All living things run on light particles excited by photons.
An interview with Professor Popp describes his findings about the subatomic light particles and how they are related to healthy cell activity. “There are 100,000 chemical reactions per minute in a healthy cell regulated by photon light.
The better the transmission of information in coherent light the more calmness, clarity and health the cell is capable of. In a nanosecond one photon can trigger a hundred thousand chemical reactions in a cell.
HUMANITARIAN COALITION members receive $8.5 million from Government of Canada’s International Development Agency
The HUMANITARIAN COALITION wishes to express its gratitude to the Government of Canada and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for its contribution of $8.5 million for relief efforts in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, announced today.
The money, which is part of the Government’s pledge to aid relief efforts in the Horn of Africa, will go to three of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION’s five members: CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada and Plan Canada.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadians, the HUMANITARIAN COALITION’s members, which also include Oxfam-Québec and Save the Children Canada, have to date raised a combined $6.5 million. With the announcement of these contributions from CIDA, the HUMANITARIAN COALITION members have received a total of $15 million for urgent relief efforts in East Africa.
“The generosity of individual Canadians and the Government of Canada is critical to the work we are doing together in East Africa,” said Kevin McCort, President and CEO of CARE Canada and Chair of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION. “From water point rehabilitation and distributing water treatment chemicals, to emergency aid and advocacy, to providing supplementary food for children and mothers, we are reaching hundreds of thousands of people. But our work is far from done. We encourage Canadians to continue to donate so we can reach the millions more who are affected by the crisis.”
“We hope that Canadians will follow the government’s example and continue to respond to this crisis as we get into back-to-school season,” said Nicolas Moyer, Executive Director, the HUMANITARIAN COALITION.
The Government of Canada had previously announced that it would match, dollar-for-dollar, donations made by individual Canadians in a dedicated Relief Fund. The donation matching period ends on September 16.
As a joint Canadian approach to humanitarian response, the members of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION work together during times of international humanitarian disaster to ensure help gets to those who need it most. When a global emergency strikes, member agencies don’t compete for funds and broadcast slots, they focus on helping survivors of the disaster. With one call centre, one phone number and a joint website, donating to agencies that reach women, children and men with emergency supplies is easy for Canadians.
With a combined presence in more than 120 countries, the joint efforts by the members of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION provide a widespread and effective response to emergencies.
Anna Kasper, who took care of nursing home patients, delivered pizza and cleaned offices, had a warm giving personality.
Connie Culp, (Seen on the right.) who waited tables and painted restaurants and shared her time and good will with people before a tragedy nearly took her life. Connie has became the recipient of the first successful near-total face transplant in the United States.
She rose above life’s challenges, and kept her sense of humor no matter how rough things got. This gift has helped her recover.
In a groundbreaking transplant Cleveland Clinic doctors performed a face transplant in 2008.
Anna Kasper’s family made the announcement to give Anna her place in medical history.
Connie’s life after her surgery.
“Connie’s like Anna in a lot of ways,” says Ron Kasper, Anna’s husband, “…enjoyes life, smiles lots and has a great attitude even after everything she’s been through.
Saturday the two families met for the first time.
It was great how much the two clans had in common.
Both are very nice people.
Ron and his son remodel homes and paint for a living.
Connie Culp and her husband had a painting business and remodeled their home together.
The Kaspers had a grandchild who was about a year old at the time of the transplant.
Connie did, too.
The two women were born 14 months apart.
Their skin color is incredibly similar.
Their blood type, identical.
It was Ron and the couple’s three children who agreed to donate Anna’s face back in December 2008, the day after Anna collapsed and died on her back porch.
Their son, Ronald, now 21, found Anna slumped over at the bottom of the back steps she was purple. Paramedics revived her on the way to Lakewood Hospital, but tests showed what the family already knew. The 44-year-old woman was brain dead.
The family folowed Anna’s wishes.
In life she shared her time, money and many things with other people. In death her organs and tissues continue to give life to others.
However, no one was prepared for the call from a specialist from the Cleveland Clinic, who called the house to ask for Anna’s face. The family only took minutes to agree.
Anna wished to be cremated, so there wasn’t going to be an open casket. And that Anna was already an organ donor and her face bones, muscles and other tissues were a perfect match. This was a miracle in itself.
“But the overriding factor was we knew it was what Anna would’ve wanted,” says Ron, his voice breaking as he fights back tears.
“My mom would say, ‘Hell if I can’t use it and somebody else can, they can have it,’ ” Becky says.
No doubt Connie needed a face. In 2004 her common-law husband shot her in in the face, Connie was so disfigured, children ran from her and called her a monster.
Her nose was missing. So was her right eye, her lower eyelids, her upper lip, her top teeth. She had to breathe through a hole in her throat and eat through a tube. Most of her vision was gone.
On Dec. 10, 2008, surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic spent 23 hours removing skin and muscle, veins and arteries, teeth and bone from Anna and sewing them onto what remained of Connie Culp’s face, surgery that changed her life.
Connie, 47, has been thanking her donor from the moment she stepped out on the public stage in 2009, never able to name her because she didn’t know who she was.
Today she can.
Neil Lantzy, Cleveland ClinicBecky Kasper hugs Connie Culp after meeting her for the first time Saturday. Becky, her brother, sister and father agreed to donate her mother’s face to Connie after Anna Kasper died of a heart attack.
Connie doesn’t look like Anna because their bone structure is different.
“But I can definitely see the resemblance in the nose,” Becky says. “I know she’s smiling down on this, that she’s very happy.”
More than 50 people benefited from Anna’s donated organs and tissue.
Cow’s milk is not recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for children under 1 year old.
Infants fed whole milk from cows get insufficient amts of
essential fatty acids.
Infants fed whole milk from cows get too much
too much protein
These levels may be too high for the infant’s system to handle. Also, whole cow’s milk protein and fat are more difficult for an infant to digest and absorb.
For the best infant nutrition, pick the right milk source the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be fed breast milk or iron-fortified formula during the first 12 months of life. Between ages 4 – 6 months, certain solid foods may be added (not fruits).
Breast milk or iron-fortified formula, along with age-appropriate solid foods and avoid juices during the first year of life, provides more balanced nutrition.
Iron-fortified infant formula or breast milk should be used until a child is 1 year old. No Dairy Intake for Babies and Toddlers.
When someone suffers cardiac arrest, the heart suddenly stops beating due to an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation. Within seconds, the victim loses consciousness, collapses and has no pulse. The blood and oxygen supply to the brain and body dminishes.
Only immediate emergency treatment to restart the heart, such as CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and external defibrillation (electrical shock), can prevent death. Time is the key factor in survival for these victims. The American Heart Association recommends resuscitation within five minutes of collapse or sooner.
In two research studies Researchers have found that survival with good outcomes can be increased if certain cardiac arrest patients have their bodies cooled for 12 to 24 hours.
The effectiveness of the cooling treatment called therapeutic hypothermia was shown in two 2002 New England Journal of Medicine studies of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients who were cooled to a body temperature of about 33 degrees Celsius (around 91 degrees Fahrenheit) for 12 to 24 hours. Today most hospitals still do not use this life saving treatment.
You and your friends and family can pay it forward.
Volunteer to help collect supplies/donations to help the struggling people in Haiti.
January 12, 2010: Around 5 p.m. on Tuesday a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti just outside the capital Port-au-Prince. Information is still being reported, but we know that the damage is extensive. Homes, businesses, roads and a major hospital have been affected. This is the worst earthquake the country has seen in its history.
You can help today Needed Supplies
First AID: Antibiotic ointments, antiseptic wipes, bleach in tablet form, Band-Aids, gauze+tape, first aid kits, gloves. Pain relievers, tummy aids, antibiotic creams/ointments, liquid bandage,
Flashlights, DRY goods (beans/rice), infant/powder milk, Ensure, gently used or new blankets.
Personal items: toothpaste and toothbrushes, nail clippers, wash/face cloths, non-alcohol or baby shampoos, bar soaps like Ivory
In Tucson , AZ supplies can be taken to World Care
3538 East Ellington Place
Tucson, AZ 85713-4214
or in any area supplies can be taken to your local Red Cross or Crusa Roja
Lord, bless me and enlarge my opportunities to serve You;
Let me always feel your hand in mine protecting me;
May I always feel Your love and inspiration guiding me to do the right thing always;
Thank you for increasing the chances to create a better more peaceful world.