Category Archives: Dominican Republic

Mary’s story

*written by Rachel Spoelstra, 12 years old *parents – read ahead before reading to your child as some of the circumstances of Mary’s life include being sexually abused by her father *Mary’s name has been changed to protect her identity … Continue reading

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Luis’s story

What do you want to be when you grow up? We all have dreams about what we want our life to look like when we are older. Perhaps you want to go to college and study to be a scientist, … Continue reading

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Jenni’s* story

***Jenni’s real name is not given to protect her identity. Although Jenni* was born in Haiti, she was brought to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic especially for children who have a disease called HIV which can lead to AIDS. … Continue reading

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Edwin’s story

We would like to introduce you to a young man name Edwin, who lives in the Dominican Republic.  The Dominican Republic is bordered by Haiti, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.  The official language of the Dominican Republic is … Continue reading

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Kate’s Story

One week after Kate was born, her mother died of a disease called AIDS.  (AIDS is a disease that attacks a persons immune system making it hard for them to stay healthy and strong.)  Her father abandoned her when her mother … Continue reading

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