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Story of the Month

  • 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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  • Such An Easy Fix!

    A Pasadena teacher contacted Families in Transition, a support program for homeless children in our school district. In addition to all the complications of being a homeless 5th grader, Albert had a toothache. One call to Young & Healthy and we were able to get him a dental appointment the same day we received his […]

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  • A New Twist On Yard Sales

    I’ve had yard sales and taught my kids about redeeming cans and bottles…to teach them the value of work, earning money and how to save for something you really want. Their health never entered into the equation. Not for Rosalee. Rosalee works full time and knows without a doubt that her son needs health insurance. […]

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