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Use the last week of February -- American Heart Month -- to get healthy

Since proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, February has been celebrated as American Heart Month. And while this is the last week of the month, it's a perfect time to take stock of your heart health and make doctor's appointments, even if they're in March. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans; Johnson made the proclamation nine years after he had a heart attack. That led to local initiatives about preventing heart disease, like the Kissimmee 5K race held Valentine'...

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Keith 2/27/2020 Comments(0)

Crossing guard struck by truck while helping child cross street, FHP says.

A truck driver recently hit an Orange County crossing guard who was assisting a child cross the street, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Florida Troopers reported that 78-year-old crossing guard Margarita Martinez was in a crosswalk with a child on Chickasaw Trail shortly after 8 am when a Chevrolet pickup driver made a right turn and hit her. Thankfully Martinez only suffered minor injuries, and the child was not injured. The truck driver, 57-year-old Joel Garcia, was n...

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Keith 2/9/2020 Comments(0)

What Kind of Attorney is Right for me?

Choosing an attorney to represent you in your personal injury case is a critical decision. Your chosen advocate will be someone you trust to look out for your best interest and help you to secure the compensation you need today and in the future. In many ways, you are putting your life in their hands. That is why it is vital that you explore what kind of attorney is right for you. Personal Injury Experience The law is a vast area in which different attorneys can develop specializations. W...

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Keith 1/15/2020 Comments(0)

Kissimmee to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with Unity Parade and Festival Saturday Jan. 18, 2020

Celebrate diversity, unity, and community at the City of Kissimmee Martin Luther King Jr Unity Celebration! This energetic parade and festival features live performances from Gospel, R&B, and Soul artists including Mary Wilson from the Supremes , along with food trucks, craft vendors, the KUA Kids Zone, and a unity parade through Historic Downtown Kissimmee. Unity Parade The festivities begin with Kissimmee's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Parade at 10 am. This community p...

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Keith 1/15/2020 Comments(0)

Florida Motorcycle Safety and Accident Prevention

You probably have seen a popular bumper sticker which reads Pay attention: Motorcycles are Everywhere! When it comes to Florida roads, that statement is a big deal. According to recent studies, 20 percent of all motor vehicle deaths on Florida roads take place on motorcycles. The report also found that Florida had the most motorcycle-related deaths in the country. The good news is there are ways to improve Florida motorcycle safety and prevent accidents. While some may believe that motorcyclists...

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Keith 1/14/2020 Comments(0)

What to do After a Pedestrian Injury Takes Place

Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents in Florida frequently involve pedestrians. In fact, according to a 2017 report by the Governors Highway Safety Association GHSA Florida ranked second in the nation for pedestrian deaths. Additionally, Florida has consistently been found to be one of the most unsafe places for pedestrians. Some of the reasons for these accidents could be distracted driving, a lack of safe sidewalk areas, and even the pedestrian’s failure to observe crosswalk signals or...

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Keith 1/10/2020 Comments(0)

Draper Law Office, Positively Osceola, and the School District of Osceola County Join in Celebrating Extraordinary Teachers & Professional Support Staff

With the 2019 school year well under way, it was once again time to recognize some of the amazing teachers and professional support staff that touch the lives of so many students everyday in the School District of Osceola County. For the fourth year, Charlie Draper of Draper Law Office, along with Dr. Debra Pace, Superintendent of the school district, and Positively Osceola, began visiting schools with a mission of thanking teachers and support staff that go above and beyond In order to bring th...

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Keith 12/4/2019 Comments(0)

City of Kissimmee's Festival of Lights Parade Now Accepting Registrations

Candy Land is the theme for this year’s Kissimmee Festival of Lights Parade, and it’s time to register if you or your group wants to be a part of all the fun! The City of Kissimmee has opened registration for the Dec. 14 parade down Broadway. The fun begins just after dark at 7 p.m. but attendees should arrive to get one of the better curbside viewing spots . The Parade is an annual tradition that is perfect for the whole family. Applications for the parade and Grand Mars...

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Keith 11/17/2019 Comments(0)

A Child and Two Adults Hurt After Van Crashes into Lynx bus stop in Orlando

A child and two adults were hurt Friday morning when a car went off the road and crashed directly into a Lynx bus stop in Orlando. It took place around 7:40 a.m. on Silver Star Road, near North Powers Drive in Pine Hills. Florida Highway Patrol said the car was going eastbound on Silver Star Road when it went off the road and hit the bus stop. The FHP said the child was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital, and the adults were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. The victims’ injuries were...

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Keith 11/15/2019 Comments(0)

Delayed Injuries After a Car Accident

When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident , everything can happen in a matter of seconds. Drivers and their passengers seldom have time to brace for the impact and may not even see the collision coming before it occurs. Often during and directly after the accident the people involved have elevated adrenaline levels which can inhibit sensations such as pain to the point they may not know they are hurt. Additionally, it is not uncommon for some who has been through the trauma of a car acci...

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Keith 11/15/2019 Comments(0)


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