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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday August 2, 2011 - Issue #45

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief An Interview with Bob Goen

Bob Goen joined Entertainment Tonight in April 1993 as a correspondent and weekend anchor, and was tapped as substitute anchor shortly thereafter.  On May 31, 1996, he took his place along with Mary Hart as anchor until he retired from the show in 2004. 
 
Bob has been a great supportor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado, which grants the wishes of local children with life-threatening illnesses, through the annual celebrity golf tournament that bears his name.  He established the Bob Goen’s Children’s Charities, a national organization that raises funds for various national and local children’s charities in 2003.  

Bob spoke with Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg to discuss his charitable work and  his life as a family caregiver.

Gary Barg: Can you tell me about how you became involved in so many different charitable causes?

Bob Goen: I have been raising money for a golf tournament in Colorado for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Colorado for many years. In 2004 I started a new golf tournament, raising money for the Bob Goen’s Children’s Charities. We also raised funds for Make-A-Wish and for the KIM Foundation, an organization that deals with abused kids and educates their parents, and then for a group called the Successive Six in Vale Valley, Colorado where they deal with after-school care for at-risk kids...continued

Take care

Gary Barg
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gary@caregiver.com


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Feature Article

Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding and Living
with the Disease

By Sandra Ray, Staff Writer

Mulltiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most baffling and debilitating neurological diseases. About 500,000 people in the United States are afflicted with it. Worldwide there are more than 2.5 million persons who live with MS each day. MS strikes young people between the ages of 18 and 35, and more women are affected than men...continued

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Guest Column

Pity!? – What Children With Special Needs Really Need
By Helen Rauch-Elnekave
Ph.D. Pediatric Psychologist

Children who are chronically ill, physically challenged, or who suffer from learning difficulties need our RESPECT, not our PITY.  When we pity children, we feel sorry for them, indulge them and, in the process, actually show them disrespect....continued


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Home Safety Tips
By Jennifer B. Buckley

You feel safe and secure with your loved one watching television close by in the next room. On a daily basis, you meticulously monitor their diet, hygiene and warnings on their over-the-counter and prescription medication. Nothing has been left to chance, so you think. What about making your home safe from injuries?...continued


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I am currently caring for my fiancé who has an SSI case pending. I have two daughters and he has one who stays with us three to five days out of the week. He is not able to work and I only have a part-time job while going to school full-time online. I am trying to find the right people to talk to about getting assistance and becoming his permanent chore services provider/caregiver. He has no current doctor because he does not have health insurance, so he goes to CNS in Pontiac, Michigan for his treatments. We both have open DHS cases and receive food; I get medical and child care for my children.
 
It is not currently possible for me to meet all the requirements needed by my children and my fiancé with me working outside of the home. If you could help me with the information I need, or direct me to the right people, I would highly appreciate it. Thank you for your time.
 
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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with
Bob Goen

Feature Article
Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding and Living with the Disease

Guest Column
Pity!? – What Children With Special Needs Really Need

Caretips
Home Safety Tips  
Carenotes
 

 

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