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Epileptic Thru-Hiker

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first_imgIn the spring of 2014, 28-year-old Alex Newlon headed for Springer Mountain determined to complete a northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. A lifelong hiker, Newlon appeared the portrait of health—tall, muscular, young, always laughing and smiling. However, compared to his thru-hiking comrades, he was starting at a deficit: Newlon had epilepsy.“I suffer from grand mal seizures, where you lose consciousness and fall to the floor while all of your muscles contract, causing you to shake and jerk uncontrollably,” says Newlon.Despite taking preventative medication and going almost two years without suffering an incident, in attempting to thru-hike the AT, he was risking his life. Dehydration, sleep deprivation, heat exhaustion, and strenuous activity were prominent triggers for seizures.Newlon had been dreaming about an A.T. thru-hike since his days as a teenage Boy Scout. Sick of being identified by a condition he’d inherited through the hereditary dice-roll, Newlon set out to claim his life as his own.“Sure, I could have a seizure anytime, anywhere, my life is always on the line, no matter what. But I couldn’t let something totally random keep me from pursuing my dreams. I wasn’t going to let epilepsy control and limit my life.”From Georgia to the border of New York, Newlon did just that. Then, with over two-thirds of the trail finished, he was struck by a seizure.“Luckily, I was on my way down to a road crossing where the trail flattens out and is less rocky. While I suffered a few scratches and bruises, it could have been much worse. Still, it left me feeling incredibly weak and disoriented. It took all of my strength to hike that last half-mile down to the road.”Newlon had to end his thru-hike in late 2014.That’s where the story could have ended. But not for Newlon. The next year, after working long hours, saving every penny he could, and launching a successful crowd-sourcing campaign, he set out again from Springer Mountain, confident that, this time, he’d reach Katahdin.“A lot of people didn’t get why I’d want to start from the beginning,” says Newlon. “But I knew if I didn’t do it that way, the itch to thru-hike the trail in its entirety would never leave me alone. I had to do the whole thing in one shot. Otherwise, it wouldn’t feel quite real.”Newlon summited Katahdin this past September. Reflecting on his journeys, he says they were well worth it.“I think epileptics are told much more often about what we can’t do instead of what we can,” he says. “I wanted to inspire others with epilepsy and show them that we are strong. I wanted to prove that we’re capable of doing anything in this life, no matter how difficult or strenuous our dreams may be.”last_img read more

See What’s in the 2016-17 Budget

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first_img2. addiction treatment funding When Governor Wolf took office, Pennsylvania was facing a deficit of more than $2 billion, and while we have more work to do, today, the commonwealth’s deficit has been significantly reduced. Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Budget News,  Education,  Government That Works,  Schools That Teach,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog,  Videos During the 2016-2017 budget season, we accomplished three important priorities that are critical to moving Pennsylvania forward. Working with the legislature, Governor Wolf secured increased funding for our schools, resources to battle the commonwealth’s opioid epidemic, and greatly reduced our deficit. July 14, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Funding our schools has always been a top priority for Governor Wolf. In this budget, he was able to secure an additional $200 million in basic education funding, as well as a $30 million increase for early childhood education, a $20 million increase for special education, and a $10 million increase for early intervention, and a nearly $40 million increase for higher education. Working with the legislature, Governor Wolf has secured historic increases in less than two years:$415 million in basic education funding.$60 million for early childhood education.$50 million in special education funding.$14.6 million for early intervention$81.4 million for PASSHE and state-related schools.$16.4 million for Community Colleges. Governor Wolf was able to work with the legislature to secure $20.4 million in the budget to combat Pennsylvania’s heroin crisis and expand treatment options for Pennsylvanians struggling with opioid use disorder. This critical funding will enable the Department of Human Services, during phase one, to implement 20 Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Centers of Excellence that will treat approximately 4,500 people that currently are not able to access treatment. 3. deficit reduction   SHARE  TWEET See What’s in the 2016-17 Budget 1. education funding SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Anthony Joshua to present world championship belts to Buhari soon

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first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight World boxing heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will soon present his belts to President Muhammadu Buhari, a presidential aide disclosed on Wednesday in Abuja.Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, made the disclosure while briefing State House correspondents on behalf of the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the briefing took place after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday in Abuja.Akande however said the date for the presentation of the belts was yet to be fixed.“The Minister of Sports announced that Anthony Joshua will be presenting his belts to the President in a matter of days.“The Council members also expressed appreciation for the gift of books from the Vice President which has become an annual tradition,’’ he said.NAN reports that Joshua, a Nigerian-British boxer, beat Mexican-American boxer Andy Ruiz Jr. through a unanimous points decision in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.The victory helped him to reclaim the IBF, WBO, WBA and IBO heavyweight world championship belts he lost to Ruiz Jr. in June Tags: Anthony Joshualast_img read more

Chelsea sign Chilwell

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first_img(BBC) – Chelsea have signed England left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester on a five-year deal for £45M.Chilwell is Chelsea’s third addition of the summer after the arrivals of winger Hakim Ziyech, 27, from Ajax, and striker Timo Werner, 24, from RB Leipzig.The defender, 23, is a Leicester academy product who made his debut for the club in 2015, and had a contract with the Foxes until 2024.He missed the final five matches of the 2019-20 season with a foot injury.Chelsea took fourth place and a Champions League place at the expense of Leicester on the final day of the Premier League season in July.“I’m looking forward to being a part of this young, dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we challenge for honours next season,” said Chilwell, who has 11 England caps.“He (Lampard) does play the younger players if they are good enough and just from speaking to him, I’m really excited to be here. I think the way the gaffer sets his teams up suits my game perfectly.”Chilwell made a total of 123 appearances for Leicester and scored four goals, three of them coming in the Premier League last season.Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are confident Ben will adapt very quickly to being a Chelsea player and with the fixture programme for 2020-21 especially busy, he is a fantastic addition to the squad needing to challenge for honours.”Chilwell joining fellow Foxes Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante at Chelsea continues a model of selling one of their ‘stars’ every year since Kante left for Chelsea in 2016.Drinkwater followed him to west London in 2017, Riyad Mahrez went to Manchester City in 2018 and Harry Maguire joined Manchester United in 2019.It balances the books and allows reinvestment for Leicester – on what is not a bad return at all. Those five players cost a total £24.1M. Leicester sold them collectively for £250M over four years – and still finished above Arsenal and Tottenham last season.last_img read more

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