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by Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D., CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic Recently, a man in his sixties showed up at the clinic for treatment of the sore on his foot. He was a diabetic, who had been untreated for many years. Almost homeless, a friend gives him shelter, and they share food (what there is of it). He…

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Karl Virtue understands the importance of language. A native of Boston, Virtue moved to Houston over 40 years ago taking a job as a writer in public relations. Now retired, he has volunteered as an ESL instructor at CHRISTUS Learning Center for over 10 years. CHRISTUS Learning Center gives participating students a new lease on…

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For Johnathan Vallery, God brought him to CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread. Originally from Louisiana, Vallery has been living in Galveston since he was two. Five years ago he was introduced to CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread. Vallery was working for a security company and substituted for the regular security officer at CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread. After…

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In mid-March, schools across the city shut down to protect students and staff from the spread of COVID-19. CHRISTUS School Clinics Medical Assistants are temporarily providing support to other missions, including CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic and CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic. CHRISTUS School Clinics’ Ursula Villarreal, Nohemi Flores and Denisse Hardy have undertaken a critical project for…

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While our Health Living Mobile Clinics may not be in the community due to COVID-19, that doesn’t mean patient care isn’t coming first. Bilingual Registered Nurse Natalie Bonilla (pictured) is still caring for those Mobile Clinic patients with critical lab results – high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure – via phone. “My calls are to…

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