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Kayla Sykes: This is our Time to Make a Diffrence #RIPValerie #StandUpForKayla

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week Kayla Sykes’ column was read by over 50,000 people living in the 419.  Her brave, honest words have found her a regular home here on iHeartGlassCity Written by: Kayla Sykes I want to start by saying

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Posted in Bullying, Column, Death, Discussion, Facebook, Family, Feels, Kayla Sykes, Life, News, Parenting, Perrysburg, RIP

Aaron’s aMAZing Ride by Katelyn Mazur #BeADonor

Bradley, Emma and Aaron

EDITOR’S NOTE: Katelyn Mazur buried her husband Aaron less than two months ago after his body was too weak following a third liver transplant.  Aaron Mazur was 37 years old, a father of two and my friend since the 6th

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Posted in Column, Death, education, Family, Fatherhood, Feels, Life, News, Parenting, photography, Pictures, RIP, Sylvania, Toledo

Baumhower: Perfect words when needed the most. Kayla Sykes’ honesty reaches tens of thousands #RIPValerie

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower I wanted to do something special and send a big THANK YOU to someone who made a difference in Northwest Ohio. Kayla Marie Sykes’ words have been read by over 21,500 people on Iheartglasscity and they

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Posted in Baumhower, Bullying, Column, Death, Discussion, Family, Feels, Life, News, Parenting, Perrysburg, RIP, Schools, Toledo

#RIPValerie Time Doesn’t Stop by Kayla Sykes (A MUST READ) #StandUpForKayla

EDITOR’s NOTE: Yesterday, Perrysburg High School families found out that a 14 year-old student took her life.  The following was a response to that announcement. Kayla’s letter is heartbreaking yet inspiring. If you are having dark thoughts, please…please tell someone

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Posted in Bullying, Column, Death, Discussion, education, Family, Feels, Life, News, Perrysburg, RIP

Bikes for Kids honors Kayla Meeker #StandUpForKayla

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower The city of Toledo can be such a small town on occasion.  I received a phone call yesterday from Julie Meeker, Kayla’s mom.  It was the first of many to come.  Julie wanted to express her

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Posted in Baumhower, Bullying, Feels, Parenting, RIP, Sylvania, Toledo, Video

Remembering Maya Angelou: 10 Must Read Quotes

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

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Posted in Discussion, education, Feels, Funny, Life, News, photography, Pictures, RIP, Viral

#StandUpForKayla Whitmer Softball Honors Kayla Meeker

These pictures were shared with me yesterday, how beautiful.  After hearing of Kayla Meeker’s passing, the Whitmer Girl’s Softball team decided they wanted to honor her memory.  Knowing how much she loved the sport and how fierce of a competitor

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#StandUpForKayla Candlelight Vigil

It appears that Anthony Wayne High School is finally united following Kayla Meeker’s passing. This amazing picture was taken by Mackenzie Richards on Friday.  More than 100 people showed up to honor Kayla.

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Posted in Baumhower, Bullying, photography, Pictures, RIP
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