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Award-Winning Nurse Learns from Hospice Patients

Each October, the Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Georgia, awards one nurse the Jensen Patrick Nursing Award at their annual employee banquet. The award honors excellence in nurses who have “demonstrated unusual concern for the welfare and happiness of patients and have performed extraordinary acts of kindness.” In 2018, Michelle Williford, a nurse case manager at Hospice of Tift Area, received this prestigious award. … Continue reading Award-Winning Nurse Learns from Hospice Patients

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Spreading Empowerment Through Girls on the Run

Sarah Hutchinson, 30, of Valdosta, Georgia, devotes herself to health care and recognizes the impact it has on others, especially young women. Alongside her work at the Hughston Clinic, Hutchinson also has a passion for fitness and helping her husband, Taylor, with Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run helps young women realize that they can take charge of their futures and provides opportunities … Continue reading Spreading Empowerment Through Girls on the Run

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Aerial Adventures

Erika Bennett has never been one to back down from new and at times challenging experiences. So, when she made a trip down to Tampa, Florida, to visit her family, one of her family members invited her to try aerial yoga for the first time. Though she did not have previous experience with any kind of yoga, Bennett figured that it would still be a … Continue reading Aerial Adventures

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Fitness Is Therapy for Sexual Assault Victim Advocate

Faith, family, and fitness are the priorities that Jacinta Howell, 34, lives by. With being a CrossFit enthusiast, full-time mother and wife, and a sexual assault victim advocate at Moody Air Force Base, those priorities help her cope with the daily responsibilities of a full schedule. Howell has lived in Valdosta, Georgia, for the last 25 years. She has been married to her husband, Kenneth, … Continue reading Fitness Is Therapy for Sexual Assault Victim Advocate

Venison Recipes

Venison Chili Ingredients 1 pound ground venison 1 small onion, chopped 4.5 ounces chopped green chiles, undrained 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 pints canned light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 pint canned tomatoes 2 quarts tomato juice 2 tablespoons chili powder Directions Start by adding your ground venison, chopped onion, green chiles, oregano, cumin, and cayenne … Continue reading Venison Recipes

Georgia Hunters for the Hungry in Need of Funding

The Georgia Hunters for the Hungry program allows hunters to share their bounty of meat from the last hunt they had. Hunters for the Hungry helps feed Georgians in need by paying accompanying deer processors to process and package the ground venison for food banks. According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 Georgians struggles with hunger. More than 500,000 of the total people are children. … Continue reading Georgia Hunters for the Hungry in Need of Funding

Business Brings Healthier Drink Options to Valdosta Area

Dezmon Gray and Terence Boyd had a dream to bring a healthier option to Valdosta, Georgia. While that dream took five years, two failed startups, and a lot of motivation to complete, they were finally able to open Talk of the Town Nutrition, a place that offers healthier drink options in their teas, shakes, and enhancers. Gray and Boyd said that it was hard to … Continue reading Business Brings Healthier Drink Options to Valdosta Area

Making the World More Accessible

Suddenly becoming paralyzed requires a strong will to adapt to new limitations. Not only is the body immobilized, but patients must learn how to perform everyday task differently. Wheelchairs, for instance, are meant to provide more mobility, but it’s often still not enough to go back to life as it was before. Ben Huntzinger, 33, of Cairo, Georgia, is a T4 paraplegic who knows all … Continue reading Making the World More Accessible