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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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‘Stronger every day’: Benefit 11am-2pm Saturday for Forks man hurt in train-vehicle collision

By Mike Brue Home is where Kyle Johnson’s heart is. He’d like to be there, too. The 28-year-old hasn’t seen his Grand Forks residence, which he shares with his parents, since leaving for his job with the Grand Forks Public … Continue reading

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Benefit for man, 28, injured in Grand Forks train accident just days away

ONLY DAYS AWAY NOW: The Kourage for Kyle Johnson Benefit on the sixth floor of the Grand Forks County Office Building is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hope you’re going to be there to show your support.The benefit … Continue reading

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Help ensure your winter weather safety if you have disability, health challenge

Some people in North Dakota and surrounding states with physical, medical, cognitive and  sensory disabilities may not have completed their winter weather preparations, even though winter has the region firmly in its grasp. It’s not too late to take immediate precautions, do … Continue reading

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A chance to try your hand at wheelchair basketball

Teens and adults with physical disabilities living in the Grand Forks region, and those without disabilities, too, are invited to spend a few hours on Sunday afternoons playing wheelchair basketball. The Wallbangers, a recreational group sponsored by charitable nonprofit NDAD … Continue reading

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