Let us introduce you to some extraordinary people around our area who are making a difference on the lives of those around them. On this episode you will meet a surgeon who says he’s a better doctor after suffering a debilitating disease that left his paralyzed from the waist down. Find out about a new program designed to break the cycle of homelessness and all the participants have to do is find their true talent. An amazing statistic states that a majority of African American students who head off to college will never get their degree. We found a new school with a new attitude about education hoping to change all that. And one of St. Louis’ best known neighborhoods is going green with a community garden that is all about helping those who need it most.
It doesn’t take much to make a difference in someone’s life and we have some wonderful stories of commitments of personal time and resources with the goal of helping others in this edition of Impact. A local agency is reaching out to homeless veterans teaching them how to get out of their economic slump. Meet a woman who wants to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness by putting the disease in the spotlight. A local hospital is hitting the roads and heading to schools offering free healthcare to hundreds of school children throughout the area. Meanwhile, a best selling author is scoring big with local students who want to play sports, and all it costs them is a couple of afternoons of reading. And finally, see how one local teacher is turning his hobby of jewelry making into an opportunity to inspire others to help those around them.
This episode of Impact begins with a heart tugging story of a little boy suffering from a fatal illness who, today, is a true medical miracle. Local doctors use a treatment never tried in the U.S. before and make medical history. We’ll also introduce you to a man making his own impact on children in need of medical help and all he did was retire. Healthy eating is making a comeback and the new trend is to buy locally produced foods. See how you can be sure the freshest food is making it’s way from area farms to your table. And if you have a gardening question, who are you going to call? How about the Garden Guru? See who he is and what he knows on this edition of Impact.