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Secrets, Shame and No Regrets: An Adoptee’s Reunion With Her Birth Mom

November 30, 2016 by

By Lisa Coppola - I met my birthmother, Margaret, on her sixty-ninth birthday, November 24, 2012. I was thirty-one years old, two and a half years into recovery from drugs and alcohol. I asked my new -- also sober -- friend to tag along. On the crisp clear ride from Boston up to the Concord New Hampshire nursing home, ... [Read More]

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‘Thank You’… Where One Woman Found Motherly Love After Losing Her Own Mom To Ovarian Cancer

November 22, 2016 by

By Julie Greenbaum - For 6 years I have struggled trying to turn the incredibly painful experience of losing my mother to Ovarian Cancer into something positive and worthwhile. Some of my darkest most difficult moments have been made brighter by the love and support my mom’s friends have shown ... [Read More]

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One Millennial’s Story Of Sacrifice, Debt, Struggle, Doubt… And The Fight To Keep Chasing Her Dreams

November 22, 2016 by

By d'Arquoia Connor - I never thought my life would turn out like this. When I graduated from high school at sixteen, college at twenty, and graduate school at twenty three, I would have never imagined I would be twenty-seven living paycheck to paycheck, broke, barely able to pay my bills, with a stack of student loans, working ... [Read More]

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“I’m Still Here”… At Age 52 Kim Ovard Shares What It’s Like To Live With Dementia

November 17, 2016 by

Kim Ovard, 52, is a former animal control officer who currently runs a highly successful animal rescue, is a comic book writer who is a frequent guest, along with her famous bull terrier named Tugg, at comic cons across the country, helps children by producing and presenting anti-bullying and self esteem programs in schools, ... [Read More]

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Tamsen Butler: Air Force Veteran, Fitness Guru and Stroke Survivor. Her Incredible Story…

October 27, 2016 by

Tamsen Butler, a 41-year-old author, Air Force veteran, fitness guru, mother of two and wife, was putting away groceries with her children on July 22, 2015, when she felt an odd sensation, “like something had shifted in my head,” she remembered. Something felt funny in her right eye, too. ... [Read More]

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Young Woman Defies Community And Culture To Pursue Feminist Dreams And Empower Moroccan Girls

September 22, 2016 by

By Bochra Laghssais - Growing up in a little Amazigh village called Tazarine in the desert oasis of Morocco means being born into family tribe which is dominated by men.  My community works on a segregated system that discriminates against women because of their gender. The only expectation for a woman is that ... [Read More]

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: One Woman’s Thank You Letter To The “Helpers” In Her Life

September 16, 2016 by

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" – Mr. Fred Rogers By Caiti Ward - In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, I decided to write about the helpers of my life. ... [Read More]

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This 13-Year-Old CEO Has Put Over 18,000 Books Into The Hands Of Kids Who Need Them

August 31, 2016 by

A book. One single book. Many people don't realize how important having one book in their life can be to a child. But believe me, just one book can mean the world to a child. I know this because I have seen the joyous expressions on children's faces as they receive a book, not just any book, but their very own book. My name is Meagan Warren ... [Read More]

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