Lengthen your strides. Unclench your fists. Use your core. Monitor your breathing.
Ironically, none of these words came from my track coach. They came from my very own father sitting in the bleachers well over four hundred feet away. As to how he was able to see all of this without his glasses, and talk over a stadium packed with parents, I’ll never quite understand.
I am not a cancer survivor, but I did survive as my wife’s caregiver during her fight with cancer. There is a saying I heard throughout our struggle, which states there are only four types of people in the world: those who are caregivers, those who have been caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will someday need a caregiver.
Director, Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Programs
In the south, we’re used to bad news on national health reports. All the more reason to celebrate any good health news that comes our way. And here is some good news to celebrate: the latest national vaccine report shows that Louisiana is doing better than the national average on vaccination of teenagers. Congratulations, all you parents out there! You are helping to keep our kids healthy.