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Local deaf-blind adventurer partners with nonprofits to transcend barriers

When you’re legally deaf and blind, climbing the seventh highest mountain in the world may seem foolhardy. Foolhardy that is, unless you’re Bill Barkeley, local adventurer who partners with nonprofits to provide hope and possibility for all.

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Weirdly wonderfulness: Life with the "Geek Disorder"

Life with Asperger Syndrome isn't simple an straightforward. It's a collection of colors and experiences, and each person with the Syndrome is unique. In this VOICES essay, sixth grader Nora Standish describes her experience with Asperger's, shattering every stereotype about the Syndrome and inviting you into her world.

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RapidChat: Jamie Cooper

After realizing there was a growth opportunity for medical marijuana in West Michigan, Jamie quickly moved here from Colorado. Nearly four years later, Jamie is the first cannabis entrepreneur being recognized by a mainstream business publication for her efforts with Cannabiz Connection.

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UIX: Preventative medicine begins with access to exercise in Grand Rapids

Access to adequate nutrition, shelter and education are basic rights of those living in West Michigan, and access to physical fitness is no different. More so now than ever before, individuals of differing ability and resources are able to access opportunities for physical fitness.

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Community matters: Grand Rapidians age without fear

If we’re being honest with ourselves, most of us view aging through the lens of fear. But while most standardized systems of care have made minimal progress towards improving the quality of life for older Americans, some individuals and organizations here in Grand Rapids are finding ways to hack their way to a higher standard of aged living.
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