“Newsworks” video – WHYY public radio, Philadelphia
Why has Patricia Gallagher collected thousands of of fresh flower bouquets from specialty markets’ day old flowers? She would like to share her story so that others can do the same in their community – pass out the beautiful blooms and petals that would be normally be thrown out at the end of the day! Every morning, 7 days a week, she picks up the “day-old bouquets” and takes them to Philadelphia area nursing homes. Please click the link to WHYY Philadelphia public radio story by Maiken Scott, Behavioral Health reporter. There is a Download Audio button under the frame on the bottom left. There are 10 photos.
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Wells Fargo Second Half Champion Award
Wells Fargo Advisors conducted a nationwide search for individuals age 50 and over who have made significant contributions to society, achieved remarkable goals and whose second half of life has taken on a completely different purpose than the first half. The Gallagher family was awarded the Second Half Champion Award in 2010.
John and Patricia Gallagher, with the support of their four children, began speaking to community groups and organizations about depression and specifically how it affected their family. The family penned a memoir to help other families who may be experiencing a similar situation.
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Laptop computers, angel pins with messages bring hope to wounded military
By Carol Bass Sowa
Today’s Catholic Laura Brown of Cody, Wyo., organizer of Laptops for the Wounded, came with four laptop computers with webcams to enable hospitalized military to stay in touch with their families and the world.
SAN ANTONIO • Two “angels” — one from the East Coast, one from the West — flew into San Antonio together in June to boost the morale of hospitalized members of the military (and their families) at Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Medical Center and the Audie Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital.
Patricia Gallagher of Royersford, Pa., creator of the Team of Angels project, brought with her a thousand angel pins attached to messages of hope and gratitude. Laura Brown of Cody, Wyo., organizer of Laptops for the Wounded, came with four laptop computers with webcams to enable hospitalized military to stay in touch with their families and the world.
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