About TRISTAN SPINSKI
BiographyIn addition to excellent photographic skills, Tristen holds a Master of Journalism degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Delaware where he also did a stint as an adjunct professor. He brings a variety of talents and skills to our organization.
Compassionate Friends: 'I couldn’t have asked for a better daughter'
Published 02/26/2012 at 6:05 a.m.
David Kennison, 33, lives in Fort Myers with his wife, Luisa, 32, and son, James, 7. The Kennison’s 3-year-old daughter, Ellie, died in June 2010 of a kidney disorder.
Compassionate Friends: 'We thought we had a lot more time'
Published 02/26/2012 at 6:04 a.m.
Janet Congero, 35, lives in Fort Myers with her husband, James Andersen, 37, and son, Andrew, 7. The Andersen’s 2-year-old daughter, Rylee, died in January 2010 from mitochondrial disease.
Compassionate Friends: 'He was my son. He’s still my son.'
Published 02/26/2012 at 6:03 a.m.
Alicia Mobley, 61, lives in East Naples with her husband, Bob Mobley, 62. The Mobley’s lost their son, Chris, 37, to a drug overdose in April 2009.
Compassionate Friends: 'To be the same would be to forget him, and that can never be'
Published 02/26/2012 at 6:02 a.m.
Greg Musumano, 51, is a single dad living in North Naples. The father of seven children lost his second oldest son, Nathan, 17, in a traffic accident in July 2009.
Compassionate Friends: 'I'd rather think of her happy as she can be'
Published 02/26/2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Don Norton, 31, is a single father living in Alva, Fla., with his two daughters, Amirath, 8, and Trinity, 6. Norton’s middle daughter, Allana, died in August 2007 when she locked herself in the cab of Norton’s truck and succumbed ...
Compassionate Friends: Naples support group helps families that lost a child; read their stories
Published 02/26/2012 at 6 a.m.
Every other Wednesday, several dozen adults of all ages gather in a room in the YMCA in Naples to talk about their dead children.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Published 02/08/2012 at 11:05 a.m.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performers invited nearly one hundred children and their families from the Candlelighters of Southwest Florida to a private performance.
Our World: Memories to last two lifetimes
Published 12/15/2011 at 1:09 p.m.
Leslie Jenks is from another time and place. His father once gave him a whipping for “being careless” and chopping the tip is of his finger off with an ax as he cut wood in the backyard.
Our World: "Pushed to the brink of what our bodies can be pushed to"
Published 11/14/2011 at 6 a.m.
It’s a chilly Friday night in Bonita Springs. The bleachers overflow with fans as the stadium lights kick on and eleven softball players jog into right field to warm up. These men have been through hell. They’ve braved bombs and ...
Our World: ‘People read people too. It’s just animals read you better’
Updated 10/09/2011 at 2:50 p.m.
Joe’s feet hurt. Woodpeckers and rain bother him too. It’s the sound. And with less than a month before he retires, Joe’s co-workers have taken on some of his workload, giving him more time to socialize. It’s what he loves ...
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