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August 8, 2012 – Project Congo

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Medical Missionary and Emergency Room Physician (Kettering Health Network) Dr, Sylvia Gleason, DO and Ohio University Medical Student Corinne Salva about PROJECT CONGO and their recent African trip to Uganda, Rwanda and The Congo where Wright State University Engineering Students installed solar panels for electricity at St, Luke’s Hospital; and all participated in medical missionary work sponsored by Project CONGO and The Salesians founded by St, Don Bosco. See:

Dr. Sylvia Gleason – August 16, 2011

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Dr. Sylvia Gleason, DO of Dayton, OH about  PROJECT CONGO,a charity helping to meet the medical and nutritional needs of the refugees and orphan population of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (; the cause of the war there and what happened  (what she learned and we need to know )while she and three medical students worked  there this summer in the new hospital and the areas around it.. Find out what is happening there with families coping with the aftermath of war, suffering the result of warfare and poverty and the faith dimension of the people, the priests, religious and volunteers there. Your prayers are needed! Find out what you can do right from your home!

Download free book of Precious Blood Prayers and¬†other materials/devotions as given to¬† Barnabas, a Nigerian seminarian by Jesus (with¬†nihil obstat)¬†¬†see¬†¬†¬†Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:¬†¬†Sauteed Zucchini with Tomatoes;¬† &¬†Italian Olive Salad/Antipasti.¬†

SHARING FAITH AND FOODS: Francesca Franchina stirs up good things in her kitchen sharing faith, inviting others to partake in the goodness of the Lord and sharing recipes for living ¬†life’s lessons as¬†given to¬†us in the Word of God and promulgated by Good Pope John Paul II in The New Evangelization.¬† ¬†“Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord ” in Francesca’s kitchen as she shares everyday¬† down to earth conversation about sharing faith, easy ways to evangelization¬†and her family’s favorite¬† Italian¬† recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia

Mental Health – March 23, 2011

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed.¬† speaks with Dr. Sylvia Gleason, DO,¬† about mental health care in the¬† hospital emergency room; mental health viewed as a ‚ÄúNon-Disease,‚Ä̬† the lack of adequate insurance coverage and facilities for mental health patients,¬†¬† prescription drugs reaching epidemic proportions; the¬† demand for prescription drugs fueled by¬† advertising leading to the demand for harder drugs such as¬† heroin;¬† the death toll of drug abuse; its¬† cost in dollars and personhood; and what can be done about all of these issues regarding¬† mental health and drug abuse¬† in general.

Project Congo – June 9, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Fr. Pascal Tuyisenge of Africa and Dr. Sylvia Gleason, DO of Dayton, OH, about PROJECT CONGO, a charity helping to meet the medical and nutritional needs of the refugee and orphan population of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (; the cause of the war there and what is happening medically since Dr. Gleason’s last visit there to , pick up the pieces of life with agricultural, medical, and building projects; help from around the globe and in particularly the USA. How Dr. Gleason brings medical help to help women and families through outreach with medical and lay community action.