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Meet the Petersons

Melissa Peterson is the tall, blond, fashion-conscious member of the Handy Helpers. She lives with her mother, Fran, grandmother, Sarah, and seven-year-old sister, Trisha. In books one and two, Melissa’s father, Cody, is in the army in Afghanistan. 674 more words


Hauling in the Medals at State

This past weekend was a whirlwind of driving back and forth to Wausau to watch Alex compete in State for snowshoeing. Once upon a time I was a really great sister and would attend every single game / practice / event he participated in. 600 more words

"Downtown Nate" and a school that "gets" inclusion

This past Sunday, I had the honor of being introduced at Martindale Christian Fellowship Church by Nate Manko, son of Martindale’s Senior Pastor, Steve Manko. 636 more words


Polar Plunge To Raise Money For Special Olympics

Is the pun too bad to say it’s the ‘coolest’ event of the year? The Polar Plunge comes to Big Bear Lake and all the proceeds go to help the… 94 more words


OPINION: Sports are for you, me, him and her

By Amber McGuckin

It’s unacceptable to treat athletes so horribly just because they’re not straight, white men. Discrimination against anyone wanting to be active is dead wrong. 447 more words

Junkies Producer Takes Polar Bear Plunge into Chesapeake Bay (Watch)

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Sports Junkies producer Matt Valdez paid off his chilling bet with producer Matt ‘Drab T-Shirt’ Cahill, participating in the 2015 Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday. 89 more words


Defying Expectations

Meet Chevi – a champion power lifter who will be representing Team USA at this summer’s Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.  Chevi weighs only 118 pounds, plays football, and is able to deadlift 280 pounds.  137 more words

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