RSVP Montgomery

Don't Ask... Doc Tells

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018

Everyone likes an advantage, an edge that allows them to excel in whatever they are doing. Sometimes, no matter how hard we work, we feel like we need just a little extra to accomplish the goal at hand. I remember one of my favorite movies, Rocky IV - the Russian had killed Apollo Creed and Rocky had arrived in Russia to fight that goliath on his home turf for revenge. The Russians had advanced technology, monitoring, and they were injecting something into the Russian that was sure to make him the champion. Rocky, on the other hand, spent his time running in the snow, doing push-ups and sit-ups, and basic, rugged, old-fashion training. I had to stop writing this article and crank up “Eye of the Tiger”! We all know the end of this classic movie, Rocky prevailed and the goliath commented “he’s not human” after slugging Rocky over and over and Rocky kept standing.

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Special Feature

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018

Domestic violence is a pervasive and devastating problem with 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men, age 18 and older, experiencing domestic violence at some point during their lives. The Family Sunshine Center (FSC) received over 2000 crisis calls last year and served over 1800 domestic violence clients through either safe shelter or counseling services. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 10 million women and men in the U.S. suffer physical violence each year at the hands of an intimate partner and 7 million children live in families where domestic violence occurs. These violent acts shatter people’s sense of well-being, causes health problems that can last a lifetime, and can diminish children’s ability to function well in school and in life. FSC is on a mission to offer HOPE, HEALING, shelter, advocacy, empowerment, and education with a goal to END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

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