Friday, February 13, 2015

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, Week of February 8, 2015

I'm on a roll with being on time with these! Hope I can keep it going.

It was a week for others to shine, and shine they did. I'm humbled at the opportunity to work with and edit the works of other writers. And so, without further comment, here are:

Double organ transplant recipient from Joliet glances back, moves forward
By Mauverneen Blevins

Fifteen years ago, I had the good pleasure of writing about this woman after her transplant. A few years later, I wrote about the meeting between her and the donor's family. When her mother died, I did An Extraordinary Life piece. Many years and some additional health woes later, see what this marvelous woman is doing now.

An Extraordinary Life: Former Joliet man played accordion in variety of arenas

I received more telephone calls this week than on any other single column ever, very rewarding.

Joliet oncologist consults over conditions based on gene mutations
By Jeanne Millsap

Come see what is new in the field of genetic testing and medicine

Jounrney Pregnancy & Life Hub in Mokena serves the whole person
By Dawn Aulet

With extras such as a boutique and free coffee and baked goods - not to mention a cat on the premises - this is no ordinary crisis center.

Three tribute acts to perform at Joliet's Rialto Square Theatre'
By Sean Leary

If I could afford the tickets, I would so go to this.

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