All posts by Aya Khalil

Healthcare Inequities in Black and Brown Communities

Local free clinic provides care for the uninsured According to a new report by early childhood nonprofit ZERO TO THREE, where a baby is born— in Toledo, Ohio or NYC, New York, for example— can have major implications for the rest of his/her life. The data also confirm that Black and Brown babies begin life

Sylvania Mom Creates Custom Masks to Honor Son

Trigger warning: infant loss Julie Kaser and her family were able to spend only 29 precious days with their newborn son Oscar, yet his legacy shines on. Kaser started a small business, Oscar’s Garage in honor of her second son, Oscar, who had Trisomy 13 and died in the NICU at Toledo Children’s Hospital in

Celebrating Ramadan with Social Distancing

This year Ramadan will be extremely different for many Muslims who observe the month of fasting. Ramadan is often filled with lots of family and friend iftars (breaking of fast dinners), prayers at the Mosques, charity-giving and fun activities for children. Ramadan, which begins on April 24, can still be a memorable moment for children

Let Noor Run: Sylvania High School Athlete Reflects On Unfair Disqualification

When 16-year-old Noor Abukaram from Sylvania participated in a cross country meet last October 19, she never imagined that her fastest 5k, at 22 minutes and 22 seconds, would not officially count. Officials disqualified Abukaram, a member of the Sylvania Northview’s girls cross country team, at the Division 1 Northwest District cross country meet in