The Foundation runs programs for urban kids to play sports while studying reading and math. Its chairman is Dr. James Andrews, most famous for rebuilding the arms and shoulders of ballplayers, and its president is David Osinski, who tirelessly gives his retirement years to young people. At the Foundation’s Annual Lead Off Dinner (and auction)

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If you drive on I-20 about two hours past Atlanta, you will see an exit for Crawfordville, county seat of Taliaferro County, population 1,800.  In a forgotten hamlet called Sharon is Locust Grove Cemetery, where three generations of my family are buried.  Next to the cemetery is a relatively new outdoor altar surrounded by old

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On February 26, 2015, Theresa and I heard Dr. Dale Wisely at Homewood Library speak about teaching teenagers to drive and keeping them safe on the road. He began his career as a clinical psychologist in an office near the emergency room of UAB Medical Center. He saw many parents endure the tragedy of a

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The project began with an anonymous donor who challenged those in my church to live our creed. By the time the Coleman family moved into their new home this spring, six parishes, three high schools, one television network, two colleges, two chapters of the Knights of Columbus, and the St. Vincent’s Health System had joined

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Imagine having autism or some other type of disability and feeling the stigma of being different. Imagine going to a camp full of enthusiastic volunteers who greet you like family, carry your baggage to your cottage, make your bed, teach you about life, and bring fun while your parents attend sessions on the educational, legal,

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Mental illness can be cruel. My brother Thomas had the family’s highest SAT score, but he could not finish college. He can do well for months at a time and then become weak, confused, and completely unfocused. Each year during Mental Health Awareness Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness sponsors a walk at Railroad

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It is no secret that most people cannot afford the attorney they need. For this reason, Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers serve twice a week at a help-desk on the fifth floor of the Jefferson County Courthouse and work with those in need of legal advice, if not representation. I have been working with the program for

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My daughter was invited this summer by her friends to serve as a counselor at Stoney Creek Camp 2540 in Vinemont, Alabama. “2540” is for Matthew 25:40: “As ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” The founders of Stoney Creek Camp, Randy and

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The Full Life Ahead Foundation offers hope and support to families who have children with disAbilities.  I volunteered at the family camp held on February 6-8 at Children’s Harbor on Lake Martin in Alexander City, AL.  There were a couple dozen young people with disAbilities, about the same number of college students in rehabilitation studies

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I was interviewed by Business Authority Radio in Atlanta and share lots about estate planning and business succession planning. Listen to this interview: James Griffin interviewed on Business Authority Radio in Atlanta was last modified: July 26th, 2016 by jbglilyGG