Escuela Hospital, the largest public hospital in Honduras was designed for 7,000 births annually and has been outdated for decades. In 2014 the hospital expects to attend an estimated 25,000 births.
7/10 Deaths that occur in the childrens wing of the hospital are newborns.
In April, Katie Castro suffered the worst loss a mother can imagine - the death of her infant daughter, Lily. Now, just five months later, Castro has been presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Little Angels of Honduras, a nonprofit organization founded locally by Chautauqua County natives Christian Perry and Katie Castro, begins a fundraising initiative Monday involving four local high schools. This initiative is based on the belief that young people in Chautauqua County have the ability to impact the larger, global community for good. The schools participating are Maple Grove Jr.-Sr. High School, Falconer Central School, Frewsburg Central School and Jamestown High School.
The cruel reality in hospitals in Honduras crosses borders and in solidarity with newborn children, a group of Honduran and U.S. citizens have created the Angels Foundation.Federico Alvarez, an adviser to the foundation, explained that even though Honduras has big needs, they have decided to focus on newborns and "give them a chance of life" children.