Kresta in the Afternoon – March 13, 2014 – Hour 2: GUEST HOST MARYBETH HICKS

+  The Tale of Two Hockey Games

  • Description: This week the Ohio State High School Hockey finals went 7 OT’s and had still not produced a winner. The leadership of the state association and both schools unanimously decided to declare the two teams co-champions. The decision was booed by fans at the arena. A few hours to North, another hockey team in Grandville, Michigan was preparing to face Detroit Catholic Central in the State semi-finals. But upon starting the day, the team learned that their team captain, Ryan Fischer, had tragically died in his sleep from complications of an enlarged heart. Sure, a tie is unfulfilling, but what if in the next overtime the game was decided, but afterwards one of the players collapsed in the locker room and tragedy struck? Obviously no one would think deciding a single champion would be worth such a tragedy. Former High School Chaplain Fr. Geoff Rose is here to discuss these stories.
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    • Fr. Geoff Rose
      born and raised in Adrian, Michigan. He went off to college to become a teacher, and hoped to come back to Adrian in time to replace one of his favorite teacher/mentor, Mr. Esterline. But at college he discovered campaigns, elections and politics and spent several years in these fields. Elected Student Body Vice President, then President, then to the City Council of Ypsilanti, Michigan. The following year was elected Vice-Mayor, at the age of 22. How he left elected politics can be learned in Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, Volume 10.(No kidding!) From there he ran a Poltical Action Committee, a targeted State repreentative race, and finally settled into the district office of a U.S. Congresswoman serving as her Senior Field Representative. After three years of this work, and feeling that something was missing from his life, he decided to pursure a different kind of public service, religious life with the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. He was professed in 1998, ordained in 2002 and has been so blessed to be a part of so many people's lives as a result of his studies and ministries! , after 12 years at Lumen Christi High School in Jackson, Michigan where he has served as a teacher and priest, named the Vice President of St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo, Ohio beginning the 2013-2014 school year.
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+  NJ Teen sues parents for financial support

  • Description: The New Jersey teenager who left home and then sued her parents to force them to pay her private school tuition is back with her family, but her lawsuit is apparently still on. Rachel Canning, 18, has reunited with her parents and siblings a week after a tense courtroom confrontation in which an angry judge called her spoiled and refused to force her mother and father to pony up. we talk about this bizarre story and the basic idea of respect with Jill Rigby, author of Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World. Jill discusses age-appropriate ways to set boundaries with children without building walls of separation.
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    • Jill Rigby
      accomplished speaker, columnist, television personality, family advocate, and founder of Manners of the Heart Community Fund, a nonprofit organization bringing a return of civility and respect to our society. Whether equipping parents to raise responsible children, encouraging the education of the heart, or training executives in effective communication skills, Jill’s definition of manners remains the same—an attitude of the heart that is self-giving, not self-serving. She is the proud mother of twin sons who testify to her contagious passion.
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+  Kelleigh’s Cause: Life With a Incurable Diagnosis

  • Description: At the age of four, after many unanswered questions regarding the growing discoloration of the right side of her head, ear and neck, Kelleigh Marie was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable and life threatening birth defect known as arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Her family was not prepared to hear the team of highly regarded specialists refer to Kelleigh's AVMs as extensive and affecting all of the major blood vessels of the entire right side of her head and neck, as well as her airway. They were told there is no cure. Throughout the years of chemo, surgeries, setbacks and advances, Kelleigh has demonstrated amazing Faith, Hope and Courage. Even in her darkest hours she has never given up. She is an honor student who dreams of becoming a doctor and varsity athlete who refuses to let her disease define her. We talk to her mom, Lori Gustafson, about Kelleigh and their organization “Kelleigh’s Cause”.
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    • Lori Gustafson
      Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lori Gustafson of Manlius, New York has 28 years of experience as a Registered Nurse in both Michigan and New York, and has managed multiple medical practices including urgent care facilities, physician offices, and hospital units. Her medical and managerial experience brings strong leadership to Kelleigh’s Cause. Lori graduated with her RN from the Henry Ford School of Nursing in Detroit, Michigan.
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