Tag archive for ‘Conditions and Diseases’
By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Venessa Taught Me About World Down Syndrome Day… & Introduced Me to Julian & Noel

A few days ago, one of our readers introduced me to Julian & Noel… She shared a heart warming story about how she followed her heart and today has the perfect family. She shared this incredibly personal More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, January 26th, 2014

You Will Never Believe What Rosario Dawson Told Us When Nobody Was Watching!

This Rosario Dawson Video Won’t Go Viral, But Really Should… (that is a hint, you should probably share this) During last year’s Feria De Salud, Actress / Activist Rosario Dawson stopped by  after More...

By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Por Tu Familia Pioneer Rosa Rosen Has Transitioned…

I just got this email from Helene Velazquez from the American Diabetes Association… the Por Tu Familia committee has lost one of our own… Rosa Rosen, a passionate and determined voice in the fight against More...

By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Yexenia’s Story: Social and Sugar Free

Social and Sugar Free We live in one of the most fun cities in the world with tons of restaurants and bars to pick from. There’s always a place to go to for a social Latina like me. However, being diabetic can More...

By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

I Have To Stop Lying To Myself, So I Can Live Healthier

So as the clock struck 12 last night we collectively reflected on all aspects of our life. Between glasses of your drink of choice (mine was Coquito) we strategized on how we will make our lives better in some way More...

By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Yes… I have Diabetes, help me fight it.

And my father had diabetes, and his father had diabetes and so on… it is in our genes they say. I found out about 6 months ago and luckily through my personal work with POR TU FAMILIA NY… I was able More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Por Tu Familia: Frankie Negron joins our fight against Diabetes!

I am happy to announce that Salsero Frankie Negron has joined Por Tu Familia, the Latino Initiative dedicated to the fight against Diabetes.  Here is a sneak peek of the campaign highlighting awareness against More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, October 9th, 2011

If you could save a life…would you? #StopDiabetes

 I would… and I am trying to make a difference with a organization that I have a 3 year history working with. I have talked to people that have given Por Tu Familia thanks for saving their lives… More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Sofrito For Kids: Stroke Ain’t No Joke

Quick PSA from us here at Sofrito… this post is a mashup of a video specifically geared towards kids, teaching them to recognize the signs of stroke. I also got text that shows you how to recognize the signs More...

By Urban Jibaro On Monday, June 6th, 2011

What is a Botánica?

Image and Article via Wikipedia                     A botánica (often written botanica and less commonly known as a hierbería or botica) More...