Special Olympics is the world's largest athletic organization for people with disabilities, and with opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to get involved, the Northeast Florida branch is making a big difference for the disabled and their...
You may have seen their signature hand-painted metal angels around Jacksonville — on doors, displayed on bookshelves or tucked into greenery. Maybe you have seen their bright pink and green circle angel logo on a Vineyard Vines tie, Lilly...
Originally, when I first thought of an animal shelter, I pictured a place full of sadness and last chances — the proverbial end of the road for many animals and once-loved pets. But the Jacksonville Humane Society is the...
Sam Morrisson's aunt Rita went to her doctor with flu-like symptoms. On her drive home that afternoon, she received an urgent call from her doctor. Rita was informed to pack her bags and drive to Duke Medical Center as...
When Sandy Jacoby's husband Steve got laid off his job in 2012, they took a leap of faith by selling their car and house and moving to Nicaragua. They originally planned to live there for one year until they...
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the first things that went through my mind was, “How did I get this? What did I do?” Was it environmental, from the microwave or due to sleep habits, alcohol...
Our story unfolds over 10 years ago when we had our first son, Caleb, in 2006. We were happy and excited to welcome our first child and had so many hopes and dreams for him and us as a...
Rett syndrome. Two words I had never heard of until about a year and a half ago. Two words that completely changed our family forever. The weight of them so heavy we couldn’t catch our breath — they meant...
When 7-year-old Cole woke up with a croup-like cough, his mom Donna Johnson wasn’t all that worried. After all, her son had experienced croup — an upper airway infection that is often accompanied by a barking cough like Cole...
It is easy for children to focus on the RECEIVING this time of year, sitting on Santa's lap and telling him what they want, browsing catalogs and making endless lists of gifts they would like, getting completely spoiled by...
As a mother of twins, I always listen a little harder when I hear stories of other twin moms. Whether identical or fraternal, parenting twins has its own challenges and complications but, most of all, stories of love. On December 1,...
Since 2015, we have created a printable download for the month of December that we call our Kindness Calendar for Kids. We are pleased to bring you an updated calendar for 2018, complete with more resources on how to...

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