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Episode Fifty One - Laura Varon Brown

Before joining Gilda’s Club in 2012, Laura Varon Brown spent 19 years with the Detroit Free Press before entering the non profit world. Laura is now Executive Director & CEO of Gilda's Club Detroit, and a passionate champion for the cancer community. Laura also has a personal connection to cancer and understands the difficult path…

Episode Forty Nine- Jennifer Harrison

Most people have heard the saying "everything happens for a reason", but that something that happened to a family from Ithaca, Michigan has created something amazing for children with disabilities. Meet Jennifer Harrison, she is the creator of X-Ability a stylish wheelchair body coat that was inspired by her daughter Zoey who uses a wheelchair.…

Episode Forty Eight - Blythe Spitsbergen

Did you know nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults occur to children ages 17 and under? I didn't until I spoke with Blythe Spitsbergen from "Carehouse" of Oakland County. Blythe is this week's "Woman Who Rocks" on WCSX and is trying to break the cycle of silence and help children become survivors of sexual…

Episode Forty Seven - Gail Marlow

The Motor City Mitten Mission is dedicated to helping the homeless, the needy, the sick and those striving for a better way of life while educating, partnering and collaborating with a number of other organizations, schools, churches, clubs and businesses. Meet Gail Marlow, she and her amazing volunteers have found a way to keep the…

Episode Forty Six - Alecia Sweeney

Did you know there is Women's Football league in Detroit? There is actually a couple teams that allow women to learn the game and tear it up the turf. Meet Alicia Sweeney, she is the President of the "Detroit Dark Angels" semi-professional women's football team. Alecia played the game she loves and now mentors other…

Episode Forty Five - April Fidler

The temperatures have dropped across the state which means the needs of the homeless are on the rise. Meet April Fidler from MCREST. She is the Executive Director of the non-profit which provides meals, lodging, life-skills training, housing assistance, job readiness training, and emergency shelter 365 days each year to Macomb County’s homeless population. April…

Episode Forty Four- Amy Wilson

The 41-B Drug/Sobriety Court strives to be a leader in community corrections, combining efforts of the judiciary, the community and treatment providers to create a safe and addiction free society. The mission of this program is to help those suffering from drug and/or alcohol addiction restore hope, gain courage and achieve recovery by providing services…

Episode Forty Three - Khalilah Smith

Khalilah Smith is a sophomore at Michigan State and recently received the distinction as the school's first black rodeo queen at the 49th annual Spartan Stampede Rodeo. Now, she is heading out west to represent the "Motor City" on a national level in the Miss Rodeo USA competition. She is an inspiration to young girls…

Episode Forty Two - Elizabeth Brazilian

There are 13,000 children in the Michigan Foster System and Elizabeth Brazilian is making sure that no child is forgotten. Her organization Child Safe Michigan, is a nonprofit which aids in foster care, adoption and mentoring. Elizabeth Brazilian says the group "goes far beyond everything the state provides so that our children in our foster…