‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Raise Over £80,000 for Emilia Clarke’s Brain Injury Fundraiser

‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Raise Over £80,000 for Emilia Clarke’s Brain Injury Fundraiser

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When Emilia Clarke was just twenty-four-years-old, she suffered two major brain aneurysms, right after she had finished filming the first season of Game of Thrones. Earlier this year, Clarke revealed details about her brain injury in a New Yorker piece. Specifically, she spoke about her experience suffering a near-fatal stroke and how she ended up needing multiple brain surgeries, all throughout the same time she was filming for the show. On March 21st, Clarke launched SameYou, which, according to the website, helps “young adults become themselves again after brain injury and stroke”. Since its launch, the fundraising campaign has accumulated …

San Diego Chefs Whip Up Literary Inspired Dishes

San Diego Chefs Whip Up Literary Inspired Dishes

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Ever wanted to eat what your favorite characters are eating in the books? Well, San Diego chefs are making that a possibility with a Eat. Read. Drink. program. The program has been running for ten years now, and each year ticket sales support the San Diego Council on Literacy, which is a no-cost literacy program. This year’s even will be hosted on Thursday, April 25th, from 6 to 830 p.m. at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. Each year chefs try to recreate meals and recipes from favorite books. In the past chefs have created dishes inspired by classics …

Bestselling Author Donates Books to Raise Money in Search of Missing Hiker

Bestselling Author Donates Books to Raise Money in Search of Missing Hiker

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Author Scott Turow, whose books have sold over 30 million copies worldwide, has lent his support to the family of missing hiker Jesse Galganov, who vanished in Peru over a year ago. Galganov, a Canadian citizen and graduate of Connecticut’s Wesleyan University, was due to start medical school in Philadelphia in July 2018. An experienced hiker, Galganov last made contact with his mother, Alisa Clamen, on September 28th, 2017, advising her that he may be out of phone signal for a couple of days as he hiked the thirty-one mile Santa Cruz trail, but would be back in touch by October …

10-Year-Old Author Writes Book to Support Premature Babies

10-Year-Old Author Writes Book to Support Premature Babies

Ten-year-old Boston McClarty is unlike most children in more ways than one: not only did he survive his own premature birth, but he also went onto self-publish a children’s picture book to support babies in the NICU (Newborn Intensive Care Unit). His twin brother, Declan, was not so lucky. After his brother’s death in infancy and his parents’ pain, Boston decided to write a children’s picture book for all the struggling families of the NICU.   Be sure to tune in at 5:30 tonight on @newschannelnine to hear about how Boston (the baby) 10 years later is a published children’s …