The Gift of Comedy: Improv for Life

Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of meeting Andrea K Baum, the creator of the Improv for Life Program at Stomping Ground Comedy. Stomping Ground Comedy is new group that has come together to form Dallas’ only non-profit theater and training center dedicated to comedy. One of my dear friends told me about Andrea’s new comedy program, Improv for Life that would include classes geared toward adults and children with autism. Needless to say, I was intrigued and couldn’t wait to learn more! Adaptive programming for children and adults with autism is often hard to find and this program not only intends to provide the student with a bit of a comedy education, but also aims to enhance communi

The Rogers Family: Marfan Syndrome Journey

Our life with Marfan Syndrome began in the Labor and Delivery room at Medical City. During active labor, my blood pressure would spike and our baby’s heart rate would drop. I was terrified. I felt like I might be dying because everything just felt horribly wrong and the nurses were coming and going with visible looks of concern on their faces. Sensing something was going wrong with the baby, my OB told me I had two pushes left or they were going in for a C-section. With fear-fueled adrenaline, I pushed and he was out. But something was wrong, instead of handing me the baby my doctor was frantically unwrapping his umbilical cord from around his neck. I think they told me it has wrapped around

Marfan Awareness Month!

Hi Huck Friends! February is Marfan Awareness Month and for the next couple of weeks we will be sharing personal stories from some of our friends that are either living with Marfan Syndrome or raising a child with Marfan! We are so excited to share these stories with you and hope that you will find some good resources and support from them. Marfan Syndrome is a genetic disorder affecting the body's connective tissue. If not caught, it can be deadly. We are so thankful for our February guest writers that are willing to share their story with us. MEET SAMANTHA MALONE. She is a 32 year old Marfan Patient with 2 children who do not carry the Marfan gene defect. Tell us how you discovered yo

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