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The 10 Minute ALS Challenge

ALS Awareness Month is drawing to a close here in the US. Looking back over the past twelve months or so, I am encouraged by the increase in the public’s awareness brought about by last summer’s Ice Bucket Challenge as well as actor Eddie Redmayne’s moving portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.” 279 more words


We Need To Talk

While ALS has been slowly chipping away at my ability to speak, I have been finding various solutions to the communication problem. What you are reading now is just one of several “voices” I rely on. 701 more words


The Road so far...

I haven’t talked about my journey with many people. Only a few select friends know and of course my family. This journey began in October but at the time, we did not know what it was. 1,233 more words

Helpless refugees forced to drink their own urine for survival

The most persecuted peoples on our earth are right now taking to ‘floating coffins’ to flee violence and seek sanctuary for their families. But instead of responding with humanity, our governments are closing their doors, letting them starve and drown at sea. 211 more words

In Egypt, editor accused of publishing false news


Egyptian authorities today released on bail the editor-in-chief of the privately owned weekly El-Bayan after arresting the journalist on Monday and accusing him of publishing false news, according to  298 more words

Raped and no right to choose

A 10-year-old girl in Paraguay was reportedly sexually abused by her stepfather for years. She appealed to the authorities for help but they did nothing to protect her. 87 more words

Day By Day

Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear. 948 more words