Delaware Today December 2013

Rick Lovekin: Tempering Vietnam’s Carnage with Love and Acceptance

After returning from war, Lovekin was an explosive mix of anger and suicidal tendencies. After years of introspection and support from loved ones, Lovekin channels his energy into music and video programs for students and adults.

Maria Matos: Beating Cancer and Leading Wilmington’s Hispanic Community

Cancer couldn’t stop Matos from pursuing her dream. Her impact on the city’s Latin community continues to grow with plans for two new schools in Wilmington.

Debra Puglisi Sharp on Coping With Spouse’s Murder in Delaware

Delaware native Debra Puglisi Sharp shares how she copes with her late-husband's murder and surviving a brutalized attack. 

Stefanie and Jim Baxter: Picking Up the Pieces After Tragedy

Following her husband’s accident and resulting traumatic brain injury, Stefanie did anything but ask, “Why us?” Instead the Baxters remain focused on enjoying the present.

Ali McDonough: Finding Hope Through the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation

After losing her brother Andrew to leukemia when she was a junior in high school, Ali McDonough and her family channeled their grief into a cause that gives hope to others.
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Michael Kalmbach” The Creative Vision Factory Founder’s Journey to Recovery

From shooting heroin to inspiring struggling addicts to find a creative outlet, Kalmbach’s journey from rock bottom to the top of his game is far from over. But he’s got a pretty good head start.

If You Had One Year to Live, What Would You Do?

If you learned you had one year left, what would you do? We posed that question to Delawareans who survived catastrophic events, then found the courage to carry on. Experience their stories of hope, strength and second chances.

Tim and Janet Duperree’s Legacy of Salvation Army Leadership in Delaware

The Duperrees’ contribution to the local Salvation Army is more than just a drop in the bucket.

Inside Sussex County Photographer Kevin Fleming’s New Book, “The Beach”

Internationally acclaimed photographer and Sussex resident Kevin Fleming’s new book, “The Beach,” was just released. We have a preview. Enjoy the view.

What Matters Most

This season, we remember to give back as much as we receive.
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