Monthly Archives: April 2009

Damien Declerck

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Damien Declerk, 25, is a mission coordinator with Operation Smile.”] “Everything OK, Damien?” I ask him every other time he zips in front of me with a different box of papers, equipment or toys. “Yeah, yeah,” he … Continue reading

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Amanda Plachek and Steven Weber

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Amanda Plachek and Steven Weber produced the documentary ‘War at Home.’”] We’ve heard a fair share about the problems troops face when they return to civilian life: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, sometimes suicide. But, it’s rare for … Continue reading

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Andrew Robinson

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Andrew Robinson wrote and directed ‘April Showers.’”] It’s been 10 years since the massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, left 12 students and a teacher dead. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the date. … Continue reading

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Quinn Bradlee

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Quinn Bradlee, 26, started to help families cope with learning disabilities.”] You’d think that the only son of superstar journalists Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn would have a silver spoon in his mouth and a gold … Continue reading

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