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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 saved. “I was so broken. I was homeless at that point for quite a while and I wasn’t in the right state of mind at all,” said Cohen. “Tons of people drove right past me. I may have driven right past me.”     […]

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Life with Milo

Less than 4 pounds, Milo, a green-eyed, spotted beagle mix, was handed to us by a volunteer at a Lancaster rescue, who said his mother was struck by a car. After losing our dog of 14 years in June, I wasn’t sure I had the capacity in my heart to adore another fur baby with such passion.  Boy, was I wrong. That first night, a snowstorm was in the forecast, and we just made it home before layer of ice and snow coated the roadways and our front lawn, making […]

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 he did laugh as a child, banging pots and pans with his older brother David, his mother would scold him. “How can you laugh and enjoy yourself when you don’t know what’s happening with your father?” she would say. His […]

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Social justice – Walter Wallace Jr. coverage

Walter Wallace Jr. was devoted to his family and his music. He’s not “the monster,” family says Bucks County Courier Times / USA Today Days after the fatal police shooting of his cousin Walter Wallace Jr., Anthony Fitzhugh said the family is “trying to get through the day, second by second,” haunted by questions that will never be answered. “Should I have called? Should we have tried to do it ourselves?” said Fitzhugh outside the family’s home inThursday, just a few feet from where his 27-year-old cousin was shot while suffering a mental […]