Croll: Boy with Cerebral Palsy Has Already Defied Prognoses  

This interview with the mother of a child who has Cerebral Palsy is one in a series that profiles children who have conditions, diagnoses or temperaments that require specialized support from parents, teachers, coaches, therapists, friends, family members and other influential people in their lives. The goal of these profiles is to elicit greater empathy from the community for these “high-needs” children and their families.

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Fortier: Kids: No Housing…No Hope…No Thanks!

It’s that time of the year when we give thanks and reflect on the year that was. And for so many in Loudoun County—one of the nation’s wealthiest, there’s much to be thankful for. We will cook our turkeys and stuffing and welcome family and friends to our homes. In this same community, we have kids not dining with families or friends. Instead, they will be feeling thankful for a free meal only to then sleep on the streets, in their cars, in stairwells, on rooftops, hotels or in tents.

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The Peoples’ Constitution: The 25th Amendment

Added to the Constitution in 1967, partly in response to John Kennedy’s assassination, the 25th Amendment has been much in the news lately, with stories about its possible use and misuse. The Amendment creates a dramatic process to transfer power to the Vice President (VP)—even against the wishes of the President—if the President is unable to fulfill his duties. This article aims to give a short overview of the history and workings of this important Amendment while staying neutral on politics.

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