Writing Contest for Middle School Students

Writing Contest for Middle School students – Are you inspired by  someone with a chronic condition? Tell us your story.CONCORD – In an effort to raise awareness about the young people with  chronic health conditions, the Council for Youths with Chronic  Conditions, is hosting a New Hampshire youths with special health care  needs essay contest.  New Hampshire’s middle school …

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Olympian Kris Freeman to lead Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness Week

  CONCORD – A world champion Olympic cross-country skier who needs insulin injections five times a day to treat Diabetes, will serve as the honorary chairman of the annual Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness week.Kris Freeman, of Thornton, who has been a competitor on the world stage for more than a decade, holds the world championship in the 30km and …

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Advocate Mother and superhero to lead Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness Week

CONCORD – An advocate mother and her superhero son will serve as the honorary chairs of the annual Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness week. Christina D’Allesandro, of Salem, and her son, Anthony Smith, a hearing impaired 5-year-old, were the inspiration behind the creation of Blue Ear, a hearing aid-wearing superhero. The week is an annual celebration of “amazing …

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Teens with chronic pain.

There is now a support group for teens with chronic pain. Where: Nashua Library East Wing, 2 Court St Nashua, NH 03060 When: 1st and 3rd Thurs of the month (starting Sept 5) Time: 6-7:30pm The group will be facilitated by Erin Phillion, MSW and is for any teen that experiences a chronic pain condition. …

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NHFPI: Nashua Telegraph editorial supports Medicaid Expansion

Nashua Telegraph Editorial Supports Medicaid Expansion Lawmakers have an opportunity to extend Medicaid to more low-income adults through the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire. The Nashua Telegraph today took a position in favor of the expansion because it would help thousands of hard-working people in New Hampshire who do not have insurance. …

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First Lady Michelle Obama at Boston Children’s Hospital


First Lady Michelle Obama honored Boston Children’s by visiting our patients and families who were grievously impacted by the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Even during this challenging time, her uplifting presence inspired the patients and staff alike. We wholeheartedly thank her for her visit, for the compassion she showed to the …

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Zebra Crossings


Zebra Crossings can help your child and family connect with others who are crossing the same challenging terrain of living with a chronic health condition. We are here to help youth with a chronic health condition to discover the opportunities that exist for living life to the fullest. We like to define ourselves by what …

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Welcome to NH Family Voices


Caring for children with special needs can be exhausting and complex. Parents and caregivers often struggle to find the resources and services their child needs. NH Family Voices is in a unique position to help families because we are parents who have children/youth and young adults with chronic health, physical, developmental and mental health challenges. …

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Hearing-impaired boy lives every kid’s dream: becoming a superhero


New York (CNN) — Five-year-old Anthony Smith didn’t think superheroes wore hearing aids, until he became one. His mother, Christina D’Allesandro, says the epic journey began in May, when her superhero-fanatic son, who is deaf in one ear and partially deaf in the other, refused to wear his blue hearing aid because “superheroes don’t wear …

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Michelle Obama, Big Bird release new kid fitness ad


By Eun Kyung Kim, TODAY contributor http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=uVn6p9s1gUk Big Bird is back in the political spotlight, but this time on his own terms, helping Michelle Obama convince kids to eat healthy and stay active. The Sesame Street character stars in two public service announcements released Thursday by the White House to mark the third anniversary of …

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