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Inspiring People: Dr. Jennifer Blaine

Inspiring People: Dr. Jennifer Blaine

Dr. Jennifer Blaine’s impressive array of degrees and honors are even more amazing when one learns that she is of the first generation in her family to graduate from college. Although neither of her parents were college graduates, she had it drilled into her as a child, “No one can take your education away from you.”

Inspiring People: J.W. “Bill” Kongable

Inspiring People: J.W. “Bill” Kongable

It has been 75 years since the Allied Armies liberated Hitler’s concentration camps during World War II. On April 4, 1945, the first one to be liberated was Ohrdruf, a labor concentration camp within the Buchenwald network. The world was not prepared for what Bill Kongable and his Regiment—the 354th Infantry Regiment Anti-Tank Company of the 89th Infantry Division, General Patton’s 3rd Army—discovered when they entered Ohrdruf.

Inspiring People: Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale

Inspiring People: Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale

“He is a legend,” one Houstonian said recently of Jim McIngvale. That seems to be a common sentiment. First, there is his business, Gallery Furniture, which is “Made in America,” with over-the-top promotions and tremendous success. Then there is his philanthropy, which elevated him some time ago into the “Beloved” category.

Inspiring People: Tracey Brown

Inspiring People: Tracey Brown

Tracey Brown is suited to running Amazing Place in ways that are very close to home. “My grandmother had dementia, and we watched my grandfather die of a heart attack, probably from the stress of caring for her.” And yet, even though Tracey had had a career in advertising and had been a volunteer leader in several non-profits, she still felt ill-equipped to work there with no health care training when she interviewed 15 years ago.

Inspiring People: Heinz Wallach

Inspiring People: Heinz Wallach

“My family’s home was destroyed in 1938 during Kristallnacht. Just days after that, my father and I were deported to Buchenwald.” Heinz Wallach
If one needs hope—and so many of us do during this time of COVID-19—one need look no further than at the life of Heinz…

Five Ways to Pass Your Story Down to Future Generations

Five Ways to Pass Your Story Down to Future Generations

The story of your life is one that is unique to you. Nobody else has lived your life, and no one else ever will. When the next generation and generations to come think of you, you want them to have access to a legacy of storytelling that lasts well into the future.

Inspiring People: Dr. Stephen Burgher

Inspiring People: Dr. Stephen Burgher

Most people would view Dr. Stephen Burgher’s career path as one filled with unbearable pressure. He has served as Chief of Emergency Medicine at the Dallas VA, assistant medical director at a level one trauma center, and chair of emergency preparedness at the local and regional level for various hospital systems—and he completed two volunteer military deployments in the Middle East, filling roughly the same medical role during each tour.

Assisted Living Vs. In-home Care: What’s Right for You or Your Loved One?

Assisted Living Vs. In-home Care: What’s Right for You or Your Loved One?

At The Tradition, our Community motivates and inspires residents to be better every day. We want our Community to grow and thrive, but at the end of the day, we want what is best for the individual and his or her family. In an effort to help guide your decision-making process, let’s talk about the difference between Assisted Living and in-home care.

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