Nicole Foster, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

When It’s Cancer

When It’s Cancer

Eighty-seven. Thirty-one. Two. These are numbers Sarah Trimmer is well acquainted with. The first is the percentage of likelihood a woman will develop breast cancer due to mutated breast cancer susceptibility genes. Thirty-one represents how old Sarah was when she found out the matriarchs in her family carry the faulty genes. And two is how many times Sarah has survived br... »

Street Medicine

Street Medicine

Brett and Corinne Feldman are humble people. The husband and wife are responsible for igniting a movement of providing healthcare for the region’s homeless, but won’t take credit for it. Instead, they dole out praise to the disenfranchised who trust them, the students who dedicate hundreds of hours to the couple’s cause, and the people who believed in a wild idea. Corinne ... »

Therapy Dogs

Therapy Dogs

Sergeant Yanzsa could very well be the Lehigh Valley’s busiest volunteer. He visits the elderly, brings smiles to the homebound, listens intently as young students practice reading aloud, and spends time at events recruiting like-minded citizens to serve their communities. Sergeant, known to most as “Sarge,” is quite a unique volunteer: he’s only six years old. He has big ... »

Always Tired? Maybe It’s Sleep Apnea

Always Tired? Maybe It’s Sleep Apnea

During a routine checkup in 2015, Jeanette Dauphin mentioned to her physician she was always tired. Because of the exhaustion, she sometimes had difficulty focusing during the day and rarely had the energy to stick with an exercise routine. Jeanette never questioned why she felt this way, chalking it up to her myriad responsibilities. “Women are just used to being tired. W... »

Keeping Students Upward Bound

Keeping Students Upward Bound

Students at William Allen High School in Allentown have two fierce women behind them offering encouragement, support, and tough love. Rina Duggan and Eileen Snover are the kind of educators whose efforts may escape headlines, but they’re the ones who change lives by implementing confidence, compassion, and grace. Rina and Eileen are deeply committed to seeing the nearly 3,... »

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