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Carmen Buelvas Critchlow

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Volunteer Spanish Translator

Phone: (269) ***-****  HQ Phone
Battle Creek Health System
300 North Avenue
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
United States

Company Description: Battle Creek Health System (BCHS) is a multi-campus health care provider serving approximately 200,000 people in south central Michigan. BCHS was formed through the...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Gift
  • Translator
  • Kidney Foundation
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Panama: Crossroads of the World: Reflections of Childhood by Carmen Buelvas Critchlow ISBN: 0-9774449-0-2
www.acornpublishing.com, 3 Feb 2006 [cached]
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In the wake of Hispanic Month in USA and the anniversary of Panama's Independence, Carmen Buelvas Critchlow has published her second book. In the pages of Panama: Crossroads of the World, Carmen reflects on her childhood in an exotic homeland, which molded her early life and lined her memories with tales of survival, reliance on the land and resilience in the face of adversity. Those unforgettable experiences prepared her in unique ways for citizenship in the United States. Panama was her first crossroads, but there have been many others since.
Transported alone to the U.S. as a young student of 13, Carmen has made southwest Michigan her home for more than three decades. The remarkable journey of this Hispanic-American has been filled with the ordinary wonders of marriage, raising children, working and owning a home. However, having lived with advanced kidney disease for nearly 25 years has added extraordinary challenges and unimagined dimensions to daily life. On dialysis for much of her adult life, Carmen has received two kidney transplants and now awaits a third. Her first book, The Courage to Live: My Personal Journey with God, A Kidney Patient's Story, chronicles the physical, emotional, financial and spiritual barriers that have been Carmen and her family's test by fire.
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Carmen Critchlow
Carmen Buelvas Critchlow serves as a volunteer Spanish translator for the Battle Creek Health System. She works tirelessly with the Michigan Kidney Foundation to raise educational awareness of the thousands of patients of all ages who wait for organ donation. She spearheaded a minority support group for patients.
She is a frequent speaker at community and church gatherings. Dialysis and multiple near-death experiences have left this naturalized citizen passionate about healthy living and positive attiudes, no matter what illness casts a shadow. In her view, life is more important than its shadows.
Today, Carmen and her husband Dave are working to build a Reptile Rescue Zoo and mini-rainforest for the people of Michigan.
The Courage To Live ISBN 0-9710988-3-2 by Carmen Buelvas Critchlow
www.acornpublishing.com, 3 Feb 2006 [cached]
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Details the twenty-year physical and emotional battle Carmen and her family have fought against Kidney Disease; Shares how in a powerful way this uninvited "battle" has been transformed into a spiritual journey with God; Describes in clear, understandable terms the implications of kidney failure and the reality of dialysis;
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"Carmen's book is inspired and inspiring.
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Hemodialysis and all that is associated with it can be so complicated to understand; however, Carmen allows the reader to comprehend it as if it were elementary."
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Carmen Critchlow
Originally born in Panama, Carmen Buelvas Critchlow was sent by her family to the United States to acquire an education at the young age of thirteen. As a little girl, she dreamed of studying medicine and returning to help her people.
In her early twenties as a young mother of two small children, Carmen faced her first crisis with Kidney Disease. Her physical, emotional, financial and spiritual struggle against the many complications of the disease have spanned two decades, two kidney transplants and more brushes with death than most of us imagine possible in one lifetime.
Overcoming the dismal odds again and again, Carmen has become a strong advocate for her "colleague" patients and for organ donation, which for more than 75,000 individuals waiting in the U.S. alone, WILL spell the difference between life and death.
With her own special commitment to education, Carmen has developed a resource library for patients and families at her local Hemodialysis Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. She has spearheaded the formation of local support groups on quality of life that is possible on dialysis. She gives a great deal of time to encouraging other patients who have had or are facing organ transplants. As a more official volunteer, Carmen works with the Kidney Foundation and the Gift of Life Agency to distribute literature and educate the public about the need for organ donation. She is even helping the Gift of Life Agency translate their materials into Spanish and frequently serves as a translator at the local hospital on behalf of Hispanic patients.
That little girl could never have known that her struggle with Kidney Disease would catapult her into her own special mission of health education, one person at a time. Carmen Buelvas Critchlow is a woman from whom we can all learn important life lessons.
Courage
www.alligatorsanctuary.com, 3 June 2011 [cached]
Originally born in Panama, Carmen Buelvas Critchlow was sent by her family to the United States to acquire an education at the young age of thirteen. As a little girl, she dreamed of studying medicine and returning to help her people. In her early twenties as a young mother of two small children, Carmen faced her first crisis with Kidney Disease. Her physical, emotional, financial and spiritual struggle against the many complications of the disease have spanned two decades, two kidney transplants and more brushes with death than most of us imagine possible in one lifetime. Overcoming the dismal odds again and again, Carmen has become a strong advocate for her "colleague" patients and for organ donation, which for more than 75,000 individuals waiting in the U.S. alone, WILL mean the difference between life and death. With her own special commitment to education, Carmen has developed a resource library for patients and families at her local Hemodialysis Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. She has spearheaded the formation of local support groups on quality of life that is possible on dialysis. She gives a great deal of time to encouraging other patients who have had or are facing organ transplants. As a more official volunteer, Carmen works with the Kidney Foundation and the Gift of Life Agency to distribute literature and educate the public about the need for organ donation. She is even helping the Gift of Life Agency translate their
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Critchlow is a woman from whom we can all learn important life lessons. Carmen lives with her husband, David, in the country outside Battle Creek.
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Details the twenty-year physical and emotional battle Carmen and her family have fought against Kidney Disease; Shares how in a powerful way this uninvited "battle" has been transformed into a spiritual journey with God; Describes in clear, understandable terms the implications of kidney failure and the reality of dialysis;
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"Carmen's book is inspiring.
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Carmen is also available for speaking engagements.
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