The Dancing at The Vatican Documentary

The Dancing at The Vatican Documentary

With over 20,000 views, Dancing at the Vatican documentary has been a success, and we hope this film has inspired people. We remember with fondness the trip to the Vatican and remain thankful for the words and warmth Pope Francis delivered to the HD community. The documentary is subtitled in…
Greetings from a New Year

Greetings from a New Year

It is now 9:52pm in Los Angeles and it is officially my birthday in Spain. I was born at 8am on the 8th January of 1972 – 49 years ago today. As I write this, life is the USA is very complicated – we have had an attack on democratic…
A reflection based on a poem by Clint Smith

A reflection based on a poem by Clint Smith

I Just listened to a TED radio podcast with poet and author Clint Smith, reflecting upon the current circumstances which evidence systemic oppression and violence against black Americans. We have all felt horror, frustration and fear in waves during the last few days. It is impossible for most of us,…
Meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican May 18, 2017

Meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican May 18, 2017

Factor-H is pleased to announce a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on May 18, 2017 (11am) to honor Latin American families affected by HD
Roberto

Roberto

I met Roberto and his family when I visited them in April in Juan de Acosta, in the Atlántico State of the Colombian Caribbean coast. Juan de Acosta was considered the second largest HD cluster in the world, although many affected families have left the town in the recent years.…
Colombia April 2016 - Part 3: Stories from Juan de Acosta

Colombia April 2016 - Part 3: Stories from Juan de Acosta

My first – unexpected – science lecture for medical students in Barranquilla, Colombia Barranquilla is close to Juan de Acosta, the second largest cluster of HD patients in the world (to our knowledge). The prevalence was reported quite a few years ago by Dr. Daza in one of the few…
Colombia Trip April 2016 - Part 2

Colombia Trip April 2016 - Part 2

When we finally got our flight to Bogota from Quibdo, it was late at night. the plane was delayed and we did not take off until after 9pm. we landed around 11pm and we had to be back at the airport at 8am for the flight to Santa Marta. At…
Choco, Colombia, April 11-12. PART 1 of our Colombian Visit

Choco, Colombia, April 11-12. PART 1 of our Colombian Visit

Our first leg of the trip to see HD families took us to a place I had never been before. Choco is an area of Colombia bordering Panama on the North and the Amazonian region in the South. Choco has borders with both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, and…