinal […]

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By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera February 13, 2010: Tomorrow is Valentines Day, the day of love and lovers. Although Valentines Day originated in the US, its popularity knows no bounds. This day is alive and well in Mante. On Saturday, the Clinic opened for patients on a sunny day. Most […]

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At time when U.S. health care has been the topic of newspapers across the country, there is another activity that continues quietly. This year marks the 20th time that physicians, nurses, technicians and volunteers travel to Mante, Mexico, at their own expense, to provide free medical care to poor and unemployed citizens. Last year the team, lead by Mike Moran from Boulder Community Hospital, saw 5,000 clinic patients; performed 257 eye surgeries and 263 surgical procedures. The team received more “thanks” in a week than anyone could imagine.

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Hangin in Mante

By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera February 12, 2010: Team members gather in the lobby of the Hotel Monterey for coffee, jugo and conversation. The first day of unpacking the supply trailer and warehouse we well. Today the hospital and clinic teams will clean and arrange table, tools, and supplies in […]

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By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera February 11, 2010: Travel is demanding. It looks like the “art show” will fit in our bags. The kites are another matter. Now to add some background music, Peter Kater (former Boulderite) and Cirque de Soleil (international), should do the trick. Traveling through security with […]

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By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera February 10, 2010: The Boulder Community Hospital Mante Medical Mission starts today. The first teams flies to Tampico Mexico this morning. We fly in mulitple groups because the Tampico airport cannot accomodate large jets. This transit bottleneck is a minor challenge, but means some team […]

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