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Frank's Back

August 24, 2018 | By Mon Valley YMCA | Mon Valley YMCA

For many, walking in the fresh air, socializing, and relaxing all contribute to the enjoyment of golf.

Frank Ruffolo spent the majority of his life playing this sport . . . until September 2016. What began as just another beautiful day on the green was only the beginning of Frank’s problems.

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A Home with a Hero

July 25, 2018 | By Pet Search | Pet Search

In the middle of winter, Roxie was living on the streets of Jefferson Hills. She was cold. She was hurt. And, she was scared.

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Calling for Help, Finding a Lifeline

July 25, 2018 | By Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania | Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

After 10 years of marriage, Jennifer knew it was over. She needed to return to Pennsylvania to make a fresh start. Although nothing was more difficult, she left her children in the custody of her estranged husband, as he would be better able to financially provide for them. Jennifer and her children managed the distance as best they could.

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Ready to Serve

July 24, 2018 | By Washington City Mission | Washington City Mission

Jeff, a veteran, belonged to the Army Reserves for 18 years.  During his enlistment, he trained for many wartime situations and was prepared to serve whenever he was needed.  However, what he could not prepare for was the course his life would take.

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When There's a Will, There's a Way

July 12, 2018 | By Blueprints | Blueprints

Some say that “the best parents get promoted to grandparents.”  However, when families are struggling with substance abuse problems, sometimes Grandma and Grandpa must take on the many responsibilities of Mom and Dad.  Emotionally, physically, and mentally, it can be a lot to handle.  Especially for little guys like William.

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Santana's Rescue

July 12, 2018 | By South Hills Pet Rescue and Rehabilitation Resort | South Hills Pet Rescue and Rehabilitation Resort

When we found him, you could count his ribs and see the pain in his eyes.  It was no way for an animal to live.

After five years of abuse, all Santana knew was a life of deprivation.  Even his most basic needs were not being met.  His water bowl was filled with an unidentifiable liquid.  His food bowl was empty.

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