Oct 14 2012
Small changes can make a big difference in a child’s life, particularly for orphans with special needs who are receiving little or no medical care at Guatemala’s orphanages.
“A lot of the children are in wheelchairs and they are older and they’ve been in these positions for a long time so they’re just kind of stuck,”…
With so many people needing help in the U.S., why volunteer in another country?
It’s a question that Catherine Stengel, 44, is prepared to answer.
“There is no doubt that there are many people in need and rampant poverty in parts of the U.S.,” she explains. “But what you see overseas is how culture and governmental strife…
Next Saturday, about 30 Mike’s Angels volunteers will convene in the Atlanta airport for the foundation’s third-annual mission to Guatemala’s orphanages.
The group includes both first-timers and veterans, their ages ranging from 12 to 70. Among them are eight St. Pius’ high-school students and alumni, three lawyers, four therapists, one doctor, and few moms and their daughters,…
A ban on adoptions has left hundreds of thousands of children stranded in Guatemalan orphanages. While concerned organizations are working to get the ban lifted, the children wait. In the meantime, numerous groups of volunteers, many from the U.S., travel to Guatemala to help with donations, labor and love.
Guatemala, a country that used to rank at the top in terms of number of children being adopted by foreign parents, now finds itself with thousands of children being stranded in orphanages without the prospect of finding a home. The following story describes what lead to the current situation and the work of many foreign…
Anna Ermakova thought she’d have a better chance of meeting a suitable husband over the Internet than in her own hometown of Kursk, Russia, where the ratio of men to women is one to five—a lingering consequence of the devastating WWII casualties in that area.
“To recover from that huge loss, it’s going to take Russia…
Atlanta officially became part of the food-truck nation this weekend with the opening of Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market on April 26.
Two young entrepreneurs leased a lot in the high-traffic quadrant between Howell Mill Road and I-75 and turned it into an outdoor eatery where patrons can choose from a range of menus.
Nine years after losing his nine-year old son Killian to leukemia in 2003, Clay Owen, a media spokesman at AT&T, still has trouble getting through an interview about childhood cancer without becoming emotional.
Clay and his wife, Grainne, are among thousands of parents whose lives took a dramatic turn the day they were told one of…
POW frees captives of their fears from Maria Schnabel on Vimeo.Lee Ellis will never forget Nov. 7, 1967. That’s the day when, as a 24-year old U.S. Air Force fighter pilot on a mission over North Vietnam, his plane was shot down.
Nor will he forget the years he spent in captivity…
Two months after our first interview with funk-music band-promoter Allyson Stevens, we check in with her and find her as excited about her business as ever. Last year, Stevens quit her job at a vet clinic in order to focus on the music business full time through her now two-year-old company, The Good Foot.