Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Yelitza, mother of two, more than my niece, is like a sister. We grew up together when my Mother died and my sister, Yelitza's mum looked after me. On Sunday, the 24th, my beloved niece had a stroke and was rushed to the hospital, but unfortunately, the Doctors prognosis has been very unhopeful. They found her brain covered with herpes due to a bacterial infection.
My country, Venezuela, where she lives, is in shambles and they DO NOT have the medication to keep her alive. They will be able to buy it in Colombia, and this whole process is unaffordable to them and to me.
From the bottom of my heart, I am using my most humble resources as a person asking you to PLEASE help me to help her. I am not asking for much, every penny will make a HUGE difference. The Doctor adviced my family to prepare for the worst, and with my broken heart, I can say if the worst happens I can still use your valuable help.
This is the link for donations https://www.facebook.com/donate/356954444777019/1823216517708752/
Needless to say, I will be eternally grateful to you, and I will return the help if you need it at some point.
Yelitza, madre de dos varones, quien mas que mi sobrina es como una hermana para mi. Nosotros crecimos juntos cuando mi mama murio y mi hermana, quien es la mama de Yelitza, me cuido. El pasado 24 de Diciembre, ella colapso y la llevaron al hospital, pero desafortunadamente el pronostico medico ha sido desesperanzador. Le encontraton herpes en su cerebro, a raiz de una bacteria.
Mi pais, Venezuela, esta sufriendo la peor crisis en su historia, y NO se consiguen los medicamentos que mi querida sorbrina necesita. Pueden conseguirlos en Colombia, pero es un proceso costoso tanta para ellos como para mi.
Desde el fondo de mi corazon, estoy acudiendo a mis mas recondita humildez para pedir ayuda para ayudar a mi sobrina. No estoy pidiendo mucho porque cualquier ayuda no es pequena, y puede hacer una gran diferencia. Los doctores han dicho a mi familia que nos preparemos para lo peor, pero incluso si lo peor pasa, que le pido a Dios que no, podre utilizar la colaboracion recibida para eso.
Este es el enlace donde pueden donar https://www.facebook.com/donate/356954444777019/1823216517708752/
Demas esta decirles que estare eternamente agradecido con ustedes, y devolvere el favor cuando ustedes lo necesiten.
Monday, 18 December 2017
I was in my kitchen with my hubby, John, and my best friend, Amanda O'Sullivan, having a few drinks and celebrating the spirit of this wonderful time of the year. Tha spirit possessed us in such a festive way that we have to sing and dance to the legendary song 'All I want for Christmas is you"
And I would like to share my joy with all of you...
I hope you enjoy it and I hope you are getting ready to have a wonderful wonderful Christmas...
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
As I have said it in previous years, the Christmas spirit is the awakening of all the beauty we possess inside, allow that spirit to possess you throughout the festive season and for the rest of your life.
And always remember there are many things in life we can learn, be trained of or even perform, however, the only thing that should remain unlearned is who we are because who we are is our biggest treasure, and that's the beauty of life.
Enjoy the silly season and have a Happy Christmas together with your family and friends...
Como lo he dicho en anos anteriores, el Espiritu de la Navidad es el despertar de todo lo bonito que llevamos por dentro, permitamos que ese espiritu nos posea en las fiestas decembrinas y hasta el final de nuestras vidas.
Tratemos de siempre recordar que hay muchas cosas en la vida que se pueden aprender, ser entrenados en esas cosas o actuar para demostrar que sabemos esas cosas, pero lo unico que debe permanecer intacto, sin aprender, es quienes somos, porque he alli la belleza de la vida.
Espero disfruten de las fiestas decembrinas. Espero tengan una Feliz Navidad con sus familiares y amigos
Friday, 1 December 2017
December, 1st is World AIDS Day - which is the day designated every year since 1988 to raising awareness to the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.
Since then, science and technology have advanced immensely, so being positive is, in ANY WAY AT ALL, a death sentence ANYMORE.
Back in September, I published a blog post called 'The stigma is in our heads', and the response it had was very good. As a result, one of my readers shared with me an article he wrote talking about his experience as HIV+. I found the article very moving and inspirational, and I am grateful he is sharing this article with the rest of the world through #marlife.
This the article
A pragmatic attitude about being HIV+