A blind man with a history of health problems walked out of his house on a hot, sticky October day to check his mail. He stopped to have a cigarette and talk with a neighbor. After their chat, the neighbor went inside. It was common for the man to make his way through the neighborhood on his own by counting mailboxes as he walked. Other than those short walks he didn't get out much, but spoke to his family almost daily. Two days after that brief encounter with his neighbor, the police were contacted.
The arrival of COVID-19 presented a complex set of challenges to social services providers. With caution and creativity, Catholic Charities of St. Louis adapted how – and sometimes where – services were provided, always with the goal of maximizing the ability to serve those with the greatest need.
My name is Payton, I am 18 years old, and I was recently partnered with the most handsome, loyal, and all around amazing golden retriever, Whitt. At five years old, I was diagnosed with a progressive neuromuscular disorder known as Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT) which makes the muscles in my hands, legs, and feet weaker. In turn, activities such as walking, balancing, stairs, or anything else that requires strength or balance is difficult for me.
Two local Boy Scouts helped rescue an 18-year-old woman from a near-drowning from floodwaters on Friday afternoon. The two boys, Dominic Viet, 15, and Joseph Diener, 16, were riding their bikes near Jay Dix Station, off Scott Boulevard, when they heard a call for help. They went to the call and saw a woman hanging on the basketball goal, according to Diener.