Category: Food for Thought

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Food For Thought  April 14, 2014 Edition Portraits of Boston Marathon Survivors -In remembrance of the one year anniversary of the marathon bombings and the upcoming date of the Boston Marathon, check out this powerful collection of photos and stories. Upsee Give Away – The latest and greatest invention by a mom to help her child have the experience of walking upright. Lecky is giving one Upsee away on Ellen’s blog. Contest open until April 28....

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  Food For Thought – March 31, 2014 Edition First do no harm: How we failed Justina Pelletier and her family – I have so many BIG FEELINGS about the Justina Pelletier case – about parents and doctors working together, about parents being seen as valuable members of the medical team, about doctors collaborating, about rare genetic and mitochondrial or UNDIAGNOSED diseases being treated. This article will give you the basics about this teenager who is being...

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Food for Thought – Feb 17, 2014 Congenital Heart Defect Edition 1 in 110 babies in the US are born with Congenital Heart Defects making it the #1 birth defect in the nation. Mended Little Hearts has provided hope, health and healing to heart patients and their families since 1950. Camp Meridian is a free adventure camp in NH for kids with heart disease ages 8-14. Childrens Hospital Boston Pacemaker/ICD Camp is another great camp...

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Food For Thought  February 10, 2014 Edition BBC News – Technology is helping to give genetic disorders a name – This is how I know we are definitely not alone. There are so many similarities here to Aidan. Triblive – Pa. senators hear all side of medical marijuana debate – Our stories are changing minds and we too, with the medical and political communities, want a better body of evidence but that won’t happen with the current...

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Food For Thought – February 3, 2014 Edition Momastery – Share This With All the Schools Please As a teacher, parent, and lover of all children – I think that this is the most brilliant Love Ninja strategy I have ever encountered. It’s like taking an X-ray of a classroom to see beneath the surface of things and into the hearts of students. It is like mining for gold – the gold being those little...

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Food For Thought January 20, 2014 Edition Dear “Daddy’ in Seat 16C – Huffington Post  For a fleeting moment I thought we might have a free seat beside us, and then you walked up and sat down with your briefcase and your important documents and I had a vision of Kate pouring her water all over your multi-million dollar contracts, or house deeds, or whatever it was you held. The moment you sat down, Kate...

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January 6, 2013 So Much to Say – Today.com This is an article about a woman who asks people on a subway to write a poem “People have so much to say,” she says. “It turns out everyone can write. It is so touching to talk to people. We share many of the same thoughts, desires, and experiences.” ******** *******   ******** Remember, subscribers need to click through to view videos and I promise they’re worth...

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Food For Thought – December 16, 2013

Food For Thought – Artistic Edition December 16, 2013 Check out this photography project, called the Pink Tutu, that a man started to bring laughter to his wife who was undergoing cancer treatment. ******** Here’s a flash mob choir that sings a song written by a teenager who died of cancer. ********* This video is adorable and hysterical.  A young girl signs her Christmas concert for her deaf parents as she sings. ******** Did you see this beautiful Mandela tribute...

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Food For Thought December 9, 2013 Edition There are many gift guides circling the internet right now but I’d like to draw your attention to this one by Addie Zierman. This time of year can be particularly difficult for people who are grieving or struggling and Addie’s gift guide has beautiful ideas for honoring people’s pain in the face of all of this Christmas cheer. ******** And speaking of loss…in New Jersey where medical marijuana...

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November 25th 2013 Edition   I’ve been reading some new blogs lately that I wanted to share. First, Mary Evelyn writes about her young son Simeon on her blog What Do You Do, Dear?  Check out this beautiful piece about diversity and this funny piece about hottie doctors. And please read her brilliant take on how to talk to kids with disabilities. I’m learning more about Spina Bifida from her blog and am so encouraged...