Rickey Gladden is breathing on his own now, and I got to speak with him breifly. He is weak, and and has a very long road to recovery. I’m in need of any help that we may receive to help with medical bills and traveling while he is unable to travel. I thank you in advance. God Bless, and please keep praying, the journey has begun. Rickey thanks everyone for their prayers.
The obstacles I’ve faced since I’ve started my journey of mastery, in New Media Journalism have been quite compelling, but the car accident my son was involved in, late Saturday night, thousands of miles away from home and with no family members has me a bit confounded but I must continue on with my journey, being so close to the end.
Rickey Gladden loves his children immensely and left Detroit, to work. Through my studies, I’ve been told that writing about family members is a big no-no, but I want the world to understand my struggles as I use this form of media to help encourage other people who find it difficult to succeed throughout the ups and downs of life.
Rickey still is breathing with the help of a respirator. The doctors are going to remove the tube soon and hopefully he will breathe on his on, if not he will have a trachea inserted. I have not raised enough money to get to Portland, Oregon yet, but I will remain hopeful.
Heaven Young, a fifth grader at Gompers Elementary-Middle School, has finished her testing and says “I’m glad it’s over with because I feel like a lot of pressure is put on us kids to keep the school open.”
A group of parents is speaking out against the testing of their children. These parents have opted their children out of the M-STEP test, which shifts the responsibility of the failed test scores in the educational process of teaching within the schools, as 95% of the children within the failing schools are expected to be tested, or the school will be sanctioned by the State of Michigan.
Testing Sheet Credit: Creative Commons
Young man taking a water break Credit: Creative Commons
The original Samuel Gompers Elementary School, 20601 Davidson, Detroit, Michigan Photo by: Cynthia Gladden
The partnership of Detroit businesses joining Project Green Light has expanded since the one year and 100th participating stores mark in January 2017. There are now 144 companies partnered in Detroit to help fight and solve crimes in the areas of the installed real-time cameras.
Brancy Crawford, of Detroit states “she feels more safe with all the blinking green lights, and she shops in areas that have the real-time cameras installed.” Crime has been a downward trend in areas where green lights have been installed on local businesses.
Forty-four more businesses have partnered with the Detroit Police Department to help deter crime since January 2017, making Detroit a safer place for its citizens.
High definition camera installed on Rosedale Community Pharmacy on GrandRiver in Detroit. Photo By: Cynthia Gladden
Mobile gas station on Fenkell in Detroit. Photo By: Cynthia Gladden
Sonny’s Hamburgers in Detroit on Evergreen and Schoolcraft helps keep the neighborhood safer. Photo By: Cynthia Gladden
McDonald’s on Grand River, partners with other businesses for the safety of citizens. Photo By: Cynthia Gladden
Heart attacks for men have a ratio of 70% to 89% for sudden cardiac events. David Townsend of Detroit, Michigan is a heart attack survivor. He had a sudden cardiac event that led to an emergency triple bypass. David states that “if you don’t smoke don’t start.” His quest to be smoke-free, since his bypass surgery has been a struggle because of second-hand cigarette smoke, that has enticed his desire to smoke again.
His multiple scars from his bypass surgery are a constant reminder of his smoking habit that may shorten his lifespan.