Nov 122013
 

If Deborah Cohan felt scared before her double mastectomy surgery, she didn’t let it show. If she was feeling angry or depressed or any number of other justifiable emotions, she didn’t let them show, either.

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Instead, she danced her way into surgery, to Beyoncé’s “Get Me Bodied (Extended Remix).”

The mother of two and OB/GYN filmed herself dancing alongside her entire medical team at San Francisco’s Mt. Zion Hospital, a six-minute video of her laughing and smiling as she gets ready to undergo the procedure.

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“I will be dancing in my little hospital gown and bouffant cap in the Mt. Zion operating room with the surgical and anesthesia teams,” she wrote on her Caring Bridge page. “My fantasy is for you to play the song and dance wherever you happen to be (in the kitchen, the carwash, subway platform, classroom, Labor and Delivery unit, wherever!).”

She continued, “I have visions of a healing video montage. Nothing brings me greater joy than catalyzing others to dance, move, be in their bodies. Are you with me people?”

And the people were with her. Her colleagues at San Fran’s General Hospital:

SFGH’s 5M sending healing energy to Deb Cohan-with love…

If you can dance through your ‘uglyhappycrying’, you’re probably dancing too. We are.

According to her Caring Bridge page, all that positive energy seems to have paid off: “Deb’s surgery was very successful. No visible lymph node involvement. She’s in good spirits. Already did some walking. Amazing.”

and I’m here to tell you this gal can dance!!! She had 52 million shares Beyonce’s post & the video has been seen 6,572,661 times in JUST 3 days.

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Oct 052013
 

A controversial law brought into the limelight when George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. – his work depicts a man dressed in soldier fatigues holding both an assault rifle and an American flag.

“America is about freedom. We believe in strong families, patriotism, God, and justice. We won’t bother you if you don’t bother us . . . well, that’s the way it should be,” McNaughton stated about the piece.

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- source

h/t Girls JUST Wanna Have Guns

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Jul 312013
 

Drawing on his new book, “Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives” (Columbia, 2013), W. Bradford Wilcox will detail the ways in which fatherhood is a transformative experience for men, both biologically and socially. He will also explain how fathers make a distinctive contribution to their children’s lives. Wilcox, the Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, will conclude by discussing the ways in which marriage connects men to their children.

Click image for book…

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Jul 292013
 

Operation Cross Country—a three-day nationwide enforcement action focusing on underage victims of prostitution—concluded with the recovery of 105 sexually exploited children and the arrests of 150 pimps and other individuals.

The sweep took place in 76 cities and was carried out by the FBI in partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) as part of the Bureau’s Innocence Lost National Initiative. It is the seventh and largest such enforcement action to date.

Raw footage from three-day Operation Cross Country sweep:

Alex was 16 years old and desperate. She turned to prostitution and later fell under the influence of a pimp and her family. “At first it was terrifying, and then you just kind of become numb to it,” she said. “You put on a whole different attitude—like a different person. It wasn’t me. I know that. Nothing about it was me.”

Two years later, Alex bravely contacted the FBI, and her cooperation helped us send two pimps to prison and facilitate the recovery of other underage victims. Today, with support from the Bureau’s Office for Victim Assistance, Alex is turning her life around. She earned her high school diploma, is living on her own, and has plans to attend college. She wants to become an advocate for young victims of sexual exploitation.

“They had my past but not my future,” she said.

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Jun 122013
 

When I tweeted Hagmann’s article I told you to be wary but do not dismiss.

Glenn Beck today on his show stated that he plans to break news within 24 hours that could take down the entire power structure of the government.

The leading theory is that John Roberts had his family threatened with incredibly embarrassing emails obtained from the NSA spying program. He was ordered to rule Obamacare constitutional or face annihilation. -broughtbackin

Holy crap if this is true!

The Whistle Blower should fly to Moscow TODAY, and make his announcement from Moscow TOMORROW. I would simply not feel safe exposing anything against this regime and be comfortable that I would live to tell about it. We’re dealing with Chicago gangsters, after all. – David D

Beck said a short time ago, “This country, I believe is going to be rocked… um, in the next 24 hours, with some things going on in Washington and beyond, that we found out yesterday and we will be telling you in great detail in the next 24 hours.”

“And it is… it will show you how dire the situation is and we will be greatly divided as a nation.”

~ Now that’s the part ‘I’ don’t get. Why would we be divided?

Beck stated that they have a whistle-blower and that this guy is so afraid, he is afraid for his life.

The whistle-blower stated, “I am dead… I am absolutely dead and I am not talking about they’re going to smear me, arrest me…I’m dead.”

The news that Beck said he will break within 24 hours comes on the reports of the NSA spying scandal when NSA contractor, Edward Snowden exposed the vast spy network that covered every single communication apparatus in America.

The breaking news that Beck plans to reveal also comes on the heels of a former CIA agent speaking out about the political purging happening at the CIA under CIA Director, John Brennan and Doug Hagmann, reporter with the Canadian Free Press, who reported out of Canada that a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) insider approached him and stated that America is in real danger and that those who are on the right of politics in the media or those who oppose the Obama administration are the main target and that it will get ugly real soon.

Beck stated that he himself does not have the information but that he had seen one document, but that the whistle-blower had contacted an ally. (I assume the ally is Hagmann?)

Beck said, “This guy is so afraid… he won’t do it unless he is in front of Congress and televised.”

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Jun 112013
 

With tears in my eyes, Glenn? If you see this, Thank You! How powerful. How emotional! Your words have inspired a nation, I promise! ~ JP

Patriots? This needs to go viral, PLEASE share!!!

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Jun 062013
 

In gratitude to all who served!

h/t Michael Berry Show

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Apr 082013
 

~ Kleenex Alert

Originally, Rex Burkhead was told he was too small and too slow to play running back at the collegiate level. Some thought he wouldn’t stand up to the rigors of Big XII football, and then B1G 10 football when the Nebraska Cornhuskers switched conferences between his junior and senior seasons.

Jack Hoffman is six year old boy from Atkinson, Nebraska, a small town of 1100 in north-central Nebraska. On April 22, 2011, Jack was life flighted to Childeren’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, after suffering a life threatening seizure, which turned out to be a side effect of a large tumor growing on Jack’s brain.

In May of 2011, Jack underwent surgery, which was unsuccessful. Only a small portion of the tumor was removed. Pediatric Neurosurgeon specialists gave Jack a grim outlook: he was likely going to die young.

In September, 2011, just two weeks before Jack would have a second surgery to remove the tumor (which successfully removed 95% of the cancer and stopped his seizures), Jack was able to cross something off his bucket list: meet Rex Burkhead.

Rex Burkhead and Jack Hoffman instantly bonded. Unlike many athletes, Rex spent an afternoon talking, playing, hangout out, and growing a bond with this little boy he never knew. Overnight, Team Jack turned into something incredible.

Because of this opportunity to meet Rex, Jack has been given a new hope in life. He has been undergoing chemotherapy for almost a year, which has seen his tumor shrink considerably.

Late in the fourth quarter of the Nebraska Spring Game, the Nebraska Cornhuskers let Jack Hoffman score the greatest touchdown ever in a spring game.

Former Husker quarterback Joe Ganz drew up a play for Jack, if he could outrun the defense, to convert the first down.

Jack, however, would do more than just pick up a first down.

The red team faced a fourth and short from their own 31 yard line when Taylor Martinez lined up and handed the football to Jack, who sprinted around the right side and outran the defense for a 69 yard touchdown, causing the fans to go crazy and both benches clearing to surround Jack in the end zone, celebrating his incredible feat.

“Team Jack — Pray”. The Big Ten Network recorded a segment about Jack and Rex which aired before the Cornhuskers played the Wisconsin Badgers in the B1G 10 opener for both.

As awareness about Team Jack grew, so too did the opportunities to educate America on pediatric brain cancer. Rex Burkhead has spearheaded the event, and has been rightfully honored. After founding an Uplifting Athletes Chapter at Nebraska, they awarded him with the Rare Disease Champion Award.

In the greatest touchdown ever in a spring football game, Jack and his family got to put all the worries from cancer behind them, and let Jack live a “normal” life, at least for another afternoon.

Whether you love or hate the Huskers, they deserve A LOT of respect for making this happen!

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Apr 082013
 

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money” ― Margaret Thatcher

See My love of Margaret Thatcher: March 2012 Warning for a Nation: Where Have ALL the Heroes Gone?

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Apr 032013
 

Seventy-year-old Dick Hoyt is getting ready to run the Boston Marathon for the 31st time this year, but interestingly enough, he says he was never ‘much of a runner.’ That is, until his wheelchair-bound son Rick came home 35 years ago with a specific request for his dad.

Rick, who “speaks” by communicating through a computer, had just attended a basketball game at which they’d announced a race being held to raise money for a player who had recently become paralyzed after being in an accident.

“He said, ‘Dad, I have to do something for him. I want to let him know that life goes on even though he’s paralyzed. I want to run in the race,’” Dick said of his son’s pronouncement.

Hoyt says he himself would only run, at that time in his life, about three miles a week – a mile each time. To make matters more challenging, Rick’s wheelchair wasn’t made for running, and it was hard for he and his wife to push Rick in it, let alone run with it.

“Everybody thought we would go to the corner and turn around and come back,” he said. They didn’t. They finished, second-to-last. And the next 35 years, as they say, is history.

Dick and his son have run in over 1,000 races with the goal of inspiring other people with disabilities.

Now the pair is about to embark on their 31st Boston Marathon, but this time, a special honor will be waiting for them at the starting line: a statue of Dick and his son.

“When Rick was born they said, ‘Forget Rick. Put him away. Put him in an institution. He’s going to be nothing but a vegetable for the rest of his life.’ And now, he’s turning into a bronze statue. And it’s a life-size statue, and it’s at the starting line.”

Team Hoyt

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