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Family

Coping with the Break Up of My Family

Posted  May 2, 2016  by  We'Ced

The day I found out they were having problems, my dad told me he was going to leave the house for a while. “I need to leave, to stay away for a while,” were his exact words. That day I couldn’t stop crying.

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Pictured above: 7-year-old Glendy Pablo proudly holds up her Emergency Medi-Cal card. She is waiting to enroll in full-scope Medi-Cal next month.
Health

Moms Say Dental Care Tops List for Medi-Cal Kids– Dentists Are MIA

Posted  April 27, 2016  by  We'Ced

According to the University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, which operates the Virtual Dental Home pilot program, more than 30 percent of Californians are unable to meet their oral health needs through the traditional dental care system. Some 54 percent of Medi-Cal-enrolled children received no dental care in 2012 and even fewer received preventive care services.

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Community

Message to Merced City Council – My Voice Matters

Posted  April 27, 2016  by  We'Ced

As leaders of Merced, I held these men to higher standards and expected them to be more respectful towards the community they represent, especially because I am a future voter.

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Food

The Central Valley Is a Tough Place for Vegetarians

Posted  April 27, 2016  by  We'Ced

Meat is part of our local culture; it’s a part of everyday life. Some of my friends and lots of other people around here have grown up raising animals for meat. So learning how to express my thoughts on vegetarianism to friends while still respecting the way they grew up is challenging for me. I often draw on my own personal experience.

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Health

No Limits — Life as a Female Power Lifter

Posted  April 26, 2016  by  We'Ced

Mr. Haflich then asked me to join our school’s lifting club, ‘No Limit Lifting.’ I became the first and only female member. It was intimidating. But the guys on the team weren’t rude like I thought they would be. They were actually very welcoming and told me that they were glad a girl actually wanted to lift.

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