Katey Suder will be missing and worrying about her brother this Christmas, but she has turned her anxiety into action by developing a program to send holiday care packages to many sailors and marines in his U.S. Navy Amphibious Ready Group. Katey’s brother, Seaman Apprentice Vincent M. Suder Jr., recently finished boot camp and left for active duty on November 14th. He is assigned to the USS Comstock, currently deployed to the Arabian Gulf.
It was a proud day for the Osterhout family of Holland as they stood in front of the Kaboom! Playground, still blocked off with a long yellow ribbon. Jill and Robert Osterhout III’s son, Robert Edward Osterhout IV, affectionately known as Bobby, passed away tragically at 14-months-old in April of this year. The playground was officially dedicated in his honor last month.
The playground is located at the Lower Bucks Family YMCA’s Holland Summer Day campsite on Holland Road, adjacent to Holland Elementary School.
by June Portnoy
When Richboro’s Harvey Goodman was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer and told his days were numbered, his initial feelings were hopelessness and despair that his life would soon be over. Today, six years later and cancer-free, Harvey reflects on how he fought his battle to survive.
At age 64, Harvey’s life was turned upside down, in October 2008, when his oncologist told him he had Stage 4 adenocarcinoma of the small intestine, with metastasis to the liver. His doctor explained to him that this was a rare, incurable form of cancer.
There isn’t always a happy ending when cancer is part of the story, but Morrisville resident Georgia Cinq-Mars Tashijan has had several positive outcomes that also are offering benefits to her neighbors and her community.
Georgia and her husband, Ed Tashijan, were in the midst of planning a native garden for their home on Franklin Street when Georgia was diagnosed with stage 3 uterine cancer. Although she continued to work as a registered nurse at Growth Horizons, a Levittown residential group home for adults with developmental disabilities, certain phases of her cancer treatment program required that she take some time off.
They say that a “dog is a man’s best friend,” but in the case of Adam Pindziak, age seven of Yardley, a diabetic alert dog is about to become a boy’s best friend. Adam was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, also known as Type 1 Diabetes, when he was just two-years-old. His mother, Morayea, explains that he was constantly urinating through his diapers and getting up in the middle of the night asking for milk.
She took Adam to his pediatrician, who after administering a quick urine test, sent them directly to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to be treated for juvenile diabetes.
For Levittown resident Tom Nadzam and his family, the fight to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania might well be a matter of life and death for his seven-year-old granddaughter. A retired mechanic living in Middletown Township’s Highland Park neighborhood, Nadzam, 68, has made Bucks County his home for nearly his entire life, raising his family there.
His daughter, Dana Ulrich, and granddaughter, Lorelei, live in Reinholds, Berks County, about midway between the cities of Lancaster and Reading. Lorelei has intractable epilepsy, meaning it is resistant to medication, Dana says.
On Tuesday, September 23rd, The Travis Manion Foundation and Board of Bucks County Commissioners unveiled the design of the 9/11 “Renew, Resolve, Remember” sculpture scheduled to be installed and open to the public by next summer 2015.