The SGAP Leaders Global Experience and United Nations Tour was a phenomenal opportunity. It exposed me to the intricacies of the United Nations (UN) and the functions of each organ within the headquarters. I also had the pleasure of learning the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN and how they are planned to be accomplished.
We recommend avoiding the use of inhumane traps, and for a good reason: we don’t want animals to suffer. So, when tiny kitten, Treya, was caught in one it was not pretty, but her will to live is amazing. Thankfully, a good Samaritan found Treya and brought her to Peninsula Humane Society after freeing her from an inhumane rat trap.
Treya’s front right paw was crushed and became deformed by the trap, causing her an incredible amount of pain. In addition to her paw injury, her overall condition was poor. She was very thin, dehydrated, and anemic due to blood loss.
We’ve come a long way with Capability, Cesar has made great and exciting progress. He has been attending capability health since he got diagnosed with ASD at 2 years old. He will soon turn 5 years old, he has learned so much over the years and we are so grateful for His speech and Occupational therapists. The biggest impact for Cesar and family is he is now learning to communicate with not full but short sentences! When you hear them talking to you or saying something new for the first time it just makes you cry instantly of happiness!
Don a 62-year-old homeless veteran living with chronic dental pain.
Don served our country proudly for 22 years. He had some bad breaks in life, found himself homeless, and in desperate need of dental care; he does not qualify for dental care through the V.A. because his condition is not 100 percent related to his service. He was forced to live with the pain.
The pain is so great that you look for pain medication off the street and found himself addicted.
Lydiah Owiti came to the U.S. from Kenya to join her husband. They had moved several times for his job in the military, in which they served for 12 years. When his California office closed during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, they moved to Maryland. However, soon after arriving here with their three children — a 10-year-old son, and daughters ages 9 and 3 — the Maryland office closed as well, and Lydiah’s husband was out of work.
Every year, thousands of families experience financial toxicity and immense emotional distress due to the roller coaster of childhood cancer. According to a study by the American Childhood Cancer Organization, more than 75% of pediatric families have one parent who stops working completely or reduces their work hours by at least 50%. This cuts most families’ household income in half, while at the same time their expenses increase at a rate they can’t keep up with.