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ARCHANGEL AIRBORNE is about to set off on Mission XVII. The operation of each mission depends on private donations, so we could use your help in a variety of ways. We have reviewed previous clinic activity and have identified conditions most frequently seen at the clinics in the north and south. We have also made a list of the medications that we need to provide for those ailments and illnesses. The following is a list of medications that we need for our upcoming mission. Any meds that we are unable to collect and bring with us will need to be purchased in Haiti.

We would appreciate any donations of the following OTC meds:

Topical anti-fungals, vitamins for adults and children, vaginal antifungal creams (monistat), saline eye drops, topical cortisone creams, Tylenol for adults and liquid for children, antihistamines (Benadryl) capsules and liquid, anti-diarrheals (Imodium) and antibiotic ointments.

We could also use some: band-aids, steri-strips thermometers and crazy glue (medical duct tape)

Medications and supplies can be left in collection boxes in Stu’s office (St. Mary’s ED) as well as in Yellow Pod back room in St. Mary’s ED. Any monetary donations would also be greatly appreciated and help us defray the costs of our mission operations. Thank you so much.

You may also contact me and I would be more than happy to pick up any items that you may have to donate, either in the Waterbury or Litchfield County areas. Feel free to send a message in the FB inbox to make arrangements with me. Thanks! (Meci anpil!!)


Interview via streaming video



video online (1)Check out interview on ORTV : To Dance in the Rain – A Mother and Daughter’s Journey of Hope and Healing ….

This morning’s Crossroads Magazine was very nicely done. We are tremendously grateful to Stephanie Valickis and the Office of Radio and Television from the Archdiocese of Hartford for sharing our story.
ORTV Streaming video which includes our story can be seen at:

Author Talk, Book Signing & Celebration!

To Dance in the Rain – By Clare Keating

A Mother and Daughter’s Journey of Hope and Healing

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 Litchfield Community Center

421 Bantam Road Litchfield CT


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

7:00 p.m.

 Free & Open to Public

Wine, Cheese, Soft drinks & Light Desserts to be served


Author Clare Keating provides perspective and wisdom through the recounting of stories as they occurred in the wake of her daughter Alicia’s suffering a catastrophic brain injury, at the age of sixteen. This book is a ‘How To’ manual for adversity survival.

 In a matter of minutes life as you know it can change. A sudden and catastrophic event shatters the life of someone you love dearly. Something that you could never have imagined dealing with has just happened; you are called upon to do the impossible. As if by instinct, we know how to protect and care for the ones we love, particularly our children. Never doubt yourself and don’t ever give up; what you do will make all the difference in the world.

 Each chapter of To Dance in the Rain provides examples of actions as well as messages of hope for anyone facing such a turn of events.  An ER nurse of now 30 years, Clare has a first hand knowledge of the important role health care providers have in the healing process of the critically ill child as well as their family. As a mother she brings insights to encourage parents to always advocate for their children, and to never give up hope.

 To Dance in the Rain is available for $10.95 through the website: or by contacting Mary Grace Keating at Ceitinn Press: Phone 203-206-3280

                        *Register to attend by calling or emailing The Litchfield Community Center*



We have a new review in yesterday from ‘Kirkus Reviews’




A Mother and Daughter’s Journey of Hope and Healing
Keating, Clare
Ceitinn Press (206 pp.)
ISBN: 978-0-9894652-3-6; May 4, 2014




In this memoir, a mother and daughter defy the limitations of the human body to communicate with each other when fate brings one of them close to death. Not long after 16-year-old Alicia Townsend underwent a standard surgery to remove a cyst that was putting pressure on her brain, she had a severe stroke—with her family anxiously looking on….

The author’s style is charmingly straightforward, which makes for highly readable recollections, as she declines to sugarcoat or censor the details of her experience. This candor and sensitivity blend well with her experience as an emergency room nurse, producing a narrative that’s both medically informed and emotionally intelligent. Although the memoir is strewn with trauma, it offers a fine portrait of perseverance and redemption, as Keating reminds readers that love truly “changes the world.”

An endearingly personal, insightful account of a loved one’s illness.

Pub Date: May 4th, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9894652-3-6
Page count: 206pp
Publisher: Ceitinn Press
Program: Kirkus Indie
Review Posted Online: March 28th, 2014

This one’s for you…

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My dad had always encouraged my writing and rejoiced with me as I hit milestones along the way with the production of To Dance in the Rain. He was sadly taken from us on October 23, 2013. My heart is still broken with the thought that he will never see the completed book.

I join with those of you who have also shared this experience, having a parent or a special loved one unable to be with you when a special moment in life is reached.

Hearts broken, yet full of love, we silently dedicate all that we do to them….

           Dad, this one’s for you!




“Slan agus beannacht suaimhneas siorai da anum”

God Bless and eternal rest to you soul!




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