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Suzie — Teen Suicide Prevention Takes Root in Loudoun’s Schools

I lost my son, Ryan, to suicide. He had been bullied from a young age and struggled fitting in socially because he was different. One day, life just ...

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Tom — A Sanctuary Where Children and Families Find Hope Through Music

Music saved my life as a kid. Fleeing a terminally destructive household, I found church and church music. I learned how to sing and play the piano. ...

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Carol — Philanthropy is a Win/Win for Businesses, Nonprofits, and the Community

I grew up in a middle-class home where giving back was just routine—a part of daily life. My Mom, a cook at a local restaurant, made sure that no one ...

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Bobbi — You don’t have to feel alone when you are blessed with a special needs child

  I was in my mid 30s and pregnant with my first child when I went in for an echocardiogram. I knew something was wrong the minute they put me in ...

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Nick — The Only Food Your Infant Can Eat is Not a “Supplement”

I moved into Loudoun County in 2003, and I have been a deputy sheriff here since 2005. In 2010, my middle child began having serious health issues. ...

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Keely — Persistence and Love Unlocked My Child’s Silence

My son Mason was 2 years old when he started to bang his head against the wall—all the time. I took him to many doctors and therapists, and they all ...

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Amado — Sobriety Gave Me a New Lease on Life

I was literally one day away from death when my adoptive mother rescued me from a local hospital in Central America. After high school, I moved to New ...

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Carol

Carol — Healthcare Without Barriers

I started my nonprofit career working with people struggling with HIV/AIDS. This work opened my eyes to the many and diverse barriers that often ...

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Shirley

Shirley — I Will Live My Life with the Help of My Guardian Angels

I grew up in Loudoun as part of a large family. But, now I am fighting a battle with colon and liver cancer all alone. No one in Loudoun should have ...

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Carol

Carol — Sounding Board. Advocate. Cheerleader.

In 2012, I founded Crossroads Jobs to help people in Loudoun find employment. Our applicants are not affluent. They face tough challenges to staying ...

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Bo & Enid – Service Defines Who We Are and How We See the World

My mother and I founded a nonprofit to help new immigrants find their way through a system that can seem daunting to navigate. My mother had ...

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Charlotte

Charlotte — It’s So Rewarding to Follow Your Passion to Serve

I am the Executive Director at Blue Ridge Speech & Hearing. I love the fact that Blue Ridge can serve anyone. We work with newborns and elderly ...

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