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Every Kid Healthy Week, April 20-24

Every Kid Healthy Week, April 20-24

By Xochitl Wilson, Family Programs Manager In 2013, the Action for Healthy Kids organization created Every Kid Healthy Week as an annual observance to celebrate school health and wellness success. During this special week we would like to honor all school affiliates and their daily efforts throughout the school year. […]

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Earth Day 2020 – For People and Planet

Earth Day 2020 – For People and Planet

By Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator The solar system reminds us that, just as the Earth is not at the center of the Universe, neither are we humans the center of the Earth. We, along with the rest of the natural world, are all interconnected within the larger web of […]

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World Health Worker Week – Thank you frontline workers!

World Health Worker Week – Thank you frontline workers!

Submitted by Esperança Intern and Public Health & Health Education Specialist Candidate at Arizona State University, Pearl AineNow more than ever, health workers are being recognized and given appreciation for all their hard work as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.This week, as Esperança celebrates World Health Worker Week, we […]

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A Birthday to Remember

A Birthday to Remember

Daniel Ramirez just celebrated his 13th birthday. Unfortunately, his day wasn’t spent running around with his friends and family in Nogales, Mexico.Daniel was born with cerebral palsy, an abnormal brain development that affects a person’s ability to control their muscles. For most of his life, Daniel has been carried place […]

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Staying Home-bound and Humble

Staying Home-bound and Humble

By Xochtil Wilson, Family Programs Manager In this time of uncertainty, we may be rushing out to buy toilet paper, paper towels, and some type of sanitizing solution. But in this chaotic haste are we forgetting to stay mindful and kind to those around us? Generosity may not be giving […]

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March 24th – American Diabetes Alert Day

March 24th – American Diabetes Alert Day

By Jeri Royce, President & CEO There is much uncertainty and concern in our world today about COVID-19. One thing we are not uncertain about is the impact and seriousness of diabetes on the American public broadly, and specifically on the communities in which Esperança serves. Diabetes impacts approximately 34.2 […]

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury Awareness Month

In 2010, after six years of experience in the nursing field, Carolyn Huang graduated with a Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She quickly found a job pursuing her passion for healthcare at a pain management facility in Fort Mojave, AZ. Unfortunately for Carolyn, a pre-existing condition was about […]

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Imelda is a Survivor. Now, She Has Her Dignity Back.

Imelda is a Survivor. Now, She Has Her Dignity Back.

Imelda is a vibrant, cheerful senior. Other than using a walker to get around Casa Pedro Ruiz Senior Center, you would guess that she is a perfectly healthy elderly woman. But in reality, Imelda is a survivor. A survivor of both ovarian and skin cancer. Most recently, she is a […]

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International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day

Every December 5th on International Volunteer Day we celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. As many of our fellow nonprofit organizations do, Esperança thrives on the power of skilled, passionate volunteers.  Whether it be internationally or right here in Phoenix, dedicated ambassadors are in abundance at Esperança. The epitome […]

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