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The Starfish Story

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I started a term of service as an AmeriCorps Member in September of 1994, during the first year of AmeriCorps. I served my community in support of a state-wide scholarship initiative in Indiana. President Bill Clinton swore us in via satellite from the White House our first day. I was one of 22,000 AmeriCorps Members who said the AmeriCorps pledge …

The Unspeakable Gift

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2014 Dateline Award Winner, Editorial, “The Unspeakable Gift”, Washingtonian Magazine, award presented by the Society of Professional Journalists, Washington, DC A review of “The Unspeakable Gift“ “Katie Steedly’s first-person piece is a riveting retelling of her participation in a National Institutes of Health study that aided her quest to come to grips with her life of living with a rare …