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Name:          Elizabeth Warren 
Comments:  Dorothy, 

Good to see photos of you on this excellent web site.  

Let me introduce myself.  I am the person who transcribed your taped account from questions posed by the Owl and Panther group during the 2001 interview at Southside Church, Tucson.  It gave me great pleasure to do this project (from Marge Pellegrino).

Posted:         Sat, 6 Sep 2003 15:02:53 -0700 (PDT)

Name:          Shawna Doran 
Comments:  Dorthea, you saved and have changed so many lives, in Nica and all those who worked with you or heard your stories. I look forward to working with you soon. En paz y luz, Shawna

Posted:         Wed, 17 Jul 2002 22:52:55 -0700 (PDT)

Name:          Mario Tristan 
Comments:  We share the Nigaraguan people's happiness for Dorothy Granda's return. As a tribute to her work, the IHCAI Foundation is presenting her with the IHCAI Foundation Annual Dr. Hugo Behm Rosas Award. The ceremony will be held in San José, Costa Rica on July 18th, 2002.

Posted:         Thu, 27 Jun 2002 22:39:47 -0700 (PDT)

Name:          Daniel H. Shubin
Comments:  A website is now available for a free copy of the book, Conflict of 
          Ages, a Treatise on the Dichotomy between Military Service and Christian 
          Pacifism, on the website: 
          The book deals with the Old Testament view of warfare, the New Testament 
          teachings of Jesus; the attitude of the early Church toward the military; a 
          history of Christian pacifism from apostolic times to the present, and the 
          present role of the Christian pacifist. 

Posted:         Tue, 21 May 2002 15:57:49 -0700

Name:            Nancy Eckel
Comments:    Dear Dorothy:  I am thrilled at the possibility of giving you an old fashioned abrazo in person!  Your work is awesome and I have followed you, as you know, for all the years since WFP. God's grace clearly rests upon you, and though the Aleman government has been so terrible (and the Jeb Bush types) God is opening another door, I am sure!  I love you and your fruitful efforts and keep you in my prayers, always.  Nancy
Suggestions:   Let the Oprah people know about Dorothy.  I have been trying for several years, but so far, nothing.  It could give Dorothy the forum she needs to morfe widely inform people, and to educate them.  Nancy Eckel

Posted:          Fri, 9 Nov 2001 08:01:59 -0800 (PST)

Name:          Charles Joseph Scanlon
Questions:   It looks like Dorothy will visit the Northeast in the week after the Nicaraguan presidential elections that are now being rigged by the USA the way we rigged our own. My question is: Will she be passing near Hartford CT? At the least I can offer her rest and relaxation and recreation. Another question is: Who is the regional coordinator so I may assist in setting up speaking events, etc. especially at the UCONN Medical center or the Children's Hospital in Hartford. I have at least one contact that might be helpful and interested and could do some footwork to get more. I would really like to help out.
Charles Joseph Scanlon
P.O. Box 7143
Bloomfield CT 06002
(860) 243-8619
Comments:   I was in Nicaragua with Witness for Peace from March 1986 through July 1988. I had also visited with another church group (the Maryknoll Fathers) in early to mid 1984, I believe (it was a long time ago now!)

WIth WFP I drove the parish ambulance for Bocana de Paiwas, outside of Rio Blanco. The other road goes out to Mulukukú
(I can still remember the song of Mulukukú). I always wanted to but never did make it all the way down that road to Mulukukú. I caught hepatitis and recovered in the capital and everything changed. I cannot tell you how intensely I still remember my years of glory in Nicaragua, and how much I miss her. I remember the good friends from Paiwas who died- like Camren, the parish leader who got hit by a claymore mine on the way into town. I wonder how the families are out there. I would REALLY like to go back. although I realize a great drought has gripped the nation and that "our" man in Managua, Alemán, blames it on the people who will vote against him in the upcoming elections and their lack of Faith. I really miss Managua and could probably even recall the bus routes there! But the greatest joy was always to get out of town and up north through Matagalpa.

Man, do I miss it.

Anyway I met Dorothy Granada (and Charles) a few times at the WFP HQ in Managua. What a smile and an inspiration. I miss her heroism as well. The most courageous person I ever met. I hope she is well, and her wisdom holds her, and we all pray for and with her. I would like to help. I want to help. Please be in touch.

Posted:         Sun, 30 Sep 2001 17:45:51 -0700 (PDT)

Name:          Mary Compton
Questions:   How can I help now?
Comments:   Dear Dorothy, I was privileged to meet you and work with you in July-August, 1990. I wanted to return to Nicaragua, but my parents needed more care then. I built a house for them in San Marcos, Texas at their request and assumed full-time care of them until 1995. I did not know of these recent happenings to you and the Women's Health Clinic until I received the newsletter this morning. I plan to contact my legislators, the president, and several human rights groups and several religious groups with which I work. I hope to see you in September at the Church Women United in Texas meeting on the 15th. With love and admiration, Mary Compton

Posted:         Wed, 27 Jun 2001 15:10:17 -0700 (PDT)

Name:          Julie S. K. Deuel
Comments:   Dearest Godmother, I just wanted you to know how happy mom and I are to hear that the clinic had been reopened! I have the photos that you asked me for, and I was wondering when and to who I send them, and if you've got an available address? How's Natali? Please tell her that I miss her very much, Joe, and Suki. I also wanted you to know that my English grade from this past semester was a B+. Most of all I miss you and love you very much, and I'd love to hear from you! I'm recovering from a bout with severe sciatica, and that I start school again in three weeks. Mom and I are also going to be attending her family reunion in late July, out in Oregon. Katie and Dwight are doing well, and Tom jr is finishing his Phd at Harvard. Lastly, I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed my visit with you, and hope that if it's o. k. with you and mom, that I'd like to come for another visit sometime in the future. Thinking, Missing, and Praying for you, your goddaughter, Julie.

Posted:         Thu, 24 May 2001 10:34:25 -0700 (PDT)

Name:          Nadine L. Monn
Comments:   Dorothy, I'm glad that the Clinic has reopened, even if it's being closely monitored. Hopefully someone with the right kind of knowledge and experience can help out with the building spec adjustments that you'll need done. I will be praying for you, the clinic, the patients, everyone in Mulukuku, and for Nicaragua in general. Let me know if there's anything more I can do.
Abrazos y Shalom! Nadine
PS--I still have no idea why the Ministra wrote back to me...would love to figure that one out.

Posted:         Thu, 15 Mar 2001 12:03:39 -0800 (PST)

Name:          Kimberly Evenchik
E-mail:        Kim
Comments:   Hello Dorothy, I am glad to hear you are safe and sound. I am a friend of Christopher's in Tucson. Your son is very proud of his mother...and I can see why. Your work and your life are very inspiring to us. I think I can speak on behalf of many peace activists, health-care workers and volunteers in the human rights organizations when I say: THANK YOU for doing the work you do, for being so brave, and for living in a place where our hearts are, but where we cannot be right now. I hope to meet you someday, and in the meantime I hope I can give something so needed and empowering to the people around me! This website makes me feel better about using a computer and the internet! Viva La libertad aquí, allí y en todo el mundo. Love, Kim

Posted:         Sat, 10 Mar 2001 13:08:49 -0800 (PST)

Name:          Dustin Cole
Comments:   Hello Daniel,

Many thanks for the information you've provided about Dorothy Granada. My name is Dustin Cole. I met Dorothy last fall in Albuquerque, NM while she was visiting the with friends from St. Anthony's Pharmacy, an organization which provides assistance to the clinic in Mulukuku. I was asked by several people from St. Anthons's Pharmacy and Dorothy to develop a website for the clinic in Mulukuku. Dorothy provided me with many photos which I have scanned and prepared for the web and several "Del Corazon de Nicaragua" newsletters which she distributes periodically. I was to visit Dorothy Granda in Mulukuku this past December to take some medicines, supplies, etc. from St. Anthony's Pharmacy and work with Dorothy to gather information, take photos, etc. for a website. Unfortunately, the week before I was to visit Dorothy, she was forced into hiding. I am elated that she has returned to Mulukuku and can continue her amazing work.

I'm not sure whether I will still have the opportunity to visit Dorothy, however, I would like to place the information (photos, newsletters, etc) she gave me on the web. Given the fact that you have already created a terrific site with information about Dorothy, and have drawn many people to it, I was wondering if you would you be willing to add several pages about the clinic, women's center, etc. I could create the pages for you or supply you with the the photos & captions, "Del Corazon del Nicaragua" newsletters, etc. You've done a tremendous job and I would be thrilled at the opportunity to work with you in supporting Dorothy's efforts.

Gracial Mil,

Dustin Cole

Dustin M. Cole
National Diabetes Prevention Center /
University of New Mexico
Prevention Research Center
2701 Frontier NE Surge 251
Albuquerque, NM 87131
505.272.8367 phone
505.272.4857 fax

Posted:         Sat, 24 Feb 2001 14:53:02 -0700

Name:          Lorraine Caputo
Comments:   Ay, Dorothy. How I still remember meeting you in the church in Chajul, Guatemala-- oh, I guess around '93, it was. I was spending the winter between Alaskan summers in Mexico & Central America. You had taught me much that afternoon.

Many times when I've been in Nicaragua, I have wanted to come visit you there in Mulukuku. But, for the work I would be doing in Esteli, as well as time & safety factors, I could never make it. I hope some day to do so, and to know your work.

Thank you for the work you are continuing to do there, & for hanging strong. Un abrazo grandote, compañera Dorotea.

Lorraine Caputo

Posted:         Sat, 24 Feb 2001 13:43:21 -0800 (PST)

Name:          Mary Dutcher
Comments:   Hello to Dorothy and whoever reads this,
        My name is Nick Wilkinson. I am an Antioch College student in Ohio studying Communications and Education. I actually met Dorothy once in a church in Seattle. I really enjoyed hearing about her work in Mulukuku. I am looking for a coop abroad this summer and I thought of the clinic and Mulukuku. I wondered if there are any opportunities there to work in an education-related field. My Spanish is good although getting rustier the longer I don't use it. Please contact me if there are any opportunities there in your vicinity.

        Our college has a relation with El Jicaro, Nicaragua in teaching English but I would prefer to work in another education area. I heard about your recent difficulties with the government. I hope everything is okay. In solidarity,

Nick Wilkinson

Posted:         Thu, 22 Feb 2001 16:37:36 -0800

Name:          Mary Dutcher
Questions: How are Noel and Grethel?
Comments:   Coincidentally, I happened to be in Louisville for a National Farm Worker Ministry (my job) meeting at the Presbyterian Church (USA) national center a week or so ago. Both Maria Arroyo and Peter Kemmerlee (sp?), my predecessors in Mulukuku, work there. I hadn't seen them for years. So it was coincidental for all these previous Mulukukenos to be together in this time of crisis for Mulukuku. God's in charge of coincidence and timing.

Posted:         Thu, 15 Feb 2001 09:28:33 -0800 (PST)

Name:          Louis A. Shapiro
Comments:   Keep up the good work! I hope you continue to help women to be the way God wants to be - to love and be loved by all!

Posted:         Wed, 14 Feb 2001 13:59:29 -0800 (PST)

Name:          Jacquelyn Marie
Comments:   February 12, 2001

Dear Dorothy,

We, at the Santa Cruz Women's Health Center, want to congratulate you for winning in the Appeals Court in Nicaragua.

We are very pleased that you are safe, healthy, and happy and able to return to the Women's Clinic in Mulukuku and continue your most needed work for women and children.

We send you our very best wishes.

En solidaridad para la salud de las mujeres and los ninos.
¡Enhorabuena! de las mujeres de el Centro de Salud Para Mujeres de Santa Cruz.

Posted:         Tue, 13 Feb 2001 11:28:04 -0800

Name:          Jean Eberhardt
Comments:   Hi Dorothy, here's a really big Pacific Northwest hug from the Thurston-Santo Tomas Sister County Association. I can't tell you how excited we are for the re-opening of the clinic in Mulukuku and your physical return into the public sphere. The whole situation has had so many people here on edge. We can only hope (and continue to pressure) that NGOs and cooperatives are repected for the important contributions made, without regard to political affiliations. May your freedom lend strength and renewed viability to the struggles of NGOs under persecution. Te felicitamos por el exito tuyo y la paciencia que muestras. Quedamos siempre a tu lado y con las mujeres de la cooperativa. Te deseamos mucha suerte. Hasta pronto, Jean Eberhardt

Posted:         Mon, 12 Feb 2001 00:13:09 -0800 (PST)

Name:          WILBUR

Posted:         Tue, 6 Feb 2001 05:44:04 -0800 (PST)

Name:          Jacqui
Comments:   My sincere best wishes go to Dorothy and all those involved. If there is anything that a single South African could possibly do to assist, then please let me know.

Posted:         Mon, 29 Jan 2001 11:59:38 -0800 (PST)

Name:          Frank Kendrick
Comments:   I admire you and what you are doing in Nicaragua very much. I particularly like what you are doing in the face of President Aleman's repressive actions and threats. Keep up the good work. You're very courageous and my heart goes out to you.

Posted:         Tue, 30 Jan 2001 10:07:32 -0600

Name:          Jere Chapin
Comments:   Hi Dorothy. I am sorry I was not able to come to Nicaragua this year but Ed has kept me fuly informed. I just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have been in touch with our Wisconsin senators Kohl and Feinstein and will continue to do so. Sincerely, Nancy Chapin.

Posted:         Tue, 30 Jan 2001 10:07:32 -0600

Name:        Philip Beard
Comments:   Thanks so much for this fine contribution to the welfare of Dorothy and her clinic. I've just contacted Rep. Lynn Woolsey's office in Washington to make sure she was aware of the situation and taking appropriate action. the staff member I spoke to assured me Rep. Woolsey has signed on to the Farr/Mckinney letter, and will be informing me soon of her further efforts on Dorothy's behalf.

Posted:         Wed, 10 Jan 2001 12:34:56 -0800 (PST)

Name:          friend of Nicaragua
E-mail:        Not given
Comments:   As a fellow long-term NGO employee working here in Nicaragua, I am unfortunately afraid to post my name on this website. We in the NGO community here do not know how far the Nicaraguan government plans to go-- their horrible treatment of Dorothy is already too far. This situation is beyond Dorothy. It involves us all, and above all it involves the many Nicaraguan people who have been denied access to health care since the Center where Dorothy worked was shut down.

Posted:        Thu, 4 Jan 2001 15:16:26 -0800 (PST)

Name:          David Belt
Comments:   Dorothy, friend and mentor to hundreds of us, is constantly in our thoughts and prayers. So, too, are the thousands of persons now without the tremendous health care the clinic provided the region around Mulukukú. Blessings on her, and on all those who are helping to keep her plight before us.

Posted:        Mon, 1 Jan 2001 19:30:32 -0800 (PST)

Name:          John Chesnut
Comments:   I have discussed the case of Dorothy Granada with Kristin Neubauer recently. She is a young assitant Producer with Dateline/NBC who is presently working on a Fulbright grant in El Salvador and Nicaragua. The topic of her grant is development of the media subsequent to the civil wars.
     I described my personal experiences meeting Dorothy Granada and suggested to Kristin that her current persecution might be of interest to her study. Kristin volunteered to contact her personal acquaintances at NY Times, Boston Globe and CNN regarding this case. We downloaded the update dispatches of your web site, but she is lacking background information on the clinic and Dorothy herself, save my own recollections.
     I believe that a contact by you to Kristin Neubauer would be welcomed and fruitful.
     Additionally, Here in Monteverde I have described the need for urgent action to the Friends and others whom have promised to respond.
                                          John Chesnut

Posted:        Sun, 31 Dec 2000 15:43:43 -0600 (CST)

Name:          Don Clark
Comments:   Thanks for the great website and love and prayers to "Santa Dorotea"! I was in Mulukuku when all the harassment began. Dorothy's only concern was for the people of Mulukuku and her guests.

Posted:        Fri, 29 Dec 2000 08:43:41 -0800 (PST)

Name:          Sue Severin
Comments:   I really appreciate all you're doing to keep the pressure up and the news coming out. Dorothy's an old friend, I've worked with her in Mulukuku and hope to be back out there one of these days - with her!

Posted:        Fri, 22 Dec 2000 10:44:21 -0800 (PST)

Name:         Jim Herning
Comments:  Great to have this website. Thank you. Dorothy & all are in my prayers and thoughts.
                                          Jim Herning, Santa Clara, CA
Posted:        Fri, 22 Dec 2000 10:44:21 -0800 (PST)

Name:         Carolyn Scarr
Website(s):  EPI/CALC
Posted:        Thu, 21 Dec 2000 07:39:33 -0800 (PST)

Name:         John in San Francisco
Comments:  Today, on KPFA radio in Berkeley, CA I heard a broadcast on a news show called Flashpoints, interviewing a woman who was talking about a woman named Dorothy who had gone down to Nicaragua 10 years ago, and has been helping the poor down there ever since. The story was about how the Nicaraguan government had threatened to deport her for supposedly treating Sandanista rebels in her clinic. I believe that this woman is an old friend of mine, and I was hoping to find information about her on your website. The person being interviewed on the show said that there was a website that had information about her, but it doesn't seem to exist on your server. Do you know anything about this?

Webster:     Sorry 'bout that. The URL is case sensitive. Please let people know to type: with a capital "D".

Posted:       Tue, 19 Dec 2000 22:27:18 -0800

Name:         Daniel Beck Abrahamson Zwickel-Wicks
E-mail:       Reb Tevye
Comments:  Thank you for visiting us!
Posted:        Wed, 20 Dec 2000 12:16 am (PST)


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