“ELEPHANTS! ELEPHANTS!” I screamed. In spectacular display, God stopped time and offered me a private viewing of His glorious creation. Not in a zoo, not in a circus, but in their own habitat, these majestic creatures paraded as if walking across a stage where I was the only audience in the theater.
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On Saturday, May 8, JDRF Southern & Central Ohio hosted its annual Cincinnatian of the Year Gala, this year with an “at home” concept, which provided virtual programming and party kits, so guests could enjoy the event from the comfort and safety of their own homes, and raised over $1M to fund research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
“We absolutely didn’t see what Crossroads is today,” Crossroads Founding and Senior Pastor Brian Tome said. “By year five Crossroads was way, way beyond anything anybody ever envisioned and we’ve basically been trying to play catchup, keeping up with demand and keeping up with what God has been doing in our midst.”
Whether it’s staring into the razor-toothed maw of a prehistoric creature, navigating the twists and turns of a limestone cave, or being rocketed into outer space to discover the mysteries of our galaxy, Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) has ignited curiosity, sparked imaginations and captured the hearts of its visitors for generations.
On Saturday, May 8, JDRF Southern & Central Ohio will host its annual Cincinnatian of the Year Gala, this year with an “at home” concept, featuring party kits in the “Back to the 80’s” theme.
The Hagestads praised the doctors at their local hospital in Los Angeles for spotting the coarctation of the aorta, which can often go undetected for years and create long-term health issues. Then, they asked where they could find the best surgeons and best care for their child before birth and for years after.
The answer was Cincinnati Children’s.
“I’m often reminded of what author Ken Blanchard once said: ‘The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision,” recalls Roderick Hinton, chief administrative officer of The Children’s Home. “Our co-chairs gathered some good and generous people around them and were instrumental in ensuring the children and families we serve were not forgotten.”
According to Michael Lawson Swank, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, before the pandemic, hospitals sent 50% to 60% of patients home in the same day following a joint surgery when 80% to 90% could have been discharged in the same day. “It was just inertia, really,” says Swank, who found that patients felt more comfortable with that plan since the coronavirus loomed.
The Megan Stacey Group and The Julia Wesselkamper Group — each a recognized leader in its own right — joined forces early this year. We sat down with Megan Stacey and Julia Wesselkamper to talk about their inspired move, what it means for them, and what it means for YOU!
“At a basic level, you can think of dry eye as a plumbing problem,” says Kavitha Sivaraman, M.D., a cornea specialist at Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI). “It’s an imbalance between the rate at which tears are produced and how rapidly they are eliminated from the surface of the eye.”
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