Updated 07/07/20: As Florida is now reporting 6,336 new cases of the coronavirus, lawyer Daniel Uhlfelder—also known as the Grim Reaper—is calling on Governor Ron DeSantis to require the public to wear masks. He criticized the official, saying that he shouldn’t have left decisions such as mask wearing and beach access up to local authorities.
As recently as 1983, the average life expectancy of people with Down syndrome was 25 years. Today, that number has increased to approximately 60 years, which can be largely attributed to the end of the cruel practice of institutionalizing babies born with this condition. To say that people with Down syndrome have gone through a
There is no one in this world that Trooper the cat loves more than her best friend, 96-year old, Sarah Whaley. It was Alexis Hackney – Sarah’s granddaughter – and her family, who first met Trooper. They were in the middle of renovating their home when they heard a gentle mewing from the basement. When
‘Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a teacher.’ — Maggie Gallagher Movies and television series have set a high bar on how fun, exciting, and team spirit-boosting high school pep rallies could be – but rarely do we see real pep rallies living up to the Hollywood standard. However,
People with autism and law school are two things people don’t usually associate together. Haley Moss was advanced for her age. At just 3 years old, she could read and do 100-piece jigsaw puzzles, but there was one thing she couldn’t do – speak. This prompted a visit to the doctor, and her family learned that she
A firefighter’s responsibilities go beyond that of preventing and putting out fires – their job entails rescue, emergency medical care, saving lives and property, and responding to other related emergency services. To be a firefighter, one must have a courageous heart strongly dedicated to serving those in need, no matter how dangerous the situation is. The crew
Despite its difficulties, growing old is a blessing and something to be grateful for. But naturally, some of us can’t help but dread the thought of aging – we squirm at the sight of wrinkles and gray hair when we look in the mirror, and most of all, we worry that our independence will be
In 2017, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The destruction that followed meant that people lost access to power, water, food, and medical supplies. Sources of livelihood were destroyed and hundreds of lives were lost. People continue to endure hardship and cope with the loss of income, property, services, and loved ones. Fortunately, support