You Haven’t Come This Far To Fail: A Father Sends His Disabled Son to College

A lot of parents sent their kids off to college over the past few weeks. For Chicago Sun-Times writer Alejandro Escalona, it was a proud but bittersweet time as he did the same with his son, Daniel, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy which slowly robbed him of his ability to run, walk, and move [Read More...]

The Ex Vivo Miracle

NYMed-5

Last night’s finale of the ABC reality series “NY Med” involved a miracle. No, not a call-the-Vatican-and-start-the-investigations type of miracle. It was more along the lines of the song lyric “Even a miracle needs a hand” from the animated Christmas cartoon “T’was the Night Before Christmas.” Rita Saverino, a wife and mother of two, had [Read More...]

What Happened When a Volunteer Lost $800 Meant to Feed the Homeless?

As 77-year-old Jane Corbett drove to buy groceries for the St. Louis, Missouri, homeless shelter where she volunteers, hundreds of dollars were flying out of the envelope she had accidentally left on top of her car while buckling in her adopted special needs child. Construction worker Ray Leuthauser, who was driving behind Corbett, saw what [Read More...]

What Their Treatment of a Homeless Woman Reveals About the ER Nurses of “NY Med”

Diana Costine, RN

“I think we identify with people who can’t help themselves.  In some really weird way, I never realized that until Virginia died,” said Diana Costine, RN, an emergency room nurse on ABC’s summer reality series “NY Med.” The eight-week series takes place at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City in its Weill-Cornell and [Read More...]


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