What’s Happening Today – August 16, 2019
Today on DelmarvaLife –
Trey Kearns was born with a rare, life-threatening liver disease, so he and his family are raising awareness in an effort to help others around the world. Trey has progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis. It affects about one in every 50,000-100,000 live births worldwide. Trey’s mother, Tara, is co-leader of the advocacy group PFIC Network. We get to know Trey and find out what’s next for him.
As kids get prepped for back to school, teachers on Delmarva are doing the same thing. This year, kindness will be a priority in one local school system. Wicomico County Public Schools‘ Paul Butler; Salisbury’s Secretary of Kindness, Grace Foxwell Murdock; and Savanna Brooks, a local student and a national kindness speech winner join us to talk about how a Wicomico County resolution will be worked into the classroom.
The next WBOC and Safford of Salisbury Rising Tide Event will help students get back to school with the supplies they need. Zaida Guajardo, Regional Development Director with The Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware talks about the need for the supplies and how she has seen these kind of efforts change lives.
We learn about a program that can help turn, what can be, a tough talk about drugs into a comfortable conversation. Jimmy gets a tour of the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Trailer. Delaware State Police use it to enlighten parents and caregivers and prompt them to begin the tough discussions with their teens about the dangers of drugs.
Today’s Pet Connect features two cats and two dogs looking for a loving home. Two of the animals can be adopted from Brandywine Valley SPCA’s “Clear the Shelter” event tomorrow, where adoption fees are waived.
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