Good Deeds & Awards

Game, Set, Match!

  Good Kid Award recipient, Matthew Bransky, nets a win with tennis program for autistic kids. by Karyn Brodsky Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.” Of course, Franklin never knew Matthew Bransky

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Love…All

  Our VIP Award recipient, Adrienne Bransky, supports son’s effort to bring tennis to kids with autism. by Karyn Brodsky When it comes to children with autism, Dallas mom Adrienne Bransky knows firsthand that learning is winning. Her 14-year-old, middle

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Abi Ferrin

  Abi Ferrin Designs Fashion with Freedom and Purpose by Kristin Ciccarelli Abi Ferrin’s life these days is pretty blissful. Not only is she new mom to nine-month-old Elijah, the current love of her life, but she’s also a highly successful

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Tragedy Into Triumph

  Ex-football player uses his words to prevent others from using their hands by Karyn Brodsky If the true test of a person’s strength is how they cope with adversity, then football player Chris Johnson is a very powerful individual. He turned

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Giving Back Can Bee So Sweet

  Compiled by Alicia Wanek and Candace Brock Life is certainly very sweet these days for Nathan Sheets, founder of McKinney-based Nature Nate’s Honey – for obvious reasons – and others that become apparent as you get to know this

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The Good Kid Award: The Making of a Leader

HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE SAMMIE CASAS INSPIRES OTHERS TO SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT SEX TRAFFICKING by Karyn Brodsky “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams At

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Ginny Selec: Marathon Mom on a Mission

After losing her beloved brother to Lou Gehrig’s disease, one Plano mom found purpose in running. by Karyn Brodsky What’s usually the first instinct when life gets tough? Most would say, “Cut and run.” In Ginny Selec’s case, the “run” part

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The Determined Diplomat

  Ambassador Jeanne Phillips is a Mom on a Mission to Stop Human Trafficking by Karyn Brodsky Did you know the average age of a child who enters the human trafficking trade in Dallas is 13 years old? When Ambassador

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The Healing Power of Pets

  by Lisa A. Beach Two years ago, a yellow Labrador named Maddie was an abused dog left on the side of the road with her ten puppies. They were taken to Canine Soulmates, a foster group in Hurst, and

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