Carey's Corner

  • Carey’s Corner: Open Your Heart

    Local organization helps children and families see things from a new perspective             There is a big blue heart painted on an otherwise nondescript building near 19th Avenue and Bethany Home Road in Phoenix. The heart slants...

    • Posted February 6, 2020
  • Carey’s Corner: I have a Voice

    Speaking up for the Down syndrome community “It was kind of sad. Nobody celebrated her birth. For me, as a first-time mom, it was hard. I felt very isolated.” When Jennifer Gage gave birth to her first...

    • Posted January 2, 2020
  • Carey’s Corner: Giving Is in the Cards

    Local DJ puts happiness in hand By Carey Peña             I have met a lot of great people over the years. People who are determined to do their part to spread light, love, security, food, shelter and...

    • Posted December 5, 2019
  • Carey’s Corner: Keep Looking Up

    Moving on from the unthinkable By Carey Peña             It was a day like any other day. Carey Conley’s husband, Ross, got up early, showered, dressed and left her a note that he had an early morning...

    • Posted November 7, 2019
  • Carey’s Corner: Research Today, A Cure Tomorrow

    JDRF is leading the effort to fight Type 1 diabetes By Carey Peña             In May 2014, the Roberts family rushed their son JD to the emergency room.             The star football player had been experiencing some...

    • Posted October 3, 2019
  • Carey’s Corner: A Call to Action

    Taking a diverse approach to mental health By Carey Peña It was a busy weekday afternoon when my cell phone rang with a number I didn’t recognize. I stared down deciding whether or not I should pick...

    • Posted September 10, 2019
  • Carey’s Corner: Escaping Rock Bottom

    Newscaster Brandon Lee uses the power of his voice to help others overcome addiction By Carey Peña | Contributing Writer It was nearly 5 p.m. and the news was in full swing. I was the main evening...

    • Posted August 1, 2019
  • Carey’s Corner: A Mighty Change of Heart

    After fostering 25 children, one couple discovered that change began with them. Carey Peña | Contributing Writer “She came in right from the hospital. All she had was her nightgown from the hospital and a bootprint from...

    • Posted July 3, 2019

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