Lets Walk for this Angel

Lets Walk for this Angel

On this day last year Madison Jade Spearman died at 11 months old due to injuries she received when her mothers juvenile boyfriend brutally beat her for crying. In Ten days we will “Walk For Madison” we will raise money for the Madison House of Hope, and raise awareness to the community and to the government letting them know that Madison’s life deserves justice.

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The Adventures of Mona

I don’t run for medals. I don’t run for racing shirts or fancy gear. I don’t run for PRs. I don’t run for weight loss. I don’t run for popularity or recognition.  I don’t even run for fitness. I’ll tell you why I do run though…

I run because there is no sweeter taste than that of fresh air

I run because nature paints colors that beat out any 3D movie or HDR photo

I run because when the breeze hits my face I feel peaceful and free

I run to be the only moving thing in a landscape of stillness

I run because it makes the smallest moments last an eternity

I run to sightsee

I run because there is nothing that calms me more than miles of open country roads

I run for that moment when the sun comes up and all of the world awakens

I run for…

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Have to try this. Looks great.

Lea & Jay

A Nutella, Double Chocolate & Banana Tart for the Annual World Nutella Day. Be still my heart! Has there ever been a happier, more delicious convergence of ingredients? I think not, though perhaps adding a little peanut butter into the mix would have made it even more enticing… if that is possible. That’s right, today February 5th is World Nutella Day. This celebration of all things Nutella was started in 2007 by Sara at Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle at Bleeding Espresso as a day to celebrate, get creative with and most importantly, to EAT Nutella.

I absolutely love Nutella. Just spreading it on toast is a joy, not to mention just eating it straight out of the jar. Yup, I might do that from time to time. I participated in World Nutella Day last year with my Nutella & Banana filled Peanut Butter Ebelskivers. ( See..I got…

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The Search For Two Men Continues pt2

Continue from Missing~ national press on this story for years, to no avail. I have been on the phone with the FBI, Reverend Sharpton, reporters, the NAACP and anyone else who will listen. This can’t go on in our America anymore. No matter what your race, this should outrage us all! I’ll be on the Tom Joyner Show in the morning trying to bring some light and attention to this and help these families. Also, I’ll be following up with you in the near future to discuss our next plan of action. Please help me give Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos something that many people don’t think the poor or disenfranchised have… A VOICE!! You’ve helped me do a lot of things, but none as important as this. Talk to me! Tell me what you think. If you have any information at all about these cases, please contact the following office: Tampa FBI Office: 866.838.1153 (24/7) Tyler

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The Search for Two Missing Men Continues

Missing ~ Tyler Perry states, he is Beyond Outraged By This! For the past two days I have had a knot in the pit of my stomach. I was watching a show on Discovery ID called Disappeared. I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing. What outraged me the most is that in 8 years, not one national news outlet has picked up this story. 8 YEARS and nothing has been done. Wait until you read this! I did some research, and from the few articles I could find on this matter, here is the summary of one I’d like to share with you. Still no answers about men last seen with deputy By JANINE ZEITLIN, Sunday, January 22, 2006 NapelsNews.com Marcia Roberts is haunted by her only child. She used to watch “Unsolved Mysteries” in her East Naples apartment in hopes of triggering her mind into unlocking what happened to her son. He’s been gone more than two years. And she doesn’t know where he is, or was. If he’s alive or dead. But her answering machine has remained the same since the questions started:”Whatever is now covered up will be uncovered and every secret will be made known, Matthew Chapter 10, verses 26 through 28.” Terrance Williams has been missing since January the 12th, 2004. The family would like to thank you for your continued prayers and your thoughts and acts of kindness.” And she won’t change it until she finds answers. And she will never stop looking. And she will never stop praying. “My mind just wanders and I wonder if that’s good or not. I pray every night. I know God is tired of me,” she says. And she will never give up. The night he slipped from her life — Jan. 11, 2004 — Marcia said she picked him up from a Bonita Springs Pizza Hut where he worked as a cook and drove him to a friend’s house. A day later, the last person confirmed to see him alive was a Collier County sheriff’s corporal — the same man last spotted with Felipe Santos, a 23-year-old Mexican laborer just three months before. The corporal said he gave both men rides to Circle K convenience stores in North Naples within four miles of each other. What happened between Jan. 11 and when Williams ran into Cpl. Steven Calkins, a nearly 17-year Collier Sheriff’s Office veteran on Jan. 12, gnaws at his mother. Times, lies, inconsistencies and a story that doesn’t jibe keep running through Marcia’s head. Three witnesses told Sheriff’s Office investigators they saw Calkins wave over Williams near Naples Memorial Gardens, a North Naples cemetery, between 9 and 10 a.m. Williams was driving a 1983 two-door white Cadillac with an expired plate and registered to someone else. He could have been picked up or cited for six violations, sheriff’s investigators said. Shortly after noon, Calkins said, they met at the cemetery along 111th Avenue North when he spotted Williams having car trouble. Calkins didn’t call in the traffic stop as required. Calkins blames the time discord on confusion and memory problems. Instead of taking him to jail, the corporal said he gave him a ride to a Circle K near Wiggins Pass Road on U.S. 41 because Williams said he was late for work and looked nice and “clean-cut.” Calkins called a friend in dispatch, asking him to run information on an abandoned vehicle, even though he later said he had met Terrance by then. – – – Telephone call: 01-12-04/ 1249 PM Caller: Cpl. Steven Calkins/Dispatcher: Dave Jolicouer. Dispatcher: “What are you doin’ sucka?” “Well I got a “Homie” Cadillac on the side of the road here, signal 11, signal 52 nobody around,” Calkins says. “I’m at the cemetery here at the corner of Vanderbilt and 111th,” Calkins says later in the call. “Oh yeah, you be doin’ some prayin’? Been prayin’ to the heavenly father?” Jolicouer says. “Maybe he’s out there in the cemetery. He’ll come back and his car will be towed,” Calkins says. A half-hour later, Calkins contacted dispatch with Williams’ full name, date of birth and asked the dispatcher to run a search, though Calkins later told investigators he only knew Williams’ first name. Calkins called with a fake birth date Williams had used before and possibly when he got in trouble.”4-1-75. Black/male. (singing)…,” a transcript of Calkins’ call to the dispatcher says. After much pressure from Marcia to the police department this is another dispatch call. Dispatch: 1-16-04 “I hate to bother you at home on your day off, but this woman’s been bothering us all day. You towed a car from Vanderbilt and a hundred … Do you remember it?” Calkins: “Uhhh, no.” “Do you remember … she said it was near the cemetery.” Calkins: “Cemetery?” Calkins assures the dispatcher there was no one with the vehicle. “Uh, well, somebody’s at the cemetery telling the mother that you picked up the driver and he’s been missing since Monday.” “Oh, for pete’s sake.” Seven days later, Calkins wrote an incident report. He later told sheriff’s officials he wrote it “to cover his butt.” After dropping off Terrance, Calkins said he returned to the Cadillac and found there wasn’t proper registration in the car. He felt duped so he called Circle K and asked for Terrance from his cell phone. The clerk told him she didn’t know any Terrance, he said. Records showed Calkins never made the call. More than two weeks after her son vanished, on Jan. 28, Marcia lodged a misconduct complaint against Calkins and an internal investigation ensued. Calkins was fired from the Sheriff’s Office in August 2004. Eight pages in the Sheriff’s Office internal probe outline Calkins’ lies and inconsistencies about what happened. He hasn’t been charged with any criminal wrong doing. An appeal by Calkins cited a report that Williams was seen at an East Naples gas station, though the investigators viewed video and didn’t see Terrance. The appeal was shot down by Sheriff Don Hunter. Williams owed child support. He has four children — now 13, 11, 5 and 8 — by four different women, his mother said. He spent time in a Tennessee prison in the mid-1990s in connection with an aggravated robbery, a Department of Correction spokeswoman said. Trespassing, DUI and driving on a revoked license were his other offenses. Maybe he didn’t always make the best choices, but Marcia said her son was trying to shape up and support his children. She said she and her son were too close for him to leave without a good-bye. He gave her away at her October 2002 wedding. And all of his things were just left behind. “They’re going to tell me he just went somewhere,” Marcia said. I’m his mother. His mother knows.” – – – Marcia’s crusade for answers is heightened by questions about another missing man. Felipe Santos was last seen by his brothers getting into Calkins’ squad car in October 2003. Calkins said he dropped him at Circle K on Immokalee Road. Marcia discovered the link when the Mexican Consulate in Miami called to tell her about Santos after her son vanished. Asked during a recent interview with the Daily News to explain, Calkins said: “Coincidence extreme and that’s all it is.” “It was just bad luck. It was bad luck … I didn’t think anything of it.” Acute coincidence helped the families tap lawyers for their cases.”The coincidences are so extreme I want to get to the bottom of it,” said Mark Miller, a Fort Pierce civil rights attorney representing Marcia.”Sooner or later, I believe sooner, we’ll find out what happened.” Linda Ramirez, the St. Petersburg lawyer for the Santos family, said it struck her that Calkins said he took both men and dropped them at a Circle K instead of at the sheriff’s substation or jail.”It would just seem to me you’re not likely to find two people who have gone missing under similar circumstances without there being some kind of connection,” she said. END OF SUMMARY OF ARTICLE To read the entire article, go to http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2006/jan/22/still_no_answers_about_men_last_seen_deputy/ This story reminds me of a time, when black men were lynched and no one was ever prosecuted for it. These families deserve answers! They have been trying to get national pr

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Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation Announces Collaboration with Center for Outcomes Measurement in Brain Injury

Jan 8, 2012: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation Announces Collaboration with Center for Outcomes Measurement in Brain Injury.

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Take a Stand to Save Our Children

America~ As we enter into 2012 and making resolutions to eat right, exercise more, stop bad habits and new beginnings. Some families around the word only want one thing, and that’s to stop the violence in they community.

Madison Jade Spearman

We reported to you about little Madison Jade Spearman in a story we wrote on Christmas day called, A Christmas Story~ That Gave Hope to a Devastated Family. After this story went public we learned about other children that had been made victims of child abuse, domestic violence and senseless acts of violence in New Jersey as well as around the world.

This has sparked a media frenzy. Report after report of small children being beaten to death by their mothers boyfriends, fathers and random acts of violence. These innocent children didn’t deserve what happen to them and they death could have be prevented if the laws in New Jersey was updated with the times.

Zoe Gina Jackson

We learned about Zoe Gina Jackson who was killed back on April 9, 2011 in Newark, by two juvenile driving a stolen car being chased by Newark Police, hitting another car causing it to crash into Zoe, her 10 year old cousin and 40 year old aunt. Sources tell us that the chargers never was upgraded for the juveniles to manslaughter, murder, reckless endangerment, vehicle homicide or no of the other statues that fall in this category. The police officer also was not charged with anything in connection to this incident after the so called, Internal Affairs investigations. Related story: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/04/newark_toddler_dies_after_car.html

This has outraged Newark residents because the laws for New Jersey are out dated and does not protect innocent  children that are killed as a result of another child. Well as fate will have it one women took a stand and whats to change that law.

Natasha Levant a Newark resident who was displaced by Hurricane Irene back to her hometown tells us that, she has begun the process along with Zoe Jackson family to present a bill to legislation that will make a new law protecting innocent children who are killed by other children to have harsher sentences handed down to them. Currently the laws in New Jersey doesn’t have a law to protect children that are killed by other children. Which is crazy sense most of Newark’s shootings involves Juveniles.

Levant, her sister Veronica Doobson and Tahiesha Coleman has started a cause on Facebook called the “Madison Law” petitioning for 100,000 Facebook signature in support of this cause. This caused started on December 27, 2011 prompted by Levant’s own tragic lose of her grandchild, baby Madison Jade Spearman  back on August 17, 2011 who was beaten to death by Madison’s mother juvenile boyfriend at the time. So far 454 people have taken a pledge for this bill to be passed of Facebook and this is not counting the petition that’s going around the city of Newark, Plainfield, and surrounding cities in New Jersey.

Levant states that Baby Zoe Gina Jackson story also hit home for her.  And that she remains in contact with the family of Zoe. As they go through the grieving process of their love ones together trying to get justice for the lives that was taken from them in such a tragic, devastating and senseless manner.

If you or someone you know whats to help support these families or are a family that lost a child because of child abuse, domestic violence and senseless acts of violence and want to join the cause or add your story. Feel free to contact us or Helping People Help Themselves Inc.@  www.helpingpeoplehelpthemselvesinc.com

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A Christmas Story~ That Gave Hope to a Devastated Family

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Christmas~ We told you about a Secret Santa pool in New Jersey in a previous story back on December 22, refer to article Communities Comes Together this Holiday Season. We are back with our Christmas update on that story.

People have their on perception of what Christmas really is. Some people believe it’s recongination  Christ birthday. While others believe that it’s about gift giving and receiving. Well for one family this was an extra special Christmas of hope.

The sister of the family wrote into, Helping People Help Themselves Inc and responded to a Secret Santa Giveaway for a displaced Hurricane Irene family.  Here is what the entry said:

” My name is (sister of Jane Doe) and my family was directly affected by Hurricane Irene, My sister (Jane Doe) had to move from the home she was renting in Irvington NJ, FEMA declared the home unlivable due to the mold that occurred from the thigh high water that destroyed the home. My Sister has 4 children, 19,18 and a set of twins 9 yrs old, (a boy & girl) of which 1 of them has asthma and was suffering problems associated with all the mold. All their possessions, including, furniture, cloths, personal things, momentum, and pictures were destroyed. She had to move from a 4 bedroom home to a 3 bedroom apt in Newark. My family has helped her where we can, but it is a struggle for us all.

I feel my sister and my nieces and nephews will love to have a christmas gift of hope for all they have endured, this will be a wonderful blessing for my family. Thank You.”

Well as luck will have it, this family was the one’s who were chosen to receive the Secret Santa gifts which are shown above. Jane did tell us that she had seen the offer on Facebook and had no Idea that her sister had entered her in the pool. She was very surprise to learned that her family had won.

Sources tell us that while, Tahiesha Coleman the Founder, CEO and Director of Help People Help Themzelfs Inc, and two volunteers Roderick Maree and Rahjuhn Goins was preparing to drop the gifts off to the family, they had learned from the sister of Jane Doe that this family also had suffer from a tragic lost less than 2 weeks before being displaced and that the person who had in fact cause the tragic death of their loved one was due to be released from the custody of the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center  days before Christmas.

This news had shocked Coleman, who was in uttered silence as she learned more about the families tragic lost in details once they had arrived at the family home.

Coleman was so moved by this family story that the organization has decided to started  their first fund and has named it “The Madison Jade Fund”, named after Madison Jade Spearman, whom was beaten to death, by her mother’s then, boyfriend back on August 15, 2011. Tahiesha, tells us that this fund will help children and families that are victim’s of child abuse and domestic violence. Read more on Beaten to death for crying, Irvington toddler mourned by relatives at Elizabeth funeral

She also tells us that she will start a Scholarship Fund for the children of this family that has suffered from a series of devastating events. This scholarship fund will also be named after little Madison Jade Spearman and the name of this fund is ” Maddy’s Scholarship Fund”.  This fund will remain as a college fund for all of Madison’s relative.

Help People Help Themzelfs Inc, will be advocating along side of Natasha Levant, who is working on getting a bill passed for a mandatory sentence of 25 years to life in prison for all murders of children which we will call, “Madison Law”.

Sources tell us that the real Secret Santa family wishes to remain anonymous and has said.” They were thankful for the gift of hope”.

We will keep you up to date on the progress of this story as it unfolds as well as provide contact and donor information for all funds and projects related to this story in a follow-up.

Related Articles:

Communities Comes Together this Holiday Season

 Madison Story Provided by: NJ.com, read more on Madison story go to:

Beaten to death for crying, Irvington toddler mourned by relatives at Elizabeth funeral

Irvington teenager is charged with assaulting girlfriend’s 11-month-old daughter 

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A Christmas Story~ That Gave Hope to a Devastated Family

A Christmas Story~ That Gave Hope to a Devastated Family.

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