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Chester Robert Baylor, 97

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first_imgChester Robert Baylor 97, of Milan, Indiana passed away Tuesday evening, January 24, 2017. Chester was born September 25, 1919. Chester was drafted as part of the first troop from Indiana in 1941 to serve our country in WWII. After serving in the South Pacific, Chester returned to Milan and married Ruth Hamilton on December 20, 1945. Chester Baylor is the founder of Baylor Trucking, Inc. He started the family business hauling furniture from the Milan Furniture Factory. Chester and his wife Ruth developed the company with an entrepreneurial spirit and hard work hauling freight throughout the Midwest and to the East Coast. Chester was a proud member of the American Legion, the United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and Shriner’s Club. He enjoyed being active in the community; supporting local activities, dancing at the Legion, golfing with friends, driving a semi-truck in parades and creating a scholarship fund. Chester is preceded in death by his wife Ruth and his son, Robert (Bob). Surviving are his daughter, Bonnie Hammond, son, Steve (Judy) Baylor, and daughter in law, Beth Baylor. Chester was blessed with five grandchildren; Cari Baylor, Ben (Suzy) Hammond, Kelly (Bill) Shelton, Katie (Dan) Petrossi, Jenny (Chris) Swisher, and Adam Baylor. He often smiled in adoration at his eight great grandchildren. Funeral Information: Visitation will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Milan United Methodist Church located at 306 S Main Street, Milan IN 47031. Funeral Services will be held at the church immediately following the visitation with Reverend Pamela Wooden officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery following the funeral service. Donations Information: In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Milan Legion Post 235, 385 E Indian Trail Milan IN 47031 or the Milan United Methodist Church.last_img read more

Andy Cole fights tears over kidney transplant hell

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first_img Loading… The Manchester United legend fell ill in 2015 after contracting a virus while on tour in Vietnam as a club ambassador. Cole’s body and face began to swell and he suffered severe fatigue as a result of the Focal Segmental Glomeruloscleroisis. He shrugged off the illness until he eventually went to the doctors as his condition got considerably worse. It was then that he found out his life was at risk as his kidney function dropped to just seven per cent of the usual capacity. He underwent a transplant in 2017 after his nephew stepped forward as a donor. But the five-time Premier League winner has revealed he is still struggling daily as a result of the illness. During an interview with The Guardian, the 48-year-old said: “There are many, many times when I want to give up, period, not just on life but give up on everything. “It becomes so difficult. I was struggling last Wednesday. “It totally came out of the blue and I had to stay in bed. “I conceded defeat and accepted that today’s not going to be my day. “Previously, I would fight. But ultimately, I know I can’t beat it.” When asked if life has got harder since then, the former striker said: “It certainly did.” The ex-England international takes medication every day to stop his body from rejecting the donated kidney. Cole continued: “I’m still here, that’s the most important thing. “But people don’t understand what you go through with this illness. “They look at a transplant patient and say: ‘You’re OK. You look really well.’ “Externally that can be true. But, internally, many things are going on. “You’re dealing with the medication and your moods. I’ve been very fortunate I’m never angry about it. “Your mental wellbeing is paramount because it’s so tough to deal with a disease that one day you feel unbelievably well and the next day you feel like a bag of s***.” The 48-year-old is launching the Andy Cole Fund this week which will work with Kidney Research UK. Cole, who lives alone after going through a divorce with his wife after the transplant, admitted he is finding lockdown tough. read also:Cole’s ‘surprise’ phone calls inspired me more after I joined Man Utd“I don’t know when I will be able to do any of that again. It’s driving me insane. “Being in lockdown, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on everything I’ve been through and you realise how difficult it’s been, especially when you’re dealing with it by yourself.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 England legend, Andy Cole, revealed he has considered “giving up” as he lifted the lid on his battle against kidney failure. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Valuelast_img read more

‘SC’s Star Seniors: Amber Gore

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first_imgWe start with morning practice as early as 6 a.m. And then recovery, breakfast and then I go to class. I come back for an afternoon session which can consist of another mini practice or weightlifting. Sometimes more class, and I go home and do homework — and then the day starts all over the next day. DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR FRESHMAN ATHLETES? WHAT IS YOUR SCHEDULE LIKE? WHAT HAVE YOU HAD TO SACRIFICE IN ORDER TO BE A STUDENT-ATHLETE, ESPECIALLY PLAYING TWO SPORTS? For many college students, four years of school can seem to fly by quickly. For student-athletes, grueling workouts, travel and the rigors of competing at the Division I level can make it go by even quicker. In this series, the Daily Trojan sits down with senior athletes playing various sports at USC to discuss their experience over the past four years, from their athletic life to their academic life. This week’s senior is women’s cross country and track runner Amber Gore, one of USC’s top distance runners over the last four seasons. Cross country is in the fall and track is in the winter and spring. It essentially feels like a big, year-round sport. Because I run distance in track, the training doesn’t change very much. We incorporate a little more speed in the spring. I’ve definitely learned how to work on time management because I notice I have a lot less time than other students to do schoolwork and extracurricular things. But it’s all for the love of the sport, and I wouldn’t trade it at all. People don’t understand how much mental focus it requires. A lot of people don’t like running as it is. I think the best part about running is when you get in that flow state. You are just in the zone. You feel great, like you’re floating through the air. It gives me a lot of time to think about anything. My mind can just wander. I feel great afterward, always. That’s the most important thing. WHAT’S ONE THING ABOUT RUNNING THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW? WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY AT USC? Use all the resources that we have at USC, whether that be your teammates, your coaches, teachers, the athletic staff or the academic faculty. Everyone is here to see you succeed, and I wish I would have taken advantage of that at an earlier time. There are so many people that can offer you so many things at school. I came in thinking that I can be super self-sufficient and definitely struggled at times. So I want to encourage younger athletes that it’s okay to reach out. It doesn’t mean you’re weak, or you can’t figure things out. It just means that sometimes we all need a little bit of extra help. Every year has been super memorable. There’s always new people coming in and making the team feel like a giant family. One of my favorite memories was my freshman year when we had the dual meet at UCLA. As a freshman, I knew about the rivalry coming in, but didn’t know about the deep history behind it. Being able to sweep on the men’s and women’s side at UCLA was just an unforgettable experience that really set the tone for the next three years and makes me excited to repeat it each year.  last_img read more