The “Road Less Traveled”

July 25, 2010

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I set a butterfly free yesterday, and it made all the difference to me.

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Grief is Important this “Mother Day”

May 5, 2010

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The following was sent to me the other day from my friend Debra. I am grateful for her friendship and thought I would share as no matter how hard you think it is to get through this day. “Grief is Important” Debra had a good friend of hers read this at MargaretAnn’s funeral. It Will […]

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Is heroin overdose painful?

March 30, 2010

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Is heroin overdose painful. You're extremities have turned purple and hair is now completely matted down with sweat. It is now time for them to administer the shot. Within seconds you reawaken to find yourself in a state of utter confusion and sudden, horrendous agony. You're heart is racing and nausea sets in... As you spew vomit into the bucket the EMS has provided you, all the while the only

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It’s cookies, he smells like cookies!

March 27, 2010

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Michael (John Travolta) is not a stereotypical archangel. He epitomizes the freedom that an angel might command if living among mere mortals

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Is this your school district on drugs?

February 28, 2010

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Several years ago, Bob Stutman spoke to my three TEC groups. Stutman was the "head narc" for the Drug Enforcement Administration's New York office. He had 1,000 DEA agents reporting to him.

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Children are not supposed to die…

November 20, 2009

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The loss of a child is the loss of innocence, the death of the most vulnerable and dependent.

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my parents never told me

October 19, 2009

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transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope

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Economic Crisis ~ Non-Profits Margaret Ann’s Place Needs Your Help ~

August 3, 2009

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approximately 93% of non-profits have budgets under 1 million dollars. The economy has effected the growth of non-profits, the economy has effected Margaret Ann's Place ~

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Help for parents with addicted children

July 22, 2009

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Addiction to drugs and alcohol among our children covers the entire social and economic spectrum in our society.

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Heroin ~ 40% of high school seniors do not believe that there is a great risk in trying heroin.

May 22, 2009

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Recent studies suggest a shift from injecting to snorting or smoking heroin because of increased purity and the misconception that these forms of use will not lead to addiction.

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Heroin deaths spike across Chicago area, authorities say ~ please read the article if you have children ~

April 8, 2009

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We were founded in memory of Alex N. Laliberte who tragically passed away on December 15, 2008 at 20 years old from drug-related causes. His time was cut short but his memory will always live on. We hope to do that through helping others as he did in his life. "This has been horrific," Gary Laliberte said. "He should still be here."

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Potent Heroin Listen to Him Speak ~

April 1, 2009

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I read Dr. Keller’s blog each and everyday, and as I read I re-post ~ as I re-post his words just may help another – to reach another, so another shall not die! This is not a an issue isolated to the poor neighborhoods nor gang related ~ it is in our community ~ it […]

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Too-potent heroin blamed in 20 Lake Co. deaths

March 13, 2009

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This is way to important ~ way to serious of an issue now ~ I apologize in advance without asking permission to post this article ~ Taken straight from Chicago Breaking News: It’s amazing how many comments in such a short time ~ more to this article found HERE! Lake County authorities believe an unusually […]

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Parents Have More Power Than They Think!

February 20, 2009

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Linking Efforts Against Drugs a parent group fighting drug use and underage drinking in the local communities of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff.

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Silent Grief ~ The Father and the loss of his son ~

February 6, 2009

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I really needed to find a reason as to why he is still, so sad. The “he” is my husband, not Jonathan’s natural father! “he ~ my husband found our son” I cannot imagine what it was like for him to have to tell me my son was dead! I found this article very enlightening […]

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Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away ~

January 23, 2009

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Yesterday I picked up a stranger from the train station yesterday, she was recommended by a friend, thought she could help me “organize” ~ On the ride back to the house I found out she had lost her child as well ~ she is a wonderful woman my age from Nigeria ~ we organized, cleaned, […]

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Sharing information, teachable moments, repeated presentations of truthful information, that is how you teach kids, that is how they learn!

January 13, 2009

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News ~ Live from the Coroner of Lake County! Excerpts from written comments of students that attended health classes spoken to by my staff: I also learned that people make lots of stupid decisions near me. That part scared me a bit, the fact that people who could be driving on the same street as […]

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~ I do ~ I cry ~

November 15, 2008

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It is getting closer, that year, that first year is right around the corner. Why do I write to you to tell I cry, maybe it will help you or maybe it will help me, all I know at this moment that it comes out of of nowhere those tears, the sobbing, the nightmares.In my […]

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Beads of Courage – Vote up to 10 times a day!

July 22, 2010

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vote for the children,

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Give Beads of Courage to Children with Serious Illness!

July 4, 2010

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Through the Beads of Courage Program children coping with life threatening conditions received colorful beads each which symbolize the many treatments and procedures they overcome.

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If I could just make a difference.

April 20, 2010

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If I could just make a difference. In the world, mind of one child. In my grief, I did today.

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