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Terrie Lea Exemplifies the True Meaning of Faith and Perseverance, and Shows Miracles are Possible through God’s Singing Children

Terrie LeaTerrie Lea has gone through a lot in her lifetime, enduring many smiles, laughter and love as well as heartaches, trials, and tears. The Lord called her in 1987 and gave her the gift of song. She was ordained in 1991 as a song minister. In 1992, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. In December of 1992, she was in the hospital getting ready to have surgery, but the Lord told her to tell the doctor to check one more time, and when the doctor did, the cancer was no longer there. On through the years, Terrie Lea has had things happened to her, different sicknesses, but the Lord was always there on time to deliver her from all the attacks. She has been healed so many times by her Father God, who loves her so dearly. From the year 2003 to 2007, it seemed there was always something to discourage her, but her vision and the calling God had placed in her life gave her the strength to overcome all the traps the enemy had set before her.

Upon her arrival into the year 2007, everything one could have imaged when it came to illness was thrust her way every four days—but God was there, right on time. In October 2007, Terrie Lea suffered an injury from protecting her granddaughter that led to blood clots in her left leg that traveled to her right lung as well. In December 2007, another blood clot developing in the other leg and traveled to the other lung. Terrie Lea has suffered several physical ailments, disappointments or setbacks that have transformed her life, but she refuses to give into the despair or depression that could weigh her down. She focuses on the positive outlook in life and is sometimes described as too optimistic and trusting, and has come to be known as a “Pollyanna.” Through the many medical conditions, Terrie Lea had to make the difficult choice of moving to Florida to be close to the Mayo Clinic for her health. This was an extremely difficult decision to be away from her family. However, her health and medical care have improved and she visits as often as she can, especially during the holidays. She loves Christmas, and the holidays would not be the same without her family. They know that she is the spirit of Christmas in their home. She strives to a better Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend each and every day.

Terri LeaTerrie Lea believes in the goodness of others and the importance of unconditional love, faith, family and the Lord and Savior in her life. She has been extraordinarily blessed in her life and wants to continue to make her mark upon this earth. It is the Lord within her that sings, not her. When He called her to sing in 1987, she couldn’t talk let alone sing in front of people. He said then it was Him in her and to not be afraid. She has gone through many hardships and trials that have tested her faith and strength in the Lord. She has suffered physically with illness, such as COPD, cancer, and blood clots in both lungs and legs and when she felt like giving up and quitting singing for the Lord, He has spoken to her and said, “Terrie, I am not finished with you yet.” She is so blessed to have always been held in the palm of God’s hands to be protected, loved, guided and inspired. Her family is the most important thing in life and she has fought to protect her husband, her children and grandchildren from life’s hardships. She is not perfect, but she strives to be better each and every day.

Terrie LeaTerrie Lea hopes to see her legacy continue with her grandchildren. It is amazing to see how a young girl who was afraid to sing is working on her fifth album—singing, producing, and writing songs. She can see God’s blessings in her grandchildren and how they are touched with God’s love, empathy and grace. Her oldest grandson, Colton, wrote his first song at the age of seven. The younger grandchildren want to work for the Lord and she knows that one day Alyssa, Landon, Laken and the ones waiting in heaven to be born and bless the family, will work for the Lord in one capacity or another. Upon reflecting on the decisions she has made and on what she intends to be a bright future, Terrie Lea said, “I had to move to Florida for my health and to be away from all that I love in West Virginia. However, I know that with my family and God’s unconditional love that I will be okay. My calling has been to sing and speak to the broken-hearted with words and song. I am so blessed to have seen my life experiences, both good and bad, touch others in ways that I would not have thought possible.”

Please visit Terrie Lea’s website or http://godssingingchildren.com to learn more about her incredible journey.

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Deanna Lennox and the War Horse Awareness Foundation Utilize Equine Therapy for PTSD Patients

Deanna LennoxDeanna Lennox established the nonprofit War Horse Awareness Foundation to help first responders understand and cope with occupational injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and other operational stress injuries. She organizes symposiums, promotes PTSD awareness and develops equine programs for frontline service providers and their families. She previously served as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for more than 16 years until she suffered a career-ending injury that led to depression.  She has written a book about her experiences that was recently published by HarperCollins Publishing Canada. She attributes her success to her perseverance and passion for the industry. Ms. Lennox earned a diploma in criminal justice from Lethbridge College, and is a certified meditation teacher. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. In the coming years, Ms. Lennox intends to continue helping first responders.

Deanna Lennox "A Mounties Memoir"The War Horse Awareness Foundation consults with world renowned horseman, author and personal coach, Chris Irwin, to offer unique programs. These programs have been in existence for several years and have shown to be highly successful in helping frontline service provides deal with these specific issues. These equine-based programs are exceptional and very effective; however, the organization is committed to getting frontline service providers and their families connected with the resources and programs that best suit their individual and collective needs.

For more information about War Horse Awareness Foundation, visit http://www.warhorseawareness.com. Please also click here for more information about Ms. Lennox’s books.

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Gary Maskagak Seeks Cure for Cancer through Community and Government Services

health care cancer research treatment cureFor more than 20 years, Gary Maksagak has served as facilities manager for Community and Government Services. The community service organization provides programs and funding which support core municipal operations, infrastructure development, and land development. Its main goal is to maintain assets in a safe level for public interest. Client departments rely on safe operation and maintenance from the Asset Management Division.

In his position, Mr. Maksagak communicates with clients and community government departments. He is responsible for overseeing five communities, including health care centers, schools, and wildlife offices, as well as supervision of nine employees. Mr. Maksagak serves on the board of directors for Northern Territories Water and Waste Association and, is an active member of Worldwide Branding. In the coming years, he plans to enter retirement and continue pursuing community services on a personal level.

Community and Government Services LogoRecently, Mr. Maksagak lost both of his parents to cancer. He is interested in collaborating with other professionals to work toward battling cancer. He is seeking to become involved with various cancer societies and charitable organizations which are actively pursuing cancer research. Mr. Maksagak also aspires to network with professionals who are passionate about creating awareness and finding aid for those currently suffering from cancer.

For more information about Community and Government Services,
please click here.

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Jaine M. Schmidt Gives Visions of Joy as Head of Creative Services for Lighthouse International

Jaine M. SchmidtJaine M. Schmidt began her career as a business-to-business communications graphic designer. With excellent business acumen, she pursued an opportunity in the nonprofit sector with Lighthouse International. The nonprofit organization provides help, hope and resources to children and adults who have experienced, or are at risk for experiencing, vision loss. Their range of prevention, treatment, and empowerment services extends to an international demographic. In an effort to ensure productivity and independence amongst their members, Lighthouse International provides early intervention, youth and social services, assistive technology training, and vision rehabilitation. For members seeking career assistance, the organization extends opportunities in job placement, internships, pre-employment training, and job retention to ensure success. Lighthouse International also offers services, which aid members in performing everyday functions, such as programs, which make it easier for people with vision impairment to read text messages or books. Aiding people who are visually impaired for over 100 years, Lighthouse International continues to serve as a beacon of hope for those struggling daily with vision loss.

As Lighthouse’s director of creative services, Ms. Schmidt utilizes her strengths in marketing and graphic design to grow and strengthen the organization’s brand recognition as the leading resource in low vision. She is responsible for overseeing the entire panoply of printed, electronic and display materials for the external activities of Lighthouse International along with ensuring a consistent and relevant external presence of the organization through the website, social media, public relations and advertising campaigns. As director of creative services, she exercises overall executive responsibility for the design, development and production of all graphic materials, working closely with appropriate members of the management in all departments. A key element of the job is to insure that there is extreme consistency among imaging and messaging protocols, as well as quality control, in all Lighthouse materials.

Lighthouse International provides help, hope and resources to children and adults who have experienced, or are at risk for experiencing, vision loss

Lighthouse International provides help, hope and resources to children and adults who have experienced, or are at risk for experiencing, vision loss

Drawing on her educational background, which includes a Bachelor of Fine Art from The College of New Jersey, Ms. Schmidt has become an expert in nonprofit management. She has become proficient in building awareness and generating funding for Lighthouse International. Recognized as a leader in her field, she is often sought after for advice and collaboration. In the coming years, she plans assist Lighthouse in the expansion of programs and services dedicated to getting the latest technology to people with vision loss.

Ms. Schmidt is charitably involved with Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, New York Cares, the National Hemophilia Foundation and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In her free time, she enjoys golfing as a hobby.

Lighthouse International is a leading resource in helping people of all ages overcome the challenges of vision loss through low vision care by expert eye doctors, rehabilitation services, early intervention and preschool and adolescent programs and social services.

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Betsy S. Mayfield Gives People Struggling through Addiction an Opportunity for New Life with Recovery

Betsy S. MayfieldBetsy S. Mayfield is a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Therapist, and a Substance Abuse Professional Therapist who has nurtured a growing skill set over the course of a career that spans nearly a decade. She continuously strives for excellence in her endeavors to make a difference in the world of treating mental illness and addiction, and specializes in substance abuse treatment. Ms. Mayfield currently oversees daily operations of Let It Be Counseling, LLC, the organization that provides substance abuse and mental health evaluations. There, she is responsible for monitoring patient assessment and evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation planning, and mental health and substance abuse counseling services.

Ms. Mayfield attributes her success to motivation, and her willingness to help others develop a voice to flourish in life. She became involved in her profession to help those facing mental health and substance abuse challenges. Starting in the nonprofit organization has led her to ongoing profession progression of opportunities in helping others. The highlight of her counseling career is having the privilege to walk with someone as they begin to see the light as they come out of their darkness.

Betsy S. Mayfield helps people to overcome problems with addiction through Let It Be Counseling, LLCMs. Mayfield received a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha after earning a Bachelor’s Degree from the renowned institute of higher learning. She also holds accreditation as a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner #956, a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor #887, and a Substance Abuse Professional. She is a member of the Association of Private Practice Therapists and the National Board for Certified Counselors. In the years to come, Ms. Mayfield plans to continue to make a difference in the world of treating mental illness and addiction.

For more information about Let It Be Counseling, LLC, please click here.

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Gail Ruth Peterson Helps Widows and Widowers Continue to Go for their Goals after Spouses’ Deaths

Gail Ruth Peterson helps women unite to accomplish their goals after their spouses' deathsGail Ruth Peterson, along with her new husband, Mike, is the Director and Co-Founder of The Widow’s Peek, Inc., a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization which offers resources and support for widows and widowers around the world. At the helm of the organization, Mrs. Peterson is responsible for writing curriculum to help widows and widowers realize there is still something for them to do after a spouse’s death. She is also currently in charge of writing a training program, and of coordinating and overseeing monthly events. She is also in the process of a newsletter with encouraging stories.

Mr. & Mrs. Peterson were inspired to become involved in the profession by the experiences that they encountered after they each became widowed in 2008. After participating in a grief program, Mrs. Peterson took a life coaching course and felt a need for a widows’ program. Mrs. Peterson is personally involved in grief ministry and is gifted in the area of writing and art. She has written a number of books: “Who am I without Him?”; “Kimmie Meets Jesus”; “Pete’s Move to Grandma and Grandpa”; “Jacob Wins a Soccer Game”; and “Cadin’s Heavenly Father.”

Since having served as an agent of positive change in the lives of many, Mrs. Peterson attributes her success to God, seeing the needs of others, and wanting her life to be useful. She is not afraid to try new things or make mistakes. In looking forward to a bright future, Mrs. Peterson wants to travel to various areas in Africa, and have more opportunity to share the facts of a widow’s life in the U.S. She believes that there is a healthy way to be healed and move on, and she wants to make her resources more known.

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Colin G. Benjamin Promotes Healthy Living Among Aussies with ‘Life. Be in it.’

Healthy FoodsDr. Colin Benjamin OAM is the Honorary Director of ‘Life. Be in it’ – one of the longest standing health promotion charities addressing preventable chronic disease and health promotion programs. Dr. Benjamin follows in the footsteps of his father Eric Benjamin OAM, in a lifetime commitment to social work addressing the issues of poverty alleviation, self-help group formation and health promotion initiatives.

For the past 35 years, Dr. Colin Benjamin has served as director general for ‘Life. Be in it.’ International. As mentioned on the company’s website, www.lifebeinit.org, “’Life. Be in it.’ promotes healthy active life styles, leisure and recreational activities and the development of research and service initiatives that have as its primary object prevention and control of chronic diseases including asthma, cancer, heart disease, kidney conditions, stroke and mental disorders by promoting a greater level of physical activity and greater levels of social inclusion…With operations in every State and Territory ‘Life. Be in it’ has been the leading light in recreational activities that provide a direct link to building a healthier Australia.” In his position, Dr. Benjamin provides recreational activities and develops health promotion materials, which he makes readily available to the community. An authority in the area of health, he also offers advice and information on sporting and recreational opportunities. Recently, Dr. Benjamin was recognized for outstanding service to the community and was honored in the Australia Day Awards with an Order of Australia medal. He attributes his decades of success to passion for his work and a desire to aid his community. In the coming years, Dr. Benjamin intends to expand his nonprofit organization through professional collaboration and fundraising.

'Life. Be in it.'‘Life. Be in it’ is one of the most widely recognized lifestyle messages in Australia. It promotes healthy active lifestyles by providing fun, enjoyable programs across the nation. Dr. Benjamin has spent the vast majority of his career on a crusade to change Australians’ attitudes towards obesity and chronic disease, and he has become well-known for his role as the current voice of Norm – the iconic Australian anti‐hero brought to life in the ‘Life. Be in it’ campaign.

Dr. Benjamin is a director for the Victoria branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers, founder and chairman of the Australian Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists, and a member of the Association of Professional Futurists. He also served in several director positions for charitable and nonprofit organizations from 1969 through 2010.

Learn more about ‘Life. Be in it.’ by visiting the organization’s website: http://wa.lifebeinit.org

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Aurora Juliana Ariel, PhD Inducted into Worldwide Who’s Who for Excellence in her Pioneering Work in Psychology

Dr. Ariel found the cause of suffering and developed a cure to help end suffering on Earth

MALIBU, CA, August 25, 2013, Aurora Juliana Ariel, Founder, Chairwoman, and CEO of the Institute of AdvancedDr. Aurora Juliana Ariel, PhD Healing, TheQuest University, and AEOS, has been recognized by Worldwide Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in the Human Potential Movement through years of pioneering work in the field of psychology resulting in landmark discoveries and tools to heal and ailing humanity.

#1 best selling author, Creator of TheQuest, and award-winning author of the Earth 2012-33 series, Dr. Ariel earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Greenwich University with 4.0 GPA, a M.A. in psychology through the University of Santa Monica, graduating with honors, a B.A. in Psychology through Honolulu University, and holds over 38 certificates in advanced healing modalities. She has released 34 music, books, and audio CDs since 2008 through her multimedia production company, AEOS: 7 books (co-author of 2 others), 11 life transforming audio CDs and 16 music CDs, with much more to come.

ariel, aurora juliana logo2After years of dedicated research and work to find the cause of suffering and a cure, Dr. Ariel founded the Institute of Advanced Healing, a non-profit organization in 2000. Her research directly in the human psyche culminated in her discovery that the unconscious holds the key to understanding humanity’s true potential. One of her landmark discoveries was finding that subconscious programs are the cause of all adverse conditions, blocking an individual’s full potential from being realized. By systematically isolating each subconscious component, applying TheQuest healing technology, Dr. Ariel found she was able to reprogram patterns so people could live healthier happier lives. The effects are life changing. She has successfully worked with youth at risk, addicts, abusers and the abused, people with serious illnesses, including mental conditions, PTSD, and trauma, and a host of dysfunctional personality traits and life conditions with tremendous results. After years of miraculous results from this work, she is dedicated to bringing out the principles and practice of TheQuest worldwide. Her dream is that her life’s work can change lives throughout the planet. Once individuals are restored to their innate identity, they are free to fulfill their highest potential. As Dr. Ariel puts it, “When you heal your life, you change your destiny.”

Institute of Advanced HealingShe developed TheQuest Self Healing System (book, audio CD and healing journal) as an essential element in rehabilitation models for abused women, youth at risk, addicts, prisoners, veterans with PTSD, and individuals with brain chemistry disorders (mental illness). She believes the stigma of mental illness will be gone in 10 years, once people understand brain chemistry imbalances can be healed by the advances she (and other) pioneering doctors have made in the field of Neuroscience.

Numerous cutting edge programs are also available to the public, including her Total Life Transformation, Miracle Weight Loss, Addiction Release, After Rehab, Brain Chemistry Balance, Relationship Healing, and Women’s Empowerment programs. Understanding how quickly lives can be restored and potentials actualized when applying TheQuest self-healing technology, she released her groundbreaking book, TheQuest: Heal Your Life, Change Your Destiny worldwide Christmas 2009. She then began offering the Ebook FREE forever via her websites, so that it could reach everyone in need of healing regardless of their financial situation.

Dr. Ariel also developed 7 level courses through TheQuest University, IOAH’s sister division for the layperson as well as health care professionals. She is now creating a Virtual School with ‘live classrooms’ available to students around the world. Graduates of TheQuest Life Coach and Counselor Certification Course will be supported to serve their communities worldwide with chapters in their respective areas similar to the model chapter Dr. Ariel created in Aspen, Colorado in 2005, providing counseling, coaching, support groups, classes, community outreach and services.

The Institute of Advanced Healing is currently seeking funding to set up its international headquarters to host many of her cutting edge programs, advanced Health Center, launch TheQuest University’s virtual school and the first pilot programs to showcase how TheQuest rehabilitation models can change many conditions once thought incurable.

Born into a lineage of entrepreneurs, Dr. Ariel attributes her success to her inner drive and passion to help others, which ignited in her teens when her mother became severely ill. She has headed her own companies since her twenties including a seafood distribution company with products in all major supermarket chains (Safeway, Foodland, Buttreys and Star) spanning 5 states in the Northwest at 24, sharing her father’s global vision and pioneering spirit. A pioneer in shrimp farming, he also became one of the top distributors of seafood in the world with companies in 5 countries. Her grandfather was a doctor and stockbroker in Beverly Hills, California. She also takes after both her grandmothers who loved their gardens, culinary arts, and their families.

A dedicated mother of four and grandmother of three, Aurora’s youthfulness, health, vitality, and passion for life comes from applying the Optimum Health and Lifestyle Programs she provides for others. “TheQuest,” she says, “has been a continual ally, helping her through the most difficult challenges.” She has been the proving ground for her life’s work, the results of which gave her a love for helping transform the lives of others. She enjoys spending her free time in nature, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snorkeling with dolphins and turtles amidst beautiful coral gardens, whale watching, traveling to exotic locations, exploring ancient sites, enjoying other cultures, cultural events, concerts and films, and healthy international cuisine.

Dr. Ariel has garnered a reputation of distinction over the course of an illustrious career, earning the following awards and accolades for her outstanding achievements:

Number One Bestselling Author (2012)

Visionary Award for her First Book, “Earth 2012-33: The Ultimate Quest, How to Find Peace in a World of Chaos.” (2009)

Endorsements from Leaders in the Human Potential Movement, including Jack Canfield (“Chicken Soup For the Soul” Series), Wayne Dyer, Dr. John Gray (“Men are from Mars, Women from Venus”), Jared Rosen, Alan Cohen, Dr. Harold Bloomfield, Dr. Leonard Laskow and others

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Tay-Bandz, Inc. Combats Pediatric Cancer

Susan MatthewsWorldwide Who’s Who lifetime member Susan Matthews is board member and president of Tay-Bandz, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for and funding pediatric cancer research. Tay-Bandz became a 501(c)(3) public charity in May 2003 when Susan’s daughter, Taylor Matthews, was diagnosed with bone cancer. Although she lost her battle in February 2008, Taylor remains a beacon of hope in the combat against all forms of pediatric cancer. Taylor’s fight and dream will live on. And by taking the reins of the non-profit, Susan has emerged as an outspoken advocate for pediatric cancer awareness. She is presently expanding the organization to a national level.

The concept behind Tay-Bandz is “kids helping kids,” whereby its charitable activities and community-based efforts involve empowering youth to design and sell inspired products. Since 2003, Susan and company have organized and launched a multitude of fundraising drives, including partnerships with retailers and vendors where a portion of the proceeds from sales benefit the nonprofit. They have raised more than $1 million in donations, which have supported pediatric cancer research at medical centers such as the Columbia Presbyterian Children’s Hospital, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the MD Anderson Cancer Institute. Susan has also initiated a series of dance-a-thons, bowl-a-thons, relays and boutiques.

Currently, Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, a leading creator of world class summer educational experiences for children and teens is hosting a Tay-Bandz dance-a-thon in July 2009. For further information, go to http://www.jkcp.com or visit the Facebook event page: Tay-Bandz Fundraiser Dance for Pediatric Cancer Research. In addition, for the first time ever, Tay-Bandz has a team participating in “Swim Across America” to raise funds for cancer research. The team includes 16 year old Nikhyl Jhangiani who has pledged to swim 100,000 laps until June 2010 in order to raise $10,000 for Tay-Bandz.

Through the years, the charity has broadened its product offering and range of services. While the initial items sold were custom headbands designed by Taylor, it now also manufactures personalized clothing for giveaways at special events, which feature your logo and the Tay-Bandz label (you may also opt to wrap the article in a Tay-Bandz ribbon). This year a signature piece was added to the collection – a magnificent scarf, designed and manufactured by Taylor’s sister, Ryan Matthews, in Taylor’s memory. The scarf was created with Taylor in mind, using the colors and features that she loved. This piece is not only a special tribute to Taylor, but also represents the evolvement of her sister Ryan into a leader for the cause to end the suffering of those afflicted with pediatric cancer.

Taylor’s original jewelry creation – the Taylor Charm Bracelet – is available at Presents for Purpose, which donates 25% of the net proceeds to Tay-Bandz. The piece combines beautiful sterling silver hearts, Swarovski crystals and murano millefiori heart pendants, linked together by silver message pendants containing the inspiring words ‘Live,’ ‘Love,’ ‘Laugh,’ ‘Dream’ and ‘Hope.’ Also featured at http://www.presentsforpurpose.com is the Taylor Bag featuring an attractive suede surface, grosgrain silk lining and ribbon closure. Furthermore, Tay-Bandz has established an affiliate partnership with iBakeSale, a shopping rewards program that supports local community fundraising projects by allowing shoppers to make online purchases from more than 100 companies while donating their cash-back rewards to the group or activity of their choice.

Shockingly, there is almost no Federal funding for pediatric cancer research and precious little private philanthropy. According to The National Cancer Institute, cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children. Thousands of children will die each year while promising treatments are ignored merely for lack of funding. Tay-Bandz, which operates with virtually zero overhead, is currently seeking the help of benevolent volunteers willing to make a difference in their communities. For more information about the organization and how you can help or make a donation, please visit the Tay-Bandz, Inc. Website. You can be confident that every dollar is headed for a laboratory.

Susan Matthews received a bachelor of science in accounting in 1982 from Franklin & Marshall College. She is a member of the Parents’ Council at Wake Forest University, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. To learn more about Susan Matthews, please visit her Worldwide Who’s Who VIP profile: Susan Matthews.

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