Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Week is recognized September 5 – September 11. With the overall theme of breaking the social stigmas against mental health awareness, it focuses on the protection of mental health and how to cope with uncertainty. In a time like now, during the era of Coronavirus, we have been faced with situations that have seemed both uncertain and taxing on our mental health. … Continue reading Suicide Prevention

Breast Cancer Survivor :  Now Cheering People On

Whitney Robinson is a loving wife, mom, friend, teacher and servant of God. She has dedicated 25 years to educating elementary students and takes pride teaching in her community. Robinson is also a cheer mom turned coach for Lowndes High School, something that brings her great joy.   In 2019, Robinson received the most shocking news from her doctor: breast cancer. She explained how it was … Continue reading Breast Cancer Survivor :  Now Cheering People On

NeurosurgeonImproves Lifeof Local Teen

RAYGEN’S STORY An active 14-year-old, Raygen Youngblood has overcome numerous physical obstacles. She was born premature, weighing 1 pound, 10 ounces, and spent many weeks in a neonatal intensive care unit, where she experienced two Grade 4 strokes.  Raygen’s mom, Harriet Youngblood, explained,“There was so much blood leaking in her brainthat it couldn’t be absorbed. It caused a large clot and tumor to form. When … Continue reading NeurosurgeonImproves Lifeof Local Teen


Dr. David Hardy bringsnew vascular capabilitiesto South Georgia Dr. David Hardy, vascular surgeon at South GeorgiaMedical Center, has only been in Georgia for a fewmonths and is already expanding access to vascular andsurgical interventions available to patients throughoutthe region.  Dr. Hardy comes to Valdosta from Cleveland Clinic wherehe practiced for the last three years. But he’s nostranger to Georgia, he grew up in the peach … Continue reading FROM CLEVELAND CLINIC TO SGMC