Articles in Exceptional Lives, Mandy Cowley, Kirsten Raby, Mom or Dad Next Door and Leah Conti

Dancing Through Life Despite Diagnosis

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The day after Kelli Guillory was born, she stopped breathing twice. The code blues were terrifying experiences for her mother, Jennifer Guillory. But the medical professionals weren’t sure why baby Kelli was having trouble.... Read full article

Neurodiversity & Educational Inclusion: Teaching Your Typically Developing Child about Difference

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Difference in our brain development is just another variation of what it looks like to be human- not so different than us being different heights or having different shades of skin. ... Read full article

Dechia Badeaux-Gerald

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Dechia Badeaux-Gerald is a name many know throughout our community. With a goal of bridging the gap between the community and law enforcement and first responders after the death of her husband in the line of duty, Dechia shares her family’s story in... Read full article

Gage Gould: Born to Amaze

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Craig Saucier

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Finding Purpose After Abuse

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Growing up in Arnaudville, Louisiana, Twahna P. Harris always knew who she was. “I was never one who cared what people thought of me because I had my own identity,” she says. “I knew what I wanted to be in life, and I was driven.”... Read full article

Zane Whittington

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Continuing to always learn and grow is important to Zane Whittington. As principal of Jefferson Terrace Elementary, Zane has major goals on what he hopes for the futures of the students, teachers, and the school. However, it’s the standard he holds h... Read full article

Donna Travis

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At just nine years old, Donna Travis began working at Party Time–which started in the family’s garage–as a way to help her parents. After she would get off the bus from school, Donna would work the cash register, helping to make sure that each custom... Read full article

Justin Vincent

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From the farm to the football field, Justin Vincent has experienced some feats that others could only dream about. Justin grew up in Lake Charles on a farm, and before his dad convinced his mom to let him play football, he was all about calf roping. ... Read full article

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