HBI’s Medical Director, Dr. Robert Gehringer, just returned from a month-plus long trip all around Perú. Traveling with our colleague, Srta. Lidia Ruiz, Dr. Bob made his way through a number of trains, planes and automobiles. Check out the following brief excerpt from his travel diary: So after a 5-6 year hiatus, I’m finally back […]
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Every couple of weeks or so, I receive a call from a loyal supporter. He calls to chat about the work of HBI – and to encourage me. Let’s call him Jim, as he has not permitted me to use his real name. Jim is a super nice guy. He always tells me what a […]
Resilience. We talk about resilience a lot in the work of HBI. It is the foundation of our efforts with the boys living in the Casa Girasoles program. It is a critical part of our advocacy and support for the families in the Ines Project. But what does resilience mean? I learned firsthand over the […]
I arrived in Lima this morning. Bright and early. Nothing compares to a redeye. Arghh. Late last night, as I prepared to depart from Atlanta, I received a message from one of the HBI staff. They said, “There are protests, and they are turning violent. The president just declared a ‘State of Emergency.’ I am […]
We just got back from vacation. Our trip to Cabo San Lucas was a reverse “staycation.” We did not go anywhere – no restaurants, no trips to the beach, no excursions, just pool time, daily walks, and lots of family time. We spent our entire week in México at a rental house. It was awesome. […]
Last night, I got back to my hotel room and quickly scrolled through my emails. One of the subject lines caught my eye, “A sad goodbye to Paul Farmer.” What, I thought . . . Dr. Paul Farmer? The physician and anthropologist who I have admired for nearly two decades. How could he be dead? […]
I’m a big fan of the late Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue. O’Donohue writes with such depth and clarity that his work is timeless. I recently read some of his poems, and I found his words to be critical in the current world challenges. The essence of life is beauty. Not the type of beauty […]
I run every morning. Well, make those most mornings. I run with a buddy from medical school who I have known for nearly 30 years. We take Rio, our family Standard Poodle. As many of you know, we live in the Pacific Northwest, and, in the winter months – that means rain and mud. Some […]
I bet you’ve heard some version of the Loren Eiseley short story about the old man and the starfish on the beach. You know the one . . . okay, in case you don’t, let me start with an adaptation of the story – Once upon a time, an old man used to go to the beach […]