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Weaving program tackles mental health issues in Karen community

Dec 1, 2014

By Megan Burks

In this story, we go to San Diego — where about 18 hundred refugees from Burma live – many of whom are ethnic minorities from Karen villages. The Karen and other groups have fought for autonomy from the Burmese government for 65 years.

Here in the United States it’s another battle – mental...

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Donating to the Food Literacy Center

Nov 30, 2014
Donating to the Food Literacy Center

The Food Literacy Center is an organization working to stop the flood of unhealthy and processed food from entering our supermarkets and schools. To combat this The Food Literacy Center has set up programs that teach students about nutrition, cooking, and where food comes from at four area schools with plans to get into...

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 30: Q & A with Robert and Trish (Part 2)

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 30: Q & A with Robert and Trish (Part 2)

It is the last day of Epilepsy Awareness Month!  I have learned so much from Robert this month and hope we helped others learn about epilepsy and about Robert. 


I am very grateful to everyone for watching the videos, reading the posts and supporting all of us in our mission...

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Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 29: Q & A with Robert and Trish (Part 1)

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 29: Q & A with Robert and Trish (Part 1)

Robert and I are answering questions for the last two days of Epilepsy Awareness Month. I was worried before starting this project that Robert would tire of doing all these videos but he is enjoying every minute of it!  (I should have realized what a ham he is!)

We had...

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Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 28: Brotherly Love

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 28: Brotherly Love

My first memory, as impossible as it seems, is of my brand new baby brother being carried through the back door of our two-bedroom, white house in Omaha.  We moved out of that house when I was entering the first grade and we forever after referred to that house as “the White House.”

I could...

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Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 27: Gratitude

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 27: Gratitude

Today is a day for gratitude! Richard, Robert and I share what we are grateful for and wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!One impact epilepsy has had on Robert is that it has made our family that much closer.  For that, we are all grateful.We...

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Crickets, the Latest Health Food Craze

Nov 27, 2014
Crickets, the Latest Health Food Craze

(CNN)- While many people noshed on turkey or ham today, some got their protein from another source, a six-legged source. Crickets are becoming a popular food option. Exo, short for exoskeleton, is one company leading the cricket revolution. “We had live crickets show up on our doorstep; ordered them through the mail. And we put...

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Deciding which road to take

Nov 27, 2014

I enjoyed the first installment this week of the Lifetime television series “The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns.” The six-part reality show follows five women who are considering becoming Catholic nuns. Having been taught by Kentucky Dominican nuns for eight years at … Continue reading

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Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 26: Epilepsy Rant

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 26: Epilepsy Rant

I am usually a positive person but today has been especially trying. I realize tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I should be espousing everything I am grateful for.  I will. 

Just not today. 

Today I am on a rant. 

Epilepsy sucks.  It is more insidious than people realize.  People who have seizures lose...

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Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 25: Epilepsy and Dental Care

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 25: Epilepsy and Dental Care

Anti-epilepsy medications can ruin a person’s teeth

Robert is very comfortable at the dentist
Robert has always been good about brushing his teeth but when he lived independently he didn’t regularly see a dentist.  As we found out this year, the dentist he did see actually did not...

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