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Posted September 12, 2014 by Alicia.Sisk in Stories

There’s an old saying: You can learn more about a man in an hour of play than in a lifetime of conversation.

At Oaklawn, The Children’s Campus, recreation plays a crucial role. How does someone deal with anger, work with a team, communicate needs or, even, see oneself?

Posted August 29, 2014 by Alicia.Sisk in Stories

Pete Earley watched helplessly as his son, Mike, lost touch with reality.

It had happened before. Mike, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, had experienced psychotic episodes requiring hospitalization.

Posted August 22, 2014 by Alicia.Sisk in Stories
Raymond Compton Sr. left everything he owned in a flooded home west of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area. He trudged through rising waters with his wife and four children, carrying his youngest son, who was only 3, on his shoulders.  
Nearly nine years later, he’s doing something he never thought he would — going back. 


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