Sean Recke has had to take on the roles of caregiver, fundraiser and patient advocate for the past 10 years since his son, Adam, was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick type C disorder, a rare, fatal, genetic disease, also referred to as Childhood Alzheimer’s.
So when the Salisbury Middle School teacher learned the second phase of a national research study of a drug that could help his son was available, he campaigned successfully with Lehigh Valley Health Network’s chief medical officer, Thomas Whalen, M.D., for the network to become a study site.
Rick Daugherty, a Democrat, has announced his campaign for the 15th Congressional District.
The kick-off event was held March 28 at the IBEW local 375 union hall in Allentown.
Daugherty said his No. 1 priority is to stop unfair trade and added he sees China and Mexico as the top culprits.
“Since the United States granted China most-favored nation status as a trading partner in 2001, we have lost millions of jobs and have been flooded by products ‘Made In China,’” Daugherty said. “This policy has been an economic disaster for many working families. It has to stop now.
When a group of six volunteers from the Lehigh Valley came together to complete a volunteer service project, they had no idea they would be at the Brussels, Belgium airport during the recent terrorist attack.
Salisbury High School held a National Honor Society Induction Ceremony March 14, welcoming 28 new members.
NHS Advisor Paul Koba welcomed all guests to the ceremony.
Remarks were also given by SHS Principal Heather Morningstar and Assistant Superintendent for Teacher and Learning Lynn Fuini-Hetten.
NHS officers are President Ethan Heydt, Vice President James Hadinger, Secretary Andrew Fletch and Treasurer Ben Wiener.
St. Thomas More School completed The Sustaining Excellence Protocol of the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools recently and has been recommended for re-accreditation.
The school was first accredited in April 1987, re-accredited in April 1997 and re-accredited once again in May 2008.
Widener University, one of the nation’s premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, is proud to recognize Alexander Diamond, of Allentown, as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards.
In its fifth year, the program recognized 159 students from high schools throughout the Philadelphia region for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools.
Cough and cold season is officially in full swing and children regularly catch seasonal illnesses, often several times per year. With all the medications promising relief, how should a parent treat the child?
Instead of turning to over-the-counter cough and cold treatments, parents should consider following the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations and try home remedies first, according to doctors at St. Luke’s University Health Network.
Q. Why not just buy over-the-counter cold and cough medicines?
Through the efforts of Vietnam Veteran Blaine Holden and the support of Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association, a new program was introduced in 2015 encouraging Association members to donate pound containers of honey from their own hives to be sold as a fundraiser by the local Gold Star Mothers chapter to assist with their outreach to needy area veterans.
During the Pennsylvania Farm Show, the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association sold honey from the club’s owned and operated hives at Lehigh Carbon Community College, using the proceeds to match the donations from their own members.
Salisbury Township police reported the first case in Lehigh County in which Naloxone was used to reverse a heroin overdose since a Naloxone administration program recently was established.
Sgt. Donald Sabo said police were dispatched 4:51 p.m. Feb. 9 to a location because of a report of a 39-year-old man in cardiac arrest. In less than three minutes, multiple officers arrived at the scene.
State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, recently announced he will seek re-election to the 131st District of the State House of Representatives in the 2016 election.
“It has been an honor to serve the residents of the 131st District and work with them to reach our common goals,” Simmons said. “I humbly ask for their support so that we can continue working together on priorities like education funding, economic and job growth, and addressing local issues,” Simmons provided in a recent press release.