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Chloe Harding Update: Bone Marrow Donor Found!

On January 18th, NewBedfordGuide posted a story about Chloe Harding, a four-month old baby who was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia (ALL).  Now, nearly a month later, Baby Chloe is well into her battle against this horrible disease.  The treatment is aggressive and grueling, but Chloe has proven …

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Jacqueline Bromberg Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

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In March of 2005, at the age of 17-years-old, Jacqueline Bromberg was diagnosed with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST), a rare type of cancer normally found in adults aged 55+.  The doctors told her she had six months to live, but Jacqui was not ready to leave her family.  Instead she …

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Jam for Jim

A few months ago Jim Tavares, guitarist extraordinaire and much-beloved guitar teacher, suffered a stroke.  A group of friends and fellow-musicians, led by Glen Nunes and Rick “Rubin” Pacheco, have organized a fund-raising concert which will be held from 2-10 P.M. on Sunday, April 10th, at The Seaport Inn and …

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Bone Marrow Drive for Chloe Harding

Back in January, New Bedford Guide did a story on Chloe Harding, a baby from Rochester who was diagnosed with leukemia at just four-months-old.  Since that time, Chloe has gone through several rounds of chemotherapy, many lumbar punctures and bone marrow tests, in addition to receiving numerous blood and platelet …

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Huntington’s Disease Hoop-a-Thon

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It was at some point during my Little League years that I noticed the mother of my friend, Jeremy Peck, was attending the games less frequently.  In a small town it is easy to notice the comings and goings of everybody, and Rochester was no different.  Other parents sporadically attended …

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A Call to Action for New Bedford Citizens

There is a famous scene in Braveheart where William Wallace rallies his Scottish troops just before a battle with English forces.  Atop a horse, he gave an amazing speech about taking action at that moment or living with regret.  William Wallace, leading a rag-tag group of untrained soldiers, goes on …

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$1,235 Raised for The Women’s Center

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Last Friday, December 3rd, LocalOracle.com (and NewBedfordGuide.com) raised $1,235 for the Women’s Center of South Coast, Massachusetts.  The money was raised through ticket sales during Localoracle.com’s Girl of the Month Finals. The Women’s Center provides free, confidential services to all survivors and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child …

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