Kimberly Malinowski & Scott Acord

Kimberly worked as a pediatric nurse during the COVID-19 outbreak of 2020, subsequently receiving an award as "a nursing hero of our time." She worked tirelessly to get PPE and scale up operations.

Debra Brooks & Dan Hurwitz

Debra and Dan met at Temple shortly before Passover and the holiday has played an important role in their lives. For them it's a reminder of their humble beginnings, coming together, where they've been, and where they're headed. One of...

Patrick Nickell & Scott Acord

Patrick shared in an earlier story about being raised in Foster Care - this is his story once he aged out and the "system" was done with him. Without having been taught much in the way of life-skills, Patrick struggled...

Suzanne Martin & Scott Acord

Suzanne and her husband both contracted covid in March of 2021. Her husband did not survive covid, but Suzanne did, but has been dealing with severe symptoms of long-covid ever since. Prior to having covid, Suzanne lived a very active...

Chad Ricks & Montserrat Archila

Chad shares with Montserrat the significance of Juneteenth and what it means to him. The importance knowing your personal and cultural history. Letting his spiritually help guide him when he faces challenges in his life.

Drechelle McCray & Violet Larry

Drechelle recounts the birth trauma she experienced with her first child. She was having some health issues, such as very high blood pressure, a sign of preeclampsia. She went on to having an emergency c-section and was hemorrhaging so bad...

Tracy Lee & Diamond Lee

Tracy Lee sat down with her daughter Diamond on her 50th birthday to share a story of her journey as a child growing up in poverty, forging a path in healthcare and passion for making a difference through inspiration.

Andrey MacCracken & Harold "Bear" Cubbage

Andrey's mother died in childbirth and his father died on his way to the hospital. Andrey and his brother went to live their grandparents. At 8 y-o, Andreys grandparents could no longer afford to care for both boys and Andrey...

Marti & Scott

Shortly after Marti's daughter Julia was born she was diagnosed with incontinentia pigmenti. It was affecting her central nervous system and the doctors didn't expect her to live more than a few years. Marti learned everything she could about this...

Danielle Jenkins and Marie Ballance

Danielle shares with Marie her story of always wanting to be a mother and trying for 5 years to get pregnant as a single mom. When she finally got pregnant at 41 she miscarried the baby and the trauma and...

Suzanne Sculley & Jill Souza

Suzanne talks about her work as a substance use counselor and what drew her to the work she does at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa California. How she was able to let go of judgement and find...

Helene Kapel & Alicia Martin

Helene shares her story of how she and her mother survived the Holocaust by escaping to Russia. She tells her daughter, Alicia, how they had to sleep outside and scrounge for food scraps so they could eat, even though her...

Dr. Ahmed Ali & Angela Marith

Dr. Ali talks about the health disparities in the Somali community in King County, WA. Many factors the play into the disparities include language, cultural and religious (Muslim) bias and barriers. Some ways we might be able to close the...

Gisele Bazan & Scott Acord

Gisele talks about being a nurse educator during the COVID-19 pandemic as it hit Lubbock, TX and educating new nurses.

Casey Doherty & Courtney Milot

Casey spoke with her good friend, Courtney, about living with invisible disabilities. Casey has myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, which was triggered by a COVID infection in 2021. In addition to ME and Long COVID, Casey...

Cindy, Rowan, & Travis

Cindy & Rowan talk with their nine-year-old son Travis about his what it has been like for him to come out as transgender. In the few years since Travis has come out as transgender they have learned a lot about...

Gina Ginsberg & Scott Acord

Gina was a stay-at-home mom when her marriage fell apart and she divorced her husband. She struggled to find a job and in the process lost her home and had to move into her father's basement. It was tough but...

Pam Bishop & Lyla Bishop

Pam, a research scientist contracted covid in December of 2020 and recovered from initial infection, but has struggled with long-covid ever since. Before covid she had a career she loved, had a very active life with her family but long...

Joyce Agyin and Angela Marith

Joyce shares the story of giving birth to her first born and health discrepancies she faced as a woman of color and what she learned and how it helped her when faced with some of the same issues with her...

Sung Man Kim & Scott Acord

Sung, a Christian chaplain, shares some of the traditions around the Lunar New Year celebrations. Born in Korea but immigrated to the U.S. as a young adult, the Lunar New Year is deeply imbedded in his Korean Culture. One of...

Ashley Jardin and JP Ramirez

Ashley & JP have a conversation about the Aloha spirit, people of Hawaii, and what it means to "talk story" sharing ourselves, the importance of honoring a people's culture with respect, living our values, being in good company with each...

Eric Miller and Scott Acord

Eric Miller shares with Scott Acord the heartbreaking story of losing his young son and the ways in which it shaped his career and life