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September
2017
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Coffee with Cassandra: Rural health barriers to Get FIT

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Before you start your workday, enjoy your morning coffee with brew from Methodist Healthcare Ministries. This is your daily dose of stories that speak to the heart of our organization, paired with your favorite cup of joe!

Living in a big city has a lot of advantages like short drives to parks, shopping and more. But for families in rural communities enjoying a park or accessing health care can mean long drives far from home. Rural living can be nice, but it can create barriers to care.

During my interview with Christian Umana, Family Wellness Programs Coordinator, I discovered why the Get FIT program is so vital to lives of nearly 400 children living in rural South Texas.

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Brit Peek
23
October
2017
I feel I am listening to NPR! Enjoying the learning! Great job Christian and Cassandra.
Ann Scarth
23
October
2017
Hi, Cassandra & Christian, I enjoyed your interview! It's good to hear about children in the outlying communities have learned to Get Fit! I really like the story about the little one who said he made his mom try the vegetable. :) I think it is really neat that Christian has the opportunity to watch children grow because of his work. Way to go!!