I grew up on a horse farm in Atlanta, Georgia! My parents and Sister own and operate Ward Stables located north of Atlanta, one of the top American Saddlebred Training facilities in the Southeast!
Graduated from Colonial Hills Christian High School in 1986, Jefferson State College in 1990, and Auburn University in 1992.
I'm a huge Atlanta Braves fan, and adopted the Pittsburgh Steelers as my Pro football team when I got married. I began my radio career while attending college, with my first job in radio as a sportscaster at Auburn University. (I bleed Orange and Blue! Go Tigers!)
I spend my free time playing with my Grandson Rydan, and hanging out with my husband whenever we aren't both working.
I enjoy family & friends, Caribbean vacations as often as possible. Racing & horses. Christian faith. I love to help others through volunteerism:
1) Victory Junction Camp
2) Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
3) March of Dimes
4) Make-a-Wish foundation
5) American Red Cross
6) Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
7) Second Harvest Food Bank
8) Ronald McDonald House
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In a story from Gawker, a heartbreaking photo of a second grader with spinal muscular atrophy who was forced to "sit out" his class photo went viral over the weekend, sparking accusations of discrimination directed toward the school photography company Lifetouch Canada Inc.
"I couldn’t comprehend how the photographer could look through the lens and think that this was good composition," Miles Ambridge's mom Anne Belanger told the Toronto Star. "This just boggled the mind."
"This was not a malicious act," Belanger acknowledged. "I don’t think it was done on purpose. I just don’t think there was any rational thinking behind it."
Following significant "coaxing," Lifetouch finally agreed that the photo was a "mistake," and arranged to have the photo re-shot, this time with Miles sitting on a bench beside his classmates with a caregiver providing him with support off-camera.
Despite the rectification, Herbert Spencer Elementary School said it would no longer be employing the company's services following a number of complaints concerning the photographers' lack of concern.
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[family photo via The Province]
A Zionsville, Indiana, mom thought she was being fairly straightforward when she asked a local baker to decorate her daughter Laura's graduation cake with a "little cap."
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