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‘Conquering Mountains’ Starts Up Shelter’s Series

‘Conquering Mountains’ Starts Up Shelter’s Series

Prominent residents will share their personal stories of challenge and change during a 7 p.m. speaker series beginning Thursday, May 2, at Corona del Mar’s Port Theatre, part of Friendship Shelter’s 25th anniversary celebration. The “Speaking of…” series will have a twist: the talks will be directed as advice for homeless people currently rebuilding their […]

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Changing Lives One Heart at a Time

Changing Lives One Heart at a Time

Mike Spindle described the magnetism of 49-year-old Laguna Beach resident Kelly Perkins, a 15-year heart transplant survivor. “She makes you appreciate life and appreciate every breath that you take. Here’s this little tiny woman, and she travels around the world climbing mountains.” Perkins’ 1992 diagnosis of viral cardiomyopathy led to congestive heart failure and, ultimately, […]