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Photo: Kevin & Vicki Whiting, Book Signing Event

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Kevin and his friends deserve a decent education

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The Park City School Board is facing their hardest round yet of “Would You Rather?” Perhaps you are familiar with this quiz-based game that challenges players to choose between unpopular alternatives. Standard game questions include: Would you rather lose your sight or your hearing? Would you rather be buried alive or burned to death? Would you rather suffer from a severe sunburn or frostbite?

The School Board’s version of ‘Would You Rather” includes questions such as: Would you rather deny ...

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This I Believe

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“This I believe…” Our book, “In Pain We Trust” began with an essay Kevin wrote for his “This I Believe” essay, “Listening has the power to save lives.” We wrote our book to show how listening can save lives. The book has been well received. You can hop over to vickiwhiting.com to check out the latest book news. We’ve been on television, radio, in newpapers and giving speeches to share our message of patient centered care, healthcare advocacy, and, of ...

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Command Your Power

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Kev was having a bad day. On a bright summer afternoon, he lay curled up on the dark basement couch, holding his stomach.

I was tired. Tired from work. Tired of Kevin’s pain. Losing patience waiting for the right dosage of Botox to work its magic on Kevin’s tired intestines. And yet, I had to rally if I was to help Kevin rally.

I began with a touch. A gentle connection, my hand on Kevin’s shoulder. He cried harder. Time was offered ...

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Mom’s Day Update

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SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011 3:34 PM, CDT

The saying that “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t no one happy” misses the circular nature of a Mom’s happiness. I think, “If the kids aren’t happy, then Mom isn’t happy.” And so around and around we go, Mom working to keep the kids happy. When the kids are happy, then Mom becomes happy. And on Mother’s Day, 2011, I am indeed happy – ...

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