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Hula Hooping Happiness

When was the last time you hula hooped? For most of us it was probably back in elementary school. This staple of the American toy industry, around since the 1950s, has the same unchanged simplistic design. Sure the colors might be a little different from when you were a kid, and some light-up or glow-in-the-dark

Surviving Stage IV Lung Cancer: A mother’s story of hope and action

Bobbi Johnson-Filipiak was in the best shape of her life at the time of her daughter Kate’s birth on December 11, 2012. Bobbi delivered by C-section to prevent complications from HELLP syndrome (a pregnancy complication involving the breakdown of red blood cells, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count). Because HELLP symptoms were still present

Virginia Ulch finds Fulfillment Helping Kids

One source of great satisfaction is knowing that you have made a difference in the life of another. For Virginia Ulch, this fulfillment has come in a variety of ways. Providing a guiding light “I tend to lean towards being a helper, and I love kids,” explained Ulch, describing her enjoyment for the field of