Saturday, April 28, 2018

Man Tries Food For The First Time | EVERY BUZZFEED VIDEO EVER

Sharing and sending a big thank YOU to Shamus Cleveland for inspiring students following his Art Integration Film Class with the Morgan Arts Council:  A Levi Hott Film

Friday, April 27, 2018

Morgan County, WV, Proclaims April 2018 as #Parkinsons Awareness Month

Joining the nation in an effort to raise awareness for those living with Parkinson's Disease, Morgan County, WV, proclaims April 2018 as "Parkinson's Awareness Month"!

Thank you to the residents of this county for supporting the Hott Family!  As we personally advocate for federal funding for research with the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Dan and I are happy to share our community's Proclaimation of support!  Thank you Joel Tuttle, President of the Morgan County Commission, for placing this on your busy agenda! 

Dan and I with Morgan County's Proclamation

The proclamation looks like this:

Pretty cool, right!?!  I can't wait to show the students in Positive Actions this beautiful example of a community that cares! 

Stay tuned for future pictures of Dan with our County Commissioners!  (I promise not to talk too much and miss you next time!)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018



Link above published today on!  Check it out!

And, here we are in 2012 wearing our gray....

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Small Town Advocate for Big Time Issue

Small Town Advocate for Big Time Issue

Sharing the above article that published on Health Union's while Violet and I are attending the Parkinson's Policy Forum in Washington, DC.  Today, March 21st, is Parkinson's Advocacy Day where 300 people from across the country will contact our Members in Congress to fund critical research for NIH and DOD. 

More cool news to come!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Martinsburg Journal Parkinson's Feataure

Family to Attend Parkinson's Forum

(Link above) Thank you to reporter Tricia Strader for talking with us about our experience with Parkinson's Disease and participation in the upcoming advocacy forum in Washington, DC.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Advocates for Parkinson's disease go to D.C.

Advocates for Parkinson's disease go to D.C.: Families have their ups and their downs, but sticking together when times get rough makes bonds stronger than ever.

In preparation to attend the Parkinson's Policy Forum, Dan was interviewed by local WDVM.  Check it out

Thursday, March 15, 2018

My Dad Has Parkinson's

My Dad Had Parkinson's

Health Union published my second article today on!  Woot Woot!  (Link is above...please comment/and share!)

This features a very adorable Film Director, Levi Hott, sharing his story.  We are excited to share this for the Parkinson's Policy Forum in Washington, DC, and show our representatives!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

How to Disagree using Positive Actions

The craziest coincidence occurred to me this morning.

I was preparing my weekly Positive Action lesson plans and Daily Community Vlogcasts.  For the second week in a row, I was unsure whether or not there would be school tomorrow due to the teacher strikes occurring here in West Virginia.  I am not an employee of a county Board of Education; however, I am an hourly facilitator for character education class provided by our Morgan County Partnership. So, inadvertently my job has also been affected by the stike too (and, I have two students in WV public school).

Please allow me to explain.  In the school where I work, I write a daily vlog with content concerning character education and material related to raising student assets with promoting students social and emotional well being in order to achieve academic success.  Much of the content I prepared happened over the summer months before school even started; writing blogs, filming videos, and researching videos to correlate with daily themes that encourage students to make positive choices, being kind to one another, and creating a caring climate.

Imagine my surprise when this week's feature scheduled for March 8th is Kid President talking about "How to Disagree"...check it out.


To see the vlogcast in its entirety that is scheduled to post THIS Thursday, March 8th, click here:  How to Disagree by Kid President

Crazy how this vlog was scheduled this week!