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2020 6/Oct

My dear friends, Thank you so much for your support of the BHF, which provides scholarships and mentorship to our dear, underprivileged Romanian college students. This year, more than ever before, our students have had to cope with hardships. Many of their dorms have been closed down for months, access to medical care and food

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2020 6/Oct

Dear Blue Heron Supporters, I hope this letter finds you doing as well as possible under the circumstances and discovering a new balance in navigating the world we now find ourselves in. Out-of-joint times call for out-of-the-box thinking, for Blue Heron no less than for many different individuals, communities, and organizations around the world. For

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2020 5/Aug

When quarantine started, Aurelia and Mihaela, both medical students (2nd and final year), found themselves isolated in overcrowded, rural environments, with limited access to the internet.  In the midst of the chaos, a light went on, and, realizing they attended the same medical school, UMF in Iasi, we worked with their U.S. mentors to facilitate

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2020 5/Aug

This is always a very hard category because the majority of the relationships between our students and mentors are remarkable, unique, engaged and very alive. We chose to highlight Attila and Ildiko and will let the student’s testimony speak for itself: Life is hard for a child from a children’s home. He has to solve

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2020 5/Aug

We know first hand that this virus is not a joke. In early April, one of our students became infected with Covid after her roommate returned from Italy and failed to self-quarantine. She quickly developed the known symptoms and spent two grueling weeks in the hospital, overridden by trying physical ailments and, most of all,

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