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JUNE 7: Sister organizes 5k for brittle bone disease

June 4, 2015

BY SCARLETT SALEM — Most people are fortunate enough to break only a bone or two in their lifetime, but those afflicted with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) can expect to break hundreds. While the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation estimates the “brittle bone disease” affects 20,000 to 50,000 [read more]

Dec. 2 is #GivingTuesday; local charities hope #MarylandGivesMore

December 2, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Most of us had an opportunity to eat Turkey on Thanksgiving, shop for deals during Black/Green Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.  According to its website, “#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United [read more]

Being “Mom” to dozens

October 11, 2011

BY CYNTHIA WAY — When Duyen, an 11-year-old orphan in Vietnam, asked me if she could call me Mom, I was a little freaked out. My friend Bonnie (from Tampa, Fla.) and I were visiting Ham Tan Orphanage in Vietnam in 2008 with our other friend, Rebecca (from Hyattsville), who was there to adopt [read more]
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