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Speaking Your Soul

15 Jun

Although I’m not a Catholic, sometimes the idea of confession is a rather comforting idea. Having never been to a Catholic Church and knowing that fictional versions of priests are hardly the same as real ones, I still kind of like the thought of having someone waiting there, no judgement or condemnation, just to talk and give you words of wisdom.  Just someone who understands your secrets and is there to help give encouragement without the shame or embarrassment of normal personal confessions.  I don’t need to be told what is right, I just need encouragement to do it.  I’d like to think priests offer that to their people. It’s a comforting thought.

“Cedar Rapids Man Creates Scooter to Help Granddaughter with Dwarfism Walk”

6 Feb


“Cedar Rapids Man Creates Scooter to Help Granddaughter with Dwarfism Walk”

via “KCRG News

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A little girl with dwarfism has learned to walk thanks to something her grandfather made.

Bob Sternowski, a former engineer for Rockwell Collins, saw his granddaughter, Ellie Nurre, struggling to walk at 2-years-old and knew he had to do something about it.

“Once an engineer, always an engineer. I thought I’ll come up with an answer for that,” Sternowski said.

He said Nurre was having trouble walking because she had a larger head than other toddlers and her neck muscles couldn’t support it.

So he created a scooter, that’s kind of like an adult walker with wheels on the bottom and the ability to turn 360 degrees.

He says by the end of the first week, she was running with the scooter and six months later she didn’t need to use the walker anymore. . . . .

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