‘Every Day is a Good Day to Remember Sam and What He Stood For’

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One of this year’s Christopher Awards went to the documentary “Life According to Sam.” It was about Sam Berns, who was born in 1996 with the rapid aging disease progeria, which usually results in death by age 13. When his physician parents, Dr. Scott Berns and Dr. Leslie Gordon, received that diagnosis, they resolved to [Read More...]

Blind Army Captain and Christopher Award Winner Offers Encouragement to Boy Losing His Vision

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In 2011, we recognized Captain Scott Smiley (seen here with his wife Tiffany) with a Christopher Leadership Award. Why? On April 6, 2005, while Captain Smiley was on patrol with his platoon in Iraq, a suicide bomber exploded a car bomb that sent shrapnel and debris into Smiley’¬ís eyes and brain, permanently destroying his vision. [Read More...]

When Your Baby’s Life is Expected to Be Brief: A Look at Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care

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Pregnancy is supposed to be a joyful time for a couple, but for Amy Kuebelbeck and her husband it was tinged with tragedy as well. In 1999, halfway through their third pregnancy, they learned that their unborn son, who they named Gabriel, had an incurable heart condition and would not live long if he was [Read More...]

Harlem Globetrotters Add Teen with Down Syndrome to Roster

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Eighteen-year-old Kevin Grow from Bensalem, Pennsylvania, became an Internet phenomenon when video of him scoring four three-pointers in a high school basketball game went viral. The sports-loving teen, who was born with Down Syndrome, has now taken his moment in the sun even further. He was recruited to play with the Harlem Globetrotters at the [Read More...]


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