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For Afflcited, “Rare Diseases” Sadly Common, Not Rare

7-year-old boy suffers from a rare disease leaving him with an unprotected heart.There are now over 7,000 diseases listed as “rare.” These represent all types of diseases, including many forms of cancer. A rare disease can have a population as few as one person. I quickly learned that rare diseases have become so common as […]

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Orphans International Worldwide Opens Doors in Haiti

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Jacmel, Haiti.  We had a neighborhood educational program in place known as Amis d’Orphans International (Friends of Orphans International) with an educational room set up with cut-outs and handmade posters. This program was run by Jacques Africot and served about 50 economically disadvantaged children living in the vicinity of our home in Jacmel. On one […]

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Clean Water for China’s Orphanages

Washington, Seattle. Embracing the simple concept, “every child has a right to clean water,” the Washington State-based non-profit organization A Child’s Right is about to make an enormous announcement: it has received approval and funding for outfitting every single orphanage in China with clean water filtration units. “This means, simply, that every institutionalized orphan in China will have clean […]

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Giving Newly-Arrived Home Attendants Nursing Education

New York, N.Y.  There exists a large population of bright home attendants in New York City from around the world, often burdened with family obligations coupled with low incomes.  These people, many women, often wish for a better life through the acquisition of nursing skills.  At the same time, there is a nursing shortage in […]

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Ending Orphanages Globally

New York, N.Y. The mission of Orphans International Worldwide, which began as “Raising Global Citizens,” has now expanded. Today our mission statement has evolved through ten years of experience coupled with a continued vision into “Ending Orphanages Globally.” An ambitious goal. This was my announcement at the Orphans International Worldwide Congress IV held at N.Y.U. […]

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Leader for Youths with Disabilities, Dr. Bill Bauer, Honored

Marietta, OH.  Marietta College’s Dr. William Bauer, associate professor of education, will be honored for his outstanding leadership to youths with disabilities on Aug. 16 when he receives the 2007 Maureen Fitzgerald Leadership Award. The Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities (GCPD) presents the award at the GCPD annual awards ceremony at the State House […]

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Interview with a Tsunami Orphan – The Story of Fandi

Banda Aceh, Indonesia.  Fandi, his parents, his sister, and his two brothers tried to outrun the wave, but all but he and his sister were washed away. Fandi was carried three miles by the wave, was deposited on a mountaintop to be discovered two days later, at which point he was rescued and placed in […]

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New York Times Essay: First One Orphan, Then Many More

New York, N.Y.  The United States has plenty of affluent do-gooders who are taken with the idea that with their experience and creativity they could harness expertise and money to better the lives of people in the developing world. . I know now, seven years after founding my own global charitable organization, that this is […]

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