Weekly Photo Challenge-Optimistic

Weekly Photo Challenge Optimism

 

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On Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff

This day in history. A day I will never forget.

CZz4M9cWkAAVVYAOn Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff, killing all seven onboard and forever changing the lives of those who witnessed it.

As their families gathered at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday to mark the 30th anniversary of the disaster, Americans old enough to remember watching the Challenger’s fateful flight are sharing their memories online.

This day in history.

  

I color for stress and here is one I just completed.

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. This is very important to me since I am suffering from this.

Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase.

Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Moreover, among African American and Latino populations, glaucoma is more prevalent. Glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African Americans than Caucasians.

Over 3 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma. Experts estimate that half of them don’t know they have it. Combined with our aging population, we can see an epidemic of blindness looming if we don’t raise awareness about the importance of regular eye examinations to preserve vision. The World Health Organization estimates that 4.5 million people worldwide are blind due to glaucoma.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Alphabet #3

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This was taken at MIS last year. It was raining so it is not the best picture. We were in the pits waiting to see the drivers.

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Alphabet

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Alphabet #2

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Alphabet.

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I made this picture out of 5 different ones to create my last name.

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