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May 11, 2018

How Unexpected Loss Revealed Ultimate Truths About Life, Love and Relationships

It was a typical Monday. I rushed to get ready, rushed to day care, rushed to the office. It was one of those Mondays wherein a busy weekend bled into a busy weekday and coffee was everything. I had a new client in front of me and we started the typical new therapist/new client dance: Why are you here? How […]
April 7, 2018

Homeless Teen With Football Dreams Gets A Boost From One Of NYC’s Finest

As Patrick Sanchez, 19, was sleeping on a cold New Jersey football field each night, he didn’t have much in his possession except a bag and a deeply-seeded belief that with enough hard work, he could play college football, if only given the chance. The teen was raised by disabled parents and often worked two jobs to help put food on the […]
April 7, 2018

Once Teen Immigrants, Sports Helped GinJan Bros. Founders Find Their Place In The U.S.

Sports can build bridges, function as a universal language, and yes, even help two teenage boys who, all by themselves, immigrated to the United States from West Africa, and embraced their new home even though they didn’t speak English. Today, you might find Mohammed and Rahim Diallo walking the streets of New York City in a business suit or with […]
April 6, 2018

Rock Steady Boxing Trains Those With Parkinson’s To Fight Back

When Marine veteran Guy Hendricks was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at just 47 years old, he didn’t know what to do with himself. “When I was in the Marines, I was taught how to fight; how to engage the enemy. When I was diagnosed, Parkinson’s was an enemy I didn’t know how to fight,” Hendricks said.  Enter Rock Steady Boxing, an […]
April 6, 2018

Talented Twins With Autism Are Set To Return To The Boston Marathon

At this point in their lives, it’s fair to say Alex and Jamie Schneider tell the world their story with their legs rather than their voices. The 27-year-old identical twins from Great Neck, N.Y. have a form of autism so severe that they’re completely non-verbal and require 24-hour-a-day care. However, in running shoes and out on the roads, they’re making […]
April 5, 2018

Running Brings Life, First Place Finishes To Nonverbal Twins With Autism

Why worry about speaking when your running can do the talking for you? Identical twins Alex and Jamie Schneider, 27, have a severe form of autism that requires 24-hour per day care. They may not be able to cross the street by themselves, but out on the roads, they’re distance runners who are turning heads and doing more than holding […]
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