RIP Helen Keller's Oak Tree, Dead at 200 After a Long and Influential Life

On September 22, workers cut down a well-loved 200-year-old oak tree at Ivy Green, writer Helen Keller’s childhood home in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Keller, who lost both sight and hearing at 19 months, was once trapped in the tree during a storm until Annie Sullivan, her teacher and companion, carried her to safety. The… »9/22/15 6:40pm9/22/15 6:40pm


Woman Celebrating Four Years Cancer-Free Also Survives Freak Tree Accident

I'll be honest: if I were Amanda Shank, a small part of me might be questioning if there was some kind of personal smoting campaign going on. Shank, who lives in Arlington, VA, was in Annapolis with her mother this weekend for a regular checkup with her oncologist and to celebrate four years in remission from Hodgkins… »7/01/12 4:30pm7/01/12 4:30pm