Spotlight on cancer survivors

first_img Email the author Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Skip Spotlight on cancer survivors Published 9:42 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel At the 2010 Survivors’ dinner, Calhoun sat in the back of the room and cried.“I had just had a round of chemo the day before and I listen as others told about surviving cancer twice, and I prayed that the Lord would let me survive it once,” she said.But it was the smiling faces and the words of encouragement that gave Calhoun hope. You Might Like Hill wins best of show at TroyFest Alabama artist Bill Hill won Best of Show at the 2011 TroyFest. Hill of Trafford was chosen from the 75… read more By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Frank Sadler was nominated by his wife, Patty, for the love and care that he has given her, not just during her ongoing battle with cancer, but all the years that they have spent together.“Every day Frank tells me that he loves me,” she wrote. “God put us together until death we do part.”Tracy Shaver of Goshen nominated Troy and Marla Johnson for the wonderful care they gave to their four-year-old daughter EB during her battle with cancer.“They put their trust in God and took wonderful care of their sweet, courageous little daughter,” Shaver wrote.“Troy and Marla never lost hope and never left EB’s side. EB made a difference in so many lives and heaven is now a brighter place because she is there.”Special awards were given to the youngest survivor, the oldest survivor and the longest survivor of cancer.The Youngest Survivor Award was presented to Delaney Davenport. Jeanette Caldwell received the award for the Oldest Survivor and Rosa Boswell was the longest survivor of cancer at 52 years.Luella Giles, Health Initiative Representative for the American Cancer Society, congratulated those who have survived the journey with cancer.“The American Cancer Society is working hard to prolong life and the quality of it,” Giles said. “We want you to keep having birthdays.”The Pike County Survivors Dinner was sponsored by Boutwell Floor Covering and Synco Drugs.Taylor Jinright and Pam Nix are the co-chairs of the 2011 Relay for Life campaign. The Survivors Committee members are April Sneed, chair, Kay Sneed, Debbie Headley, Gwyn Huggins, Charlesetta Townsend Jones, Amy Spurlock and Jeff Spurlock. Book Nook to reopen “I thought, ‘They did it. I can do it.’ That’s when I decided that I was going to run with this thing. I was going to be homecoming queen.”Calhoun said many strides have been made in the treatment of cancer and lives are being saved every day.“But there is still work to be done,” she said. “I am honored and blessed to be able to do this job.”Breaking with tradition, two Caregiver of the Year awards were given at the dinner. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “Lights, Camera, Take Action” is the theme for the 2011 Pike County Relay for Life campaign and cancer survivors were in the spotlight Tuesday night at the annual Pike County Cancer Survivors Dinner at Park Memorial United Methodist Church in Troy.Tammy Calhoun, the honorary co-chair for the 2011 Pike County Relay for Life stepped into the spotlight to do what she believes is God’s plan for her.“I don’t know why I have cancer but I know that the Good Lord has blessed me so I’m treating this thing like I’m homecoming queen. I plan to use this opportunity to the best of my ability. I hope that I can say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done to make a different in the lives of others.” By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

France to investigate UN allegations against it’s Forces

first_imgA U.N. report suggested that French, Chadian and Equatorial Guinea troops were implicated. French President Francois Hollande vowed on Thursday to take stern action against  French troops found guilty of child sex abuse in Central African Republic.A U.N. report suggested that French, Chadian and Equatorial Guinea troops were implicated.The allegations, which came to light this week due to an internal U.N. report summarizing interviews with victims, risks damaging the reputation of France’s peacekeeping operations in Africa.Reuters obtained the U.N. report on Thursday, though the Guardian newspaper was the first to report on the charges. The United Nations has defended its decision to hand the evidence over to French authorities from a 2014 investigation of allegations that French military personnel sexually abused children in the Central African Republic.The U.N. Deputy spokesman for the secretary general, Farhan Haq has said that the UN doesn’t try to interfere with countries’ investigative processes.” What we did is through our Human Rights offices in Bangui conduct a human rights investigation in the late spring of 2014. That was in response to a series of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse of children by French military personnel. We tried to make sure that was followed up on and in fact it is being followed up on. In terms of when it’s being made public, I believe the French authorities have their own way of processing this and you really need to ask them the question of how they disclose this sort of information as they go about this.”Inspite of French President Francois Hollande’s declaration that there would be no mercy for any soldiers found to have abused children in the Central African Republic.There are concerns that this scandal could cost his troops goodwill in the region.There are already mixed reactions to the allegations among those affected by the conflict in the Central African Republic.Authorities in the Central African Republic however feel that it would have been better if the report had been made public.The French government has said it is carrying out two separate investigations into claims that 16 of it’s soldiers abused vulnerable children at a camp for internally displaced people.France sent an initial 1,600 troops to the country in December 2013 after violence flared following a coup.The country descended into ethnic and sectarian violence, with thousands of people fleeing their homes and the UN warning that there was a high risk of genocide.The UN took over and expanded the African peacekeeping mission in Septemberlast_img read more