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Making Each Day Count in Juarez

Janet, a survivor of ovarian cancer, started blogging when she was undergoing treatment for her illness.  After her recovery, fans of her writing asked that she continue documenting her experiences.  The result is the blog, Making Each Day Count.  Recently Janet blogged about a warning the residents of El Paso received from their mayor about the dangers of visiting El Paso’s “sister city”, Juarez, but she didn’t let it stop her from volunteering at the Santo Niño Project for children with special needs in Anapra (on the west side of Juarez).

The families of our children come from other parts of Juarez in addition to Anapra.  We have a van that picks up some of them and we drive to get others closer to the clinic.  It’s difficult to push wheelchairs or carry children up the sandy roads.  We had an ordinary day: Tai Chi, massage, Reiki, baths in the jacuzzi, games, lunch, crafts, haircuts.  Before lunch one of the mothers led us in prayer.  She thanked God for the clinic and for our benefactors.  She thanked God for the blessing of children with special needs who teach us so much about love.  She prayed for an end to the violence and for protection for everyone. Amen.

Check out Janet’s post entitled Juarez to read about the rest of her day at The Santo Niño Project.