Hundreds of thousands of people across Puerto Rico are struggling to breathe as asthma cases in the U.S. territory spike in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, raising concerns about deteriorating health conditions.
About 35 equine specialists and mental-health professionals from several states are gathered at Lanham Family Farm in Knottsville to train in an Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association workshop.
The afternoon was hot, the damp air thick with the threat of rain. But the cracked parking lot behind the newly-opened Cahaba Medical Care clinic in Birmingham's West End neighborhood was full. And the band was just cranking up.