At only 16 years old, a junior, in high school, it was on December 11, 2008 when Amanda Suzanne Brownell tried to take her life in a bathroom at Del Mar High School in San Jose, California. This was a result of the bullying, sexual bullying, and cyber bullying she endured through MySpace, Facebook, AIM, and the 3500 text MESSAGES she received the month before her suicide attempt. Amanda, suffered severe brain damage, unable to speak or care for herself.
After almost 4 and 1/2 years Amanda decided that her job here was done. She was hospitalized with pneumonia and seizures on March 13, 2013, while her parents were in Hawaii on vacation. On March 23, Amanda did not want to be poked and squeezed anymore. She was done and did not want any type of medicine or food. There was a family meeting … [Continue reading...]
Dear Peaceful People,
Our PEACE initiative continues…from our largest Peace Sign Broadcast in Times Square/NYC in 2013
www.peacedayparty.org, a nonprofit 501 C 3 invites YOU to help strengthen the message of the International Peace Day September 20 & 21, 2014. All the countries of the UN unanimously agreed to a Day of Peace. Here are our peaceful details
1 3rd. Annual Day of Awareness & Peace Rally in Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose, California, September 20 at 10am. www.amandanetwork.com
13th Annual Vigil for International Peace and Ecology in Central Park, Band Shell/ 72nd Street Mall, New York, New York, September 21 at 10am. www.vigil4internationalpeace.org/
WHAT WILL WE DO?
Create a HUMAN PEACE SIGN
Have SING ALONG with … [Continue reading...]
Omega is a place to explore the extraordinary potential that exists in all of us as individuals and together as a human family. Chrissa Pullicino shares the Good News:)
Omega was founded on the holistic worldview that the well-being of each of us is deeply connected to the well-being of all living things. Since 1977, we have offered diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Omega, a nonprofit organization, continues to be at the forefront of human development. We nurture dialogues on the integration of modern medicine and natural healing; design programs that connect science, spirituality, and creativity; and lay the groundwork for new traditions and lifestyles.
Each year, more than 23,000 people attend workshops and … [Continue reading...]
And being Good Samaritans for the ALS cause. They are heroes:):):)
The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States. It went viral throughout social media during the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2014.
The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.
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The origins of the idea of dumping cold water on … [Continue reading...]
Dr. Grandin didn't talk until she was three and a half years old, communicating her frustration instead by screaming, peeping, and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. She tells her story of "groping her way from the far side of darkness" in her book Emergence: Labeled Autistic, a book which stunned the world because, until its publication, most professionals and parents assumed that an autism diagnosis was virtually a death sentence to achievement or productivity in life.
Dr. Grandin has become a prominent author and speaker on the subject of autism because "I have read enough to know that there are still many parents, and yes, professionals too, who believe that 'once autistic, always autistic.' This dictum has … [Continue reading...]
Our vision and passion for our Company is the result of the founder's experience at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, with the loss of his best friend. His friend was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma (bone cancer) at the age of 27, and lost his battle just seven months later in the fall of 2007. During this terrible experience that many families have to unfortunately go through, Daniel saw many of the sad realities and challenges many face on a daily basis. Some of these experiences included seeing the kids feeling all alone in the hospital room and the parents feeling helpless and uneducated at the new reality of disease, treatment, and care. These experiences inspired the founder who now felt a new purpose, a new mission, and an unparalleled motivation to do … [Continue reading...]
Daniels Music foundation - for centuries, the beauty, power and personal relevance of music has made it a wonderful instrument for the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.
By definition, Daniel's Music Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides free musical instruction to all individuals with disabilities in the NYC area. But we are much more than just a foundation we are a community that opens doors to acceptance, respect, confidence and overall well being.
The relationship we build with our members over time goes well beyond simply music. Through our On-Site, Off-Site, Outreach, and Member Leadership programs, we create the opportunity for our members to put the skills they learn into practice, in a real life setting. We have found that our programs have been … [Continue reading...]
FOR TV, MOVIES, MUSIC VIDEOS AND ANIME – VIKI IS THE GAME CHANGER AND ENTERTAINMENT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!
MARLEE MATLIN, award winning actress and advocate for the hearing impaired unveils a new technology from VIKI.com that will expand the audiences for TV, movies, music , video and anime to ALL audiences—hearing impaired or not, in the language of their choice.
IMAGINE what is beginning to happen – Mexican TeleNovelas are wildly popular in Mexico and among Hispanics in the USA. But with Viki, the series can be seen around the world in 150 languages. And conversely in Mexico, TV programs from all over the world can be seen there with closed captioning done by volunteers via crowdsourcing.
Anime was one of the early recipients of Viki technology and crowdsourcing. Now … [Continue reading...]
National Company Presidents Available to Discuss How Listeners Can Support Autism Speaks’ Denine Torr, Director of Community Initiatives, at Dollar General w/ Peter Morton, Vice President of Development at Autism Speaks, Michael Rosenoff Associate Director of Research Autism Speaks With the approach of Autism Awareness Month and advocacy organization Autism Speaks’ annual Light It Up Blue campaign kicking off on April 2, one of its largest partners, Joe’s Crab Shack, White Castle and Dollar General is gearing up to help raise funds and awareness of the disorder, which affects 1 in 88 children in the U.S. Joe’s Crab Shack President Jim Mazany, White Castle owner Marci Ingram aren’t in this interview, but respective companies’ campaigns to raise funds and awareness of autism … [Continue reading...]
A GRIPPING HUMAN DRAMA THAT TURNS A REAL-LIFE TRAGEDY INTO ACTION!
Daniel’s Music - One Family’s Journey from Tragedy to Empowerment through Faith, Medicine, and the Healing Power of Music (Skyhorse Publishing/Norton, September 2013) by Jerome Preisler with the Trush Family
“A riveting chronicle of stunning achievement against the odds.” Kirkus Reviews
Daniel’s Music is so much more than your typical “feel good human interest story”. It is the captivating story of Daniel Trush’s recovery against odds experts said were insurmountable; of medical science, faith, and perseverance all combining for a miracle. And of an average family turning their personal trials into a force that brings joy, inspiration, and a powerful sense of belonging to all those whose lives they … [Continue reading...]
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Cerebral palsy (CP) is an non-contagious motor conditions that cause physical disability in human development, chiefly in the various areas of body movement. Scientific consensus still holds that CP is neither genetic nor a 'disease', and it is also understood that the vast majority of cases are congenital, coming at or about the time of birth, and/or are diagnosed at a very young age rather than during adolescence or adulthood.
Cerebral refers to the cerebrum, which is the affected area of the brain. The disorder may often involve connections between the cortexand other parts of the brain such as the cerebellum). The term palsy in modern parlance refers to disorder of movement, but the word root "palsy" does still technically mean "paralysis" today, even though it is not used … [Continue reading...]
ELDERLY PATIENTS AND MEDICATIONS
Clinical Pharmacist talks about ways seniors with cognitive disabilities can avoid medication errors
Seniors who take multiple medications are seven times more likely to require hospitalization because of an adverse drug event, say experts at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the ASHP Research and Education Foundation. During National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 3-19), the pharmacist groups want the public to know that pharmacists are crucial resources for managing medications correctly and avoiding problems, and they are sharing important tips that can help family caregivers protect their elderly loved ones from dangerous medication errors.
The risk of a medication error increases when cognitive disabilities, … [Continue reading...]
Recent Study Shows One In Four American Workers Will Suffer An Income-interrupting Disability and Won’t Be Prepared For it
Council for Disability Awareness Launches Educational Campaign
Targeting Working Americans
Radio Interviews with President of the Council for Disability
Awareness Barry Lundquist
More than one in four of today's entrants to America’s workforce will suffer an income-interrupting disability at some point during their working careers. But a recent Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) study shows that despite the potentially catastrophic financial impact, most Americans, and even their financial advisors, significantly underestimate their odds of becoming disabled. Worse yet, about two-thirds of the workforce is not covered by private long term disability … [Continue reading...]