Just Keep Going
Dee Salukombo and his family fled the Democratic Republic of Congo and were refugees in Uganda before settling in Cleveland in 2004, with the help of a local catholic charity. Dee is a world-class runner and must make one of the hardest decisions in his life, try and qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic team or lose his citizenship and run for the Congo. Produced by Chelsie Corso Video by David Alan Foster
The Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina counties provides emergency shelter services to hundreds of women and children each year. This is Lilly's story.
For more information, or to donate money, visit scmcbws.org
Produced by Katie Mingle. Photography by David Alan Foster.
On The Crosswalk
Being a crossing guide takes a certain kind of person. Having a flexible schedule and being able to stand in the cold are just two aspects of the job. For the children that come to Lou and Marion Alexander's crosswalk, they find more than just someone to help them cross the street. For some of the kids, Lou and Marion become an extension of their family. Morning and afternoons in rain, snow and sun, the crossing guides are there. Sometimes, it's as simple as a "hello" and other times it's advice on staying in school and doing your best. PHOTOS: David Foster AUDIO: Emily Friedman
Life: Fine Tuned
In 2007, Joe Heindel learned how to make instruments. Since then he has made over 30, and has discovered a lot about life along the way.
Mary Beth Brown has worked as a special needs teacher at Happy Day School in Ravenna, Ohio, for over 26 years. She credits her success to patience and respect for the students.
The Edison at Gordon Square
Promotional video for NRP Group and the Edison at Gordon Square
Chagrin Innovation Center
This campaign is focused on just that, helping the next generation exceed their potential and making sure they have every tool to do so. The Innovation Center is a 4,300 sq. ft. flexible learning environment set to open this fall for grades 7 – 12 students and teachers. It will integrate technology and creativity and promote designed thinking that aims to reach beyond traditional education boundaries. Aspects of the center will also support students K – 8 through Project Lead the Way STEM and robotics programming. In addition, donations will provide funds for a state of the art technology lab.
The Maine Event
It's no surprise Robbie Elowitch has been the subject of countless stories in news programs, magazines and newspapers such as, World News Tonight, The Today Show, Sports Illustrated and the Boston Globe. As co-owner, with his wife Annette, of Portland's Barridoff Galleries, Rob's life as an art dealer may seem odd juxtaposed with his passion for professional wrestling. That is, until you meet the charismatic 68-year-old who steps into the ring as Robbie Ellis. As a wrestler, he transforms into character ; he is no longer bound by the stereotype and expectations of his age, he simply becomes, "America's Sexiest Sexagenarian Super-stud."