What the Heart Gives Away … Aug. 1, 2012

Lives are changed inside this small house called Casita Corazon.

Doors and hearts were wide open at Casita Corazon’s open house last night. It was a chance for the community to take a look inside the little casita serves as a place for therapy for children with disabilities. The therapy house is sponsored by Carrie’s Heart, a nonprofit organization.

When Friends of Cozumel first started working on this house last February, it had been an abandoned property with leaks in the roof, layers of paint falling from the walls, broken windows and a garden area that was reverting to jungle.

Now it’s a cheery and welcoming home that includes a kitchen, a room for physical therapy, living quarters for the caretaker’s family and accommodations for visiting therapists.

Donors and visitors had a chance to enjoy the space, including the wall that recognizes contributors. As the light faded and the children turned drowsy, Carrie handed each volunteer and helper a gift that read “What the heart gives away is never gone…it is kept in the hearts of others.” –Phyllis

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