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Our travels around the world always bring back interesting stories and products. On a recent trip to Singapore, Hudson and Serge were walking through a mall to catch a cab, when they spotted something out of the corner of their eye. In big letters, they saw a sign that said “Fish Spa.” Immediately, they thought of pampered fish with cucumbers on their little eyes (is a fish’s life so stressful that it needs a day at the spa?). Intrigued, Hudson and Serge couldn’t resist walking over to see what exactly this place was.
As they walked up, they saw what looked much like an internet bar: simple wooden benches pulled up to a wooden bar where you could place you laptop. The only noticeable difference was the giant fish tank where your feet would dangle. Inside the tank were thousands of doctor fish (can’t you just imagine fish with little stethoscopes?), the name given to two different species of fish that actually nibble the patient’s feet.
“Well, you only live once!” They decided to go for it. Now, comes to the part you’ve all been waiting for: What did it feel like? The nibbling felt like little electrical shocks, supposedly an enjoyable sensation for anyone visiting these fish spas. Hudson and Serge–they were just shocked!
Fragile X Syndrome is a serious mental impairment, causing severe cognitive or intellectual disabilities resulting from a single gene mutation. It is the most commonly inherited form of mental impairment, affecting one in every 4,000 men and one in every 6,000 women. Currently, there is no cure.
The goals of Families for Fragile X are to promote public awareness, provide family support for those afflicted by Fragile X, and to help fund scientific research leading to better treatments and finding a cure for Fragile X Syndrome. A portion of the proceeds goes to the University of California/Davis MIND Institute, one of the leading Fragile X clinical and research facilities, and the South Florida Fragile X Clinic, aimed at assisting those affected by this disease.
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What is your favorite Mother’s Day gift?
I love it when the kids make their own version of breakfast in bed and pick flowers outside for me. This is my favorite gift!
What do you like to do on Mother’s Day?
We like to go to church and to Mother’s Day brunch somewhere so I don’t have to cook and clean! We love to do things outside if the weather is good, like walk or bike ride.
Also at the Wisteria Store, we have Fragonard room spray, soap sets, and perfume.
Do any of you moms out there have a favorite gift you’ve received in the past?
Kenny Dennis’ favorite saying was “Life is good.” His positive outlook on life made him a successful businessman, husband, father, and friend. Unfortunately, his life was cut short due to brain cancer. In his memory, the Kenny Can Foundation for Brain Cancer was established to raise and allocate funds dedicated to researching the causes and finding the cure of brain cancer as well as to aid victims affected by this deadly disease.
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Camp Mati, with the help of Young Life, aims to bring children afflicted with cancer and their families together to provide a meaningful, fun family experience at Young Life’s Trail West. Located in the mountains of Buena Vista, Colorado, the camp offers amazing activities with the help of student volunteers from high school and college. This year, they hope to raise enough money to sponsor 32 families.
Young Life is a Christian Organization helping adolescents from all economic and cultural communities change their lives for a better future. Send donations to Young Life, Attention: Becky Cullum, 11300 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 600, Dallas, TX 75243. Please make checks payable to “Young Life” and note “Camp Mati” in the memo.