From my 17 year-old daughter. If you have a teenager, you get why this is special. This put it over the top.
Some may recall that in November 2012, I donated stem cells to a 12 year-old with leukemia. I found out that she was recently hospitalized with a respiratory issue and is still there. So, send your well wishes, positive energy, prayers whatever you can spare her way.
My donor coordinator reminded me that it has been well over a year so the transplant was successful- this is just a setback. I just want her to return to sone normalcy.
Save a life. Donate.
If you’re too afraid to be a living donor, be an organ donor (you won’t need them anymore). Or donate blood.
We all need to see beyond ourselves and help someone.
Today my daughter turned in a project for her AP Government and Politics class. As she washed dishes, she informed me that if Congress does not agree on spending by the 15th, the government could shut down, again. Apparently, one of the articles that she used for her assignment listed seven items that Congress needs to address by month’s end.
I said that I recalled that the previous measure was only a temporary fix. And the word is, another shut down is unlikely. She was quiet.
“Could another shut down could impact receiving money for college? I mean, if it lasted longer this time?”
I nodded. A decision on federal spending or lack thereof impacts everything.
“The private scholarships that you applied for would be safe as long as the organization or entity itself did not receive federal funding. If it did and relied upon it, it could cut or reduce what amount awarded…unless it is an endowment of some kind…”
Silence. “So the FAFSA that you just completed…”
“This is why people were so upset. Inability to make certain decisions doesn’t just impact federal employees.”
Gotta love it when a real-life lesson is received.
Tattoo artist, Vinnie Myers, of Finksburg, MD has inked more than 4,000 women in a unique way; he’s given them nipples. That’s right. Breast cancer survivors who have undergone reconstructive surgery have the ta tas, but no nipples or areolas…enter Myers.
From the midwest to international, women seek him out to “get a Vinnie” and replace what they’ve lost. Women say they become whole again.
Celebrate Title IX turning 40!!!
Airing Tuesdays on ESPN at 8pm EDT through August, Nine for IX is a series of nine documentaries highlighting female trailblazers in sports.
These short films are all directed by women. Film features include Venus Williams, Coach Pat Simmons, Sheryl Swoopes, ’99 World Cup Women’s Champion, Coach C. Vivian Stringer and more inspirational women from their perspectives.
Co-executive producer Robin Roberts is a trailblazer in her own right, as the first African American female commentator for ESPN. Roberts’ passion is infused in this project.
I’m tuning in.
To all of the 2013 graduates from pre-school to B-school, high school to medical school…congratulations!
This is the time of year of parties, ceremonies and forgettable speeches. And I have been so caught up in the festivities, I have been remiss in my duties as a blogger- mea culpa. This is the time for us to turn tassels and move on, literally and figuratively.
Shout outs to Ahmani and Jasmine and all those who strutted across the stage this year. Life is just getting good!!!