- Steamboat Alley Update
- Cheese Days Now On Facebook
- Health Corner
- TOT Anniversary: Part 3
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Jamie says: Spring is on the way, and Steamboat Alley volunteers will rally soon! Don’t miss out on your chance to make your mark on Toledo’s newest pocket park. Application forms available at Timberland Bank for personalized pavers.
Cheese Days planning underway. Volunteers met last at Gee Cee’s early February. Updates at next Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec and Events meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday @ The MAC.
Toledo Lions Club shows off new banner for the Annual Kids Fishing Derby Day.
This event draws huge crowds, raises funds for scholarships, and guarantees smiles.
Page Turners meet 1:30 p.m. today at the library to discuss “When Books Went To War: The Stories That Helped Us Win WWII” by Molly Guptill Manning, and select next month’s read.
Health Corner: Antioxidants - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Do recent studies reveal that antioxidants actually fuel cancer?
Healthline.com explains: While antioxidants may not increase the risk of cancer, the latest research shows they may help spread existing tumor cells in liver and colon cancer.
ScientificAmerican.com narrowed most damaging effects in smokers and those who already had lung cancer, and melanoma sufferers, with certain lab-crafted supplements.
NBCNews.com reports: The findings also do not suggest that antioxidants in food could damage health, even in people who do already have cancer. Food contains a range of compounds that may interact in ways that supplements do not.
It’s also not certain these particular findings even translate to people. The researchers used genetically engineered mice that were injected with tumor cells. This only barely resembles how cancer develops in people.
Rest easy: This week The Doctors explain the truth behind supplements, and why food sources are the best (and most delicious) way to get important health benefits. Hint: Chocolate is on the Good list!
TOT Anniversary Week
This week marks 52 weeks since The Other Toledo first appeared on the Interwebs. In observance of TOT’s first anniversary, this week’s Daily Columns will carry cameos of four local Everyday Heroes*, ordinary people who do extraordinary things without fanfare or awards, people making a difference in the community by stepping up to make Toledo outstanding.
Part 3: Deb
Four of five grown children live most of a day’s drive away from this retired couple who live at the edge of Toledo. Perpetual remodeling work reminiscent of the Winchester Mansion continues despite recent medical challenges. Last year the roof was replaced, gutters awaiting Spring. These days, even day-to-day needs call for an extra pair of hands.
A debilitating on-the-job injury brought Deb back to her parent’s place years ago. She followed prescribed treatments and procedures, to little effect. More recently, a local healer relieved the chronic pain she’d endured. As she improved, the roles of provider and helper in the household shifted.
Volunteer seems too small a term to describe Deb. Tuesdays and Thursdays she unlocks the doors for 2 or 3 groups that rely on her commitment to community service. She is the sole driver in the house now, getting her folks to their shopping and appointments. Hers are the extra hands needed daily around home.
You might recall my collapse last April, and subsequent return to life. Deb tended to me, walked The Girlz, made sure I got medical care and food, and kept checking in on me. Without her...
Last year Deb got me a birthday card. I still carry it with me in the truck. What she wrote to me, tells rather more about her:
I’ve never had a friend like you...Your sense of humor, your support and compassion, your dedicated loyalty, your offer to help when needed, your creativity, your genius with words, your incredible energy to fulfill whatever you put your mind to...and most of all, our unique journey together.
There’s more to Deb than meets the eye…
Tomorrow: Part 4
*Everyday Heroes: Envisioned as a local September 11 observation recognizing lesser-known acts of kindness and heroism.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
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