Mother's Day can be a deeply painful observation for those who mourn the passing of their children. Resulting emotions can cause gripping, enduring sorrow that lasts a lifetime. However, healing touches of empathy are coming this fall through a special event from people and professionals who want to help those moms observe their "forever motherhood."
Marquette High School graduate Grace Strobel was born with an extra DNA chromosome carried by those with Down syndrome, yet she passionately proclaims the disorder does not define who she is. You see, Grace was born with another extra: the gift to be present in each moment to share kindness and authentically recognize others' needs to be accepted for who they are.
Self-proclaimed ThreadHeads especially noticed a beloved member of the St. Louis Fox 2 television family is baaaAAAAaaack!! Tim Ezell returned to news television last fall as a feature reporter weekdays from 5 to 9 a.m. Prior to that, viewers have followed him on his unique faith-based television show about his grassroots movement to thread together communities and cross-denominational churches, arm-in-arm.
Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography See photo notes Healthcare specialists at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine understand the journey toward fertility can be an emotional one for many couples. It's certainly a different kind of hardship when desired pregnancies don't happen as planned. From the MCRM facility in Chesterfield led by medical director Dr. Peter Ahlering, state-of-the-art fertility care and…
Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Emily Rose Studios The mother-daughter team of Kathy Kucik and Allyson Kucik-Martin, who own Bella Gente Salon at 212 THF Boulevard in Chesterfield Commons Plaza, obviously focus on hair within their salon. But they also often concentrate on tresses during charitable events and for community causes.
Beth Freeman is passionate about paying it forward. Her Saint Bernard therapy dog, Sasha, agrees and lives by that mantra as well. This devoted duo visits people of all ages in hospitals, long-term care facilities and at special events—people who need unconditional acceptance, hairy hugs and a few slobbers along the way.
“I can’t say no” is Glenn Borgard’s simple explanation of why he’s so busy volunteering in Chesterfield. “I got involved in boy scouting as a kid, and it has three aims – the outdoors, physical fitness and citizenship,” said Borgard, who turned 84 on Dec. 17.
Three MERS/Missouri Goodwill Industries, Inc. retail stores that serve the Chesterfield area let savvy shoppers find dynamite deals for low prices while aiding the non-profit agency that offers job training and employment services.
The Eye Care Charity of Mid-America is focusing on its mission of enhancing the quality of life, especially for children in need, by providing vision improvement through eye care services and eye health education. Headquartered at 732 Goddard Avenue in Chesterfield, the non-profit vision care organization was founded in 2004, said Kate McKearn, director of resource development.
Chesterfield Lions Club members work hard to carry out their mission "to create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.”
I could pack this article with statistics: approximately 23 million people live with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly 16 million children under the age of 18 have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa alone. Each day, 6,000 people in Africa die from AIDS. There are more. Countless statistics that signify how little medical care there is for babies born—or even…
Volunteers are the heart and hands of the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Wings of Hope nonprofit charitable organization based at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport complex in Chesterfield, according to Anne Volland. Volland is director of administration and field director for Wings’ medical relief and air transport program headquartered at 18370 Wings of Hope Blvd.