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Monday, July 8, 2013

From housewife to author and playwright - Carol White

Carol White always loved the arts, and after her divorce, she followed her dream.  Today, she is an award winning author and playwright.







For more information about Carol, visit her Facebook page, carolwhitefiction

Friday, June 7, 2013

Starting Over - Ken Parker

Ken thought he had the flu, but three days later, he was fighting for his life. To save him, doctors had to amputate both of his legs above his knees and all of his fingers except his left thumb. Rather than sinking into depression over his enormous loss, Ken became an inspiration to all who know him. "I'm going to do as much as I can, and nothing is going to stop me," he says.



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Despair to Happiness - Eddy Rodriguez

Eddy Rodriguez was brought to his knees by tragedy.  He overcame it by bringing happiness to others.





To learn more about Eddy, visit www.smileandwaveamerica.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fighting cancer her way - Jil Simon


Jil  Simon was happily married with two young children when she received the awful news that she had breast cancer. Determined to maintain as much normalcy as possible in her life and in her children's, Jil used a cold cap while she received chemotherapy.  Normally, the toxic chemicals in chemotherapy cause baldness, but cold caps prevent this traumatic side effect. 






Jill's website is www.tresssavers.com

The website for The Rapunzel Project - a volunteer group that raises money for hospitals to buy the special freezers needed to keep the cold caps at the correct temperature - is www.rapunzelproject.org.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Homeless - Jose Nieves

Jose was willing to talk about what it is like to be homeless.  How he coped and how he felt.  Many thanks to Jose and to the Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach for generously allowing me to conduct the interview at their site.



Friday, January 18, 2013

To hell and back - David Aldrich

A tragic accident left then 44-year-old, David Aldrich, blind and a quadriplegic. But David never gave up and through adult stem cell treatment, he regained his vision and some mobility.





If you are interested in learning more about David and watching SuperCell, a documentary produced by National Geographic about David and four other seriously ill people, visit this link: GetLocalDelrayBeach

An update on David:

The one thing that has always been important to David is that he live in his home rather than in an institution.  However, the years of maintaining a live-in aide 24/7 (which he must have) and all of his other expenses has depleted his funds.  Without financial help, David is going to have to give up house and move into an institution - something he does not want to do.

Ben Wolford from the Sun-Sentinel wrote this article about David and his struggle to keep him home.

If you are interested in making a donation or know of someone or an organization who would like to help, this is where to send donations.  If you would like more information, please contact me at marythurmanyuhas@gmail.com.

The David Aldrich Home Preservation Fund
TD Bank
4850 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33445
561.496.2690









Sunday, December 2, 2012

From $50 to multimillionaire

Frank McKinney moved to South Florida with a high school education and $50 in his pocket.  Today he is a millionaire and has built an empire.



For more information about Frank, visit Frank-McKinney.com

Click here to see the trailer for  Infidel.