Recovering from Frostbite, Former Green Beret to Compete in His First IRONMAN

By Drew Munhausen After frostbite claimed the tips of all 10 of Jeff Scace’s fingertips, the former Green Beret was repeatedly warned that he would never be able to do the things he once loved. “I was told I would never be the same,” Scace said. “It was a constant stream of people telling me [Continue Reading]

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Sailing from Stroke to Newfound Strength

By Jade Waddy Gregg Plunkett grew up with a love of sailing. From the young age of 10, he participated in sailing activities with the Houston Yacht Club. “I’ve always felt a sense of freedom on the water,” Plunkett said. His hobbies included, but were not limited to kitesurfing, freshwater and saltwater fishing, sailing, surfing [Continue Reading]

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A Family’s Journey With Cleft Inspires Them To Help Others

By Evan Koch Katherine and Richard Rose responded directly to the diagnosis their son, Luke, would be born with cleft palate.  “We decided to tackle the issue head-on and find the best care and the best plastic surgeon possible for Luke,” Katherine Rose said. One of the most common birth defects, cleft palate can severely [Continue Reading]

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A Hot Dog Eating Challenge Leads Man to Drop 200 Pounds

By Drew Munhausen A few years ago at a Houston Astros game on Dollar Dog Night, a friend challenged Amer Ismail to eat 18 hot dogs in one sitting. Ismail, who weighed approximately 470 pounds at the time, accepted the challenge. “People took photos and made Facebook posts of me eating 18 hot dogs,” Ismail [Continue Reading]

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Donating a Kidney to Our Family’s Former Babysitter

By Mark Neville People can donate one of their kidneys? While they’re alive? Really?  Six months ago, I didn’t even know this option existed.  It all started with a Facebook post about our kids’ former babysitter, Tasha.  The post said Tasha was in need of a kidney from a living donor.  More specifically, she was [Continue Reading]

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Helping Students Live Their Dreams by Stopping Distractions Behind the Wheel

By Kelly Kilpatrick, School Counselor at Kingwood Park High School, Humble Independent School District Distracted driving is a dangerous issue we continue to battle in our schools and with our students. For years, drinking and driving was the main focus, but recently a new danger has emerged. The popularity of and dependence on cell phones [Continue Reading]

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