Hometown Hero: South Tampa dentist treats students who need care Hometown Hero: South Tampa dentist treats students who need care

December 24, 2013 TAMPA – Dequjuan Martin spent years with tooth pain, along with the headaches it caused and the trouble he had concentrating in school. Martin, a 19-year-old Armwood High School senior who goes by “Qujuan,” couldn’t remember the last time he had his teeth cleaned. That all changed when he met Dr. Caitilin Martini, a South Tampa dentist,

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Everyday Hero- Vicki Sokolik Everyday Hero- Vicki Sokolik

January 24, 2011 A Tampa woman has taken dozens of homeless teens under her wing. Without her help, many would be faced with a rough life on the streets. Vicki Sokolik is no stranger to most Hillsborough County high schools. “I call them my kids. People get confused all the time because I always say my kids. Sokolik’s been like

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Homeless have haven in her heart Homeless have haven in her heart

December 30, 2010 TAMPA – Vicki Sokolik remembers breaking the one rule she was told eight years ago while giving Christmas presents to homeless kids: Don’t contact them later. “I ended up giving presents to one young woman who I could not understand why she was homeless,” Sokolik recalls. She was smart and tough. “But it was clear she had

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