Author Archives: Laura B Hayden (Blog Writer, Sevenponds)

“Ooh Child” by The Five Stairsteps

The Burke family soul band, named by their mother for the way they stood in group photos, promised a better life in complicated times.

Ooh-oo child Things are gonna get easier Ooh-oo child Things’ll get brighter In 1970, the words to the Five Stairsteps release of “Ooh Child” felt like a healing balm. My fellow college students and I had suffered numerous national wounds … Continue reading

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Cancer Patient Heather Mosher Marries 18 Hours Before her Death

The dying bride's vows were her final words, which she followed with a triumphant gesture

Surely Heather Mosher’s worst of times began the day doctors confirmed she had breast cancer. That day, however, did not end in deep disappointment. Nor did her life. On December 23, 2016 Heather received both the dire medical news and … Continue reading

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