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Erica Curry Van Ee

RapidChat: Erica Curry VanEe on meeting her biological family, a push for adoption reform & more

While Urban Curry Consulting will always be her lifeblood, Erica Curry VanEe is currently embarking on a newfound adventure. Due to her circumstances of being relinquished for adoption at birth, she has recently been re-inspired to impact the lives of other adopted children through The Legitimacy Movement, an organization that is looking to bring awareness to the need for action on adoption policy reform.   

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G-Sync: What have you been watching this summer?

Are we ready as a city for the changes coming in the next 15 years? Rapid Growth's Publisher and Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen discovers a few local organizations banding together to ensure the answer is "yes" for all.

Ken Hekman, left, and Dr. John Mulder, right.

Do Good: Trillium Institute is here to help people live well, die well, and grieve well

A new, local organization, Trillium Institute, backed by a major local donor and organized by a leading senior living community, is taking a different approach to the end-of-life journey by emphasizing honest communication between patient and physician.

Deb Moore, left, and Betty Epperly, right.

Do Good: Personal historians' book shares the stories of local nonprofits

When local authors Betty Epperly and Deb Moore sat down to write about local individuals whose lives have been changed by their interactions with West Michigan nonprofits, they discovered a ripple effect. Do Good editor Victoria Mullen gets the story behind the stories in a book that's a must-add to your holiday shopping list for people who care.

Paul Haan

Do Good: 'Get the Lead Out!' helps homeowners make older homes safe for kids

Lead poisoning interferes with brain development, causes life-long brain damage, and poor physical growth and development. It contributes to social, behavioral and school problems, and learning disabilities; and can even cause death. As Grand Rapids continues to restore its historic neighborhoods, 'Get the Lead Out!' is raising awareness of the dangers associated with lead-based paint chips and dust.
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