The days have been busy and my foot is healing, slowly but surely.  Our chicken pen at the orphange is nearing completion.  School classes are out for the winter until February.  I am, however, giving private English language lessons to three other groups, which keeps me busy four days of the week.  Tomorrow, Wednesday, I leave for another medical brigada high in the mountains above the city of Comayagua at an aldea called Valle Bonito.  Truly a beautiful place; I have been there before.  Two weeks ago I was with a brigada at another mountain aldea organized by an entirely Honduran medical team and we attended to 415 medical patients and 80 dental patients that day.  Next week I have a four-day workshop in Choluteca, Honduras’ southernmost departamento noted for its hot weather and the following week I have a return appt with my orthopedist in Tegucigalpa.  I finally received my new replacement camera from the states, sent by my wonderful daughter Andrea: now I have to figure out how to use the dang thing.  Finally, my own pictures to accompany the narrative.  Just in time to record our Thanksgiving dinner at the orphanage.  Truly something for which to be thankful.

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About Fortunato Velasquez

Fortunato Velasquez received his Registered Nurse's license from the State of California during the month that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. On February 15, 2020, my friend and the director of the Fundación Señor San José in La Paz, La Paz, Honduras, Sister Edith Suazo Fernandez died at the age of 47. https://youtu.be/Poqcf0vn0qQ This a video of her funeral.

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