The Journey of a Heart: Las Vegas family looks back at life-saving transplant

Jessica Wong

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Meet Osker Gamboa, a young Las Vegas boy who survived and is thriving after receiving a heart transplant. The Children’s Heart Center and Foundation helped make his journey possible.

The foundation is dedicated to funding research to help babies born with congenital hearth defects live longer, healthier lives.

‘We all want one common goal, and that’s to win,” said Osker.

The only thing stronger than his will to win is his will to survive.

Four years ago, Osker had a life-saving transplant. His mother, Kim Blas, was told to treat him for asthma growing up, but

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Dance Institute of Washington Livestreams Our Spiritual Journey

Jessica Wong

Our Spiritual Journey

On Feb. 28, The Dance Institute of Washington will christen its new theater with the performance Our Spiritual Journey, danced live by students and streamed on the Institute’s website, YouTube, and Facebook. Created and directed by Ashanté Green, the production invites viewers to journey through the history of Black culture and ancestry in honor of Black History Month. DIW’s students and choreographers will present seven scenes of dance, visually moving through bondage and toward hope. Its new performance space is called the Fabian Barnes Black Box Theater, named after DIW’s late founder; the new space

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Former Journey Star Deen Castronovo To Have Spinal Procedure

Jessica Wong


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Former Journey and The Dead Daisies drummer Deen Castronovo took to social media on Tuesday (February 23rd) to share the news that he will be undergoing a spinal procedure this morning.

Deen wrote on Instagram, “Well my brothers and sisters…Tomorrow morning I go in to get an epidural in my spine to alleviate the pain I’m in until I get the all clear for surgery. Say some prayers my friends. If this doesn’t work it’s under the knife ASAP!”

Castronovo made news recently when he announced his departure from The Dead Daisies. He said of the leaving the supergroup, “As

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Digitizing The Sustainability Journey

Jessica Wong

By: Ian Trim and Jan-Martin Rhiemeier

Organizations Face Increasing Pressure to Reduce Emissions

Consumers, employees, and investors are calling for companies to introduce emissions targets commensurate with avoiding dangerous climate change and increasing transparency around their environmental impact—not only from their operations, but across their wider value chains. Integrating environmental, social, and governance goals into corporate strategies is more important than ever before.

Organizations need to understand where emissions and energy hotspots are within their own organizations and across value chains. This need for companies to better understand their emissions profiles is heightened by the

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My Experience with an Eating Disorder: A Dietitian’s Journey

Jessica Wong

Ever since I was young, food has played a significant role in my life.

I’d even say that I may have loved food a bit too much as a child, to the point that I had overweight or obesity for most of my childhood and teenage years.

Growing up overweight can be difficult as a child, and especially as a teenager. I was often bullied for my weight, which contributed to body image issues, insecurity, and anxiety and eventually developed into an eating disorder known as bulimia.

My battle with body image issues and bulimia led me to pursue a

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