First for Friday, April 5, 2013

Filling the gap
A Lewes woman is facing the fight of her life to get state lawmakers to require insurance companies to offer coverage at a reasonable cost for people under the age of 65 who are on Medicare.  This week’s First Look profiles Heather Block’s urgent effort to get coverage to treat her metastatic breast cancer.

Childhood diseases grow up
How do you treat a childhood-onset disease when the patient is no longer a child?  Many patients continue to see their pediatricians long into their 20’s, because they can’t find a primary care doctor.  The transition care practice at Christiana Care Health System’s Wilmington Hospital now serves as a medical home for those patients in need.

First Person: Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams
Mayor Dennis Williams talks about his reasons behind asking for a fiscal audit, his feelings about gun legislation and how he believes his crime program is working. Plus, he addresses the need to keep Wilmington young people occupied as a way to reduce street violence.

ProjectMUSIC stands for Music Uniting Students Inspiring Communities. With help from the University of Delaware, the initiative is designed to get kids excited about music and the arts.

First Experience:  First State Ballet
With over 24 performances of 12 separate programs in 11 venues from Wilmington to Selbyville, The First State Ballet Theatre is not only busy, but world renowned.  First Experience stopped by the Grand in Wilmington as they prepared for their upcoming show,  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as part of Delaware’s Year of the Bard festival.

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