From July 26, 2022

Some years ago in the Journal, I wrote that the poor never get a vacation from the misery, struggles, and hardships of their lives. Back in May 2020 I had covid in Haiti. I was really sick…over 70 and had asthma. I was on oxygen 24 hours a day for seven days. The Missionaries of Charity thought I was going to die…they called for a priest to give me the Last Rites. I elected to stay at Santa Chiara. Just two weeks before I got sick, I hired a young, woman doctor who lived near us. She stayed with me around the clock. She believed I would die…I was that sick.

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