Posts made in May, 2012

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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Laura McShane Laura has been an inspiration to many people that she knows or anyone that has heard her story. She is a 33 year old mother of 5 year old twins, she was diagnosed with inner ocular melanoma in February 2008, she is still fighting the disease as it has spread to her liver in 2010. We now travel to Philadelphia every 4 weeks for another type of treatment that targets the tumors on her liver. The recoveries are very hard on her and she needs at least two weeks before she can get back to work. During all of this and trying multiple treatments, she continues to work, be a full time...

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Irma Ciber – The Beauty of Courage

Posted by on May 13, 2012 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Irma Ciber – The Beauty of Courage

Sarajevo native overcomes childhood losses, hardships to become strong, successful mother in Fargo Moorhead – When Irma Ciber and her family lived in Sarajevo, all they wanted was a normal day. “I remember my mother saying, ‘Maybe you can go to school today. Maybe they won’t shell us today.’ ” But more often than not in 1992, in the midst of the Bosnian war, that wasn’t the case. Many days, 9-year-old Irma would set off on her 5-mile walk to school only to find herself, moments later, face down on the ground taking cover from the bombs. By the end of that year,...

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Samantha Meyer

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Samantha Meyer

Samantha has been through more than anyone should at 25 years old. At 24 she found out the baby she was carrying had the most severe form of Spina Biffida and Dandy Walker syndrome and could not survive.( She found this out when she was volunteering on the Extreme Makeover Home for the young man that has Spina Biffida. ) At 5 months she lost that baby. Samantha has the baby’s footprints tatooed on the side of her neck so they would always be with her. The next year, she was excited and nervous to be pregnant again, at 9 weeks she found out that although the baby was perfect, it...

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Bev Peters

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Bev Peters

Bev Peters is the most caring person I know. She puts everyone else before herself. She has done foster care for almost 10 years and has been a daycare provider for over 30 years! Bev has the biggest heart ever, she takes in children that are in need and treats them as if they were her own. I love how Bev can make a child feel like they are loved and needed! I was put into foster care nearly 10 years ago and I ended up in the Peters’ household. i would not have wanted it any differently. Bev has taught me that you can do anything you set your mind to. i have learned to be a better...

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Laura McShane

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Laura McShane

Laura has been an inspiration to many people that she knows or anyone that has heard her story. She is a 33 year old mother of 5 year old twins, she was diagnosed with inner ocular melanoma in February 2008, she is still fighting the disease as it has spread to her liver in 2010. We now travel to Philadelphia every 4 weeks for another type of treatment that targets the tumors on her liver. The recoveries are very hard on her and she needs at least two weeks before she can get back to work. During all of this and trying multiple treatments, she continues to work, be a full time mother, and a...

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