Category: Givers

Healing with art

by Todd Cohen photographs by Carla Williams Amy Jo Edwards was experiencing a crisis. Seated beside her husband at Rex Cancer Center in 2013 as he received his 20th round of chemotherapy in two years for colon cancer, Edwards was…

Imani Abdullah-Lutes

by Todd Cohen photograph by Carla Williams Some would say the odds have been stacked against Imani Abdullah-Lutes from day she was born 18 years ago. Those people don’t know this young woman. When Imani’s biological mother went into labor,…

Doing the right thing

As a 10-year-old, Jean Gordon Carter knew she wanted to be a lawyer: Glued to the legal dramas she watched on television, she would make her own impassioned summations to the TV jury. Carter still loves to read murder mysteries,…

Eric Hall: Community catalyst

by Todd Cohen photographs by Doug Van de Zande To build a better community, it’s often necessary to lend a hand to people in need. Morrisville’s Eric Hall learned that lesson at 9 from his grandfather, a small-town grocer in…

Daniel Wagner: guiding drivers

by Todd Cohen photograph by Nick Pironio When Daniel Wagner was 14, two teenage girls from his neighborhood in Port Huron, Mich., were killed in a car crash. The tragedy, and the lessons he learned from it, have shaped his…

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