January 26, 2011 |
DON McMULLIN doesn't remember the shot, the bullet piercing near his right eye, scorching through his brain, then rattling to a stop at the back of his skull. But he can't forget the months of struggle that came after. Physical therapy. Occupational therapy. Speech therapy. Recreational therapy. Long hours of repetitive acts and actions as he learned that life as he knew it was no more. "There was a period when I first thought I was walking and they were actually dragging me," McMullin said.
November 10, 2000 |
The wallet-sized photo is tucked into a lower corner of Brian Propp's bedroom mirror, where it has sat for a decade and a half. Every day, Propp gets out of bed, looks in the mirror, and sees the picture there, the smiling face of former Flyers teammate Pelle Lindbergh, who died after driving his Porsche 930 Turbo into the wall of Somerdale (N.J.) Elementary School at a very high speed, 15 years ago today. "It was really devastating," said Propp, now a Flyers radio announcer.
June 30, 1986 |
The Hatboro zoning hearing board heard an appeal last week from a couple seeking to convert a portion of a residence into professional offices to conduct speech therapy. During a meeting Wednesday night, the board heard the request of David and Diane Morgan to allow professional offices in a house on 53 E. Moreland Ave. The Morgans live in Dresher, but want to purchase a second home in Hatboro for use as a part-time residence and office for Diane Morgan, who conducts speech therapy.
October 7, 2006 |
Annette Bruno Magargee, 65, of Devon, an expert in student psychological services who had a demanding career, raised three children, and lived with breast cancer for 26 years, died of the disease Sept. 22 at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She was born in South Philadelphia, and her family moved to Springfield, Delaware County, when she was a young child. After graduating in 1959 from Springfield High School, the former Annette Bruno graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's in education in 1963 from Goucher College, near Baltimore.
May 18, 1991 |
Next year, Montgomery County could lose $800,000 in state social services funding. And Jennie Friedman, a talkative, outgoing 4-year-old, could lose her chance at a special kindergarten for the mentally retarded. Jennie and her parents, Don and Julie Friedman of Bala Cynwyd, joined 200 others yesterday on the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown steps to protest Gov. Casey's proposed budget cuts in programs for the mentally retarded. Eighteen months ago, the Friedmans were planning to teach Jennie sign language, fearing she would never learn how to articulate her thoughts.
July 14, 2008 |
Camron is an endearing 2-year-old with a happy disposition. He greatly enjoys being the center of attention. He loves to snuggle and interact with others, particularly when they gently "rough play" with him. Diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome, Camron has limited vision, and though he is unable to talk, he does chatter, especially when he is excited. He is able to recognize voices and seems to distinguish smells. The most effective way of communicating with him is through touch.
October 19, 2009 |
An adorable 3-year-old with thick brown hair and big brown eyes, Jesus is often described as a "miracle baby" by the hospital staff caring for him. Medically fragile, he receives many types of physical therapy, along with occupational, recreational and speech therapy. He can be soothed by cradling, warm baths and a baby massage. Although Jesus is non-ambulatory and cannot speak, he has created bonds with his primary caregivers and communicates by cries and eye movements. Jesus needs a family that has experience with a child with extensive medical needs and that is willing to provide the lifelong care he requires.
December 24, 2001 |
Playing with toy trucks and board games and watching television are fun for Evander, but being outdoors is his first choice. He plays basketball, kickball, football and tennis, and he swims and rides a bike. Evander, 10, is a fun-loving, generous boy who shares well and likes to sing songs from movies. Though he has difficulty focusing on activities, he is improving his overall achievements. He receives speech therapy in school and is in special-education classes on about a third-grade level.
June 15, 2001 |
At the group foster home where Alnisa lives, the staff read stories to the children. Alnisa likes to sit on the floor and return the favor. Books from the Little Bear series are her favorites, and she reads well, in an excited voice. Alnisa, 9, dreams of going on adventures like Little Bear. And she pictures the family that she'll belong to when it happens. She'd like a mom and dad, brothers and sisters, a cat, and a grandmom. There is neglect in Alnisa's background, and she is being helped in dealing with issues of anger, rejection and abandonment, and to prepare her for adoption.
December 23, 2002 |
Raheem, 11, has expressed a desire to be a minister when he's older. And he's set his foot on the path already. He sings in the church choir and is a junior deacon. Almost every Saturday he helps serve meals to homeless people. After school, the church van often picks him up for Bible study and social activities. His other interests include playing soccer and football, riding a bike, watching music videos, and playing card games, checkers, Uno and Monopoly. There is abuse and neglect in his background.