Monthly Archives: February 2015

I don’t have a problem with friends who ask to borrow money. I love a good laugh as much as the next guy.

**** An Alert ****

Our neighborhood WhatsApp group had a notice distributed about an up coming program at the Children’s Hospital (Hospital del Niño – Panama City) on Monday 23, Tuesday 24, and Wednesday 25.

Now maybe most of the residents in Panama are aware of this, but it is important enough that I am going to post the message in English as well as the original WhatsApp message.

Here is my rough English translation:

Doctors from the Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana will doing free evaluations of children with orthopedic problems. The evaluations will be performed on the first floor behind emergency room. Some of those evaluated may be approved for surgery and all expenses, including transportation and a chaperon, will be paid by the Foundation of Abou Saad Shriners.

The following documentation must be brought to the evaluation: Birth Certificate, Vaccination records, and recent X-rays of the affected area.

The program is for children a few months old to under 18 years.

Interested parties may receive more information by calling 3 15-1515..

The original WhatsApp message follows:

para avisarles que el lunes 23, martes 24 y miercoles 25 de febrero en el Hospital del Niño, en planta baja detras de urgencias; los medicos del Shriners Hospital for Children Sheveport, LA estaran atendiendo a los niños con problemas ortopedicos gratuitamente y de ser aprobados para cirugia entrarian al programa de la Fundacion de Abou Saad Shriners para ser operados en USA con todos los gastos pagos acompañados de su tutor. Solo deben traer: certificado de nacimiento, control de vacunas y la radiografia del area afectada mas reciente. El programa es para niños de meses hasta 18 años. Si saben de algun caso pueden darle estos datos o que llamen al 3 15-1515
Por si conocen a alguien q le interese

If you know of a Panamanian family in Chiriquí that might benefit from this program, you might want to make sure they know about it.

Lord, grant me the courage to be the person I am under my breath.

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Section Closed February 25

The latest ACS message from the U.S. Embassy in Panama City follows:

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THE U.S. CONSULAR SECTION (AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES, FEDERAL BENEFITS, AND VISAS UNITS) WILL BE CLOSED ON
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015, DUE TO STAFF TRAINING

The entire Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Panama will be closed to the public on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. No routine service will be available those days in the Visas, American Citizen Services, or Federal Benefits Units. If you are an American Citizen and have an emergency, please contact the Embassy at 317-5000 and they will put you in contact with the appropriate officer.

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, the Consular Section will resume full operations with its regular schedule (please see http://panama.usembassy.gov).

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LA SECCION CONSULAR (OFICINAS DE SERVICIOS A CIUDADANOS ESTADOUNIDENSES, BENEFICIOS FEDERALES Y VISAS) ESTARAN CERRADAS EL MIERCOLES, 25 DE FEBRERO DE 2015
POR ENTRENAMIENTO

La Sección Consular de la Embajada de los Estados Unidos en Panamá estará cerrada al público el día miercoles 25 de febrero de 2015. No se realizarán trámites de rutina en las secciones de Visas, Servicios a Ciudadanos Estadounidenses ni Beneficios Federales durante esos días. Si usted es un ciudadano estadounidense y tiene una emergencia, por favor llame a la Embajada al 317-5000, y ellos le pondrán en contacto con el oficial adecuado para atenderle.

La Sección Consular atenderá nuevamente al público en su horario regular (favor ver la siguiente página de internet: http://panama.usembassy.gov) a partir del día jueves, 26 de febrero de 2015.

I can cope with voices in my head but the voices outside my head drive me crazy.