Posted in accomplishments, Amazing, baby, cancer, charitable organizations, charity, chemo, children, comfort, commitment, compassion, disease, family, finances, gifts, giving, health, Heart, Heart to heart, help, hospital, hospitals, illness, Impact, kids, making money, medical, medicine, mental and physical health, MONEY, responsibility, sickness, stress, support, Teamwork, trauma, well-being, tagged auction, baby bag, baby chickens, bid, camcer treatments, cancer, cancer support, charity, childhood cancer, childs wooden rocking chair, donations, fabric purse, Facebook, family, financial hardships, fundraising, handsewn purse, hardship, hospital, hospital gown, medical, non- profit organization, sock monkey, stress, swaddling blanket, Team Keegan, tote bag on March 7, 2012|
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It has come to my attention that people will often find themselves doing amazing things after finding themselves in challenging situations. Take for instance this family i know. Their son Keegan had cancer…and life got pretty challenging not only for Keegan but for his whole family. Keegan lives with his parents and he has a younger sibling and an older sibling. Living in a rural area means that when you have cancer treatments you often have to do a lot of traveling to and from bigger cities that have the facilities that you can not necessarily get in your own small town. This not only puts a financial hardship on families but it also creates many opportunities for separation of family members. It is difficult to be able to work a job or two, balance the physical and emotional needs of all the family members and still find the extra energy to take care of yourself. Those are issues this family understands, the stress of it all, as they have been through it themselves.
This particular family has gotten through all of that and they decided, as a family, to give back to others going through similar situations. They were blessed over and over again by friends, family members and even total strangers during all of the trials they faced while going through testing and treatments. They have decided to form a non profit to help others. To get the non profit status, they must raise funds to file all of the necessary paperwork with the state and federal government.
This week they are doing an online auction on their Facebook page Team Keegan If you believe in doing good things, in taking a challenge and using it to bless others…won’t you visit their page and bid on some of their donated items? I believe there are wonderful items such as: a child’s wooden rocking horse, a picture hand-created by Keegan, a sock monkey in a hospital robe, baby chickens, a hand-sewn American made fabric purse, a tote bag with a swaddling blanket and burp rag and a photo package from a local photographer. This is a fundraiser…and they are planning on doing good things to bless other children and their families facing medical challenges.
If you have ever known someone who has faced cancer then you know just how important support can be. Please help this family achieve their dream of becoming a non-profit organization who reaches out to others in need. Thanks for being willing to read this far. Now won’t you go visit their page at Team Keegan ?
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Posted in accomplishments, charity, children, comfort, commitment, communication, compassion, cooking, culture, death, disease, Education, elderly, encouragement, family, finances, flu, giving, health, help, ideas, illness, Impact, inspiration, kids, leadership, life, medical, medicine, MONEY, news, observations, poverty, responsibility, safety, schools, sickness, support, travel, well-being, tagged Atlanta, Center for Disease Control, charity, Derreck Kayongo, disease prevention, donate, Georgia, giving, Global Soap Project, help, illness, poverty, save lives, save soap, sickness, Write Where You Are Blog on June 22, 2011|
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In America we take so many things for granted. If we get sick, we go to the pharmacy and pick up over the counter medication that can help us get well. Other times, we go to the doctor and get prescription medicine to help us get well from an infection or sickness. We are blessed. We have instant access to information to help keep ourselves well.
The best thing is that we have been taught that washing our hands well with soap can help to keep us healthy. We have access to soap and water on a regular basis. Not everyone is so lucky. What they don’t know and don’t have access to can harm them or kill them. Soap and water save lives and there is a Global Soap Project that you may not be aware of to get soap into the hands of people who are in need of it, to stay well. To continue click here.
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Posted in abuse, anger, attitude, birth, celebrity, charity, children, commitment, communication, compassion, control, courage, crime, culture, denial, domestic violence, Education, emotions, Fame, family, Fear, friendship, Frustration, grandchildren, health, Heart, help, Impact, kids, law enforcement, leadership, legal, life, loneliness, loss, love, loyalty, medical, mental and physical health, MONEY, news, observations, opinion, pain and misery, parenting, power, relationships, respect, safety, self doubt, support, teens, trauma, trust, tagged abused, abuser, awakening, beatings, celebrity, child, children, compassion, control, counselors, cycle of abuse, danger, denial, dependency, destroy, domestic abuse, donations, drug/alcohol abuse, Education, embarassment, emotional abuse, escalation, family, Fear, financial, freedom, friend, grandchildren, healthy relationships, help, intervention, intimidation, isolation, job loss, learned behaviors, loyalty, MONEY, neighbor, parent, parenting, parents, patterns of behavior, police, professionals, reasons, relationships, responses, safety, safety plan, secrets, self esteem, sexual abuse, shame, shelters, sibling, skills, support, tax dollars, threatened, Time, treatment, triggers, trust, unhealthy, used cell phones, verbal abuse, victim, violence on March 12, 2009|
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This subject is never a pleasant one. No one likes to acknowledge domestic abuse is a way of life…especially if it is happening within their own life. Unfortunately, domestic abuse happens every day in a multitude of ways. It doesn’t just happen in the lives of the poor, the rich, or the celebrity world; even though, that is often the stories that we hear about…those who are famous. We must awaken to the facts of domestic abuse; it is often learned behaviors that are used to control another person…either with intimidation, physical violence, emotional abuse or sexual abuse.
Domestic abuse is like cancer…it is constantly trying to destroy the people involved. It is a pattern of behavior that affect both the abuser and the person being abused. Many who are being abused do not recognize that what is happening in their lives is actually domestic abuse. The reasons for their lack of understanding, or denial are many. (more…)
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Posted in anger, baby, birth, cancer, children, custody fight, emotions, Fame, family, fathers, finances, future, Good Morning America, help, kids, legal, life, love, marriage, media, medical, mental and physical health, mom, MONEY, mother, news, observations, opinion, parenting, pregnancy, relationships, responsibility, support, taxes, values, tagged anger, babies, biological, California, children, Chris Cuomo, custody fight, Denis Beaudoin, DNA, donated, family, father, fatherhood, Fun, Giggles, Good Morning America, help, honesty, invitro fertilization, love, malpractice, married, media, mother, Nayda Suleman, news, nickname, octomom, ovarian cancer, parenting, paternity, relationship, responsibility, sperm donor, support, suspicious, tax dollars, testing, values, wife on February 24, 2009|
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A man, Denis Beaudoin, who donated sperm for Nayda Suleman during a 3 year relationship, that they shared 10-12 years ago, suspects that he maybe the father of ,at least, her older six children; not to mention the possiblity of being the father of her 8 newborn babies. Nayda has been the focus of much speculation and news reporting since giving birth to the babies; she has been referred to as the Octo-mom in the press. All 14 of her children have been conceived by invitro fertilization. Nayda says that all of her children are the product of invitro-fertilization from the same sperm donor. Denis Beaudoin says that he knew Nayda Suleman when their friends nicknamed her giggles for her infectious laugh. (more…)
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Posted in abortion, adoption, Advocating for special needs, anger, anti-abortion, baby, birth, children, crime, death, emotions, family, fathers, grandchildren, grief, health, Heart, help, kids, Labor, law enforcement, legal, life, loss, medical, mental and physical health, mom, mother, Mother's Day, murder, news, observations, opinion, pain and misery, parenting, pregnancy, relationships, religion, respect, responsibility, sadness, sex, teens, trauma, well-being, tagged abort, abortion, anti-abortion, baby, blame, blob of flesh, child, clinic, daughter, death, DNA, Doctor, granddaughter, human, lawsuit, legally, life, medical procedure, morally, mother, police, premature, society, thrown away, trash, wrong on February 7, 2009|
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Grrrr…I am a bit torn on this news item; whether to feel more anger or sadness. It seems that a young 18 year old woman found out that she was pregnant. She went to a clinic to have an abortion and was given medicine to dialate her cervix to prepare for an abortion procedure. Before the doctor could perform the abortion…the medication caused her to deliver her baby daughter at just 23weeks of pregnancy.
A clinic owner allegedly came in and cut the umblical cord and put the child who was struggling to breathe into a red plastic biohazard bag and threw the child in the trash…all as the mother watched in horror. Allegedly a doctor came in and gave her some medicine to calm her down and sent her home in shock. The police were called and the child’s remains were identified by DNA as being related to the mother. Now the mother has sued the doctor and the clinic where the delivery/abortion took place; the doctor has allegedly lost his license.
This procedure took the life of a human baby almost three years ago. That child would be walking, talking, singing it’s abc’s , potty training…and maybe even going to pre-school now. She would be making her mother or another mother figure (she could have been adopted by another mother) mother’s day cards in May…she was not a blob of flesh like so many of these clinics try to tell young women. She would be a daughter, and a granddaughter; if she could.
The mother allegedly has said that she changed her mind about the abortion, once she saw her daughter alive; now she is traumatized by the memory of watching her child struggle for breathe and being tossed away like a bag of garbage. I am sure that the legal question was did the abortion come first/or the birth…was the child actually born alive? Testing supposedly revealed that the child did actually breathe, so that means that she was born alive.
So, who is to blame for this child’s death? Is it the clinic owner, who by the way did not have a license to practice medicine allegedly? Or was it the doctor who was not present? Was it the mother who went in for an abortion in the first place? Is it society who allows abortion in the first place? Do we blame the makers of contraception for possibly having failed the mother and father of the child? Who exactly is at fault? I say, it is all of the above; at least morally, if not legally.
First of all, I believe that abortion is wrong. I think that if it is true that a clinic owner, who was not a medical doctor, did what has been alledged, then they are also at fault. I think if the doctor perscribed the medication that caused her to go into labor and deliver a live child that was indeed tossed away in a plastic bag when it was struggling to breath…they that doctor is also wrong. Was there contraception used in the first place? I dont know. I do know that if the teenaged mother was having sex..she should have understood the consequences of her actions that resulted in a pregnancy and that by going to have an abortion…that that child’s death was a direct result of having medication that was designed to result in the death of the child; it should not have shocked her that the child died as a result of taking medication designed to cause said abortion. Is society at fault here? Yes, because we allow these things to happen …because we don’t stand up and scream bloody murder that it happens every day around the world.
Which came first, the abortion or the birth? Does it really matter at this point regarding this particular child? No, it died needlessly. If that mother was truly horrified by this situation…then maybe some good can come out of it by her lawsuit, by her speaking out…maybe even by doing a special service announcement on television or in the schools.
It is outrageous. Yes, that child was only 23weeks in the womb of it’s mother…and yes, it may not have survived even had the clinic called for medical help or intervention for that baby…it was pre-mature…not by nature’s designs but by mankinds design. However, it may have had a fighting chance if it had not been aborted or if it had been taken to a neo-natal unit. Life is precious…dont abort. That mother will relive those moments for the rest of her life. The child didn’t get to have a rest of it’s life.
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