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Pledge On! - Summer 2015

Summer 2015   Dear Friends,   Twenty-five years ago, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It stands as a decree establishing the civil rights of... read more

A Beautiful Life

Vanessa Gearhart was running late. The traffic on her way home from Wilkes College where she was a freshman was especially bad. Now, as she left her house in Snydersville that November afternoon in... read more

A Yearlong Celebration

Americans with Disabilities Act 25 Years and counting…. Twenty-five years ago on July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush put pen to paper and signed a document that would benefit countless people... read more

The Sounds of Music

Amy Germick surveys her audience, straps on her psychedelic-colored Martin guitar, one of only 200 made, and launches into a Beatles song. From the semi-circle of residents holding various... read more

Where Are They Now? - Billy Murphy

Fourteen years ago, Bill Murphy, or Billy as he was then called, started life behind the curve. He was born with a muscle weakness called hypotonia causing delays in his physical development. His... read more

The Strawberries & Chocolate Ball

What goes together better than strawberries and chocolate?   How about a night out with dinner and dancing, and strawberries and chocolate? For residents of the Good Shepherd Home Raker Center, the... read more

Sporting Clays Invitational Helps Residents Achieve Greater Independence

Every year, the Conrad W. Raker Sporting Clays Invitational just keeps getting better and this year was no exception. The event, held May 1 at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay, was not only... read more


By Chaplain Kelly Brooks   There are thousands of inspiring stories that reflect the kindness that people have done in the world; everything from raising money with a lemonade stand for cancer, to... read more

In Memoriam

Gerald J. Martz Gerry Martz knew hard work and hard times. An Army veteran who served for two years in Germany during the Vietnam War, Gerry worked for Bethlehem Steel as a laborer for 30 years.... read more