Saturday, May 4, 2013
Five ideas for what to do in Stone Mountain and beyond.
Run, Walk ‘N Roll, benefitting the Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), is a five mile race (or two mile walk) routing through Stone Mountain Park. It happens on Saturday, May 4 at 7 a.m. More details here. Also on Saturday, a casino night and silent auction dubbed the Cuatro De Mayo Fiesta is happening at the Smoke Rise Country Club at 4900 Chedworth Avenue. It's a benefit for the Smoke Rise Prep Learning Center. Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May each year when comic book shops such as the The Dragon's Horde at 5615 Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into the store. Guest appearance by creators John McGuire and Robert Jeffrey III along with Storm of X-men …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
She writes about her love of thrifting in her first blog on Patch.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
According to the website of Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) in Stone Mountain, the woman who contracted a flesh-eating bacteria last year will be at its annual event at Stone Mountain Park.
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) in Stone Mountain says Aimee Copeland, the woman in Snellville who contracted a flesh-eating bacteria last May, will be at its annual Run Walk 'N' Roll, at Stone Mountain Park on May 4. The information is posted on FODAC's site, under events. Registration for the five-mile run, walk or wheelchair roll begins at 7 a.m. The run starts at 8 a.m. There's a two-mile walk/roll starting at 9 a.m. Learn more information about this year's Run Walk 'N' Roll here. The charity event benefits FODAC's efforts for the disabled. Copeland required several amputations, including her left leg, right foot and both hands, after she contracted a flesh-eating bacteria following a zipline accident. You may also be…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Group helps load supplies for Hurricane Sandy Relief for annual “Day of Service.”
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Two 40-foot cargo containers were filled with medical equipment and sent to Luis Vernaza Hospital in Guayaquil, to be used in its rehabilitation unit, according to a press release on the effort.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Learn more about this organization and how you can help it meet its goals.
Chris Brand, president, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, known as FODAC, took some time to share information about the organization -- its needs, favorite moments of 2012 and how people can help long-term: Does FODAC have a special 'holiday wish' this year -- a need you'd like taken care of before the start of 2013? There are so many children who are dealing with disabilities yet don’t have the resources for proper equipment or home modifications. These are children who may only have a wheelchair at school, so at home they have no independence or ability to play, or they may have even simpler equipment needs like a shower chair. To sponsor one of these children only costs $170, but that money allows these kids to live fuller, more …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Eagle Rock Distributing Company Uses Truck Routes to Support Equipment Donation Sites
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a non-profit organization providing over $10 million annually in durable medical equipment and supplies to the disabled community, today announced a partnership with local beverage distributor Eagle Rock Distributing Company to utilize Eagle Rock’s delivery trucks and routes to pick up and deliver home medical supplies (HME). Eagle Rock drivers working the route between the company’s Dalton office and the Stone Mountain office will stop at Mobility Works in Marietta and pick up donations to deliver to FODAC’s warehouse in Stone Mountain. “We are pleased to partner with Eagle Rock to support the companies, like Mobility Works, who have offered to be donation sites for used HME,” stated Chris …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
To clear space for new donations, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) is holding a public auction today, Nov. 8.
Friday, October 5, 2012
13-year-old girl, paralyzed by Guillain Barre Syndrome, fights to regain her life before the illness
One day in early May of this year, 13-year-old Allisa Taylor woke up in her Lithonia home with a slight numbness in her hands and feet. Less than a week later, Allisa was lying in a hospital bed almost totally paralyzed, while doctors sought to diagnose the cause of her sudden onset illness. Her illness turned out to be Guillain Barre Syndrome, an extremely rare disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the nerves. As with Allisa, weakness and tingling in the extremities are usually the first symptoms, and the symptoms can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing the whole body. There is little understanding of what causes the disease; it strikes with little warning, although it often is preceded by an infectious illness such as the …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Between the tax free holiday coming up in August, second-hand stores and retailer deals, there's no need to spend a fortune on clothes the kids will soon outgrow anyway.
Chances are the clothes your children donned during the last school year no longer fit. And the kids are still growing, so why spend a lot on new outfits? Here are some places and deals to check out for inexpensive back-to-school clothes shopping: Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC): Children's clothing is $1, and the last Tuesday of the month (the next one is July 31) everything with the exception of furniture is half off in the store. Address: 4900 Lewis Road. Kid-to-Kid Consignment: Tops and T-shirts start at $2.99; you can also sign up to get e-mail alerts on deals. When you turn in your gently used children's clothing and other kids' items, you can earn cash up front or get 20 percent more in store credit. Kid to Kid is …