Social Good

Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later

Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later | Mini Van Dreams

This Saturday is the 10 year anniversary of the most deadly natural disaster in the United States.  Save the Children has been working with the children affected by Hurricane Katrina for the last decade.  After Hurricane Katrina, 5000 children were reported missing.  It took weeks, and even months, to reunited these children with their parents.  After […]

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A Mother’s Extraordinary Donation

A Mother's Extraordinary Donation | Mini Van Dreams

Cystinosis is a disease that affects approximately 500 people, most children, in the United States.  Approximately, 2000 people worldwide are suffering from cystinosis.  Cystinosis is a metabolic disease that occurs when cystine, an amino acid, enters cells but has no way in getting out.  Because of this, the cell will crystalize and cause cell death. […]

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Taking a Moment for Mesothelioma

A Moment for Mesothelioma | Mini Van Dreams #socialgood #cancer #mesothelioma

I saw a story the other day about yet another death involving mesothelioma and thought I would reshare this post from last year on this very rare cancer.  Please, share with your friends and loved ones.  We tend to not think about cancer unless it happens to a loved one or a close friend.  It’s […]

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Could you be at risk for a blood clot?

Could you be at risk for a blood clot? | Mini Van Dreams

Did you know that each year blood clots affect more people than AIDS, breast cancer, and car accidents combined?  Blood clots can affect anyone – infants, children, teens, young adults, middle-aged and seniors!  Even the healthiest, elite athletes can be victims.  In the United States, 900,000 people annually develop blood clots in their legs (deep […]

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