Through Rose Coloured Glasses
Researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago have been studying what they call “super-agers”. They were studying what makes people live longer, stay mentally and physically fit even as they reach old age. What makes this study even more interesting is that many of the “super-agers” maintained their vices throughout their long lives!
Sometimes, someone in your family does something that makes you so proud. If you throw into the mix the fact that your family member was born with a physical disability, it makes us all even prouder. That is the case with Brittany Hudak. Brittany was born with the lower half of her left arm missing. Now, as a young adult, she has competed at the Paralympic Games in Sochi and recently competed in Pyeongchang, where she won a bronze medal in the woman’s 12.5 K biathlon event. What makes this even more amazing, is that Brittany has only been skiing for some six years.
This week is Social Work Week. It has been proclaimed so that we can recognize and appreciate the work that social workers in our community do. It was first established in 1990. Every year, a theme is selected to promote the role of social work. The theme for this year is “Bringing Change to Life”.
This Saturday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Why is it, that the date of the death of Ireland’s patron saint is celebrated worldwide? The world loves St. Patrick ,and celebrations take part across the globe each March 17. St. Patrick’s Day and the wearing of green has been celebrated as early as the 17th century.
Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins were excited to learn they were about to add a new member to their family. The British couple went to their nine-week scan and that’s when they discovered that their unborn child had a huge medical problem. The scan showed that the baby’s heart was outside of its body. Doctors told the couple that the child’s chance of survival was almost nil and that they should terminate the pregnancy. This birth defect is called ectopia cordis and is extremely rare. It occurs in fewer than eight of every million live-birth babies.