Since my goal with this site is to share our stories, I am going to share a lesson I learned while our son was able to participate in an incredible opportunity. First I will tell you about this experience then I will share my lesson.
Last month, Dr. Pound was featured on NBC12 Parenting and gave his opinion on a recent CDC infographic, about women drinking alcohol while pregnant. He noted that although it is necessary to point out the dangers of drinking while pregnant; the infographic came off as condescending and broad.
Children often relish those school-free summer months. Time away from the classroom, however, often leads to the “summer slide,” or the loss of academic skills. When kids are not engaged in scholastic activities, they can regress and forget what they learned the previous year.
There are so many wonderful books, for kids of all ages, that can truly open eyes and hearts to help give some insight to those of us with a child at home that has Special Needs.
Area Physicians Collect Sports Equipment to Combat Childhood Obesity
Advanced Orthopaedics and Ortho On-Call partner with RVA U-Turn Sports and Henrico Police Athletic League to provide local children with the resources they need to get up and stay active
Richmond, VA | May 31, 2016 – On Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Advanced Orthopaedics and Ortho On-Call kick off their third annual AdvanceItUp! (AIU!) collection of gently-used sports equipment. AIU! is a community initiative designed to increase recreation options and active living at home and outside the home for area kids who do not have access to usable sports equipment. The public is encouraged to donate items that they no longer use and that are still in good condition. The donations will benefit deserving children in our area through the partnerships and programs of RVA U-Turn Sports and the Henrico Police Athletic League.
Advanced Orthopaedics and Ortho On-Call have collected thousands of pieces of equipment during the first three years of the program. Logan Ferguson, Relationship Manager with Advanced Orthopaedics shares “We have always had a heart for keeping area youth active. With so many of our physicians and staff volunteering to reach kids in the community as team doctors, non-profit board members and mentors, the AdvanceItUp! initiative adds a more tangible dimension to that service, helping to make a difference in the lives of area kids.“
Donations for the 2016 AdvanceItUp! program will be accepted from June 1 through June 30, 2016. Collection points include Advanced Orthopaedics on Shrader Road and in St. Francis Medical Pavilion, as well as all three Ortho On-Call locations (Midlothian, Chester and Westbury in Henrico). The program will accept most types of sporting equipment, excluding used uniforms and safety gear such as helmets. The organizations are most in need of equipment for soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, wiffle ball, football and biking.
“U-Turn Sports is thrilled to partner with AdvanceItUp! this year,” shares Kris Wheeler, president of RVA U-Turn Sports. “Both programs share a mission for positively impacting our community and this is just one more way we can do this together.” Sgt. Kenneth L. Ragland (Retired), Executive Director of Henrico Police Athletic League (Henrico PAL) explains, “We eagerly look forward to reaching more children in the community and keeping them active with the items that will be generously donated.”
The physicians and staff from Advanced Orthopaedics and Ortho On-Call, along with volunteers from U-Turn and Henrico PAL, will collect, organize, and clean the equipment before distribution. More details including a list of needed equipment are available on the program’s web page AdvancedOrtho.me/AdvanceItUp.
Drop off locations:
Phone: (804) 440-HURT(4878)
· Midlothian Location
15564 Westchester Commons Way, Midlothian, VA 23113
· Westbury Location
8901 D, Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23225
· Chester Location
12200 Branders Creek Drive, Chester, VA 23831
Phone: (804) 270-1305
Toll Free: (800) 966-1718
· West End Location
7858 Shrader Road, Richmond, VA 23294
· Southside Location
13801 St. Francis Blvd, Suite 200, Richmond, VA 23114
Advanced Orthopaedics is a full-service orthopaedic practice located in Central Virginia. Patients are treated by the expertise of a trained subspecialist, a physician who dedicates his entire practice to one area of orthopaedics. Advanced Orthopaedics features ten separate “Centers of Excellence.” Each center focuses on the treatment of one specific area of the body or one type of orthopaedic health concern. All of the centers combined provide excellent full-service orthopaedic care. Advanced Orthopaedics is one of the few practices in the nation where each physician specializes not only in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, but in a particular branch of orthopaedics as well. Learn more at www.advancedortho.me.
Ortho On-Call is the area’s first walk-in urgent care clinic designed to treat acute orthopaedic-related injuries and conditions. Ortho On-Call only treats orthopaedic injuries, so patients do not compete for care with patients who may have serious medical problems that take longer to diagnose and treat. Ortho On-Call is supported by the board-certified physicians and full-service therapies at Advanced Orthopaedic Centers. Learn more at www.orthooncall.me.
U-Turn is a non-profit organization that exists to train champions for life! They reach out to at-risk youth and welcome kids from any background, training them to be highly skilled athletes while offering positive mentorship to help build character, purpose and service. Learn more at www.u-turn.org.
Henrico Police Athletic League’s mission is to provide a high quality and safe environment for at risk youth in grades K-12 through educational, athletic and social programs, while creating a positive relationship between police officers and youth. Learn more at www.henricopal.org.
Summer tutoring for all grades, levels and subjects can boost a student’s confidence….
A summer tutor offers:
+ subject specific help to catch up or prepare for the next level of math, science or foreign language
+ one-on-one instruction to target your child’s needs and learning style
+ flexible scheduling so that your student can stay on track while school is out, even it’s just a once a week session, to retain or build on their progress without getting in the way of summer activities
+ confidence to start the new school year strong, avoiding stress and putting your college bound student one step ahead
As this day approaches, like every year, I think about what I want, and I jump right to the materialistic things on my list. Things like, new sneakers and a new book. What I forget to mention, is that there is this really important list, one that I bet you have too, one that we kind of get use to knowing we may not get but will always want. So this year, I want to acknowledge this list and let you know you are not alone and hopefully it will make you smile and know we are in this together.
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As we approach the last 2 weeks of Autism Awareness month, I wondered what I may be able to share with you that would be helpful for not only you, but me. I am drained with the awareness, the daily effort of sharing has taken a toll. So, I came up with this list of qualities that my son has, qualities that are super cool and you should know about.
After the tree was out of sight, the bees gradually rose from the grass level for the sake of visibility. The Cardinal could no longer be seen, but they knew that it was still not entirely safe to drop their guard. If the Cardinal decided to look for them somewhere else – which, although unlikely given the thing’s relentless nature, was not at all impossible – and found them, there would be no guarantee of another successful escape.
As such, the return trip was significantly quieter than the approach. It was more or less unconsciously agreed that communicating at this point would be too risky, and no one really knew what to talk about besides. The closest anyone came to real discussion was when one of the bees thought that they saw the Cardinal.
Eventually, they reached the colony. There was significantly less activity than there normally was, and they were initially scared that no one was left; however, the sight of a few stragglers proved otherwise. There was still time.
Flying into the hive, the bees saw the extent of the damage. The Infirmary Section was completely full, so many of the patients – and the medic drones trying to take care of them – were spread out throughout the hive. There were many bees on the ground, and it was hard to tell which ones were alive and which ones were… less alive, as there was very little motion from even the healthy bees – Where would they go, honestly? Hiverson mused. It’s not like anybee would leave the others behind, and at this point most of the hive is filled with infected bees.
Barnabee flew down to one of the medic drones. “Is-is Charlie okay?”
“Yes. He’s fine, or as close as can be considered. He’s held out surprisingly well, but the disease is taking its toll.”
“Can-can you… take me to him?”
“I’m actually treating him right now.”
“…Oh.” Barnabee looked down at Charlie. “H-hi, Charlie. I… I’m sorry. I didn’t recognize you.”
“It’s… alright,” Charlie responded weakly. “I mean, we all… kind of look the same.”
“T-true.” Barnabee looked up at the medic drone again. “We-we have the Silver Honey now. We can-we can cure the Skells.”
“…Really? Wait…” The drone looked up at Hiverson and Beeter, then looked back down to Barnabee. “…Are you the three who were sent on that fool’s quest? Because I can’t really tell.”
“Yes!” the three responded in unison.
“… I’m still not sure.”
“Sh-should I show you the honey?” Barnabee asked. “W-we can prove ourselves- ”
“No. I’m just a lowly medic drone; you’d do better to prove yourselves to someone else. If you are who you say you are, then go to the Queen and show her. She’s… not doing too well. If she doesn’t get help soon…” The drone stopped. Clearly he didn’t want to think about it.
“We’re on it,” Hiverson said. “Barnabee, Beeter, come on. We have to cure her.”