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...]

Sargent Shriver’s Faith Was the Driver of His Will

The following post was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello. It’s followed by a podcast of my interview with Mark Shriver: You’ve spent a lifetime reading about Sargent Shriver, if you’re like most of us, and by now you probably think you know him pretty well: Kennedy in-law; Peace Corps founder, vice-presidential candidate, Special Olympics [Read More...]


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