This blog is a plática, a conversation, in both Spanish and English about being a Boricua, a Puerto Rican, en la luna, or on the moon (or on its metaphorical facsimile: the United States). The phrase is the title of a poem by Juan Antonio Corretjer, which was made into a song by Roy Brown and updated by Puerto Rican Spanish-rock group Fiel a la Vega.
As many of you know, I am among the 1.4 million adults and children
in the United States
alone whose lives have been affected by Chron's
disease and Colitis. Along with my husband,
I will be walking in the
Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk to raise money so that maybe
others won't have to suffer from these diseases as much as I did.
Take Steps is CCFA's national evening walk and celebration and the
nation's largest event dedicated
to finding cures for digestive
diseases. We will enjoy a casual 2-3 mile stroll and raise money for
crucial research, bringing us closer to a future free from Crohn's
disease and ulcerative colitis.
Your donation will help support local patient programs, as well as
important research projects.
This cause is important to us and I
appreciate your help as we fight for a cure!
Please consider making a donation
to support CCFA!
Gracias, Ivonne Marie