Why One Health?

By Janet Hendrickson, FNP-C I have always been drawn to animals and, other than a few years when I was in college, I’ve always had at least one dog or cat in my family.  Animals are a source of joy and comfort. And, for me, they are most definitely a member of the family. Without them,…

Regreso a Guatemala!

By Janet Hendrickson, FNP-C In 2014, I had an opportunity to spend one month living in Quetzeltenango (also known as Xela), Guatemala. The purpose of my trip was to study Spanish at Pop Wuj Spanish School. I chose this program because it offered one on one Spanish classes, living with a host family, and the…

Until We Meet Again in Guatemala

By Tyree Mack When I was asked to join the Changing the Streets team for the Guatemala trip, I instantly said yes. My dog, Quetzal, was rescued from Xela, Guatemala, 5 years ago. I wanted to gain a first-hand experience of his home country. I’ve only grown up in ignorance about the livelihood of Guatemala:…

“This Too Shall Pass,” Covid-19 and One Health

“This Too Shall Pass.” I can still hear my Mother uttering those words whenever I was frustrated and felt like life was throwing curve balls my way. With the whole world being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, I cannot help but think of her “words of wisdom.”  Just a few short weeks ago, life was moving…