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The Importance of Putting Family First: A Story from Lima, Peru

We often hear stories of people who live in underdeveloped countries and the daily struggles they face due to scarce resources. Often times, these countries lack the means to have proper schools, hospitals and help to properly care for their occupants.villa la paz

The second episode of the seventh season of the Telly Award winning show, Family Comes First, Walking Together – Hand in Hand premiers this Monday, October 26th at 1:30 pm. In this week’s episode, we meet with Richard Costa, the Campus Minister at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School and Father Robert Ketcham, Chaplain at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School. They share with us their school’s mission to help the children of Lima, Peru. Together, some students of the school along with Richard Costa and Father Robert Ketcham visit the Villa la Paz Foundation, center for destitute and sick children once a year to provide companionship to the children in the underdeveloped city of Lima, Peru. While in Peru, they also take the children to doctors’ visits, therapy visits and hospital visits that they could not typically get to otherwise.

They also share the story of Dr. Tony and his work with the children who have been abandoned in Peru. He steps in and acts as a father figure for these children who don’t have that love and support.

This is a show you will not want to miss. Be sure to tune in on Monday, October 26th at 1:30 pm to hear about the rewarding experience and the heartfelt mission of St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School. In case you miss it, each episode will also air on Wednesdays at 9:30 am and Thursdays at 1:30 pm & 10:30 pm.

We invite you to watch and be inspired! Family Comes First™ airs exclusively on Telecare TV – Cablevision Channels 29 and 137 , Time Warner channels 106 (Manhattan), 471 (Queens) or Verizon FiOS TV, Channel 296.

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