Franciscan Sister on a Running Start Against Diabetes

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

May 02, 2016

Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Martha Mary Carpenter shares this CBS News article focusing on continuous efforts to stop diabetes and obesity at St. Peter Mission School, Bapchule, AZ in the Gila River Indian Community.

ARIZONA It’s a story that CBS News has been following for more than a decade. A partnership between a community in crisis, and a nun, who’s devoted her life to helping. The bond between the community and this nun has only grown stronger as time has gone on.

Students at Saint Peter Mission School in the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona are running for their lives. It is a daily ritual that is not part of their gym class, or even an after school sport.

Adult onset diabetes, once known as a disease of the elderly, is affecting children here as young as 4 years old.Franciscan Sister Martha fighting obesity

“Knowing the propensity our people have for diabetes, we start our day out with running,” said Sister Martha.

Sister Martha Mary Carpenter is the school’s principal.

Click here for the rest of the story. Watch our own youtube videos on life at St. Peter’s Mission.

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