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    In his final year there, he was forced to take an introductory biology course to complete the business program. That course once again reignited his interest in medicine. "Learning about some of the incredible basic functions of the body reminded me of my childhood ambitions to become a doctor," he recalled. So, he enrolled in pre-med courses at Cuyahoga Community College and began volunteering at a local hospital. "Initially, I worked in a pediatric ward for immune-compromised children, providing activities for them during their often long-term stay." By 2015, Allamby was accepted into medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Now, seven years later, Allamby has completed his residency and works as a full-time attending emergency medicine physician at Cleveland Clinic's Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Despite all the hard work and sacrifice, Allamby has no regrets about leaving the repair shop for the emergency room. "I cannot be more happy than where I am now," he claimed. "When you look up and the day is over and it’s time to go home, you cannot believe nine hours has...
    "If your neighbors needed something, if you could help them somehow, that was the kind of family I grew up in," Evans remarked. Despite their enthusiasm, Evans and his volunteer helpers have faced several obstacles along the way. Lumber prices rose considerably during 2021 and reached a peak of $1,357 per thousand board-feet back in March, so acquiring materials became difficult and expensive. The group also relies almost entirely on monetary donations and donated supplies to keep things running, and when and how much people will donate is often unpredictable. "We are in need of a few new tools such as a belt sander, hand planer, and a few other things," Evans's group posted on Facebook. "We are unable to purchase any equipment through donated funds, so all tools are my own." Still, despite the scarcity of adequate supplies and the increased costs of production, Evans and other Woodworking with a Purpose members have continued to "bless" people with their time and talents. "We were able to do that for them and bless them with that," Evans said about building...
    (CNN)Whether you are afraid of being ripped off or just feel out of your depth in conversations with auto mechanics, taking your car in for maintenance can be stressful. Jessica Chou knows that stress -- and how it can be compounded by gender stereotypes around car knowledge. When she was younger, she would fake a call to her father or boyfriend while at a mechanic in the hopes it would help her avoid overpaying for repairs. Eventually, Chou decided studying up on her vehicle might help her more.6 tasks youve been putting off that you need to do nowShe has amassed 30,000-plus followers on YouTube since she began posting videos in 2016 to document how she's learned to work on her car. Now, Chou is director of brand marketing for RepairSmith, an auto repair company, and works with hundreds of mechanics. Due to her experience on both sides of the industry, Chou understands consumers as well as the behind-the-scenes work that goes into car maintenance. "When I started my YouTube channel, I was frustrated, I was angry," Chou said. "I...
    There’s new information in the killing of a mobile mechanic in Takoma Park, Maryland, and a reward up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading police to the suspect. More Montgomery County News More Crime News More Maryland News A photo of the vehicle that police say the suspect used to flee the scene of the crime. Last weekend, police asked local business owners or residents to share any footage they had that might be related to the death of Nurhusen Hamid. He was killed while working at an auto shop in the 6300 block of New Hampshire Avenue, just over the D.C. line, on the morning of July 16. On Friday, police released a photo of the suspect and the white SUV he used to flee the scene of the crime. Takoma Park police say this photo shows the suspect in the murder of an auto mechanic who was shot and killed on July 16. The suspect shot Hamid in the parking lot of his workplace, Advanced Auto Parts. Police said their investigation revealed that the...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- A female mechanic is throwing a wrench into gender stereotypes.Tamara Kasper is the owner of Six13 shop in northeast Harris County, an auto shop with a focus on helping underprivileged families."This area was hit hard during Hurricane Harvey and I really wanted to give back," said Kasper, whose own shop was flooded with nearly 18 inches of water. "During Harvey is when I started using GoFundMe pages to help fix people's cars."Kasper still uses crowdfunding to help families in need with auto repairs. She hopes to become a non-profit in the near future.She also holds weekend workshops called Pearls and Pistons, a do-it-yourself maintenance class for women."I was also a customer once," said Kasper. "I know how it feels. That's the reason why we have these classes. When you're talking to the mechanic and you don't know what's going on, you feel a little intimidated. I was in that position too. I want them to feel confident in what they know."For more information, visit Six13 shop on Facebook or Instagram.
    SAN JOSE (KPIX) — A San Jose auto mechanic is trying to fix the homeless problem, one car at a time. Larry Townsend took a walking tour of the encampment with homeless advocates, where cars and RV’s have been piling up for years. READ MORE: 1 Hurt In Shooting In Safeway Parking Lot In San Francisco”Some things are beyond repair, yes,” Townsend said. He’s part of a new effort to get unhoused folks living in the camp back behind the wheel of their cars that broke down and were left for dead, until perhaps now. “But anything that’s salvageable, we can fix it,” he said. Just ask Lynn, a woman who was homeless and spent her bottom dollar on a used Isuzu Trooper two years ago. ”A month after I bought it, the transmission went out completely and it was just parked,” she said. Then Lynn heard about Townsend’s Automotive, a downtown San Jose family business where two generations of Townsends are known to have a soft spot for folks struggling on the streets. READ MORE: UPDATE: San Jose Man...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With temperatures this low and mornings being so cold, cats and other small animals will often curl up next to a car’s engine to get warm. On Facebook, Ingram Borough Police posted a picture of a cat they found wedged deep into the engine bay of a Chevy sedan. With the help of John from Ryan Automotive-Goodyear, they were able to get the cat out of the car. John the mechanic was able to reach the cat by having to take off the front wheel.
    MAMA June showed off her new full-glam look featuring teal eyeshadow and fake lashes as her relationship with auto mechanic Justin Stroud continues. The Mama June: Road to Redemption star first hinted at her new beau in October when they hit the tattoo parlor together. 5Mama June flaunted long eyelashes for a new promo storyCredit: Instagram 5She has been linked romantically to auto mechanic Justin StroudCredit: Justin Stroud/Facebook June, 42, took to her Instagram stories on Wednesday to promote her profile on the celebrity video sharing site Cameo. The reality star looked glamorous with a full face of makeup including dark teal eyeshadow, shaped brows, and long black lashes. The TV personality wore her hair styled in old Hollywood waves as she addressed her fans. "Hey, with the holidays coming up I decided to make all of my Cameos up until Friday 25% off. "So swipe up and get your special video message for that special someone in your life from me today. Love you guys," she finished. NEW ROMANCE The over-the-top look followed the news of Mama June's "new...
    Mother identifies sons body after it was found by hiker near Las Vegas Roger Stone predicts a Donald Trump criminal indictment is on the horizon You can become any type of professional in BitLife. You can explore several jobs for your character, or even work your way up to run a mafia. For those who prefer a more simple way to work, you can choose to become a mechanic. It’s not a difficult job, but it’s good one for someone who wants to fix things with their hands and make an honest living. Almost any character in BitLife can become a mechanic. © Provided by GamePur You do not need any formal education or training to become a mechanic. You can choose to enter this profession when your character reaches the age of 18. It’ll be available in the jobs section, under auto mechanic, or apprentice auto mechanic. We highly recommend you go with the apprentice auto mechanic, especially when you’re younger. You’ll be able to learn under someone who’s already been doing this for several years, making it...
    A former Berks County auto mechanic was charged after his female co-workers noticed they were being recorded in the dealership bathroom, WFMZ-TV 69 News reports. Jason Vander Duim, 37, of Phoenixville, Chester County, admitted to putting a camera in the women's bathroom at Volkswagen Reading in Bern Township, police told the news outlet. Duim threw the camera away after two victims realized what was happening, according to court documents obtained by the outlet. The camera that Durim used apparently was connected to a home surveillance app on his phone. He is now facing invasion of privacy charges and was freed on $25,000 bail, the outlet reports. Click here for the full story from WFMZ-TV 69 News.
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