To her surprise, she’s had some great success, including reuniting a 127-year-old letter with the author's descendants.
Dan Willkens has donated over 300 masks to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
“I really think that having the 1918 flu strengthened everything about me,” said Gerri Schappals, 102.
"To be honest," he said. “I don’t know if I’d have been able to do this if they hadn’t announced that roller coaster.”
The sisters had not seen each other in more than 50 years, though they had long been searching for one another.
People become happier over time after they start volunteering, according to research.
As my bullet-point lists stared back at me, uncompleted, I kept finding more things to add to it. As my lists kept growing, so did my anxiety.
An artist filled a truck with 1,800 paintings and had them shipped 2,777 miles to one of the communities hit hardest this spring by covid-19.
“Descendants,” featured in the July issue of Smithsonian Magazine, includes photos of President Thomas Jefferson, human rights activist Frederick Douglass and early suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, shown side-by-side with their modern-day relatives.
Whether a rash, a bruise, blue lips or other common physical reactions, “it was clear to me that certain symptoms would not present the same on my own skin,” said Malone Mukwende.