Month Of The Caregiver

Caregiving has its own month, and for good reason. It plays a hugely important and frequently unsung role in the fabric of contemporary family life. Here are “10 Things You Need to Know about Caregiving,” from Disability Connection newsletter: 1. November Is National Family Caregivers Month. Caregivers play an important role in the lives of their family…
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BENEFIT TODAY IN EAST GRAND FORKS: Baby Willow’s Lessons For Her Parents

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a NDAD archive article from 2013. Learn about the new fundraiser on Sept. 30, 2014, for Willow Marka, and how you can help, at http://www.ndad.org/fundraisers.asp or at http://www.facebook.com/ndad.nd) By Mike Brue GRAND FORKS — Cassie and Bill Marka say they’ve learned a lot about themselves and about life these past five…
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If You Have Special Needs, Emergency Preparedness Plan Should Be High Priority

With flood risks about to increase quickly in parts of the Northern Plains, and with a spring and summer of weather warnings ahead, the need for emergency preparedness becomes more apparent. That’s especially the case for people of all ages with disabilities or a variety of health and mobility challenges. Charitable nonprofit NDAD has compiled…
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Community Fundraisers, NDAD Program Focus Of Forum Communications News Feature

NDAD’s Community Fundraising Program is part of the focus of veteran Grand Forks Herald reporter Stephen J. Lee’s Sunday front-page centerpiece package, “When bad things happen, good people often step in.” The article also discusses some non-NDAD fundraising efforts of late, including several started following highly publicized tragedies. You can read it on GrandForksHerald.com here: http://bit.ly/Xk3QPS .…
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‘Mommy’s Blood Is Sick’: Benefit For Cristy Truedson Tonight In East Grand Forks, Minn.

By Mike Brue Three-year-old Kiera Truedson cannot comprehend the intricacies of either her mother and father’s month-long absence this fall or her mother’s lack of hair upon their return. Still, Cristy Truedson’s younger daughter seems to have accepted a simple explanation. “Mommy’s blood is sick.” Again. The 31-year-old Grand Forks native and East Grand Forks…
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