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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

Free Breakfast for Local Vets

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With so many Veterans Day events cancelled due to COVID-19, all Baton Rouge Wendy’s locations are celebrating local vets by offering them free breakfast from 6:30-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11.... Read full article

Going Viral: Teen Connects Through Poetry and TikTok Videos

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Although he didn’t speak until he was five, Cohen Swain is finding his voice. The 15-year-old is on the autism spectrum and has written a poem, Hold On, I’m Trying, that has gone viral. ... Read full article

The Bella Bowman Foundation

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On the first day of 2011, after months of unexplained illness, Trey and Kim Bowman were told that their daughter, Bella, was diagnosed with an ependymoma brain tumor. Bella’s doctors determined that surgery, followed by several months of radiation tr... Read full article

Women in Art: Pantone Theory Exhibit

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Art has the ability to inspire us, make us feel something we never thought possible, and give us perspective through the eyes of another. With the help of local curators, Ellemnop.Art, all of this and more is brought to life in their newest exhibitio... Read full article



Unlimited Independence Despite Physical Limitations

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Not many kids receive bicycles as gifts from their school friends, but most don’t face the physical challenges Camilla “Cami” Rios does. She was recently surprised with a pink specially made adaptive bike.... Read full article

Broadmoor United Methodist Church Raising Funds in Recovery After Devastating Fires

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In response to two separate fires at the campus of Broadmoor United Methodist Church (UMC), the church community has organized a fundraising effort to help offset its loss of property, materials and equipment. The fires occurred within three days of ... Read full article

Reaching Out to Refugees

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We are living in a time of refugee crisis. Refugees are people fleeing conflict or persecution. They are defined and protected in international law, and must not be expelled or returned to situations where their lives and freedom are at risk.... Read full article

The Walls Project

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Vibrant colors are transforming the walls of Baton Rouge building by building.... Read full article

It Takes a Village

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It takes a village to raise a child, and Shayna Landry and Amy LeJeune have created a village to support some of the most vulnerable children in our area. The Foster Village provides supplies such as clothing, toys, school supplies, and school unifor... Read full article

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