Brazilian hospital gets its own dialysis machine

Claudio Spiguel (right) helps unveil a sign noting Rotary’s contribution to a new dialysis machine for the ICU in Guaxupé. Photo courtesy of Claudio Spiguel

By Claudio Spiguel, assistant governor for District 4560 and Rotary Foundation committee chair for the Rotary Club of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

I served as president of my club for two consecutive years in 2006-07 and 2007-08, two very busy years. In those years, and the ones since, my club has undertaken a number of important service projects, including one to support a pilot bakery and an industrial sewing training room at a local school for underprivileged children. But perhaps the most memorable project so far has been one that we just completed in May. Continue reading