Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sep 14, 2013 / 05:06 am
A rehabilitation clinic for the handicapped in Port-au-Prince will soon be opened in honor of Father Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, an Argentinean priest who will be beatified Sept.14.
The new clinic will be called "Kay Gabriel," which means "Gabriel's House." The inspiration behind the initiative is an Argentine physical therapist named Norma Lopez, who has been working in Haiti since the earthquake in 2010 that devastated the country.
Lopez works with a team of volunteers that care for adults with neurological disorders, as well as special-needs children and their families.
The idea for "Kay Gabriel" came after Lopez began working with the survivors of the earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 10, 2010. Hundreds of Haitians injured by the quake began seeking treatment at Saint Damien Hospital and pushing the underdeveloped health care system to its limits.