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Finding Strength in the Struggle

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“I don’t remember a time when I was ever not conscience of my weight. I did a lot of swimming and played a lot of sports, but I was heavier. I was a bigger kid,” shares Jessica Stafford. When Jessica was 15 years old, she was in a bike accident tha... Read full article

Reclaiming Life

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“I watched him shoot me,” Angela Gabriel says sadly. Nearly one year ago, Angela’s former boyfriend shot her 10 times while she sat in her bathtub on a Wednesday morning. She had just put her children on the bus and was getting ready for work, but it... Read full article

Melvin “Ivan” B., IV and Andrew “Chubbs” A.

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2018-19 Cover Kids and brothers, Melvin “Ivan” B., IV and Andrew “Chubbs” A., teamed up for our back-to-school photo shoot.... Read full article

From Silence to Sound

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Jill Gill’s birth plan didn’t include weeks of bed rest or an induction at 37 weeks due to pre-eclampsia, but when her son Tucker was born last February, she was glad he came early. Her eight-pound, healthy baby boy, however, failed his newborn heari... Read full article

Summer Goals

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Goal #1: Take my kids skating: I seriously cannot believe my children have never done this. Goal #2: Teach my children my phone number and our address: When I was the same age as my children, I not only knew my phone number, but everyone else's.... Read full article



My Life: After Attempting Suicide

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Emma Benoit is ascending. The 19 year old graduated from Dutchtown High School in 2018, but the summer before her senior year was when her life changed forever. ... Read full article

Taking on Team Building

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We took our team building to Topgolf this month, and we brought along the kiddos, too! Topgolf is the newest entertainment destination in Baton Rouge, and after we practiced our golf swings, we really dove in on the exciting experience.... Read full article

Samuel H., III

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2019-20 Cover Kid Samuel H., III, or “Lito” as his family calls him, put his climbing skills to the test as he took on the rock wall at Uptown Climbing for his cover shoot. After a quick video to learn how to climb safely, Samuel was ready for his ph... Read full article

StoryTime in the Garden

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StoryTime in the Garden promotes early childhood literacy in the greater Baton Rouge community while also educating children and families about the importance of healthy eating and active lifestyles through storytelling, crafts, and activities. ... Read full article

This is ME

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Meet this Exceptional Life. ... Read full article

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