stories of hope

Covid Through the Eyes of an ICU Nurse

By Marion Callahan, USA Today Network, Pa. The words were not hers, but she delivered them as if they were. Doylestown Hospital ICU nurse Shumi Mazzacano had two daughters on a FaceTime call, eager to hear what they knew would be the last words from their mother, in the hospital […]

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Power of Nature: May 2021

How the healing power of nature inspires resolve in recovery Marion Callahan Bucks County Courier Times / USA Today Network Bathed in the orange glow of the setting sun, Jose Ortiz-Nieves gazed at the horizon and then closed his eyes, taking in the cool mountain air from atop the observation […]

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Conversations in our Community

Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, interviewed the day of vaccination approval. “If we are ever going to get back to a world where we can travel openly and globally, making sure that we have a vaccine that can be delivered … in a straight-forward and easy way is going […]

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Power of Community

Perkasie community unites to help disabled man get to work, food pantry Marion Callahan Bucks County Courier Times/ USA Today Network For months since moving to Perkasie, John Gaskin focused on putting one foot in front of the other.  Walking to find a job.  Walking to lug groceries from the […]

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A story of hope

Story and Video by Marion Callahan and photos by my talented colleague Michele Haddon. By Marion Callahan Under the weight of a soaked blanket, Megan Cohen inched her way, on foot, along a stretch of Interstate 95 in Philadelphia, the rain beating against her frail body.       She wasn’t looking to be […]

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Power of Forgiveness

As seen published in USA Today, The Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer. Ernie Gross learned to find hope and humor in the darkest of places.       It was not an easy task for Gross, who from a very young age was known as “the boy who never laughed.”      When […]

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