18 October 2010

Personal Touch

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In our Personal Touch with Rebecca Cressman segment, she interviews Pascoalina Dunham. Pascoalina Martins Dunham is a survivor. The 50 year-old married mother of 3 children, and soon-to-be grandmother of two, was born in Parana, Brazil. She came to the United States in 1996 and has been living in Salt Lake City ever since. On January 2nd, 2007 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, endured aggressive chemotherapy, a mastectomy and radiation. She's still undergoing medical treatment, but has immersed herself in volunteer efforts to educate women on how to prevent, diagnose, treat, and endure breast cancer and she's doing it all in three languages: Portuguese, Spanish, and English. She donates her time, energy, and compassion to the Cancer Wellness House, the American Cancer Society, and Utah's only Hispanic Breast Cancer Support Group called "Triunfadoras.” The Triunfadoras' meetings are sponsored by Alliance Community Services and are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month.. For more information please call Program Coordinator, Sara Carbajal, 801-265-1111.

 Jennifer Ricks wrote her article “Gifted,” about how she got into playing the piano. She comments: “The piano is one of the greatest gifts my parents ever gave me. Every piano and piano piece in the world is now open to me.” I think it’s a great tribute to her parents. Jennifer blogs at A Perfect Brightness.

 Stephanie at Diapers and Divinity decided to write an article on ‘Self-mastery.’ She starts by explaining why she wrote it: “Perhaps I am dipping my toe in a pool of controversy, but I'm going to try to express some thoughts I've had amidst all the reaction to President Packer's recent conference talk.” We hope that her article will be of help to someone that needs it.

 Our dear friend Rachelle Christensen sent this recipe collection to help those of us who have received squash as a present, or have grown it ourselves. It’s “Butternut Squash Recipes,” and she put them in her blog Rachelle’s Writing Spot.

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