I'll also never forget the words my surgeon uttered back in 2001 when he told me of my diagnosis of DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ). 'If this experience doesn't rivet you, nothing will. You'll never look at life in the same way.' He was right.
I remember the first time I knew something was wrong. I was in my junior year of high school when I thought about what would happen if I purposely fell down the stairs. I'd always been an overachiever, but being the year before college that really mattered, I wanted to escape from the pressure that I was going through in school.
Many Congolese children are orphans -- their families ravaged by the conflict or HIV. These children rely on the willingness of a neighbor or family member to take them off the street and allow the child to live in their home. These families often do not have enough.
Why would we waste so much human talent? And yet, that is exactly what we do now when it comes to girls and women in countless rural communities and sprawling cities around the world.
When he saw the picture I wanted, Shabbir put his hand on Malala's face, became quite emotional and nearly began to cry. His connection to Malala was not to the radiant young woman I know, but to the Taliban who tried to silence her.
The research on guns and gun ownership is clear. Having firearms in your home makes everyone who lives there more likely to be a victim of gun violence, period. That's irresponsible parenting.
Like many people, I was outraged when I saw the video of Florida judge Jerri Collins throwing a woman in jail after holding her in contempt of court for not showing up to testify against her allegedly abusive husband.
Divided Palestinians need to be united if the current protests are to have direction.
To describe this darkest hour in our nation's history as simply being based on a racist hatred of people of African descent is to miss the complexity of the transatlantic slave trade and the work of enslaved Africans in America.
We took our baby girl home from the hospital soon after we took her off life support. We signed "Do Not Resuscitate" documents and we were assigned hospice care especially for children. It took 21 days. With each cavernous minute, I prayed for death to be swift.
No matter where you are on your "change the world journey", learning about developing yourself, developing your team, and developing your partnerships will empower you to be more effective and connected in your efforts.
We were visiting with a group of Generation Hope students, the program started by our partners Camille and Esther Ntoto of Africa New Day. The program is working to develop a generation of young people who can lead Congo and be the change-makers the county so desperately needs.
In 100 years' time I hope to see Bahrain as an established epicenter of art in the Middle East. My dream is for ArtBahrain to act as an accelerator for the celebration of culture and creativity, and our annual fair is something I hope that will become an inspiration for artists to become confident and recognizable on a global scale.
Last year's Ice Bucket Challenge raised more than $100 million in donations for the ALS association in less than a month--and, along with them, serious questions about the role of viral video in charity.
What about the learning needs of working adults? Careers span decades, so it stands to reason that you can't front-load everything you'll need to know just in your youth.
The unfortunate reality is that to date, the issue of diabetes in pregnancy has received scant attention, even as maternal and newborn health has been widely embraced as a development priority.
For too many LGBT young people, discrimination is one of the main reasons they end up homeless. Sometimes they are even thrown out on the streets by their own families, who will not allow them to live their lives as LGBT.