This week’s Flashback Blog was written in 2021 by Lorelei M-B., Bucktails, Brookies, Gobblers, and Ursids alumni. Lorelei is the Founder/CEO of Heart Hugs, a global organization that provides tangible support and advocacy for congenital heart defect awareness, detection, and treatment. Her work includes several educational publications explaining the Total Artificial Heart, 3-Stage Palliative Reconstruction, and the effects of trauma on patients. She has been instrumental in funding various medical response programs, advocating for transplantation approval for children with intellectual disabilities as well as better cardiac care for Wounded Warriors, providing compression heart pillows to over 36,000 open heart patients around the world, and advocating for informed and culturally responsive health programs to help detect congenital heart defects. She was recognized as the 2016 Military Child of the Year for the Army, a National Prudential Spirit of Community Award Recipient, an Everyday Health Hero by Dr. Mehmet Oz, and is an official Marvel superhero as part of Marvel’s Hero Project, as well as numerous other distinctions. Her Cherokee heritage greatly influences her approaches to Resiliency and Healing as she faces her own complicated diagnosis of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, an incurable severe congenital heart defect. Lorelei’s ability to make extremely complicated diagnoses understandable to the public creates hope and understanding in each community she serves.
This weeks Blog Post was written by Zachary M., a Gobblers Alumni! He writes about his Envirothon team, and the diligent work they out into competing.
This week’s Bonus Blog was written by Zachary M., a Gobblers Alumni! Zachary writes about logging and mining in Pennsylvania, and explains how the environment here has been heavily impacted by these natural resources.
This weeks blog post was written by Zachary M., a Gobblers alumni! In his blog, he gives us some taxidermy history, as well as information about how he became interested in the subject!
This weeks blog post is from Eileen C., a Bucktails and Gobblers alumni! In lieu of the approaching winter snowstorm, her blog post reminds us Spring and warmer days to come.