On January 3, 2009 around 11:00 PM the phone rang with what I thought was exciting news about my newly born sister, Tristyn ,but quickly turned to horror. I could heard the fright in my dad's shaken voice as he told me Tristyn had to go into immediate heart surgery because she needed a stent to open up the blood flow to her heart. Being eight at the time the only thing I could think about was how she might not make it. My dad said to me “look after your sisters, and tell them nothing about the surgery”, which terrified me more than before. I knew I needed to be brave and take charge of the situations for my sisters. Bravery is something I learned for a situation I never knew would happen.
Unfortunately, in our time of an opioid epidemic, people will do anything to feed their irrepressible drug habit, which is why it isn't surprising, and head-shakingly sad, to hear that a woman faked cancer to feed hers. The really surprising part? She's married to a police officer, and he didn't catch on for almost four years.
Arline Crute Edwards is a native Staten Islander who has lived mostly on the north shore. She was educated in New York school system and attended Manhattan Community College. In High School, she was an activist who helped organized ‘Culture Day’ to highlight diversity amongst her peers. Arline is known for her cooking and first knew she had a knack for cooking when she showcased her it during Culture Day at Port Richmond High School.
When I was five years old, my mom told me that there were some children who didn’t have moms. I was shocked, and told my mother frankly that I’d be their mom. Caring for children with early trauma has been the driving passion of my life. When I was six and again when I was eight, my parents adopted children from Vietnam. Having siblings who were born and orphaned in another country put a very personal face for me on human rights and child welfare issues around the world. I’ve spent the last four years working for the International Foster Care program at Catholic Charities Fort
Arlene Haché is a woman that is very well known for giving everything she has to the people that need it most, and never thinking of herself before them. This woman was born in 1952 in a small town, near the surrounding Kingston, Ontario area. This town is called Toledo. Being born into a larger family, she has three brothers and nine sisters. Adding that up would be thirteen kids, two adults and would result in a large amount of people living in the small farm house that she grew up in. Due to issues of her own, she left home at the young age of 17 and headed to Yellowknife to work on the reserves up there. It was not long too after she met her husband, Denise Haché, They had three children together and also have two grandchildren.
I have had the pleasure of working with Leslie Atwood for many years. Leslie Atwood has worked for the Arizona Department of Corrections for 10 years. Leslie has always maintained an excellent work ethic and is always available to assist his fellow co-workers. Leslie has been involved with many areas for the Department outside the responsibilities of a shift commander, to include the Tactical Support Unit, Field Training Officer and Self Defense Instructor.
Ann Lee was born on February 29, 1736. There is not much account on her childhood, therefore, it is hard to depict if her childhood had any influence on her later, more known life. She exhibited religion and living in Manchester, England accounted for the moral decay of it. She sought spiritual refuge and ended up finding the Shaking Quakers, a religious society. This group would express their sins, dance, sing, violently shake, and shout. The Shakers were disruptive to peace, and Ann herself was jailed. During imprisonment, she had a lot of visions and spiritual contributions and “by a special manifestation of divine light the present testimony of salvation and eternal life was fully revealed to her," she became the leader or “mother” of the
Laura Dewey Bridgman was born on December 21, 1829, in Hanover, New Hampshire. Her parents were farmers in New England. According to an account by her mother, Laura began her life as “a lively, intelligent, extremely curious child who had at 18 months begun to ‘talk quite plain’ and learn a few letters of the alphabet” (Mahoney). At only two years old, however, Laura contracted scarlet fever for several weeks. During this illness, she lost her senses of, sight and hearing, and most of her senses of taste and smell. This severe loss of senses made it difficult for Laura to communicate with her family and she soon forgot how to speak.
Ministering the Father’s love, grace and forgiveness, John and Carol Arnott have seen the Holy Spirit move in signs and wonders that has resulted in worldwide revival. Millions of lives have been touched and changed through God’s power and Christ’s love.
Arlene Kingsley was born in San Diego, California on September 27th, 1953 to Donna Lou Hamby and Martin Wayne Blackburn. Born in the military she traveled around until she grew roots in Colorado in 1982.
When I was around 8 years old my mom got pregnant with a baby boy, and it excited everyone, especially me. Almost 5 months into her pregnancy my parents began to argue a lot, and my mom thought my dad cheated. She decided to have an abortion without letting anyone in our family know. She just pretended she lost the baby, until several months later when the truth eventually came out. My mom’s decision affected our whole family leaving everyone with unanswered questions, hurt, and heartache. Even my mom too this day experiences challenges living with the fact that she took another life, which led to many months of depression, hurt, and
Hello I am Gabrielle Adams and I am 14 years old and I was born and raised in Alpena Michigan. When I was little I have always wanted to go into visual art, performing arts, or photography. I love playing instruments. I play the bass drum in marching band and I am learning to play the violin and the electric violin. I also love taking pictures of nature. I am interested in art and the history of art. I like hanging out with my friends and listening to music. My favorite class in school is marching band.
Sixteen years ago, Skylar Blaize Pichey was born. She was born to a single mother, who got pregnant the first time she had sex. Her mom thought she loved this man, but soon came to realize he was no good when he hit her. She moved back in with her parents and was living with them during this time. Skylar was born 6lbs 6oz, just a little thing. Her mother’s only child, at the time and present day. Her mother fell in love at first sight. She was cared for by her mother and her grandparents, her father was occasionally around to see her, until her mother decided he would not be a part of their lives.
Ann M. Martin once said, “I think reading is a gift that was given to me as a child by many people, and now as an adult and a writer, I’m trying to give a little of it back to others. It’s one of the best pleasures I know.” This shows that Ann is thankful for her gift and she wants to share it with people who don’t have the same gift as her. Ann had always loved reading at a young age. Which made her love writing. Once she had a passion for writing she became an author. Ann M. Martin’s childhood and early years, education and work experience, and life after becoming an author all influenced her writing.
It was May 17th, 2011, it was a normal school day when my brother and I were told that my mom called to say that she was picking us up early. I was anxious, wondering why we were going home early and breaking our usual routine. When my mom came to get us, the first thing that I noticed was that she didn’t greet us with her usual smile. I was 9 years old, very observant, but not able to sense what was to come. We got into the car, when I asked my mom where we were going hoping