“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”–Nelson Mandela   Thanks to all who have purchased “When Dreams Touch”! YOU have made a dream come true for a young Haitian woman in Fondwa, Haiti!!! Royalties from my 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter sales have been used to establish The University of Fondwa, Hanrahan Dreams for Hope Scholarship. In October 2014, this scholarship was awarded to Tania Lemai  a young woman from Fondwa, Haiti who is now studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Fondwa (UNIF). Tania has worked as a veterinary rural extension agent for the past four years and is a small group member of the Association of Peasants of Fondwa. When she completes her education, Tania plans to support...

Red Flowers for Mother’s Day in Haiti

Red Flowers for Mother’s Day in Haiti

This weekend we celebrated Mother’s Day in the U.S. Without a doubt, being a mom has been the most rewarding and significant aspect of my life. My mother has been gone for 8 years now, but not for 1 minute forgotten. Her unconditional love and support propelled me through some very difficult times in my life and even today, are my touchstone. As we follow the lives of the three main characters in When Dreams Touch, Adelaide, Giselle and Kate, we get a glimpse of the joys and heartbreaks of motherhood. While there are a few similarities between the U.S. and Haiti, there are interesting and concerning differences. Mother’s Day is also celebrated on a Sunday in May in Haiti. But Haitians do not buy cards in which they write something touching to their mothers. They...