Dr. Jeffery Vance and his wife, Margaret “Peggy” Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., began the internship program to honor their son, Jeffery Joseph Vance, who died when he was 14 after a football injury triggered an unknown genetic condition that caused a tidal wave of blood clots.
Every month at Ronald McDonald House in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, South Beach Charity Angels entertain sick youngsters and their families by singing their favorite songs, dancing and painting the kids’ faces.
I’m not sure I really “battled’’ breast cancer back in 2002, as much as it battled me. But after a year of two chemotherapies, radiation and surgery, cancer and I agreed to a draw. We went back to our respective corners, both tired of this fight.
Acne is an ongoing battle. Once you find the right combination of over-the-counter and prescription products to keep breakouts under control, it’s important to stick with them to keep skin in the clear. (In fact, non-compliance is the main reason patients continue to struggle with acne.)
Service animals have helped people in need for years, but with the surge of veterans returning home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder, a new light shines upon service dogs.