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Raising a Grandchild with Autism

Cornelia Hayes raised four boys into adulthood while working full time for 43 years – some stellar accomplishments and ones deserving of retiring to a life of relaxation and leisure. When you ask Cornelia if she has time to enjoy what retirement offers, she responds, “Very little! We don’t have many of those days.” After […]

Autism Awareness books

BCFR Reading Days

Every April, the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd kicks off the Autism Speaks campaign, Light It Up blue (LIUB).  In support of autism awareness, people all over the world turn the color blue into a symbol representing support of the autism spectrum disorder. From the White House lighting up blue to […]

Nick sitting with his family outdoors.

Every STEP of the Way

When you ask Nick Perso about his job, he immediately starts to grin and gush with pride. Nick is part of the Boone Hospital Center (BHC) family and works twenty hours per week in the hospital cafeteria. Besides restocking silverware, cleaning tables and sweeping floors, Nick is the warm smile that greets BHC staff and […]

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Ending One Chapter, Beginning Another

Walking into Boyce & Bynum Pathology Laboratories – the largest, private anatomic, clinical and molecular pathology laboratory in the Midwest – you immediately notice the sterile environment typical of a clinical lab. What goes unnoticed is the effort of employees like Denise who the lab has depended on for 30 years to keep the glass […]