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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Advocacy Leads to Unique Preschool Launch

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Katrina Rivers Labouliere doesn’t feel like her life is particularly exceptional despite her years of advocacy work with the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community. ... Read full article

Finding Strength in Family and Fundraising to Help Others

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Looking at Maddee Helaire, you wouldn’t know anything is wrong. Although her struggle isn’t apparent, the 12 year old has been through a lot, starting in infancy. ... Read full article

A Smile Sweeter Than Any Cupcake

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Like most babies, when Jack Beach turned one, his parents, Emily and David, switched him to whole milk and started adding fruits and veggies to his diet. Unlike most babies, however, Jack reacted badly and began having 7-10 icky diapers per day. With... Read full article

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Taking the Lead

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I have vivid memories of my friend’s dad teaching us how to change a tire and use jumper cables,” says Cathy Carmichael, a local troop leader who started as a Brownie, of her experience in Girl Scouts. For her, Girl Scouts had a positive impact on he... Read full article



Aimee Poche

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Through the miracles of adoption and birth, Aimee Poche and her husband saw their family increased from no children to eight children in three years. They adopted a son domestically, internationally adopted five siblings from Peru, and then had two b... Read full article

Tri Training, Littles Style!

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I have never met a kid so fierce and strong as my daughter. This kid is non-stop. She is determined and pushes both my husband and I to stay active because she loves being active. ... Read full article

Cabela's Donates 10,000 Masks to Our Lady of the Lake

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With the help of Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, Cabela's has donated 10,000 masks to Our Lady of the Lake.  It takes roughly 1,000 masks to supply the staff at Our Lady of the Lake for just one day. And with Cabela’s donation, the Our Lady of... 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

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

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