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Friday, May 3, 2013

#FF Friday's Fabulous Finds: Need 4 Women in Politics, Olympic Inspiration, Medical Miracles, & Mothering Blind

Here’s this Friday’s Fabulous Finds with some inspirational news to kick off your weekend. Today’s finds include female empowerment in the White House, a sensational Paralympics athlete, advancements in the medical field that have changed a young girl’s life & how children of blind mothers develop communication skills.

Kirsten Gillibrand Quotes: Why Women Need to Run for Office

This Huffington Post Women article promotes an essay by New York senator Gillibrand encouraging women to run for public office. “Women’s voices are not better than men’s, they’re different & the broader perspective that we bring often leads to better results,” asserts Gillibrand. “That’s why I’ve been such an advocate for more women to run for office & make their voices heard.” After listening to the presenters yesterday at the Museum of Motherhood, I strongly second Gillibrand's recommendation. more women need to enter the discussion & let their voices be heard.

Alana Nichols, Wheelchair Basketball Star, is a Real Inspiration
Huffington brings us another post, this time about Paralympics athlete Alana Nichols. Since a snowboarding injury, she’s participated in wheelchair athletic events & went on to earn gold medals at multiple Paralympics. Read on to learn more about this inspirational icon for physically disabled athletes.

2-Year-Old Receives Groundbreaking Bioengineered Organ Transplant
This video from AOL Entertainment uncovers Hannah Warren, a 2-year-old who’s lived most of her life in an intensive care unit without a windpipe. That is, until surgeons bioengineered an artificial windpipe in her body. Warren remains the youngest person to receive a bioengineered organ, & has been thriving since. Watch the video to learn more about this medical breakthrough.

Children of Blind Mothers Learn New Modes of Communication 
This fascinating article by Elizabeth Norton on ScienceNOW looks at how sighted babies of blind mothers learn to communicate. The results may surprise you.

Hope you will come back for Saturday’s Songs for the Soul, Sunday’s Comic Strips, & our posts for next week. Enjoy your weekend!

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