Category Archive: Inspiration

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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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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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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Asthma and Schools

Asthma is a leading chronic  illness among children and adolescents in the United States. It is also one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. On average, in a  classroom of 30 children, about 3 are likely to have asthma. Low-income populations, minorities, and children living in inner cities  experience more emergency department visits, hospitalizations, …

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New plan for state’s parks calls for more trails and playgrounds

A new five-year plan outlining the future of outdoor recreation activities in New Hampshire calls for the creation of more walking and running trails for older adults, playgrounds for kids, and maximizing use of state parks with year-round activities. The state’s Division of Parks and Recreation is required by law to compile a report on …

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Epileptic boy’s book helps raise money for seizure dog

Evan Moss’ seizures come quietly in the night. When they strike, the 7-year-old’s parents have to give him medicine to make them stop — or risk brain damage. But to do that, they have to know they are happening. Lisa and Rob Moss live in fear of missing one. The seizures are so silent that …

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Valley News: Lyme Fourth-Grader Is a Real Champion

By Jon Wolper Valley News Staff Writer Sunday, November 11, 2012 Lyme — YuYu Cutting stood inside a crudely drawn foursquare box on the Lyme School blacktop, balancing a deflated basketball in his left hand. He brought his hand back, keeping the ball in place with the hook protruding from the right sleeve of his …

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Keene Sentinel: Standing Tall

By Kaitlin Mulhere Sentinel StaffSentinelSource.com                                 |                         0  When 10-year-old Abby Bohannon had to pick a “me” object to teach her 4th-grade peers about herself at the beginning of the school year, she chose a thin, plastic tube. The tube didn’t represent a hobby or serve as a memory from a distant summer trip. Instead, …

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