Posted in Business, cancer, charitable organizations, charity, chemo, children, compassion, disease, emotions, family, finances, giving, health, tagged advertising, Business, business sponsors, cancer, charities, children, churches, fundraising, kids, organizations, pediatric cancer, sponsorship on February 17, 2011|
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Business Friends Help Kids With Cancer And Their Families Feb 16th, 2011 by Rainy Friends Like Us is a wonderful nonprofit that reaches out to families of children who have been diagnosed with cancer. What they do for families goes over and above just sending those children a cuddly bear to hold when they are scared, lonely and needing something to cling to while they go through treatment for a disease that they don’t understand; even though, Friends Like Us does do that too.
The extra mile is what this organization does provide. They often listen to a parent, of a young cancer patient, express their fears, anxieties and questions about what to expect when cancer hits their family. Mark and Deloris Bailey, founders of the organization know what it is like as they have been in that position when their son was diagnosed and treated for cancer. So they created Friends Like Us to meet the needs of young cancer patients by providing them with a chemo bear.
This chemo bear comes with a medical bag which has tools that doctors and nurses can use to help explain treatments and procedures that the young child may be having to go through. It is a wonderful tool. This chemo bear even may have a port just like the child and can have it removed in a bear clinic when the child has his or her port removed. In the meantime, the bear can be of service when the child is at it most vulnerable going through tests or long lonely nights in the hospital.
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Posted in abuse, anger, children, crime, culture, death, domestic violence, elderly, emergency, emotions, family, Fear, finances, Frustration, grief, health, kids, law enforcement, life, loneliness, loss, mental and physical health, murder, news, observations, organizations for special needs, pain and misery, protect, sadness, safety, television, trauma, Uncategorized, violence, tagged anger, at risk, birthday, books, cost, crime, death, elderly, entertainment, Evil, hero, innocent, kids, law enforcement, loners, media, mental health, mentally ill, movies, murder, music, police officer, programs, revenge, sadness, safety, shootings, slasher, society, stabbing, television, trauma, treatment, victims, violence on March 31, 2009|
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When are people going to wake up to the fact that we need to stop allowing instances of evil and violence to be glorified on television, movies, books and in our music? Isn’t it obvious that the world has been turning this garbage into “entertainment” and that it is having a terrible influence on our society? Today there was two distinctive situations that destroyed lives that is shockingly cruel in the fact that the victims of violence were totally innocent.
A nursing home in Carthage, North Carolina has 8 dead people , 7 residents and a nurse, because a young man came into the nursing home and started shooting at people. The reason is unclear at this point. It is alleged that his estranged wife works at this nursing home although that is not confirmed. An unprovoked attack on innocent people that would have been much worse had it not been for the heroic actions of a 25 year old police officer who was able to stop the shooter. While the news media covers these terrible bursts of violence…we must learn to carefully balance how these things are addressed in the media; so that they do not become gloried examples for those with similar thoughts.
Another equally upsetting situation; an ex-con attacks his sisters and kills two of them…one a five year old child on her birthday. He kills his 17 year old sister by brutally stabbing her…then, he goes after the five year old and decapitates her as the police come in. She is found near her birthday cake. The nine year old sister had called the officers…some how she was stabbed as well; she is in the hospital with injuries. Not only has she been injured, she lost members of her family and she has to live with the images of death and violence. This brother was clearly a person out of control; it was alleged that he had some kind of a run-in with a neighbor the evening before as well.
We have people who dont know how to resolve their personal problems…committing violence and killing innocent people. We have loners, and mentally ill people who do not get treatment. Our economy is so tight that those who desperately need mental health treatment do not get it because of cost. We need to seriously consider spending more money for preventative well-care programs for people at risk for such behaviors.
I would really like to see people stop supporting slasher/shoot them up shows and movies with their dollars. These type of entertainments only serve to encourage those who are bent on venting their anger and revenge or for those who are mentally unstable on taking out their rage on innocent people. How do you protect yourself and your loved ones from random violence? It is impossible. Is anyone else sick and tired of these things happening in schools, shopping malls, nursing homes and colleges, etc?
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Posted in baby boomers, children, comfort, Descriptive Words, tagged adults, comfort, cross-country skiing, danger, Descriptive Words, driving, fluffy, Fun, heating homes, hot chocolate, ice fishing, ice skating, kids, memories, photos, skiing, sledding, snow, snow angels, snow day, snow removal, snowboarding, snowman, snowshoeing on December 10, 2008|
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Just a little white blanket to dress things up!
Depending on your view of a snow day, that probably tells me about your age, unless, you are an excitable kid at heart. Many adults find it hard to remember the extreme joy of a snow day. Adults get bogged down in the difficulty of driving in it, the danger of slipping on the snow and ice, the cost of heating their homes, and the inconvience of having heavy snow and ice removed from the sidewalk and the driveway. It’s not that those aren’t legitimate concerns…but, there is another side to a snow day; do you remember?
Kids, on the other hand, look at the rare snow day as a gift from God! LOL A sn0w day is like a reprieve from death row (school) to a kid. It is a day filled with endless possiblities, such as: sledding, ice skating, snow boarding, making snow angels, building a snowman, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, throwing snowballs…in other words…having a blast in the white stuff.
Thinking about the pristine, sparkly white snow; glittering on the surface of the trees and homes…what beautiful photos that would make. Send a photo to your friends, in other warmer states, who don’t get to enjoy the fluffy, white blanket that covers everything as far as the eyes can see.
So, depending on where you live; what will you do with your next “snow day”. Today, hmmmmm…it is full of possibilities to the kid in all of us. Maybe even for some of us older kids…it might just include snuggling up with a comforting cup of frothy, hot chocolate; and, reliving some of yesterday’s memories of OUR favorite snow day!
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Posted in birthday, celebrity, children, death, entertainment, health, kids, legal, love, music, news, tagged actress, domestic violence, fireworks, Heather Locklear, hepatitis, Kid Rock, kids, marriage, muscian, Pamela Anderson, relationship, Rick Soloman, succeed, Tommy Lee, try again on June 14, 2008|
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On the celeb newsfront, the word is that Pamela Anderson and her ex-Tommy Lee are back together again…giving it another try. Most of you will probably remember that they have given their relationship, a try or two; but, they seem to be like fireworks…burning hot one minute and exploding the next. They were married in back in 1995 but it didn’t last…they two sons together. They continue to orbit one another…drawn to each other over and over again…only to be pulled apart. I think their relationship truly embodies the old saying, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!
They have each gone on to have headline making relationships with partners like Kid Rock, Heather Locklear, and Rick Soloman. There have been brushes with the law over domestic violence; a much viewed and talked about video of their intimate relationship, and a child’s accidental death at their young son’s pool birthday party. Both Tommy and Pam have hepatitis. Through it all, they have continued to come back to each other.
Let’s hope that they are able to make it work this time because it must cause devastation to their sons to keep getting their hopes up about their parents staying together, only to go through another seperation. Best of luck in this attempt at another chance of peace and love.
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