Sunday, January 9, 2011
Since graduating BHS in 2003, Basil Hussain’s path has led him to Johns Hopkins University.
Many young children dream of becoming a doctor when they grow up—not many follow through with it. But Basil Hussain, a 2003 graduate of Bolingbrook High School, was as determined as it gets. After seeing his older brother struggle with a heart ailment for years, Hussain dedicated his life to helping cure disease. “I think he was in third or fourth grade when he came home from school and told us he wanted to be a doctor,” said Nuzhat Hussain, Basil’s mother. “He looked so serious, and promised to find a way to help his brother and other people like him who had the same disease. It was very touching, but at the time we didn’t take what he said seriously.” But Hussain, always a stellar student, held steady to his statement. Now, Hussain is …
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The Look Good...Feel Better campaign brings hope and beauty to Bolingbrook cancer patients.
Look Good Feel Better at Adventist Bolingbrook
Bolingbrook lives are brought to a screeching halt by cancer diagnosis' on a daily basis. But Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital is doing its best to chip away at the daily grind that is cancer survival. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital held one of two Look Good...Feel Better seminars Monday—the purpose of the national campaign is to help women maneuver through some of the side effects of cancer treatment with wigs, makeup and camaraderie. "They get to mingle, and to see that they're not alone," said Tamela Sidley, cosmetology educator and co-organizer of the event. The next seminar is Dec. 6 at the hospital. Participants received a bag of cosmetics donated by the American Cancer Society, the Personal …
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Bolingbrook High School cheerleaders launch a three-month campaign for the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation.
The color of the night was pink as the Bolingbrook High School cheerleading team kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness month with a fundraiser at the Raiders Homecoming football game Friday. The team had a table set up with everything pink to start its three-month drive for the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation. The cheerleaders, along with some parent volunteers sold T-Shirts, ribbons, pens and flowers to collect money for the cause. "We wanted to show a good example for our daughters and it's for a great cause," said Debbie Caputo, one of the parent volunteers. The fundraising efforts were led by Traci Falese, the junior varsity cheerleading coach at the high school. As a cancer survivor, Falese knew she had to get involved with a …