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TEENAGERS CAUGHT IN THE ACT

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Life can be tough for people at any age, but most would agree that being a teenager is exceptionally difficult. When else can you can wake up with the comforts of childhood, and go to bed with the painful weight of awareness? And who else gets more of a bad rap than teens? These teens were caught in the act. The Quest Four teens set out on a Quest to find buried treasure in Banff. The most incredible things happened as they lead their appreciative audience through a creative script, original songs, laughter and insight to something priceless. Scriptwriter/Producer/Actor – Pastor Jeremy Gifford – summarizes our sentiment in saying, “The amazing team from our youth production this weekend #TheQuest did…

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7 ARTISTS: IMAGINATIVE / PASSIONATE / ORIGINAL

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Their creativity flows from their passion for a purpose or a person they love. Some create because they want to.  Others create because they must. Either way, artists stir our imagination. The world is a more beautiful place because of them. 7 Artists Of North Pointe 1. Hannah Kaup – Honey And Betts Hannah’s enthusiasm is contagious and everything she touches glows. She posts about style, travel, beauty, family life and shopping for her following on Instagram and her website. Hannah’s a mom to two pre-schoolers and a husband in law school.Read more in You Can’t Out Give God and Hannah’s Story. 2. Timothy Fowler – A Platter For Life Timothy Fowler recently retired as a Vice President with Aramark…

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THE FACE OF LEUKEMIA: KATELYN’S STORY

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Katelyn is 13 years old, lives in St Albert, Alberta, plays soccer and loves Jesus. She has beautiful blond hair and the prettiest smile in the world. An Emergency Room Katelyn, or as her St Albert Impact soccer teammates know her, “Kate,” was in Calgary for a weekend shopping trip with her mom and sister. On the Friday evening Kate wasn’t feeling very well. When the discomfort persisted into the early morning hours her mom, Amanda, drove Kate to an emergency ward for attention. Mom suspected that Kate had a severe case of the flu. She was floored when doctors informed her, “Your daughter has leukemia.” “Leukemia!?” The room spun. Cancer and Chemo The very sound of the word was…

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5 PROFILES IN COURAGE

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The following five stories of courage caught the attention and captured the hearts of our readers. These profiles will give you a boost to continue on your own courage highway. 1. Adam Cripps: Bravest, Strongest, Courageous Adam Cripps was an inspiration to anyone who met him. He faced four bouts with cancer over his brief 16 years. His aunt wrote, “With probably only weeks left of his short life, I only hope that I can somehow share his story to enough people to hopefully show them what we already know. Adam is an amazing young man and his life will be forever missed but he will live on in all of us and I can only hope that one day…

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THE FIGHT OF YOUR LIFE: COACH PAGANO’S STORY

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Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia Sept. 26, 2012, just days after his third game as a first-year head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. He was immediately admitted to hospital for treatment. The Colts, 1-2 at the time and coming off a 2-14 season, returned to Lucas Oil Stadium to play the powerhouse Packers from Green Bay in their next game. Coach On The Sidelines Pagano watched the game from an Indianapolis hospital room. I watched the game as well and saw wide receiver, Reggie Wayne, carry the team and his coach, on his back. Wayne violated the NFL’s strict uniform policy by wearing orange gloves and an orange mouthpiece (the color signifying leukemia awareness). He led the Colts in…

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BRITTNEY’S STORY: LEUKEMIA, FAITH AND LOVE

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Brittney Tancowny’s life changed the day she was told she had leukemia. The very sound was like a death knell. Newly married…an aspiring career…dreams of a family. What happened to her “happily ever after?” Brittney says, “My story involves leukemia but its really about how God has been doing his work in my life and my family and friends’ lives. GOD’S LOVE AND PROMISES The cancer took over so quickly that the 2nd day into my chemo my body began to shut down. The cancer was on full attack and determined to take my life. I was put into a temporary paralysis. I spent 6 months in and out of the hospital with 4 bone marrow biopsies, 4 rounds of…

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