Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Update: We revisit "Grace's Glendale Bus Stop," the story of a young lady who has gotten national attention for how her family has helped her overcome Down Syndrome to work a job.
Tuesday, April 2
Another holiday has come and gone and with this one, came another visit by the Easter Bunny to Grace's Glendale Bus Stop—an informal landmark in the community that has drawn regional and national attention. For the uninitiated, Grace's Glendale Bus Stop is a Facebook page focusing on literally that: A bus stop dedicated to Grace Mehan, a Glendale resident with Down Syndrome who graduated from Kirkwood High School in May 2011. The bus stop and its Facebook page were part of Grace's parents' plans to help her learn how to navigate a bus route on her own to a job in Webster Groves. The Facebook page launched nearly a year ago, on April 9, and it's been adorned with photos of local celebrities, fans, friends and neighbors who have stopped by …
Monday, February 13, 2012
The 7-year-old Maplewood Richmond Heights student has been diagnosed with B Cell Lymphona and is waiting for the right match for a bone marrow transplant.
Katelyn Vasey loves to visit the Saint Louis Zoo and play with farm animals at her school. The 7-year-old Maplewood Richmond Heights student said she wants be a veterinarian when she grows up. "I want to help all animals," said Katelyn while shyly hiding behind her clutched stuffed dog, who she named Twilight. When Katelyn starts talking about her love for animals, she doesn't stop smiling. Even as she sat on a hospital bed with a plastic foam cup of chocolate milk and a beeping machine beside her pillow on a recent Saturday, Katelyn never stopped smiling. Her smile makes it easy to forget everything Katelyn has been through. Katelyn was diagnosed in December 2010 with a type of cancer called B Cell Lymphona. She went through eight months …
Friday, December 23, 2011
We asked, you decided. Introducing your 2011 Person of the Year.
Brentwood resident Maureen Saunders has been named Maplewood-Brentwood Patch's 2011 Person of the Year by its readers. Patch received seven nominations from the readers. Our poll collected 9,196 total votes, with 6,357 selecting Saunders. Saunders has also been selected to be a Greatest Person of the Day by The Huffington Post. The national online publication features a local hero each day who goes after community issues with “creativity and passion.” Saunders leads a petition drive Saunders has been a vocal critic of Brentwood's operations. She's attended nearly every city meeting since former city administrator Chris Seemayer pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $30,000 from the city's coffers. Following Seemayer's plea and the St. Louis …