You are here

Text

"They’re way smarter and more capable than I realized"

jackieshelton_354's picture
Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Wed, 05/06/2020 - 14:44

STORY ASSETS:

Add Main Image: 
Add More Images: 

Content Category:

CONTENT CLASSIFICATION:

Sub Headline (Optional): 
Pandemic Inspires Local Parents to Discover Insights About their Kids
Pull Quote (200 Character Max): 
“I have learned that my children actually like me and I like them too. I’m enjoying hanging out with them, playing games, cooking, baking, watching movies. Who knew?” ~Kate C.
Story Summary (100 Character Max): 
Though it can be difficult being cooped up with our families 24/7, these are also opportunities to learn more about them.

It’s safe to say that none of us received training on how to parent during a global pandemic. And most of us have had limited experience, if any, at home schooling. Yet here we are. As much as we love our kids, it can be — um, challenging — to be cloistered in such close quarters with them 24/7. And we think we can all agree that most teachers should be paid much, much more than they are.

With all that in mind, here are some of the insights local parents have learned about their kids while they all #StayHomeForNevada.

iCelerate – High Sierra Industries Makes Face Masks for Families in Need

mikalee.byerman_243's picture
Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Mon, 04/27/2020 - 13:52

STORY ASSETS:

Add Main Image: 

Content Category:

CONTENT CLASSIFICATION:

Pull Quote (200 Character Max): 
"We identified a need in our community and put our assembly skills to the test to produce more than 1,100 washable face coverings for families." *LaVonne Brooks, CEO iCelerate – High Sierra Industries
Story Summary (100 Character Max): 
In an effort to help families in need, HSI put their assembly skills to work helping families obtain face coverings through partnerships with Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Custom Ink.

Many Northern Nevadans are developing newfound skills in the art of sewing face masks as a result of the current pandemic. And while healthcare workers, grocery store employees and neighbors are often the recipients, one population is particularly vulnerable when it comes to falling through the cracks for receiving these potentially live-saving tools: families in need. 

To address this important population, iCelerate - High Sierra Industries (HSI) went to work.

The Bearded Warrior

Lindsey_580's picture
Submitted by Lindsey_580 on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 15:40

STORY ASSETS:

Add Main Image: 
Add More Images: 

Content Category:

CONTENT CLASSIFICATION:

Pull Quote (200 Character Max): 
“It is hard to sit still and wait. He feels good, and the warrior in him just wants to get right back into the game.”
Story Summary (100 Character Max): 
Jonah Howell was a force to be reckoned with on the field, and everyone knew it. The full-bearded, 16-year-old, cornerback earned the nickname “The Bearded Warrior” after two years on his high school’s junior varsity team. But when Jonah was diagnosed with cancer in December of 2019, he was terrified of losing his hair and signature look that inspired the nickname.

Jonah Howell was a force to be reckoned with on the field, and everyone knew it. The full-bearded, 16-year-old, cornerback earned the nickname “The Bearded Warrior” after two years on his high school’s junior varsity team. But when Jonah was diagnosed with cancer in December of 2019, he was terrified of losing his hair and signature look that inspired the nickname.

My Guardian Angel

leekiplan_571's picture
Submitted by leekiplan_571 on Sat, 04/18/2020 - 04:25

STORY ASSETS:

Add Main Image: 

Content Category:

CONTENT CLASSIFICATION:

Pull Quote (200 Character Max): 
In the past eight years, Kathy has knitted more than 100 blankets, all of which provide comfort to adults and children who are going through some form of life-threatening illness. * Kip Lee
Story Summary (100 Character Max): 
Reno resident Kip Lee shares his deep gratitude for his sister-in-law, who was by his side during his cancer treatment and has since knitted more than 100 blankets for transplant patients.

My name is Kip Lee, and at the age of 42, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and found myself sitting in a patient room at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

I was unsure of my future, because I had just finished the final stage of my autologous transplant. I was shivering uncontrollably and having an allergic reaction to the stem cells that were cryogenically frozen and were now being given back to me into my blood. I recall the nurse placing multiple warm blankets over me; however, nothing appeared to help.

Close Quarters Bring New Realizations About Our Partners

jackieshelton_354's picture
Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Mon, 04/13/2020 - 14:39

STORY ASSETS:

Add Main Image: 
Add More Images: 

Content Category:

CONTENT CLASSIFICATION:

Pull Quote (200 Character Max): 
“Now that Cassie has licked her cancer and her sense of humor has returned just in time, now more than ever I so appreciate her company.” ~Steve Funk
Story Summary (100 Character Max): 
Being stuck at home comes with a fair amount of challenges, but it can also be an opportunity to learn more about our partners.

Yes, many of us are trapped at home — and we’re spending the kind of time with our families that we probably never have before. While that can be challenging, it also gives us a chance to learn surprising things about the people we love.

We reached out to our Facebook friends to ask them what they’ve learned about their partners during this crisis.  

COVID-19 Relief Fund is Helping the Helpers in Northern Nevada

krobison_565's picture
Submitted by krobison_565 on Fri, 04/10/2020 - 16:26

STORY ASSETS:

Add Main Image: 

Content Category:

Pull Quote (200 Character Max): 
“It is so important in times like these to support one another and there is no doubt the real heroes on the front lines of this crisis are our healthcare providers." *Mike Kazmierski, President and CEO, EDAWN
Story Summary (100 Character Max): 
As the Northern Nevada community continues to adapt and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, one force has remained a constant beacon of hope for the sick and their families: our medical professionals. The Community Foundation of Western Nevada is teaming up with agencies and businesses around the state to provide the care and financial support these heroes need.

Story update May 4, 2020

Sow Generously, Reap Generously

tiffany_464's picture
Submitted by tiffany_464 on Thu, 04/09/2020 - 13:59

STORY ASSETS:

Add Main Image: 
Add More Images: 
Sub Headline (Optional): 
Community rallies behind Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada to give support during COVID-19
Pull Quote (200 Character Max): 
"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." *Philippians 4:8-9:
Story Summary (100 Character Max): 
Over the past month, the COVID-19 pandemic has touched every aspect of our community, state, country, and world. It has changed the way we connect to one another, and it has changed the way we give to one another. At Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, we have seen the pure, lovely, admirable, and praiseworthy put into practice by organizations and community members who have donated their time, money and products.

Over the past month, the COVID-19 pandemic has touched every aspect of our community, state, country, and world. It has changed the way we connect to one another, and it has changed the way we give to one another.

It’s About Time (With Our Kids)

jackieshelton_354's picture
Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:37

STORY ASSETS:

Add Main Image: 
Add More Images: 

Content Category:

CONTENT CLASSIFICATION:

Pull Quote (200 Character Max): 
"So while it’s difficult to stay at home and feel all of life’s uncertainty right now, we are enjoying the time together very much.” ~Jessica Santina
Story Summary (100 Character Max): 
While the coronavirus pandemic has upended the world in many ways, it has also given us an opportunity to spend the kind of quality time with our kids we may not have had before.

It’s not often that all of us face the same crisis at the same time, though obviously we’re all experiencing it in different ways. One thing that has changed for many of us is that we are spending significantly more time with our children. And while this does come with its own set of challenges, it’s important to remind ourselves that this is also a wonderful opportunity.

Non-Profits Help Our Neighbors in Northern Nevada

jackieshelton_354's picture
Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Sun, 03/29/2020 - 17:22

STORY ASSETS:

Add Main Image: 
Add More Images: 

Content Category:

CONTENT CLASSIFICATION:

Pull Quote (200 Character Max): 
"We’re inviting them to call us and tell us what they need, and we’ll help them however we can.” ~Lisa Bonie
Story Summary (100 Character Max): 
Local non-profit organizations are working during the coronavirus pandemic to help the most vulnerable among us.

It’s no secret that times are tough right now. But our community is strong — and our non-profits, stronger in their resolve than perhaps ever before!

Just as they always have, local non-profit organizations are working through this crisis to help the most vulnerable among us. Here are just a few organizations (out of hundreds) doing the heavy lifting during a very scary time.

Tips for Staying Connected in the Era of Social Distancing

paige.galeoto_230's picture
Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 13:19

STORY ASSETS:

Add Main Image: 
Add More Images: 

Content Category:

Pull Quote (200 Character Max): 
"We’re a fully remote company anyway, but we’re doing virtual yoga via Zoom tomorrow to increase our virtual social touch points beyond regular meetings." *Sian C
Story Summary (100 Character Max): 
While we are all braving this new world of social distancing, we asked our followers to share their ideas for staying connected.

I just got off a two-hour video conference “party” with 11 people and a dog named Cooper.

The party was in honor of a friend’s birthday, which fell — quite inconveniently — during a time of necessary social distancing.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Text