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Invisible Disabilities Association

Invisible Disabilities Association

January 13, 2020

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. IDA is about believing. We believe you! The frequently invisible nature of illness and pain may lead to disbelief about that illness or pain by those surrounding the person who lives daily with invisible disabilities. This disbelief can lead to misunderstandings, rejection by friends, family and heath care providers. It may also lead to accusations of laziness or faking an illness. We are passionate about providing awareness that invisible illness, pain and disabilities are very real! Our mission is to encourage, educate and connect people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Envision with us, a world where people living with illness, pain and disability will be Invisible No More.

Questions About Retirement

Questions About Retirement

January 5, 2020

As baby boomers start to reach retirement age there are a lot of questions. How much does it take to retire? When should I retire? How much should I be saving? We cover all these questions and more with The Retirement Guy, Bob Schultz. He gives a planning tips and the realities for folks planning to retreat from the workplace.

 

http://www.retirementguy.org/ 

Flu In Colorado

Flu In Colorado

December 8, 2019

It looks like this year’s flu season is just getting started. In fact, the CDC is reporting that 2.9 percent of visits to healthcare providers were related to influenza-like illness (ILI) – and that ILI has been at or above the national baseline of 2.4 percent for three weeks now. That's why healthcare providers at MedExpress Urgent Care are strongly encouraging people to make sure they get a flu vaccine.

 

Denver Feed-A-Family

Denver Feed-A-Family

December 1, 2019

Denver Feed A Family continues Daddy Bruce Randolph's 50 year Thanksgiving tradition of feeding Denver's families in need by collecting, assembling, and distributing approximately 5,000 Thanksgiving baskets. It takes over 1,000 volunteers to make this happen. Come down and lend a hand and help the Epworth Foundation continue this Denver tradition.

Bessie’s Hope

Bessie’s Hope

November 17, 2019

Bessie’s Hope enhances the quality of life for nursing home and assisted living elders by bringing generations together in mutually rewarding relationships that honor the human spirit and create life-enriching volunteer opportunities for youth, families, individuals, community organizations and businesses.

Basic Finances For Kids

Basic Finances For Kids

November 10, 2019

Gregg is a Certified Financial Planner and consultant who has become a leading advocate for sound parenting, child accountability, and financial literacy. As a father of six, it was his idea to throw away the family paper chore chart and piggy bank to find a way to combine the chore chart with the technology his kids were using. For more than 20 years, Gregg has led a very successful personal insurance and financial services practice. A graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in finance, he has also earned multiple professional designations in his industry including CFP® – Certified Financial Planner, ChFC- Chartered Financial Consultant, CLU- Chartered Life Underwriter and REBC- Registered Employee Benefits Consultant.

MAXWELL’S  STORY from his Mom, Amber

MAXWELL’S STORY from his Mom, Amber

October 27, 2019

I have two year-old twins named Maxwell & Riley.  Like any parent, they are my world.  About a year ago, Maxwell, was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease called SLC6A1.  The disease is too rare to even have a formal name and is known only by the genetic location.  We were told nothing could be done and I chose not to accept that answer.  I called 200 scientists over the course of a month and found the disease can be cured via gene replacement therapy.  A world renowned scientist and I are working away to create this live saving therapy and we are hoping to advance a clinical trial next year that will cure every child with this disease.  I have raised $1,000,000 in 10 months to advance this therapy.

The Tire Mom

The Tire Mom

October 20, 2019

Diana Hubner,  The Tire Mom LLC, is on a mission to educate the public about tire safety and she is touring the country to promote her new book, Tire Mom: A Journey of Hurting, Helping and Healing. Traveling across the country to create tire safety awareness, she  hosted her first book signing event this past Thursday, October 17 in Denver  Last year, she purchased a set of tires for a family in each of the 50 states, some of them perfect strangers, to help heal from the death of her husband in a tire-related accident. Her book is the story of that journey.

As a stay-at-home mom who simply wanted to learn more about tires after the loss of her husband, she set out to learn from the experts. In addition to sharing her newfound knowledge about how to read the manufacture date on tires, Tire Mom is also the story of how Diana channeled her grief into helping others stay safe on the road.   Tiremom.com

Gail Hamilton Author and Inspirational Speaker

Gail Hamilton Author and Inspirational Speaker

October 14, 2019

Gail believes that “Our desire to fly must be bigger than our fear of falling.” Gail holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Music degree in vocal performance, and a Master of Arts degree in psychology and counseling. As a speaker, author, facilitator, performer, and teacher, Gail has empowered, and inspired others to see their opportunities, choices, passion, creativity, and to live a life of greatness. Gail’s autobiography: “Soaring into Greatness: a Blind Woman’s Vision to Live her Dreams and Fly” is a personal memoire of courage, truth, perseverance and determination. It reveals how Gail lost most of her sight at birth, became totally blind at age eleven, sang the leading roles in “La Boheme” and “La Traviata” while in graduate school, lost her Self in a relationship, found her independence and dignity with having four Seeing Eye dogs.  Gail gives some valuable insights for those with sight in how to react to Seeing Eye Dogs.

Imagination Library/ Dolly Parton Foundation

Imagination Library/ Dolly Parton Foundation

October 6, 2019

When Sara Randall moved to Denver from California in 2014, she was familiar with the program from her work in the nonprofit sector, and couldn’t believe it didn’t already exist in her new zip code. Randall, with the help of a few volunteers, started the Imagination Library of Denver (ILD), which now serves 900 kids in three Denver zip codes (80205, 80211, and 80220).

“This program is proven to increase kindergarten readiness and kids in the program test higher on assessments,” says Randall, director of ILD. “But more than that, parents are happy to see their kids become interested and excited about reading.”