Whether you have recently been widowed or have been a widow for many years, you are invited to attend the monthly get togethers at Fellowship Baptist Church at 14323-107 A Ave. Meetings are held the first Saturday of every month from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Join other ladies for support, inspiration and food.
Like any mom, Norma Bastidas would move
mountains if she could to help her child. Eight years ago, Norma’s
oldest son Karl was diagnosed with an eye condition that doctors told
her would cause him to go blind. Norma was helpless to anything to save
his vision. She took up running as a way to help her cope with Karl’s
Norma was shocked when she first learned that 80 percent of blindness can be treated or prevented. “It bothered me as a mother,” she says. “I couldn’t imagine being in the position where my son could be cured, but I just didn’t have the money for his treatment, or didn’t have access to eye care at all.”
The length of Norma’s runs and her ambition to do something grew, evolving into her first ultra-marathon. Through her 777 Run for Sight, Norma became an ambassador for millions of blind and visually impaired people, raising significant funds for Operation Eyesight and other eye-related charities. She might not be able to help Karl, but she could make a difference in many other lives.
This summer, Norma’s once again lacing up her shoes to support Operation Eyesight. In July, she’ll run 135 miles (217 km) across Death Valley, California – one of the hottest places on earth – in the Badwater® 135. Norma knows the race will be incredibly challenging, but says it’s nothing compared to the suffering many blind people face every day.
Norma with her two sons Karl (left) and Hans (right).
Norma’s vision is for all the world to see! We might not all be able to run across the desert, but we can help her vision come true. Your support would mean the world to Norma – and to the many mothers and families who will benefit from your generosity.
To find out what you can do, visit operationeyesight.com/normasvision. Thank you for your support… for all the world to see!
You can read more about Norma and her sons on our blog at blog.operationeyesight.com/2014/11/be-inspired/
Lawn Mower Winterization
Time to put your lawn mower away
in the garage, but not before you
have it serviced.
Be ready to go next spring.
Must be running when accepted and will be
running when returned
Call Eric Hughes 488-0586
13904 – 110 Ave
Edmonton Public Library: Books and Much More!
You know the Edmonton Public Library has books, magazines, CDs and even video games. However, did you know a library membership gives you access to a huge collection of electronic resources as well? You can check out and download e-books and e-audiobooks to enjoy on your e-reader, computer or device from anywhere with internet access. Considering an e-reader? We lend them! We have magazine articles and newspapers from all over the world (including Edmonton) available for free online with a membership, as well as other resources like language learning programs, car repair manuals and Sony Music MP3s. Use our databases to find articles for school projects, or research local history and genealogy. Manage your borrowing even more conveniently with our iPhone/Pad and Android EPL app. We invite you to explore these and many other exciting resources on our website under the “Digital Content” tab. Training sessions, both individual and group, are available at the library for e-readers, e-resources, computers and devices.
Come in your local Woodcroft branch at 13420 114 Avenue, call 780-496-1830 or visit our website at www.epl.ca to learn more.