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.
After a week-long camp working to earn merit badges at the Rodney Scout Reservation on the Northern Bank of Chesapeake Bay, nearly half of the Scouts in Troop 71 volunteered to help over 320 cyclists enjoy the rolling Bucks County countryside as they raised money to find a cure for childhood cancer.
Yardley resident Anita Dietrich Lobley has very personal reasons for supporting an upcoming event to raise funds for cancer research. On October 11th-12th, she will combine her love of biking with the memory of her mom, Jane Dietrich, by participating in The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.
On August 14th, a team from Animal Alliance transferred 16 dogs in from Toms River Animal Shelter to the organization’s Planned Pethood Clinic in Lambertville. As an Emergency Placement Partner to The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Animal Alliance was called upon to rescue and rehabilitate the poodle and poodle mix dogs, all of which were suffering from fleas, ear mites, parasites, and other painful conditions. Animal Alliance responded immediately and within 30 hours of notification from HSUS, the dogs were situated at Animal Alliance and receiving medical attention.
Gloria Aceti, President and Founder of Focus on Homeless Animals (FOHA), nominated Dr. Jan Solkov Kaufman of New Hope as this month’s New Hope News’ “Good Neighbor.” FOHA is a 501 (c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer, all-breed dog rescue based in New Hope that relies on volunteers to foster dogs until they are adopted.
“I nominated Jan because she truly puts 100% effort into taking care of her foster dogs, and pays close attention to each and every one of them,” says Gloria. “She takes fostering very seriously and is a good ambassador for us because she has the same beliefs as we do at Focus on Homeless Animals.”
Lily Margaret Joyce Reilly, 10, of Richboro, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes three years ago. Prior to her diagnosis, she was drinking liquids excessively, was suddenly irritable and lost a considerable amount of weight. Lily’s mother, Susan Bloom-Reilly, called the pediatrician’s office and after describing her daughter’s symptoms was told to take Lily to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).