*This unbelievable truth is especially hard for me to swallow on a day where I just attended the most beautiful memorial services for a woman to lived to be 103 and transitioned with a smile on her face. She was so loved! Now I hear the story of an elderly woman who apparently had NO ONE to care for her in a loving way, and although she is alive, the condition paramedics found her in is nothing short of unfathomable.
Reports say that paramedics were called to the home of a 75-year-old Ohio woman by a church volunteer who had been delivering food to her for the past decade. The man told paramedics that he had not seen the woman outside of her chair since July 2016.
Yes. This is February 2017! Continue reading
*I don’t know about you, but I am a Trader Joe’s die-hard fan. I am probably at the store at least four out of seven days. I make sure to always have their lactose-free coffee creamer (Hazelnut), Lowfat Granola Cereal (Mixed Berry) in the red box, spinach pizza and I can’t forget the Moscato wine in the fancy bottle (shhh…it’s great and only costs $7.99).
So why wasn’t I contacted to vote in this annual awards ceremony?
It’s considered Trader Joe’s version of the Emmy’s and for 8 years the grocery store chain has hosted a Customer Choice Award survey to see what its customers are loving.
Now the results are in. Continue reading
L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Local Healthcare Leaders to Discuss Future of Obamacare and Potential Impact to L.A. County’s Underserved Populations
WHAT: Today, there are an estimated 750,000 uninsured residents in L.A. County, according to a 2015 Community Health Assessment conducted by the L.A. County Department of Public Health. Although, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided healthcare for many, it is clear there is still an immense need for access to quality, low-cost care. Continue reading
*One of my former in-laws used to talk about needing to know someone who knew how “to get a prayer through” to God. After reading about the McCabe family of Chicago, you’ll agree that they’re on that list of folks!
Five-month old Daniel McCabe had been fighting a rare liver disorder since he was born. Just before Christmas, things got so dire that doctors placed him on a waiting list for a new liver, and prepared the family for a wait of several weeks, if not months. (The average wait for a liver is 86 days for kids and up to 149 days for adults.)
Paperwork was processed and little Daniel went on the donor request list at 10:15am one recent morning. At 10:55am a doctor received word that a donor match had been identified and that Daniel’s new liver was on the way.
The infant had successful surgery the following evening and is now recuperating.
“I was just speechless,” mom Melody McCabe said.
*I knew it was only a matter of time for SOME ILLNESS to come about as a result of heavy pot smoking — exacerbated by the fact that its now legal in several states. Of course it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that heavy pot users have been shown to have memory issues (and some have even become downright delusional, but that’s another story). Honestly, I don’t know if I stand 100 with the new ruling in California, whose pass came about last November. Blame it on the fact that I see way too much marijuana smoke being blown out of passing car windows; or even the fact that the guy who backed up off the freeway ramp, into my brand new car, reeked of it.
Medical marijuana is legitimate. It continues to be of great significance in alleviating debilitating pain; and even offers undeniable results where some children’s illnesses are concerned.
But just allowing any damn body to smoke weed. Out loud. Not so much.
Anyway, according to emergency room doctors, a lot of folks are flooding the ER rooms with illnesses related to severe pot smoking. Continue reading