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Month: September 2007

Not A Phony Soldier!

Not A Phony Soldier!

I don’t know if you heard Rush Limbaugh’s comments about “phony soldiers”. You can read the exchange on the Media Matters website. One of those “phony soldiers” (someone who returned home from his tour of duty) has written a rebuttal to Limbaugh and the caller’s words. He includes photographs of soldiers and the jobs they did in Iraq. Some came home, some didn’t. Some did multiple tours of duty. Some that came home didn’t reenlist. It’s well written and poignant….

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You Can Help Others Get Free Mammograms

You Can Help Others Get Free Mammograms

A friend sent me this today and I thought I would pass it along. The Breast Cancer site has a way for individuals to help supply free mammograms for those in need. All you have to do is go to their website then click on the button that says “Click Here to Give”. Each click earns money towards mammograms for women who can’t afford to pay for one on their own. The program mammograms are paid by sponsors. You can…

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He Got His Grip Back

He Got His Grip Back

Sgt. Juan Arrendondo served in Iraq. In 2005, he lost his hand during an attack while on patrol. Things looked pretty grim at the time. In July, Arrendondo was fitted with a bionic hand called the I-LIMB. The I-LIMB is made of a special plastic then coated to look like human skin. It has 5 individual motors which control each finger. With his new flexible fingers, Arrendondo can do many things he thought he’d never do again. He can grip…

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Knitters Unite

Knitters Unite

At the San Francisco Community Center, Ann Rubin has been promoting good will througout the world–two knitting needles at a time. She started the program “Afghans for Afghans” which draws together knitters around the world who knit items for the people of Afghanistan. Rubin used the Internet to promote the project. She asked for volunteers to help knit items to send out. Little did she know she’d get responses from all over the world. The basement at the center is…

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There is a Fairy Godmother

There is a Fairy Godmother

You’re probably familiar with the Make A Wish Foundation. They grant the wishes of children of terminally ill children. Did you know their is an organization for adults? That organization is called the Fairy Godmother Foundation. It was founded in 1998. Their first year of operation they granted 18 wishes. Now they’ve granted hundreds. Who gets their wish granted? You must be 18 years or older and have a terminal illness. According to the website, “Fairygodmother Foundation grants wishes without…

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