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Photos of adaptive water skiing fun at 20th Escape to the Lake

Adaptive water recreation took center stage at NDAD’s 20th Escape to the Lake, held June 21 near Center, N.D., at Nelson Lake. Sporting Chance of Bismarck, the Aqua Addicts performance ski team of Aberdeen, S.D., and founding partner Texas Adaptive … Continue reading

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Benefit Saturday for Forks’ drummer cancer patient Terry Tibiatowski

You’re invited to attend Saturday’s special benefit to help Grand Forks mechanic and musician Terry Tibiatowski, 52, who has Stage 4 colon cancer. Plenty of silent auction and raffle items will be available, including hundreds of restaurant and pizza certificates, … Continue reading

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NDAD’s 20th Escape to the Lake a few weeks away

The 20th Escape to the Lake created by NDAD is set for Sat., June 21, at Nelson Lake Recreation Area near Center, N.D., in Oliver County northwest of Bismarck and Mandan. The adaptive water recreation event gives people with a … Continue reading

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BENEFIT FOR CINDY JO ADAMS SATURDAY: Reynolds, N.D., woman pushes onward after grueling cancer treatment

The flier for Saturday’s benefit for Cindy Jo Adams of rural Reynolds, N.D. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., and the benefit starts at 4 p.m., beginning with dinner and a silent auction. (More details on the flier). The 48-year-old real … Continue reading

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Terry Harmon benefit set for Satuday: ‘Nice to know people care about you’

By Mike Brue  GRAND FORKS — A little more than a year ago, Terry Harmon began a new health journey that turned into a roller coaster ride. “It’s been a tough haul,” he said this week. Still, the 51-year-old Grand … Continue reading

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NDAD’s busy free assistive equipment loan program re-stocked

February was a busy month for the Grand Forks portion of NDAD’s free short-term equipment loan program. Even though February is the year’s shortest month, the program provided 95 pieces of assistive equipment out of its Grand Forks office – … Continue reading

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GRANT CAMPBELL BENEFIT TONIGHT: Grand Forks 18-year-old not letting near-fatal stroke keep him down

By Mike Brue Grant Campbell wants very much to remember what happened to him at the start of this year. An 18-year-old from Grand Forks, Grant only knows only what he’s been told, or what he’s read in his family’s … Continue reading

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Benefit set for Feb. 20 to aid Grand Forks stroke victim, 18

NDAD is sponsoring a fundraiser set for Thursday, Feb. 20, in Grand Forks to help Grant Campbell, 18, who had a stroke in early January while downhill skiing during a visit with family in LaCrosse, Wis. Grant, a 2013 Red … Continue reading

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Grand Forks Herald, WDAZ-TV pieces focus on life, death of NDAD co-founder Faye Gibbens

News outlets in Grand Forks have produced feature pieces on Faye Gibbens, NDAD’s co-founder who died Saturday at age 70. WDAZ-TV’s story about Faye, which first appeared Monday online and on TV, is HERE. The Grand Forks Herald’s feature obituary article … Continue reading

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Faye Gibbens, NDAD co-founder and longtime officer, dies at 70

NDAD mourns the passing today of Faye Gibbens, 70, its co-founder and longtime director of program services for people with disabilities and health challenges. Gibbens died this afternoon (Saturday) at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks after a lengthy period of … Continue reading

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