Through Rose Coloured Glasses
Two weeks ago, we all breathed a sigh of relief as dozens of mine workers at the Allan Potash Mine were safely brought to the surface after spending 24 hours trapped underground because of a fire. We are fortunate such stringent safety laws have been the norm in Saskatchewan, and in Canada, for decades.
It is important for women to know of the struggles and successes of other women, and to use those successes as inspiration in our own lives. Zainab Salbi is a shining example of what one woman can accomplish and is living proof that a single voice and one set of hands can do great things.
As I drove to work this past Tuesday, I noticed the hustle and bustle of children going to school, some walking with their parents or being dropped off by school buses. There is something bittersweet of that first day of school and it is an emotionally charged day for students and for their parents.
Suzanne Raga was a recent Princeton University graduate about to embark on life’s journey as an adult when she suddenly found herself in an emergency room in serious condition. The twenty-two year old was taken to the hospital because of a rapid heart rate, not realizing that how sick she was until the doctor admitted her to ICU. Raga was told that her thyroid was pumping out a huge amount of thyroid hormone, which could be fatal.