Fueled by a passion for education and medical science and an admiration for veterans, Lee and Penny Anderson have been selected as the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation's 2015 Award in Philanthropy recipients. Each year, the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation celebrates the generosity of the community and recognizes individuals who have fostered passion and vision for philanthropy in the Lakes Area through its annual Award in Philanthropy.
Ask any woman and she'll likely tell you there's nothing indulgent about an "annual visit." However, one Brainerd area gynecologist is working to change the way women view an exam and medical practice in general. In June 2014, Dr. Jennifer Arnhold opened an independent gynecology practice at the Cascade Women's Wellness Centre and Medspa in Baxter. After practicing in the mainstream healthcare industry for 10 years, Arnhold had a yearning to be different and provide women a new level of care. "I wanted to take real medicine and provide a different delivery concept," Arnhold said.
Theirs is a relationship quite unprecedented. Three Brainerd area Christian schools have banded together in an effort to educate the public about the availability of Christian education in the lakes area and to raise funds to help more students take advantage of the opportunity. Little over a year ago, Lake Region Christian School, Oak Street Christian School and St.
For eight years, Darren has been sober. And for two of those eight years, Darren has called the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen in Brainerd his community. His church. Darren visits the Soup Kitchen each day - coming for a filling meal but leaving with new-found friendships and a strengthening of this faith. "It's about more than just coming to a nice, warm place for a hot meal," Darren says. "Here, I find the love and authority of God. We're all in the same boat, when we come here.
It took a series of accidents and health concerns to make Brenda Wiener a believer in the power of essential oils. Over 10 years later, Wiener won't leave home without her kit of oils and has now built a business based upon the very healing properties she, herself, doubted for so many years. In the first six months after he was born, Wiener's son, Albert, suffered from a variety of health complications, including chronic digestive issues that led to much discomfort for the infant.
As the Marketing and Foundation Director at Essentia Health–St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, Miranda Anderson is typically on the service end of health care, a part of the team ensuring patients and their loved ones receive top-notch care in times of physical need. However, one November morning Anderson found herself and her family on the receiving end of that same care chain.
BAXTER — A record-setting 311 youths participated and finished in the 2012 Brainerd Kiwanis Kids Triathlon Aug. 25. And, I am proud to say; my son and daughter were two of them. This was Jackson’s second year. He is my 9-year-old dynamo. Fortunately for him, he inherited his father’s athletic prowess and competitive nature.
It was 21 years ago that Bill and Cathy Schmid lost their eight-week-old baby girl to SIDS. But to the couple, some days, it seems just like yesterday. Haley was the Plymouth couple’s first baby. The notion of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) was only just surfacing within the medical community, but never did the Schmids think it could or would happen to their perfectly healthy daughter. “As you can imagine, it’s a life changing, devastating thing,” Bill Schmid said. “We struggled with it for awhile, looking for answers. And there really weren’t any answers at that time.”