Heartbeat Connection Magazine February 2013 Edition

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A Life Be A Doner


Collection You're More Than My Daughter, You're Also My Friend. Unknown

Life is a duty, complete it.

To have a special daughter is enough right from the start,

Life is costly, care for it.

Life is a game, play it.

Life is wealth, keep it. But to feel so close and share with you a friendship of the heart... Will always mean so much and be a most important part of the gifts that make me happiest in this world.

Life is love, enjoy it. Life is mystery, know it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it.

Life by Mother Teresa

Life is a struggle, accept it.

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is tragedy, confront it.

Life is beauty, admire it.

Life is an adventure, dare it.

Life is bliss, taste it.

Life is luck, make it.

Life is a dream, realize it.

Life is too precious, do not destroy it.


Life is a challenge, meet it.

Artist Suzanne Ervin



Life is life, fight for it.


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Mission: Sharing the Art of Living with Heart. Create * Conceive * Connect 2 Letter from the Editor News and Celebrations


3 Heart of Fashion

Spring Forward in Color, Fiammisday.com

4 Out and About

Southwest Florida Ave Maria a Growing Community

6 We are all Unique Yet We are not Disimilar


7 Ask a Question What are some tips for a Healthy Heart?

8 Sassy Lemonade Artist of the Month

9 Sisters Support Each Other

10 Recipe Corner

Absolute Best Ever Lasagna

Love you Today, Tomorrow, & Forever Necklace


11 Amazing Nature How Fires Nurture Forests & Wildlife

12 Tech Tips What the.. Tech?!?, and Art Apps

13Featured Foundation

Pelican Bay Rotary and Save a Life-Be A Doner



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Letter from the Editor

Wow, our 25th issue! Every month I truly appreciate being able to put together heartfelt news, learn more about people who are making a difference, and share the stories my friends and family contribute. If you'd like to be a contributor or are interested in advertising, please visit our website or send us an email at info@heartbeatmag.com! February has been a busy month. We celebrated my mother's beautiful birthday at Disney World! Valentine's Day was filled with sweet treats and special gifts. I received an olloclip from my husband. It's a lens that you place on your iPhone to take detailed pictures in Macro, Fisheye, or Wide Angle. You can view some of my pictures I posted in a recent Wordless Wednesday Blog post. This month's giveaway is provided by Sassy Lemonade. She is offering a Love you Today, Tomorrow, and Forever Necklace. Please make sure to visit the Giveaway section on our website for more details.


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May your upcoming Spring bring you many beautiful days!

With love, Nicole Flothe


Managing Editor

Erica and Christina Ledesma are sister, and daughters of Karen Ledesma, owner of Ave Maria Dance Academy. I was looking for a sweet sister moment and was sure my friends would have some good photos to share. This month's cover captures the meaning of sisters. Read more in the Sisters Support Each Other, cover story on page 9.


Nothing great has been & nothing great can be accomplished without passion. G.W.F. Hegel

Lee Heyward - Style with Lee Shelly Aristizabal - You Asked & We Answered Beth Gatrell - Tech Tip of the Week Cheryl Flothe - Out & About, Recipe Corner Melissa Haupt - Empowering Yourself to Success

Spring Forward in Color by Lee Heyward StylewithLee.com Wearing color is the best way to transition into Spring even when temperatures outside still require a coat. Each season a new pantone report comes out with the most fashionable colors of the season and insight on why designers chose them. You can learn more about each color by visiting the Pantone fashion color report for Spring 2013. This Spring the color I’m most excited about is GREEN! Green is everywhere and claims three different spots on this seasons’ pantone report. Green is one of the easiest colors to wear and can be a very versatile addition to any wardrobe. Check out some easy ways to wear this season’s hottest hue. GREEN JEWELRY Jade jewelry has been in vogue for ages. Not only is it a beautiful color, but it works with almost any outfit. Pair these earrings with a purple top and jeans or dress them up with your little black dress. A GREEN DRESS A green ensemble isn’t reserved just for leprechauns. Green is a universally flattering color. Simply find the shade that’s right for you. To know which color is right for you simply hold up the color next to your face. If you feel like running back to the dressing room to put on more make up you know you need a different shade of green. A GREEN HANDBAG Give a nod to the hue of the season with a printed handbag that has a pop of green. Remember you don’t have to do a literal translation of every trend. If it’s not something you’re ready to commit to all over just do it in a small way so it makes more sense for you and your personal style. A GREEN SHOE This is my personal favorite way to wear green this season. A green shoe goes with everything—your favorite white jeans, a denim skirt, or an easy spring dress. Adding a pop of color with a shoe is a great way to give your outfit a dose of pizzazz. *All green example images are from zappos.com.


MOM and DAUGHTER'S OUTFITS: A DINNER WITH FRIENDS On Friday night we were invited for a dinner at the home of some friends. We really enjoyed our stay, the children (4 boys and Fiammetta) were very good, they ate alone at a big table in another room, they played a lot and eventually fell one-by-one on the various sofas, snoring almost in harmony. We adults ate well, drank a little more, chatted until two in the morning and, in short, had a lot of fun. Here are the MOM and DAUGHTER’S OUTFITS for this evening. Brown was the dominant colour, comfortable as always, with a French twist (my whole outfit comes from Paris). - Fiammisday.com



by Cheryl Flothe

Ave Maria: A Growing Community Ave Maria is located in the country between Naples and Immokalee, Florida. The town center, called La Piazza, is built around the large Ave Maria Oratory. The Oratory is a stunning and unusual steel structure, inside and out, that received an American Institute of Steel Construction award in 2008. A magnificent 31 foot tall sculpture by Italian sculptor, Marton Varo, entitled, the “Annunciation,” is prominently displayed. This sculpture is particularly impressive since Varo obtained the Carrara marble from the same quarry Michelangelo used to complete his most famous works.

The planned town of Ave Maria.

Ave Maria Oratory.

(Photos from Google Images)

La Piazza has restaurants, shops, a dance academy, businesses, offices, and a Publix grocery store that are now open with room for more. The town has a K-12 grade private preparatory school, Rhodora J. Donahue Academy, located across the street from the Oratory on the Ave Maria University (AMU) Campus. According to Wikipedia, AMU enrollment is “1,200 students, 679 undergraduates and 146 graduate students on the main campus as well as 375 postgrad law students at the Ave Maria School of Law,” which is located on a campus in nearby Naples, Florida. Ave Maria has four or five new subdivisions with homes built and room for more construction as the population grows. There is also a plaza built to accommodate a future gas station and convenience store. No town would be complete without recreational opportunities, and Ave Maria’s include natural trails, bike paths, sports fields, a water park, golf course, tennis courts, and sporting events associated with the University and Rhodora J. Donahue Academy. Also, an eco-adventure tour group, Orange Jeep Tours, www.orangejeeptours.com, is based out of Ave Maria. This group takes people into the natural areas near Ave Maria in open air jeeps, allowing people to see wildlife up close.


Ave Maria University Academic Building.

Town Center, La Piazza. (Photos from Google Images)

The community has an ambitious calendar filled with events that attract people from nearby areas. Some of the events include: Trolley tours, live music, Family Fun Events in La Piazza; a St. Patrick’s Day Parade; the Sunshine Steak Cookoff; and the Celebration of Lights Holiday Christmas themed event which included an outdoor skating garden, hot cocoa, food booths, a climbing wall, local school children singing and playing musical instruments, and more.

Skating garden at Celebration of Lights.

Paved paths in Ave Maria. (Photo from Google Images)



And even though I'm not yet a Mom I felt like I was being a providing Mommy in that moment. It was very rewarding. Of course, I had not yet seen the faces of these babies or of their moms. Once we arrived we were instructed on what our roles would be. I was nominated to 'oversee' providing soda along with 3 volunteer kids.

by Melissa Haupt On Saturday my husband and I donated some of our time and resources at a women and children shelter in downtown Phoenix. This blog is about my experience leading up to, during and since. It has nothing to do with my usual stuff about being a purpose driven entrepreneur. It is everything to do with my experience of the heart. Nothing more. Nothing less. Thanks for taking the time to read it. I hope it is inspiring. So this is where it begins. My husband's previous bible study group sends out an email requesting male volunteers for their time at a homeless shelter. He shares with me that this is something he would like to experience with me. So he declines the offer and asks me to contact an organization for us both to serve at. Before I got to that 'task' we saw in our church bulletin that Sunday about the Matthew25Project and their work with feeding the homeless at several different locations within downtown Phoenix. Tom (my husband) and I both looked at each other and smiled. God knows our heart and will always open doors for us when we are ready. Or maybe the door is always open...we just don't notice it until we are ready. Inside the flyer we picked up at church there was a list of grocery items we could donate if we chose to. So, we put aside some money and decided we would purchase some things to donate. Diapers, baby food, baby formula etc etc. For those of you who know me and my struggles with having a family of our own, just the thought of babies without a home started to break my heart. Leading up to Saturday and the image I had in my head, based on both past experiences and also the cliche of homelessness, my heart is already anticipating what's to come. But I tell you this.. buying that stuff made me feel so alive. Being able to give is always such a great feeling. Pushing that cart through Safeway was an awesome feeling. I probably looked like any other mother doing her groceries...Diapers, baby food, baby formula, etc etc.


There were about 20 of us in total and we would be feeding 200 women and children at 6pm. What I experienced during and after: What I thought I would experience of these women and children is that they would all have a sadness. And don't get me wrong some of them looked emotionally beaten. Some even looked embarrassed. (I'm assuming when one is new to being homeless they suddenly feel the judgement they once had on other homeless people. Just my assumption.) I really thought they had certain things they would worry about. Like getting through each day. Like keeping themselves and their children safe. So, the next similarity which came dressed in a question surprised me. Several women asked if any of their drink options were 'diet'. Old habits die hard I guess. Or maybe they just become accustomed to their life as a 'homeless person' that their life is about as normal as mine. Instead of eating at restaurants on the days and nights I can't be bothered cooking, or traveling around the world for business and pleasure, their life just looks different. Just like the difference between those who drive a Bentley and eat out every night (not just on the nights when they can't be bothered cooking) and me. We are different. Yet we are all the same. I don't know if it was what the Matthew25Project founder said before we started our dinner service but my experience with these women and children was nothing like I thought it would be. He had said to remember the woman at the well that was shunned by society because of her choices in life, yet Jesus loved her anyway. As I served them their drink options I did see them just like me. I saw these women like a bunch of friends. I saw them like people in a restaurant and I was simply their waitress. They were polite. Laughed about my funny accent. Talked about their boyfriends and breaking up and making up. They talked about their day. They talked about what they would do after dinner.

What I noticed about myself in reflection: If I'm really honest, I'm guilty in my life of reserving judgement for those I have not met. I find it easy to judge a mother without a home or job until I stand across from her and ask her if she would prefer Pepsi, Sun Drop, or Lemonade to go with what could be her only meal for the day. It is easy for me to reserve my judgement for the children with behavioral problems until I kneel down to ask them if I can carry their drink for them because they had their tiny hands full trying to carry perhaps the only meal they would eat all day. Because when I stand across from them or kneel beside them I get to look into their eyes. I get to see that they are just like me. They have hopes and dreams, they have hurts and disappointments. They laugh, they cry. They make poor choices and they make good ones. They are all just like me. Their situation is unique yet they are not dissimilar. Despite their seemingly satisfied disposition, when I think about the lack in their life, the lack of ample shelter and food, it breaks my heart. Given my purpose and mission in life (to inspire and empower other women to live out their God-given purpose) it breaks my heart because these women are just like me. They have been given a purpose and I'm not to judge if they are living it out or not, but I'm going to assume they aren't. But then neither are most the women I pass by in the grocery store. So, that also breaks my heart. And it gives me confidence in my God-given purpose and a knowingness that I won't stop until I take my last breath. I'm blessed to know my purpose and to have a relationship with Christ through whom I can do all things. It is my heart's desire that you continue to live in accordance with your purpose. Because imagine if just a third of the women of the world lived according to their purpose. I wonder if we would have the same problems. Or instead, perhaps we would create solutions. What if the answer to a disease was locked inside someone's mind because of their lack of willingness to step into their greatness and their purpose? What if someone had the solution that would end homelessness in their community? What if? What if? What if? Website : www.melissahaupt.com


by Shelly Aristizabal of Healthy Living Concierge

Health & Wellness Q: What are some tips for a Healthy Heart? A: Love and Exercise. Show your heart some love this month with the Heart and Stroke Foundation's romance-inspired exercise tips. You know that feeling – your pulse starts racing and your palms start sweating every time the object of your desire is near. Not only that, you’ve also developed an interest in whatever his or her hobby of choice is, just in case you happen to strike up a conversation. When you are in the early stages of romantic love, the brain releases norepinephrine, an adrenaline-like neurotransmitter that invigorates motivational decision-making and gets our hearts pumping faster. This could be so that we can pluck up the bravery to ask our crush out on a date. Our hearts really do beat a little faster in the company of a special friend. Raising the heart rate can have great results for your health too. The Heart and Stroke Foundation SA recommends doing a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, five days a week, to receive long-term benefits to your health. A recent study of over 13,000 women found that brisk walkers (travelling around 5km per hour) were 90% more likely to be free of chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and kidney disease compared to women who walk at a leisurely pace. Those who walked for exercise in their 50s were also much healthier in their 70s and beyond.

But how do you know that you’re getting the most out of exercise? Most experts recommend that for general fitness it is best to exercise in the target heart rate zone, at an intensity of 60% of your maximum intensity. This way, you’ll burn more of the fat you have stored. Above 80%, the body starts to burn more sugar (glucose) instead. The easiest way to find out what intensity you are working at is to do the talk test. For a moderate-intensity activity, such as brisk walking, water aerobics, cycling under 15 km per hour or light gardening, you should be able to talk but not sing. Good Luck!


Sassy Lemonade

2. How did you choose your company name?

by Nicole Flothe

I wanted a name that reflected more like my Personality, Sassy & Sweet.

One day I was browsing Tori Spellings' Instagram account and a comment from Sassy Lemonade caught my eye. I clicked onto her account and saw her fabulous jewelry and began learning more about her. This is where my friendship with Shannon Flowers began. February is her birthday month and what a delight to have her as our featured artist of the month!

3. What’s your favorite jewelry to design? I love mixing necklaces up by layering chains and ribbons, then adding fun and sassy charms. 4. What are the most popular items in your shop? Side Anchor Necklaces were one of the first items I started selling and have been popular ever since.

Below: Where all the Magic Happens.

1. What inspired you to become a jewelry designer? I would make jewelry when I needed a little something extra to wear or give as gifts. They seemed to always be a hit, so I figured why not try selling to see where that road leads too. I feel very blessed to be able to do what I love. I might be a little obsessed with making jewelry... you’ll find me putting something together every free chance I get!


Visit Sassy Lemonade www.sassylemonade.com or www.facebook.com/SassyLemonadeShop

We are excited to have a new Giveaway for this month! Visit our blog and enter to win a Heart Necklace from Sassy Lemonade!

by Nicole Flothe A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Marion C. Garretty Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood. ~Louisa May Alcott Sisters are different flowers from the same garden. ~Author Unknown When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us? ~Pam Brown A sister is a forever friend. ~Author Unknown A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. ~Isadora James

Karen has been able to provide her children with not only a quality dance program, but also to help them develop self-confidence, self-worth, determination, and perseverance.

Karen Ledesma, the mother of 5 beautiful girls and a son, has figured out a way to have all her children involved in supporting each other. She opened Ave Maria Dance Academy, a family friendly, professional dance studio. They offer classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, creative movement, and pre-dance for ages 2½ and up. It is their goal to provide an affordable dance school where classical training, academic excellence, performance opportunities, and total commitment to their students are all priorities.


By providing this avenue, she hopes that it will help them realize they have something unique to offer the world. They only need the courage to dream and the determination to make their dreams come true. The Ave Maria Dance Academy is located in the heart of the beautiful, growing community of Ave Maria. Their dance season runs from September to May and culminates with their fabulous spring dance recital in May. Visit : www.avemariadance.com


Recipe Corner by Cheryl Flothe

Valentine’s Day is this month. Each year there’s a big decision to be made….do we eat out or dine at home? As dining out can blow your budget, why not prepare a romantic dinner for two at home for you and that special someone? It’s much more personal! You decide the menu, decorate the table with candles and flowers (the red Christmas tablecloth can do double duty), choose the music, wine, and anything else that strikes your fancy. And a romantic movie after dinner is always good (unless he prefers football or basketball, then at least you’ve had your romantic dinner and maybe you could both watch the game together). You can even have your dinner with the kids at home: get them set up with pizza, snacks, drinks, and a movie in one of their rooms while you eat! Whatever you decide to serve, make it something you both like rather than experimenting. I found this yummy lasagna recipe on several different sites and it’s similar to one I’ve made before. You will love it served with crusty French bread, a salad, and dessert (something chocolate, of course). And it’s great for leftovers!

Absolute Best Ever Lasagna (Serves 10-12) Directions: 1. Brown ground beef, Italian sausage, onion, and garlic. 2. Add salt and next 5 ingredients; stirring until well mixed. 3. Simmer 1 hour. 4. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside. 5. Combine cottage or ricotta cheese, eggs, pepper, 2 tablespoons parsley, Parmesan cheese and 1/2 of mozzarella cheese. 6. In a lasagna pan, layer noodles, meat sauce, and cheese mixture; repeat. 7. Top off with layer of noodles; sprinkle evenly with remaining mozzarella cheese. 8. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, or until cheese mixture is thoroughly melted.

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHANDLERT.

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef 
 1/2 lb Italian sausage 
 1 large onion, chopped 
2 garlic cloves, minced 
 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 
 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes 
 1 tablespoon dried oregano 
1 tablespoon dried basil 
 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped 
 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste 
 24 ounces cottage cheese or 24 ounces ricotta cheese 
 2 eggs, beaten 
 1/2 teaspoon pepper 
 2 tablespoons parsley 
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 
1 lb grated mozzarella cheese, divided 12 -15 lasagna noodles

Do you plan your meals? daily, weekly or monthly? While researching meal planning, we happened to find a great resource for those that like to meal plan. You can

print out an adorable planner from heartmadeblog.com.




We hadn’t seen any deer for several years in the wet prairie area where the deer now grazed. The controlled burn had served its purpose----old dead growth beneath the trees had burned so fresh, green shoots could appear and feed birds and animals needing their nutrients.

ow Fires Nurture Forests and Wildlife by Cheryl Flothe

It rained as we visited one of our favorite places--the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, with its 2.25 mile raised boardwalk. Glenn stopped numerous times to snap interesting shots---trees and plants reflected in the water on the boardwalk, drops of water on leaves, the lushness of the rain saturated forest. Not only do we get exercise (we walked over 11 miles last week), but we learn about the ecosystem in the area---the birds, animals, plants, and changes that come with the seasons and the environment. It is truly an adventure each time we go, as we never know what we will see or hear that day. Even the sounds tell us of unseen birds we recognize by their call or the purrs of raccoons looking for their next meal under the alligator flags. Glenn propped his camera on the railing to get a picture of the contrast between the wet cypress trees and the lush regrowth of vegetation after a controlled burn over a month ago. Just then, a group of white tailed deer bounded into view! As I held the striped umbrella overhead, Glenn quickly changed camera lenses and snapped pictures of a deer nibbling on the fresh green grasses as she kept a watchful eye out for danger.

Wild fires and controlled burns are necessary to clear out dead vegetation from the forest floor so new plants and trees can grow. Some tree seeds won’t even sprout unless a fire comes through. Fires thin out trees and expose the ground to light, while ash fertilizes the soil so remaining trees and plants become healthier. And some animals, like deer, love the open spaces and new vegetation left behind after a fire!

The Wet Prarie after the controlled burn.

White tailed deer enjoying the new growth.

Tall grasses before the burn.


A controlled burn from a few years ago.


Art Apps

by Nicole Flothe

Into Tomorrow's What the .. Tech?!? by Beth Gatrell

Sometimes I just like to doodle or make a quick sketch of an idea. My kids can be entertained easily with these apps, and I like to see them use their creativity instead of shooting zombies! My Art apps:

Ever get stuck not knowing how something works, or is made, or the meaning of a word, or even how it's spelled? Well you're not alone, and there are plenty of online tools to help you! Wikipedia is a site used by many on a daily basis, and it features a free encyclopedia available to help you understand most any question or term. They also have many other features, like a community portal, help desk, and many languages available for their site. Encyclopedia.com features over 100 different encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys and more. Merriam Webster not only provides an online dictionary and thesaurus, but they have fun features like The Word of the Day and quizzes and games to help keep your brain top notch. Fact Monster is a great site to visit with many resources including dictionaries, almanacs, encyclopedias, timelines, homework center and more. You can find most anything you need to know, including geological history, mythology, biographies, sports, math, and money and a whole bunch of other useful information. And, when you are on the go, try downloading apps like information and much more. For on the go help try downloading apps like Word Web, Dictionary and Encyclopedia Britannica, that feature lots of great information. And don't forget to visit us, "Into Tomorrow," for everything you need to know about the world of tech!


Quick Art Sketch of Red Riding Hood using LiveSketch To view more information about iPhone apps visit

www.heartbeatmag.com, What's on my iPhone.

Featured Foundations Pelican Bay Rotary by Nicole Flothe What is Rotary? Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Paul P. Harris the founder of Rotary organized the first Rotary Club in Chicago, Illinois in 1905. Brief History Naples-Pelican Bay Rotary Club was organized May 7, 1981 and Chartered on June 11, 1981. Recent News C h a l k A r t 2 0 1 3 HUGE Success! On Saturday, January 26th over 15,000 spectators watched as 5th Avenue South was turned into a huge, color splashed canvas. The public voted for their favorite street painting, and lots of money was raised for worthy Naples Pelican Bay Rotary causes around Southwest Florida.

Things the Pelican Bay Rotary is involved in: They participate in Habitat for Humanity and various community projects. You will see them at many local events raising money through concessions for their projects. They provide medical services support, including blood drives and ambulance sponsorship. If you're interested in Rotary membership, please visit their website or email info@pelicanbayrotary.com.



Save a Life---Be a Donor

(Photo from Donate Life Website)

by Cheryl Flothe Valentine’s Day 2013 was National Donor Day. This day was created to spread the word that organ and tissue donation can save or enhance the lives of MILLIONS! Donors can give blood, tissue, bone marrow, organs, and more! Many donors are living and some, unfortunately, are deceased. On a personal note, I was the recipient of a donated kidney five years ago and my husband is an organ donor! According to the Huffington Post, here’s a list of people waiting for donated organs in the U.S. as of February 8, 2013: * TOTAL CANDIDATES 116,919 * KIDNEY: 95,230 * LIVER: 15,770 * PANCREAS: 1,199 * KIDNEY/ PANCREAS: 2,115 * HEART: 3,412 * LUNG: 1,658 * HEART/LUNG: 53 * INTESTINE: 254 * You have the power to SAVE up to 8 lives. * Register to be an organ donor today! * SOURCE: UNOS data accessed February 8, 2013 WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SAVE LIVES 1. Register with your State's organ & tissue donor registry. To learn how: www.organdonor.gov 2. Speak with your family, friends and colleagues about your decision to be a donor. 3. Encourage your workplace, church, schools, neighborhood organizations, and city to adopt donation as a mission. 4. Encourage your elected officials to support donation legislation.





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