KAREN LEÓN

Updates from the Central Gulf Coast on News, Technology, and Education.

‘Making A Change: Inspirations’

Stepmothers Face Challenges Raising Stepdaughters in Blended Families

In our society divorce, remarriage and blended families are becoming more and more commonplace. Unfortunately, the already daunting task of merging two households is further complicated by the negative bias toward the stepmother/stepdaughter relationship. Regardless of the aspirations of most stepmothers to simply love their stepdaughters and take an active role in their lives, from a tender age… Read More

Kendall’s JD Krew Walk To Cure Diabetes

St. Petersburg – Kendall Browning of Land O’ Lakes, Fla., and her JD Krew participate in the 2014 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes on April 12, held at Fort De Soto Park to raise money to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). It is important for people to be aware of the impact that… Read More

Lady Seahawks Donate Proceeds And Honor Wounded Warrior Project

Land O’ Lakes – Sunlake High School’s Lady Seahawks and Zephyrhills High School Bulldogs’ softball teams host the Wounded Warrior Project Event on Thursday, April 10, 2014. “With the mission to honor and empower” disabled veterans the Wounded Warrior Project provides services and programs that facilitate the hardships of injured veterans. U.S. Army Veteran Luke Murphy said, “more… Read More

A Legacy of Fighting Breast Cancer

Yelina Medrano Skipper of Tampa, Fla., is a fourth generation breast cancer survivor. Skipper is currently 10 years in remission and her sister, Ivania Medrano Mejuto has been in remission for approximately 13 years. Skipper said, “My grandmother died at 40-years-old, my aunt died at 60-years-old, and my mother got it in her 50s, but… Read More

Embracing A Child With Down Syndrome

La’Mena Faye Costa was born in Spring Hill, Fla., 5-years-ago. To her mother’s surprise, La’Mena was born with Down syndrome and her family was not aware of it until the moment she was born.  Her mother, Stephanie Hartt, decided to embrace the situation and remain positive while giving her Down syndrome child a loving and… Read More