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Michael Jones couldn’t wake Irene, his wife of 42 years. Not feeling well, she had gone upstairs to lie down. Now she was unresponsive. In a panic with his heart thundering, Michael dialed 911 and called his daughter Melissa who rushed to her parents’ home in Perkiomenville about a half hour away.

Brian Wright had a dream. At age 80, he wanted to visit Niagara Falls. He longed to hear the thundering roar of the water and feel the cool spray of the falls on his face. And he wanted to take a boat ride on the famous “Maid of the Mist.”

When Marissa Shannon holds her baby Bryce, she’s holding more than her child, she’s holding a pint-sized fighter.

Bonnie Stallman, a beloved resident who called Good Shepherd home until her passing on July 16, 2014, was laid to eternal rest on November 1 at the base of the bronze sculpture in which she was immortalized being held high in the arms of the man she thought of as her father, the Rev. Dr. Conrad Raker.

Halloween arrived a bit early for residents of the Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem who attended the Hocus Pocus Ball on Friday, October 14 at the Best Western Lehigh Valley.

By Chaplain Kelly Brooks

Good Shepherd chalked up another great fund raiser for children at the annual Golf & Tennis Invitational on Monday, September 12 at Lehigh Country Club. The invitational and Celebrity Bartender fund raiser on Thursday, September 8, raised more than $167,000 for the Good Shepherd Pediatrics Program where no child is ever turned away because of a family’s inability to pay.

A heart-warming and uplifting service of gratitude marked the 31st Annual Raker Memorial Awards on Friday, November 4 at Grace Lutheran Church in Allentown. The service honors those who demonstrate the Raker family legacy of caring by giving of their time, talent and treasure.

When Jim Tagliavia was about five years old, someone dared him to jump off the diving board at the Waldheim Park municipal pool in south Allen-town. It was a dare Jim took, bold, unflinching and not unlike the life he lived until complications from multiple sclerosis took him from those he loved and those who loved him on July 18, 2016.