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Handiest one
Orcas WA
We are only here for a little while, lets all get a long!
Interests: i enjoy meeting new people, learning about the world, since my background is in advocacy i watch/ read a lot of news. I'm not picky i like a little of everything!
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"Oh, I missed you!" Arianna Hill, 7, kisses her unbroken cheeseburger, thanks to one very understanding waitress. Anna MacLean’s outings with her little sister, Arianna Hill, aren’t always easy. Sometimes the 7-year-old, who is autistic, will throw herself onto the ground in the middle of the mall or eat her food too loudly at a restaurant, causing fellow patrons to move tables. It’s not often, but when it does happen, Anna, like any other protective big sister, is rattled. “It’s really hard, the mama bear in me wants to jump in and defend her. You just want to put a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
Eli Reimer, 15, has made history doing something many adults would find difficult: hiking to the base of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, becoming the first American with Down syndrome to complete the climb. NBC’s Ron Mott reports. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Today show Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
Aurora Ford, a fifth-grader with Down syndrome, needs regular speech classes and occupational therapy, services that are guaranteed under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. But looming federal financing cuts could affect Aurora and her peers, because they might mean bigger classes and fewer teachers next year. The Texas Tribune Expanded coverage of Texas is produced by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit news organization. To join the conversation about this article, go to “If you take away staff, it’s a given that the quality of education will decrease,” said Stacy Ford, Aurora’s mother and a special-education advocate in Leander.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
Heart disease patients who have anxiety have twice the risk of dying from any cause compared to those without anxiety, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Patients with both anxiety and depression have triple the risk of dying, researchers said. "Many studies have linked depression to an increased risk of death in heart disease patients," said Lana Watkins, Ph.D., lead author of the study and an associate professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. "However, anxiety hasn't received as much attention." Studies show that depression is about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
. Diagnosed with a fatal disease, journalist Susan Spencer-Wendel decided to maximize the time she had left while creating memories her family and friends could cherish long after she is gone. Spencer-Wendel, 46, learned in 2011 that she has ALS, a neurodegenerative disease that destroys muscles and inevitably causes paralysis and death. She promptly spent a year living out her bucket list with her husband and three children, chronicling every moment on her iPhone with the tapping of a thumb. Her journey is recounted in her heartfelt memoir, “Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy,” which went... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
Loyola Medicine in Chicago, IL has as its tagline, "We also treat the human spirit." But they forgot the ending, " a dog." Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29 We need to be Alex's voice! Please share this blog post-voice your oppinions-CAL L Email Ann Dillon in Media Relations with the link to this post. Tweet them our link @LoyolaHealth. Share our link on their Loyola Health FB page. Vice President and CNE, Paula Hindel 708-216-3802 CEO Larry M Goldberg 708-216-3215 Loyola Medicine in Chicago, IL has as its tagline, "We also treat the human spirit."... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
Facilitate intimate conversations and honest dialogue around the issues raised in ESCAPE FIRE by hosting your own viewing party March 10th at 8:00pm or 11:00pm ET or during the re-broadcast on March 16th.R Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
A plan by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to cut $120 million in financing for nonprofit organizations that serve people with developmental disabilities is emerging as a flash point in this year’s budget negotiations. The Democratic majority in the State Assembly and the coalition that controls the State Senate are both planning to propose restoring the full amount of money that the governor is seeking to cut, officials said on Thursday. “We all recognize that it’s important to protect our most vulnerable citizens,” the Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, a Manhattan Democrat, said. “These cuts would result in severe hardship and diminished... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
Daniel Berger, a researcher at MIT, traced these neurons using the EyeWire game. People can get pretty addicted to computer games. By some estimates, residents of planet Earth spend 3 billion hours per week playing them. Now some scientists are hoping to make use of all that human capital and harness it for a good cause. Right now I'm at the novice level of a game called EyeWire, trying to color in a nerve cell in a cartoon drawing of a slice of tissue. EyeWire is designed to solve a real science problem — it aims to chart the billions... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
Thank you Shane- i try to find the best articles
Thank you so much Clara! :)
Victory, a copper-colored Chihuahua mix, couldn't be more deserving of her name. The disabled pup was found wandering the streets of Dearborn, Mich., a few weeks ago and brought to the Dearborn Animal Shelter. Born with deformed front legs, Victory must hobble awkwardly around the floor, like a baby kangaroo taking his first few insecure steps, just to get around. But that will all change very soon when she receives a pair of wheels — paid for by donations from around the world — that will take her where she needs to go (on many victorious chariot rides, we hope).... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Four months ago, Monique Koll was in a hospital bed, wondering if she would ever walk again. The Louisiana woman had suffered a severe spinal cord injury when a motorist struck her while she was riding her bicycle, and doctors originally weren't sure she'd survive. On Sunday, Koll was back on her feet, crossing the finish line of the Rock ‘N’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon with the help of her boyfriend who has been with her every step of the way. Koll, 35, slowly and steadily made... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
Stressed? Sure, you could relax with a bath, a massage, or a yoga session. Better yet: Give your guy a massage or drop a friend off at her yoga class. People who help others are less likely to die after stressful events, according to a study recently published in American Journal of Public Health. Research has shown that serious stressors--like losing a job or a loved one--can worsen your health and shorten your life. But among the 846 adults in this study, those who did good deeds for others were less likely to die in the five years that followed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
The Pet Food Stamps program, NYS non-profit corp. pending, with a Tax ID/EIN, has been created to fill the void in the United States Food Stamp program which excludes the purchase of pet food and pet supplies. In these rough economic times, many pet owners are forced to abandon their beloved pet to the ASPCA, North Shore Animal League or other animal shelters due to the inability to pay for their basic food supply and care. There are over 50 million Americans who currently receive Food Stamps, many with dogs or cats, who simply cannot afford to feed their animals,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
SEWELL, N.J. (Ivanhoe Newswire) - It’s believed one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. Patients can spend years trying to find the right drug cocktail to keep their symptoms at bay, while suffering serious side effects. Now a unique test could help change that. For Virginia von Rhine; art is like a meditation. “The chatter, the duh duh there 24/7, the chatter goes away because I’m so focused,” Virginia von Rhine (Diagnosed with Depression), told Ivanhoe. It’s the only thing that’s brought this antique dealer peace. She’s suffered with major depressive disorder and anxiety since the second... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
Slogans can get in the way of politics. A number of the combatants in the quarrel over Medicaid expansion in Texas regularly tell voters that government should be run more like a business. State officials, starting with Gov. Rick Perry, want the state to stay away from any expansion outlined in the federal Affordable Care Act. They object to creating an entitlement program where none currently exists, because they say they fear it will grow into a money-gobbling monument to big government — socialism, even. Besides, they say, Texas doesn’t have enough doctors and other medical professionals to provide care... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
Robert Saylor Death Robert Saylor was suffocated to death by police officers for refusing to leave a movie theater after watching Zero Dark Thirty. The Baltimore County Medical Examiner’s office declared that 26-year-old Robert Saylor, an intellectually disabled man, died by homicide while being taken into custody by three officers in Frederick, Maryland, ABC News reports. Evidence will be given to the state’s attorney’s office for review after the investigation is complete. The Frederick County Bureau of Investigation is still conducting follow-up interviews with witnesses. He was at the movies with a health aide the night of the incident. When... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Last week, Sarah Darling of Kansas City, Mo., left more than a little change behind when she dropped a donation in a homeless man’s cup. The cup belonged to Billy Ray Harris, 55, who had been sitting in his regular spot on the sidewalk. He didn’t notice that Darling had accidentally dropped her engagement ring in with the change until he packed up for the day. Sarah Darling had tucked her engagement ring into her change purse the day she walked by Billy Ray Harris. “When I finally... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
Physical therapist Stephanie Serafimovski works with Andrew Kjek in Sterling Heights this month Andrew Kijek, 11, cannot crawl, walk, talk, hold his head upright or control his muscles. He was diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy a year after suffering oxygen deprivation during a difficult birth. "He's already perfect," said Maureen Kijek of Shelby Township, gently cradling her son's head after a recent physical therapy session. "We just want him to be happy." Andrew's parents are hoping for a medical miracle this week when he'll be infused with his own umbilical cord blood stem cells. The procedure is part of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
SungEun Grace Lee in the hospital in October. SungEun Grace Lee, who was at the center of a struggle pitting her right to die against her family’s wish to keep her alive, died on Sunday, according to her family. She was 28. Last fall, Ms. Lee’s relatives posted a video of her, paralyzed from the neck down by a brainstem tumor, on YouTube. They wanted to gain public support for their battle to prevent her from being removed from life support, an act they saw as a violation of their evangelical Christian faith. Ms. Lee lived five months longer than... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
In June 2011, Susan Spencer-Wendel learned she had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—Lou Gehrig's disease—an irreversible condition that systematically destroys the nerves that power the muscles. She was forty-four years old, with a devoted husband and three young children, and she had only one year of health remaining. Susan decided to live that year with joy. She quit her job as a journalist and spent time with her family. She built an outdoor meeting space for friends in her backyard. And she took seven trips with the seven most important people in her life. As her health declined, Susan journeyed to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
I am so glad! Thank you for fallowing me. :)
Hope Rising (yes, her real name) says that the day she watched her husband pull out of their driveway for the last time, she collapsed, clutching her stomach in pain. That was, she says, in March 2012, a day before the couple's seventh wedding anniversary. Rising says she begged him not to go, and after he left, she couldn't get out of bed for days, though she rarely slept. "Usually I'd just lie in bed and stare at the wall or the ceiling," Rising, 47, said. "I was angry that he left, and then I'd think about what I could... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All
Two new studies add to the confusion over the health effects of marijuana. In one presentation to the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand found an increased risk of stroke among those smoking marijuana compared to those who did not, while research published in the American Heart Journal said marijuana users who had heart attacks were no more likely to die than those those hadn’t smoked cannabis. The stroke study, which incorporated preliminary data, is the first trial of its kind to study a possible connection between marijuana use and stroke.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at The Handiest Girlie Of All