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Families struggle with young onset diseases

Roger Roessler, 44, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease five years ago and now struggles daily to complete everyday tasks. His wife, Rosie, 31, takes care of him and their three children. Matias Ocner / Miami Herald Staff         By Crystal Chew Read in Miami Herald On Roger Roessler’s first date with Rosie, his hand shook when he ...

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Kids with disabilities get special visit from musician Ricardo Montaner.

By Juan Endara South Florida News Service Exclusive   Ricardo Montaner is the founder of La Ventana De Los Cielos, “A Window to Heaven,”  a non-profit organization that aims to promote, advocate and protect the right of children and adolescents with special abilities. The organization, which is located in Homestead, Florida, specializes in physical and intellectual development for those with disabilities by ...

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FIU Hosts SPJ JournCamp

Jasmine S. Richardson and Alexis Fernandez learn how to edit videos using app “Videolicious” at Cindy E. Rodriguez’ seminar. Marisol Medina / South Florida News Service         By Amanda Rabines South Florida News Service SJMC joined forces with the Society of Professional Journalists to host its first ever JournCamp at FIU, a daylong workshop event funded by the education ...

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Bike Paths DB-10

Doral bike paths get mixed reviews

  A view of the off-road bike-path that runs along the western edge of Doral, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. The paths also are open to pedestrians. DANIEL BOCK/FOR THE MIAMI HERALD       By Rebeca Piccardo Read in Miami Herald. To make life easier for cyclists, Doral is implementing a plan to add more than 30 miles of bike ...

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Foundation seeks to aid people with paralysis

James “Woody” Beckham drives a 2013 Dodge Minivan equipped with a special steering wheel, break and accelerator that can be operated by those, like Beckham, with limited motor functions. Jeffrey Pierre / Miami Herald Staff. By Alexandra Mosquera Netzkarsch and Jeffrey Pierre Read in Miami Herald Only months after suffering a paralyzing spinal cord injury in January 2011, James “Woody” ...

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Get Engaged at FIU on the 1st National News Engagement Day on Oct. 7, 2014.

Raul Reis, dean of journalism and mass communication at Florida International University, discusses ways his school is adapting to the incorporation of technology on storytelling. Matias Ocner / South Florida News Service       By Kathleen Devaney and Crystal Chew South Florida News Service Media Metamorphosis: The impact of technology on journalism today. Students and professionals in the journalism ...

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FIU-SPJ Receives Recognition at National Conference

Left to right: Barbara Corbellini Duarte, Katie Lepri, Allan Richards, Chris Delboni, Raul Reis, Marisol Medina.           By Kathleen Devaney South Florida News Service Florida International University’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists recently coveted two awards at the SPJ annual national convention. For the second consecutive year, FIU-SPJ was bestowed the Outstanding Campus Chapter ...

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Briana Vega

Fishing tournament to raise money for leukemia research

IN HONOR OF THE LITTLE WARRIOR: Briana Vega, a 12-year-old student at Westminster Christian School, lost her battle to acute myeloid leukemia in February. Students and educators from Westminster have teamed up with the Live Like Bella Foundation and created a fishing tournament at Shake-A-Leg Miami in Coconut Grove to raise funds for research in AML.   By Kristina Coronel ...

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Society of Professional Journalists name FIU professor with outstanding adviser award

The Society of Professional Journalists has named Chris Delboni, Florida International University faculty member and South Florida News Service news director,  as the David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award recipient. Delboni is a professor at FIU teaching news writing and multimedia courses, while also advising the student SPJ chapter. The award, initiated in 1978, is presented annually to a ...

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A workout for the body and soul at Supreme Fitness

Prayer Circle: After every class, trainers and founders of Supreme Fitness, Joe Perdomo and Horacio Rodriguez, lead a prayer circle. Maria Soledad Lorenzino / South Florida News Service         By Maria Soledad Lorenzino Read in Miami Herald At the beginning of the year, Vanette Guerra, 30, was getting ready to be a bridesmaid in two weddings and wanted to ...

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