5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

'Adriana's Angels' shines light on refugees, diversity in children's books

“It comes from experience of real families and my experience of just getting to know these families and what they’ve been through in the past,” she said. “I now live in Rogers Park, which is a traditional place for refugee folks to be resettled. It’s part of my daily life to be around people who have had to leave their homes.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-fam-books-adrianas-angels-1205-story.html

    'Adriana's Angels' shines light on refugees, diversity in children's books
    Author Ruth Goring considers herself a "third-culture kid" - a child who spent most of her formative years living abroad. A native of Kansas City, Kan., Goring considered Colombia her home for most of her upbringing, thanks to being a part of a missionary family.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • obviously those who hate immigrants will report here about hating immigrants. We know what's going on.

  • wendy carson community activist,and Ilove to bake

    For many who have worked with and continue working with Immigrant Children they find it a rewarding experience and learn much from these children. Yes at times it may prove difficult but the rewards are amazing. I feel sorry for any of the children you work with . Obviously you have a lousy attitude which would be transferred to the children.

Nov 04

Updated 4 days ago

#KidneyForMarcoGinzalez

Important please read all my friends, family....

#KidneyForMarcoGonzalez
#KidneyBestLifeEver

Rush.donorscreen.org/register/donate-kidney
I am asking all of my friends, family to take a moment , remember what it was like to be 19 years old. Dating, competitive sports, traveling, working your first real job, nights with your friends,driving your first beater, getting lost finding your freshman college class,dreaming of your future.

Now in the midst of all of that fun, add fainting without warning, weight gain and swelling 10lb -20lbs in a...

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Important please read all my friends, family....

#KidneyForMarcoGonzalez
#KidneyBestLifeEver

Rush.donorscreen.org/register/donate-kidney
I am asking all of my friends, family to take a moment , remember what it was like to be 19 years old. Dating, competitive sports, traveling, working your first real job, nights with your friends,driving your first beater, getting lost finding your freshman college class,dreaming of your future.

Now in the midst of all of that fun, add fainting without warning, weight gain and swelling 10lb -20lbs in a matter of a few days, exhaustion not eliminated by a good night’s sleep, shoebox filled with daily medications, no salt diet, sneaking the seasoning packs from ramen,many visits to neurologists, cardiologists, nephrologists , twice weekly infusions to stabilize and countless blood draws.
Remember now you are 19 years old. This is the life my grandson Marco has dealt with since he was ten.
For him the attempts to stabilize his kidneys is over. Now we are in the race for his life, a race to give him the youth this disease has stolen.
We fear the tests, the surgery and the pain. But change your focus for a moment, our family fears Marco will not be able to drive or live independently to enjoy the gift of youth so many of us have enjoyed and taken for granted.
people of color needing organs, the closer the match- the better his odds of the transplant giving him the dreams he keeps tucked away for fear they will never be.

It’s a huge commitment, it’s a great sacrifice and not one of you should consider it lightly in anyway. But if you think you would like to donate,even if not for Marco, give that gift to someone else who is waiting to live their best life.

To begin the screening process go to
https://rush.donorscreen.org/register/donate-kidney

Marco Gonzalez is the patient.

I thank you for reading this, for considering donation and for sharing this post with everyone you know.

thanks again

    Get Started - Donor Registration
    https://rush.donorscreen.org
  • Best wishes for success!

  • I'll hold you and your grandson in my heart. I don't meet donor criteria, but someone will. A close relative of mine died in his forties and four people received organs, which has always comforted me. Because kidneys can also be harvested from living donors, I hope his wait goes quickly.

May 09

Updated Oct 20

Event rental space in north side?

I'm looking for a good spot to host our upcoming baby shower in July. I've looked at all the park district meeting rooms and browsed online for event rental spaces as well but can't seem to find one with the perfect combo of bringing in our own food/dessert and accommodate 40-50 people. Any ideas on places in the north side we can look at?

Sep 22

Updated Sep 25

Where to post for Loyola students?

I’m currently looking for a nanny for my infant and thought given the hours (10-2:30) it may be a suitable side job for qualified Loyola students since we live walking distance from the campus(clark&albion) I’m wondering if there are other outlets besides every block that I can post on that Loyola students will see either online or on campus?

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