Nutrition Solutions for a Healthy Immune System

By: Alena Hickman, MPH, RD Registered Dietitian Kennedy’s Village Board Member Fall is upon us and you know what that means…winter is just around the corner! Sniffles and sneezes and coughs, oh my! With COVID-19 still lurking and the world attempting to “return to normal”, perhaps prematurely, many people are wondering what they can do … More Nutrition Solutions for a Healthy Immune System

So… What’s Next?

A couple of years ago, we had Big Sister tested to see if she was a bone marrow match for Kennedy. First, let’s all get on the same page: Stem cell transplantation is a potential cure for Sickle Cell Disease. Stem cells can be found in bone marrow. According to C.S. Mott’s Children’s Hospital, bone marrow is the … More So… What’s Next?

Madness or March, Fighting Against the “Comfort Zone”

The hubby and I love NBA basketball. Living in the Detroit area, we have not had much experience lately with our home team making the playoffs. So, while I wait for the Pistons to make their way back on top, it’s been interesting to watch players leave their teams for other teams throughout the league … More Madness or March, Fighting Against the “Comfort Zone”

Conquering Ain’t Easy

When Kennedy was first diagnosed with Sickle Cell, people around me were great and full of encouragement. People who knew someone with Sickle Cell gave me all the positive reports of their lives, and people who didn’t know anyone with Sickle Cell researched people and found articles about PhD professionals, nurses, teachers, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, … More Conquering Ain’t Easy

Oh, Heavy Day

On Monday August 29, 2016, we’d just returned home from California. It was our first trip with two kids so I had A LOT to unpack. As I loaded clothes full of California sand into the washing machine, the vibration from my phone sent me back to my reality. It was a text from the … More Oh, Heavy Day

Her Story

When I decided to start this blog, I was full of ideas on topics to post. I had no clue the toughest part would be deciding what to write first. Being honest, originally, I wasn’t that excited about being involved with social media. I think some people get caught in the trappings of it too … More Her Story