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The Be Like Brit Blog

  • Aug 21, 2020
  • by Dr. Debbie Pallatto-Fontaine
  • 425 Views

Chronicle of a School Year

Brits Academy 1st Anniversary A Story of MiraclesThe Be Like Brit Program Committee has been meeting faithfully every Wednesday morning over the last nine years beginning in Fr John Maddens office then moving on to the dining room in the home of Cherylann and Len in Holden and ending up at the new OC in Worcester Nowadays we hold Zoom meetings...

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  • Mar 05, 2020
  • by danielle cutillo
  • 1105 Views

Medical Trip to Grand Gove

February 20 2020 was a longawaited departure date after having previous trips to Haiti cancelled last year due to civil unrest For Sheryl and I was our 6th trip to BLB and this time we brought along a graduate nursing student Katie Englund who is finishing her masters in nursing specializing in family practice Our goals for the 5day trip were to...

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  • Feb 29, 2020
  • by danielle cutillo
  • 971 Views

Joining the Family by Rick

I am thrilled to have joined the Be Like Brit family in my role as Director of Development I first learned about Be Like Brit when I began coaching their Boston Marathon team 3 years ago I have been a running coach for 24 years mostly coaching runners for the Boston Marathon I became a coach for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society after promising m...

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  • Jan 30, 2020
  • by danielle cutillo
  • 1593 Views

Katie McIsaac Blog

For those who dont know me I want to begin by giving a brief introductionso hi My name is Katie and I am currently the Controller for Be Like Brit working out of the office in Worcester Massachusetts I have been lucky enough to travel to Brits Home five times my first trip being in April of 2015 What an incredible journey it has been to be a wit...

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  • Dec 30, 2019
  • by danielle cutillo
  • 948 Views

Introducing Diane

My life changed completely when I moved to Haiti three years ago to embark a new chapter of my life that brought about a new working career and opportunity My name is Diane Gaillard and I am the most recent hire at the Be Like Brit Home Prior to working here I was living and working in a town by the name of Jacmel where I was hired as the InCou...

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  • Dec 15, 2019
  • by danielle cutillo
  • 1059 Views

Christmas Joy The Opening of Brits Academy

After many many months of planning curriculum development and teacher training we rang the bell signaling the official opening of Brits Academy on September 2 2019 Children in grades twosix were ready with new school bags and uniforms as Danielle took class pictures after the opening ceremony Papi Len designed new classroom space and updated e...

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  • Nov 17, 2019
  • by danielle cutillo
  • 796 Views

Renee in Haiti

When I first learned that I would be going to Haiti I had many emotions I was super excited and apprehensive not knowing what to expect I was going with a great group of women and my mom which I knew would be extra special I had been working with Be Like Brit for years for lots of events through my bakery and have also sponsored two children in ...

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  • Oct 10, 2019
  • by danielle cutillo
  • 1043 Views

What Is Your Why

If you have come to help me you are wasting your time But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine then let us work together I knowit isnt a feel good statement and I have to admit that Ive struggled with the meaning of this Lilla Watson quote from the very first time I heard it But the words have echoed in my mind every ti...

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  • Sep 27, 2019
  • by danielle cutillo
  • 1048 Views

Welcome Back

Hi there If youve clicked on this post you probably already know our exciting newsThe BLB blog is back And better than everIf youre new here welcome If you are one of our loyal blog readers weve missed you My name is Danielle I am the Media Coordinator at Be Like Brit also known as the girl behind the camera who is always in Haiti I became a l...

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  • Nov 25, 2018
  • by danielle cutillo
  • 1102 Views

Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend EveryoneI hope you had a great holiday with loved ones I love this time of year because it is a perfect time to reflect This year I know all of us at Be Like Brit have a lot to be thankful forThank You to our child sponsors Because of you our children can attend school eat 3 meals a day have access to medical care and...

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  • Nov 11, 2018
  • by danielle cutillo
  • 1535 Views

Life in Haiti by Sr Kathleen

It was a desire and a sense of being called to go where the needs are the greatest which brought me to Haiti the first time I remember the provincial leader of my then religious congregation at that time saying after a series of conversations If you really want to go where the needs are the greatest maybe you should go to Haiti That was early ...

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  • Oct 21, 2018
  • by danielle cutillo
  • 2118 Views

Clinics in Haiti by our Regis College Medical Team

October 10 2018 at 400 in the morning we met at Logan airport to begin our journey to Haiti For Sheryl and I this is our 4th trip to BLB and this time we felt it important to bring Susan Sawyer who is a pediatric nurse practitioner We also brought along a graduate nursing student Kim Campbell who is specializing in adult geriatric advanced pract...

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  • Oct 10, 2018
  • by danielle cutillo
  • 1676 Views

Getting Involved by Joe Rezuke

Hello BLB Blog Readers My name is Joe Rezuke and I love Be Like Brit Im from Shrewsbury MA and Im an Accounting and Finance major at Providence College My story has many different connections that has helped shape my relationship with BLB It starts with my dad who grew up with Mr Gengel When the earthquake occurred and Brits parents decided to...

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  • Oct 06, 2018
  • by danielle cutillo
  • 1598 Views

A New Perspective by Shelby

Almost everyone knows what our vision is here at Be Like Brit we are raising the next generation of leaders in Haiti We believe with the proper care education love and understanding our children will grow up to making a lasting change in Haiti What most people dont know is we have over 100 staff members currently working at Brits Home every sing...

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  • Sep 30, 2018
  • by danielle cutillo
  • 1071 Views

Week 2 of Construction by Chloe

Have you ever heard people talk about something spectacular maybe a place an object or a sight and you KNEW it was real its been described to you youve seen pictures and youve watched videos So of course you believe what youve seen is true but it seems distant perhaps because you havent been there yourself to witness it with your own eyesMaybe...

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