CENTER FOR SUCCESS NETWORK
Two Brothers Bring Hope to Under-Resourced Communities
By Nicole Weddington
Brothers DJ, 32, and Ryan Ikeler, 30, wanted to create a safe space for the children in their neighborhood to do their homework. It started out as an idea as simple as that.
One wintery night in 2013, the two of them drove around Pontiac, Mich., looking for a physical location where youth could realize their dreams. What they found was a dilapidated building overgrown with grass in what many would consider tobe a horrible neighborhood. But what the Ikelers saw was a beacon of hope full of potential. This would be where it all began.
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COMBAT PAIN WITHOUT OPIOIDS
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with more than 54,000 lethal-drug overdoses in 2015 and more than 64,000 in 2016, based on the National Center for Health Statistics.
BREAKTHROUGH THERAPIES PROVIDED THROUGH GRANTS FROM OXFORD KIDS FOUNDATION
Four-month-old Nathan Major was at the babysitter’s house when suddenly he went stiff, then limp, and was barely breathing. He was rushed to the hospital and given emergency brain surgery. Nathan had suffered from a traumatic brain injury and was diagnosed with cortical vision impairment making him legally blind with global brain damage, hydrocephalus, epilepsy and cerebral palsy. That was Aug. 8, 2012.
EXPANDING SERVICES FOR GENESEE COUNTY CHILDREN
The GISD is a Michigan regional educational service agency that provides
educational leadership impacting more than 70,000 students across Genesee
County. Strong relationships and partnerships are the foundation of GISD’s
services. It is through those partnerships that GISD is able to provide current and
high-quality professional development to educators, establish consortia to leverage
resources and efficiencies that provide significant cost savings for local school
districts and develop innovative programs that prepare Genesee County students for
early learning, college, and careers.
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STOP THE BLEED
It’s one of those ideas that has evolved as our Darwinian drive to survive has called for it. Initially designed to save lives in war zones, it was tossed aside due to fears of resultant tissue and nerve damage.
Using Your Head
BEAUMONT HOSPITAL'S CHAMP PROGRAM
Provides Concussion Education and Screening
by Robin Schwartz
At just 15 years old, Carson Barringer of Wixom is driven to succeed on the football field and in life. The freshman at Walled Lake Western High School is a starter on the junior varsity team. He trains in the weight room and on the track every day and dreams of becoming a college football player.
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THE RISKS OF PULLING BACK MEDICAID EXPANSION
by John Hebert III, MD - President, Genesee County Medical Society
Disparities in health care in the United States continue to exist. Factors associated with health care disparities include race, poverty, and gender. Factors contributing to racial/ethnic health care disparities include socioeconomic factors, lifestyle behaviors, social environment, racial/ethnic discrimination and access to preventive health care services.