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Rosa Herrera: Get the Vaccine for Your Family!
Rosa Herrera knows how difficult the battle with COVID-19 can be. Two of her daughters were really sick with COVID-19 in October 2020 and were hospitalized during their infections. Herrera herself got sick, too, but had a mild case. “It was really scary. I couldn’t see them and since both of them were hospitalized at ...
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A.J. Williams: Helping Police, Educators Team Up for Regional Handle With Care Program
As a child, A.J. Williams was exposed to domestic violence. Now a police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, Williams is makin…Trauma & ACES
Abigail Rubio: Changing the Medical School Oath to Address Racism
Abigail Rubio, like all medical students, started her journey to be a doctor with an oath. In the traditional Hippocrati…Education, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Gregory Aune: The Gear Up Against Kids Cancer Bike Ride
Gregory Aune was 16 when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Aune spent a year enduring grueling treatment, losing…Cancer, Latino Cancer
María Elena Bottazzi: The Latina Scientist Who Helped Create a COVID-19 Vaccine
When María Elena Bottazzi left Honduras, she never expected to one day be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Bottazzi is…COVID-19, Vaccines
Gus Alva: Helping Latinos Heal from Parkinson’s Through Storytelling
Living with a cognitive disease is difficult because of how it impacts you and those around you. It can create a stigma,…Clinical Trials, Dementia
COVID Community Corps Spreads Vaccine Awareness to New Jersey Latinos
COVID-19 continues to burden communities of color, particularly low-income and Latino immigrant populations. Often, thes…COVID-19, Vaccines
Ricki Fairley: Fighting for Better Breast Cancer Outcomes Among Black Women
When it comes to triple negative breast cancer, Ricki Fairley is a veteran on the battlefield. “I am a 10-year survivo…Cancer, Clinical Trials
Hilda Ramirez: Advocating for Equitable Policies for Latino Students, Families
As a teenager, Hilda Ramirez saw how the educational system did not support Latino students, limiting their chances for…Education, Increasing Civic Engagement
Silvia López Chavez: Community Advocacy through Art
If one were to walk in the streets of Boston and see a colorful mural, there’s a big chance Silvia López Chavez created…Healthy Food
Dr. Benjamín Aceves: What Éxito! Means to Me
Dr. Benjamín Aceves wasn’t sure if he wanted to pursue a PhD. He was hesitant about the commitment. He didn’t have a bac…Education, Overcoming Harmful Biases