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Overhaulin’: Westside Edition

My father is the king of DIY and home improvement. (That makes me the princess, right?) He washes the  cars, rotates the tires, changes the oil, pours the concrete, finishes the basement and fixes all of the technology. If you can pay a guy to do it, he’ll do it himself. Continue reading

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And Just When You Think You Loathe the Media

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about Lauren Hill, her college basketball debut and her fight with DIPG. I am not going to go into Lauren’s story because if you haven’t heard it by now, you will be able to find her story splashed across news outlets around the country. Continue reading

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Wednesdays with Ellie

I had the privilege of attending the Ellie Goulding concert with some beautiful people last night. Hosted by Horseshoe Cincinnati, the outdoor stage nestled on the front lawn of Cincinnati’s only casino.

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Mom on a Mission

Mom and I at the reception in Saks Fifth Avenue

Mom and I at the reception in Saks Fifth Avenue for the Florence Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing

How many times in your life do you think you were assigned a “biggest role model” paper or essay? Throughout college, I was still writing papers and giving presentations about and inspired by my biggest influences. My mom, Virginia (Ginny) Summe, is the strongest and most selfless woman I have ever met, so you can imagine my relief when I was given one of these assignments. From working nights weekends to pay for mine and my three siblings’ private education to calling her from college, crying that I overdrew my bank account (again), I am always amazed knowing that there is someone in this world who will do anything for me. Now that her four children are (somewhat) grown up, my mom is focusing her efforts on not only her nursing career, but going beyond the requirements of a NICU nurse to try to improve the lives of others. Continue reading

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