Author: Samantha Barna

Pop Up Giving: The Still Remembered Project

This month, the Global Sisterhood hopes to share the love with another amazing, Pittsburgh-based, non-profit. The Still Remembered Project is a non-profit organization that provides Christian-based support and encouragement to parents who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. The Still Remembered Project accomplishes their mission by: Educating local medical and bereavement communities Providing remembrance keepsakes to families Holding awareness events Hosting a monthly peer support group meeting for bereaved mothers. Specifically, the organization provides “Angel Gowns” made from wedding dresses, Memory Boxes for bereaved families, Sibling Bags for grieving siblings, Miscarriage Care Packages,...

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A Year of Giving with the Global Sisterhood

With the onset of a new year, it’s common to reflect on the year that’s just past. For many, 2016 was a year of mixed emotions. I’ve noticed that across social media, many people seem to feel that 2016 was a difficult year. With tragic events, divisive politics, and other struggles going on across the world, it can be easy to focus on the negative aspects of 2016. However, we need to work to see the good in it as well and use the lessons we’ve learned to affect positive change in 2017. At the Global Sisterhood, we’ve had a...

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The Global Sisterhood Loves New York

This weekend was an exciting one for many members of the Global Sisterhood. On Friday, Dr. Shellie Hipsky, Kourtney Leech, and I traveled to the Big Apple for a whirlwind weekend. After several agonizing flight delays, we finally touched down just in time to (literally) run to Pier 13 for Cruise for a Cause. After Kourt helped Shellie get glam, Shevelle called her upstairs to the ship’s gorgeous dining room. After Shevelle thanked everyone for coming, she called Shellie to the center of the dancefloor where she presented the Global Sisterhood with a check for $1,000! Many in attendance...

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Why Subscribe? Inspiration to your door for a year!

Well, it’s that time of year again; leaves are falling, nights are getting cooler, it’s time to break out the cozy sweaters, and the Fall Issue of Inspiring Lives Magazine is about to launch! The Inspiring Lives Magazine Team, myself included, have been working around the clock to make the Fall Issue our best one yet. In case you missed it, Jackie Evancho is our cover starlet! Many of you remember her as a ten-year-old opera prodigy, but Jackie has grown into a true pop star. Dr. Shellie talked new music, growing up, true friendship, and balancing career and...

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Waiting for a Morgan Donor

by Samantha Barna Today, I was having a “rough” day – I had physical therapy at 9 AM, a past due assignment to complete, and I was running on a few hours of sleep. However, today, I had one of those “Aha!” moments where everything is suddenly put into perspective. That aha moment, came in the form of Morgan Yoney. Morgan is 21, just a few months younger than me, and Morgan desperately needs a new set of O+ lungs. Morgan was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was just 9 months old. She has been bravely battling the...

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