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Kelly Jadon

Citizen based in Jensen Beach, FL, United States. Joined on Jul 22, 2013
Expertise in Books, Ethnic cultures, Charity & volunteer work, Religion, Education

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Review: Reading improves a child's brain Special

The human brain is plastic; that is, it is ever changing, influenced daily by sights, sounds and learning. Modern Magnetic Resonance Imaging has shown that creative activities enhance and develop various parts of the brain.

The man who fights the war against children Special

Approximately nine children in 1,000 has been either abused or neglected in the United States. In 2013, the number of victims was estimated at 679,000 children.

Parents: Keeping our homeschool rights Special

Children are going back to school soon. Some of them don't take the bus. Instead, they are educated at home. A new idea? Think again.

The return of intercollegiate boxing Special

Boxing began before the time of Jesus Christ, during the times of the Sumerians in the 3rd millennium BC. Considered a formal sport, boxing became an Olympic event in the 23rd Olympiad (688 BC).

Op-Ed: Surfing waves for Special Olympics Florida Special

Polynesian surfing has been practiced for over a thousand years. Westerners first caught a glimpse of surfing in 1767 off the coast of Tahiti when the British Royal Navy’s crew of the HMS Dolphin visited the island.

Why local law enforcement matters Special

Each year, law enforcement officers come under fire. They are assaulted. They are killed. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reports that “on average,

Abortion Recovery: How to continue Special

Each year there are about 1.1 million abortions in the United States. (Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2011)

Inside Florida's horse industry Special

“Horses built America.” ~Kathy Brown, Founder of Martin County Horse Council, Martin County, Florida In 1776, General George Washington developed the first American Cavalry, used to patrol the Atlantic coast during the American Revolution.

A Single mom’s dream: Sheriff deputy retirement Special

Dreams still come true. Major Jenell Atlas recently retired from Florida's Martin County Sheriff’s Office after a 26-year career.

Inside the civil rights movement for people with disabilities Special

One in six children in the United States will have a developmental delay or disability. Developmental disabilities begin during the developmental period of life, either prior to birth or during infancy.

Op-Ed: Still dreaming BIG at age 65 Special

Chicago - When you hit age 60, what will you be doing? Playing golf? Lounging at the beach? Or will you be growing and developing your gifts and talents?

Op-Ed: One man makes a difference Special

In 1974, crop-duster Bob Howe flew his plane into a power line while flying low over fields. Miraculously, he and his plane came through unharmed.

Jupiter Medical Center: A model for pastoral Care Special

Most American hospitals employ a Pastoral Care Director or a Chaplain, who oversees the spiritual wellness of patients. In part, this is an expected tradition, but today it is also viewed as necessary spiritual care.

Op-Ed: National service program: Better than today's Executive Action Special

President Obama has signed an Executive Action, allowing undocumented immigrants who came to the United States with their parents prior to age 16, to serve in U.S. military forces.

Op-Ed: The Red Cross — Talking with Volunteer first responders Special

Between 2012 and 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that 62.2 million Americans volunteered in some way. This is one-fifth of the country's population giving approximately eight billion hours at a value of $173 billion.

Corpsman saves lives, even the enemy's Special

Navy corpsman Mike Dolnick has seen the results of war, and helped save the lives of many: Americans, United Nations military, Afghan Army soldiers, civilians, and even the enemy--the Taliban.

Op-Ed: Overcoming Tourette Syndrome Special

In the United States, one in every 360 children ages six through 17 has been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. (CDC) Tourette syndrome was formally recognized as a neurological disorder and named for physician Georges Gilles de la Tourette in 1885.

Rick Francona: Expert opinion on the Middle East Special

An interview with Middle East expert Rick Francona on opening borders to Christian refugees, World War III, ISIS, and reducing the conflict between Israel and Gaza.

Op-Ed: Addiction: Recovery is possible Special

In the United States, more than 7 million children live with a parent with an alcohol problem. (SAMHSA) Alcohol usage in these families affects the children. Today, 1 in 5 people report that they grew up with an alcoholic parent.

Op-Ed: Mental illness — Survivable with help Special

A mental illness survivor, Carol Koji has endured electric shock treatment, been Baker-Acted, divorced, heard voices, and has had arrests.
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