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Former Make-A-Wish Patient Now A Doc At Same Hospital

March 22, 2018

When Jen Pratt was a child, she was diagnosed and treated for a tumor in her leg at Children’s St. Paul Hospital in Minneapolis. During her year of getting chemo and surgery, she was a Make-A-Wish kid and she also figured out what she’d like to do with her life when she grew up: be a doctor.

And she made it happen. You can now call her Dr. Pratt but you can still find her in the hallways at the same hospital that saved her life. “Some of the nurses that I had during my treatment are still nurses at Children’s,” she explains, “so I actually get to work with them.”

Source: Fox 13 Memphis


Mom Of First Gerber Baby With Down Syndrome Says People Embrace Him

March 22, 2018

Last January, baby Lucas was chosen from over 140,000 entries to be the 2018 Gerber Spokesbaby, making history as the first one with Down Syndrome. Now his mom, Courtney Warren, says winning the contest has taught her so much and changed her view of the world for the better.

Warren was worried when her son was born with the chromosome disorder, but now she’s less afraid after seeing the support and kindness toward her son after winning the Gerber contest. She says they’ve gotten supportive letters and emails from other parents sharing their stories and cheering Lucas on.

“It’s easy to see the world as a place full of judging eyes, a place that I need to shelter Lucas from. The reaction to Lucas, however, taught me the world is more full of love than I ever thought possible,” his mom explains. “Humanity is better than I thought. People weren’t just ready to accept Lucas. They were ready to embrace him.”

Source: Sunny Skyz


Veterinarian Helps Pets Living On The Streets

March 22, 2018

People living in shelters or on the streets of Fort Collins, Colorado with their pets are lucky to have Dr. John Geller. The veterinarian volunteers at a community center every Tuesday, seeing cats and dogs who need checkups or shots as part of the Street Dog Coalition, which provides the vet care for free.

Dr.Geller recognizes that these pets give their owners a purpose and reason to live, so he wants to help them get the care they need. And he recognizes what the homeless have to give up to have a pet.

“They’re giving up access to shelters, to transportation. Those are barriers to getting a job or keeping a job,” Geller explains. “For every homeless person who has no incentive to get up in the morning because no one cares, they get up to take care of the dog. Helping homeless pets can help save their owners’ lives.”

Source: MSN


THAT DARN QUESTION

53-percent of these are blue or partially blue – what are they?

DAWN'S GIVEAWAY HINT-- These are found in front of many businesses, also government buildings, and in Siloam Springs, lines HWY 412 on both sides within the city limits.

Answer – Flags

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