Young & Healthy


Story of the Month

  • December Story of the Month

    Sixteen-year-old Ruby was living on the streets in Las Vegas with her mom. Luckily, her Pasadena grandma learned of her awful plight and rescued Ruby. With food, shelter and safety now in place Grandma began assessing a myriad of needs and challenges she faced with Ruby. She got Ruby enrolled in high school and stopped […]

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  • October Story of the Month

    The ingenuity at work… A mom and her teenage daughter came to our office not long ago. Fifteen-year-old Jackie was having a lot of trouble at school. It seems she could not read the print in her text books and was even having trouble seeing the whiteboard in her classrooms. Jackie seemed embarrassed but her […]

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  • Story of the Month – Information is Power

    I happened to be waiting for a meeting in the reception area of an emergency room the other day when a young mother approached the triage desk with her glassy–eyed blankie–clutching adorable daughter in tow. She had that “my child is sick and I don’t know what to do” tone in her voice. We hear […]

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  • Story of the Month-The Tzedakah Box

    Adriane grew up hearing many stories about her Depression-era grandmother. One such story involved a fence, a bowl of soup and some dignity. Unemployed men would knock on her Nana’s door offering to do odd jobs in exchange for a meal. Nana had a fence that needed fixing. The fence was mended, a bowl of […]

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  • Resiliency

    Resiliency I am always amazed (and impressed) by the kids who, in spite of the odds against them, rise up and face each day with optimism. You’ve all seen a little one with a patch on one eye. Patrick needed one when he was little, but he lacked access to health care and now he […]

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