LaSasha Williams is in urgent need of a Cochlear Implant (CI), and has recently started a medical campaign on the popular crowdfunding platform: GoFundMe.com. The cost of the cochlear implant is an astonishing $100,000. The eldest daughter of Llewellyn and Deborah Williams of Dundas Town, LaSasha serves as a Disability/Deaf …
For far too long, we have been crippled by the words “I have to”… I have to go to work…. I have to exercise…. I have to go on a diet…. I have to (fill in the blank). These words create chores: things we dread doing. We sit on the …
Reverend Gabriel Swing and his wife Jan, with The Bahamas Youth Network, organized the visit of Dr. Chuck Monson, an Optometrist from Charlotte, North Carolina to provide vision screening to students in some of the public schools of Abaco. The first screening was held at Patrick J Bethel High School …
Dear Editor, So often we only have awful news to report. So often that seems the only thing we can see on the television or the internet. On the local level, we constantly hear about how ‘lax Bahamians does be.’ I have a bright spot to share. On September 22, …
Four years ago, The Abaconian did a feature on four young women on Abaco living with a condition called scoliosis, which affects the spine. One of those women was Joanne Brave. To date, Joanne is the only one of them who has not received therapy, bracing or surgery to correct …
Opening on June 1 this year, Fresh Mix is seeking to provide an alternative for persons who wish to eat healthy or who have special dietary needs to be able to find good food. Owner Shamsi Cartwright said the idea was born from some of the health concerns she has …
I’ve seen it hundreds of times. Someone doesn’t commit to a workout plan or a “diet”, and then they give up, claiming it doesn’t work. I’ve seen people workout once or twice a week, or whenever they “feel” like it, and then claim that program didn’t work for them. I’ve …
Truth is, if we stay in the area where we are comfortable, we will plateau, never getting any better. And chances are we will give up, and we will never see what our bodies are capable of, which is such a shame… you would be surprised what your body is capable of!
Above all, you have to give yourself time to adjust to liking some foods. Your taste buds have to be retrained. And that means that you won’t love everything you eat for a while. But it will get easier, and you will start to like the foods more.
Dr. Delon Brennen, Deputy Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, presented information and fielded a variety of questions from the audience on how it would work as they expressed concerns over the lack of facilities on Abaco.