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Life or Death

By Winslow Thornton
Feb. 25, 2013 | Comments

Tru Access Blog - Life or Death
Recently a very good friend contacted me while in a calm yet emotional state of mind. We go back about 5 yrs and entered into the relationship as coaches for our sons football team. In this relationship I have grown very close to both his sons and the eldest son once chided " Coach Slo if you gave the word I would run through a brick wall for you". That kind of sentiment lends to a players trust of the coach and is the kind of alliance every coach desires to have with all his players. Those kinds of relationships are forged through time, energy and assurances that a coach has the team and the players best interest at heart. ..

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No Black Nurses Caring for My Child Please

By Tru Pettigrew
Feb. 21, 2013 | Comments

This is a true story folks. A hospital in Michigan is faced with a lawsuit because staff at this hospital honored a fathers request to have no black nurses tend to his baby in the neonatal ICU. ..

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By Tru Pettigrew
Nov. 19, 2012 | Comments

Living in the South, I am no stranger to the hype, energy and excitement that surrounds homecoming celebrations. For many colleges and universities across the country, September - November is peak time for homecoming. Until about six months ago, my idea of a homecoming celebration was synonymous to that of the rest of the country with college alumni returning to their alma mater and celebrating their schools culture and tradition alongside the present student body. The word Homecoming has a completely new meaning to me now because of Mr. Austin Lewis Pettigrew. Six months ago on May 26, 2012, my wife Tameka and I were able to bring our adopted son Austin home! For me and Tameka, our homecoming celebration will now and forever take place in May.  ..

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