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SJDA Receives Diverse Communities Award

SJDA Receives Diverse Communities Award

Richelle Kimble February 19, 2015 0

San Juan Diego Academy, the only K-8 Catholic school in the Grand Rapids Diocese dedicated to educating impoverished Latino children has been awarded one of just 20 competitive international scholarships to the Association of

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Jen Thorson’s Story

Jen Thorson’s Story

WLMagazine February 15, 2015 0

Heart Attack Survivor, Age 40 Jen Thorson never imagined she could be at risk for a heart attack. While Jen knew she had high cholesterol and a family history of heart disease, she was

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Veronica Sanchez’s Story

Veronica Sanchez’s Story

WLMagazine February 11, 2015 0

Heart Attack Survivor, Age 52 Veronica Sanchez didn’t realize that nausea and dizziness were signs of a heart attack in women. “I thought it was something I ate and just dismissed it,” she said

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Rhonda Hall’s Story

Rhonda Hall’s Story

Richelle Kimble February 9, 2015 0

Diabetes Survivor, Age 44 Elementary school teacher, Rhonda Hall knew she needed to lose weight, but it wasn’t until she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes she made the lifestyle changes she needed. Rhonda

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Laura Bell Bundy’s Story

Laura Bell Bundy’s Story

Richelle Kimble February 4, 2015 0

Congenital Heart Disease Survivor, Age 33 Laura Bell Bundy is a country music recording artist and Broadway, television and film star. She also has congenital heart disease and volunteers for the American’ Heart Association’s

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Beyond the Microphone with René Marie

Beyond the Microphone with René Marie

WLMagazine February 3, 2015 0

An interview with René Marie, the boldest, baddest face of Jazz. interview by Richelle Kimble This woman embodies the wholesome qualities and lore of an American leader. She’s audacious, confident and credible. She has

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The Impressionist: Broadening Perspectives

The Impressionist: Broadening Perspectives

WLMagazine February 3, 2015 0

with Lysandra French and Jim Winslow by Kerri VanderHoff • photo by Two Eagles Marcus Being February and Black History Month, I thought it was a good time to reflect on and share a

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EGR Students Prepare to Represent

EGR Students Prepare to Represent

vickiup January 29, 2015 0

East Grand Rapids High School students set new goals as they prepare to represent the state of Michigan at the annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals in Washington D.C. EAST

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Doing Good With Mary K. Hoodhood

Doing Good With Mary K. Hoodhood

WLMagazine December 27, 2014 0

by Bri Kilroy Imagine seeing a little girl digging through the trash for food. How would you feel? What would you do? Mary K. Hoodhood’s reaction and response to the heartbreaking image is creating

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Meijer Heart Center Celebrates 10 Years

Meijer Heart Center Celebrates 10 Years

Richelle Kimble December 16, 2014 0

The Spectrum Health Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center is celebrating a decade of advanced heart and vascular care. The Meijer Heart Center, which opened in November 2004, has brought a new level of

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