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Northern Liberties: Gift of Life Helping Donor Families Honor Their Lost Loved Ones

Northern Liberties: Gift of Life Helping Donor Families Honor Their Lost Loved Ones

Ed Milbourne was driving up to the Poconos with his friend on a blustery November day in 1997. Icy conditions had left them extra wary, so they decided to pull over to the side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike to inspect the tires on their Jeep. After finding no issues with the vehicle, they returned to […]

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Northern Liberties: Gift of Life Helps Change Lives Through Organ Donation

Northern Liberties: Gift of Life Helps Change Lives Through Organ Donation

An average of nearly 500 people die annually waiting for an organ transplant in Pennsylvania. The Gift of Life Donor program, located in Northern Liberties, helps connect thousands of patients in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey with matching organs that could potentially save their life. “The success rate is about 93 percent, meaning about […]

 By Jane Babian and Caralyn Dienstman

West Philadelphia: Center For Autism Working Toward “Outcomes for Life”

West Philadelphia: Center For Autism Working Toward “Outcomes for Life”

Four boys were hard at play, combining baking soda and vinegar. They were creating miniature volcanoes, in awe as they erupted. It’s an amusing and common pastime for any 4-year-old, but for these young boys it was more than just a game. It was part of the pre-K program at The Center For Autism in West Philadelphia. As they […]

 By Jane Babian and Caralyn Dientsman

South Philadelphia: Rare Syndrome Won’t Keep Musician From Her Passion

South Philadelphia: Rare Syndrome Won’t Keep Musician From Her Passion

Before being diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Kelianne Murray believed she had a normal childhood.  She enjoyed running around in the park, climbing trees and hanging off of monkey bars in her hometown of Ewing, New Jersey. She never realized something was wrong until her freshman year of college. Looking back, she realizes the signs were there […]

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North Philadelphia: Fighting Cancer By Staying Up-to-Date with Technology

North Philadelphia: Fighting Cancer By Staying Up-to-Date with Technology

Dr. Lisa Jablon is the director of the Breast Health Program at Einstein Medical Center located in North Philadelphia on the cross streets of Broad and Somerville. Under Jablon’s leadership, the Breast Health Program received national recognition as an Accredited Breast Center by the American College of Surgeons. Below, Jablon discusses some of the programs and technologies she and her […]