I am the owner of I Do Care Counseling and Consulting Services, PLLC located in Hope Mills, North Carolina. I am an Alumni of Fayetteville State University, including Liberty University. During my personal journey into my womanhood, as a transitioning College student I encountered several self-defeating obstacles that created a difficult transition for my college years. As a single parent of a College-ish son, I have the ability to help my son and others prevent the same cycle. I am aware everyone experience is very different, but I still want to provide my efforts to help combat some of the areas several students have difficulty addressing early in their college career. I will share logical suggestions, provide insight, and use my clinical experience to support my son and others. Therefore, I intend to use this platform, with the voice of many parents and community members in agreeance to demonstrate it takes a village (community) and faith to reach your educational goals. I am one clinician, but most importantly a parent, that plans to actively help my son develop his areas of weakness, so he can make sound and efficient decisions while attending college. As a parent, I realize my desire is the heart of my many parents. Therefore, the passionate initiative is an opportunity to utilize my education, community networking, and desire for a brighter future. The I Do Care Movement, is a thought of many, vision with purpose, and reality today. Thank you for supporting by viewing the website page. #caringjustbecause# #IReallyDoCare#
Therefore, I am looking forward to collaborating with Nikki Massey, specifically the Upward Bound Summer Residential Program. In speaking with Ms. Nikki.Massey she was able to convince me of the overwhelming need to address this term; “College-ish” which is a phase in life between adulthood and life mapping stage in life. Therefore, it gives me much pleasure to personally announce “I DO Care About My Education Movement” A Series of Presentations that Impact the Perception of Culturally Sensitive Topics”, in order to support the enhancement of academic skills to help high school students. The Goal of the Series is to provide tools and support, while utilzing my skills to enhance the emotional, mental, and overall morale of the target population.
To learn more about the I Do Care Movement, hosted by Fayetteville State University's Upward Bound Program, Created by Jewrine Brown, Inspired by Nikki Massey, and in collaboration with several industry leading Community Collaborators. . Click Here
We Really Do Care!!!
I Do Care Inspirer & Creator
We are the leaders in creating opportunities for summer learning through innovation and creativity in the Sandhills Region. Fayetteville State University understands that the students we nurture today are the foundation of our society tomorrow. Middle and high school students from low-income families often do not have the same opportunities to learn and experience enriching activities during the summer as students from higher-income families. The Office of College Access & Success Programs, ensures that students do not lose ground academically which enables us to close the achievement gap.
Children from low-income families often do not have the same opportunities to learn and experience enriching activities during the summer as children from higher-income families. Consequently, they can lose ground academically, contributing to the persistent achievement gap between them and their more affluent peers.(Per Web Content)
"As a participant in the program, I learned about an opportunity to get an internship during the summer of my senior year. This internship introduced me to the concept of networking and it enhanced my knowledge within the world of science and technology!"
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A Tribute to My Siblings: In my own Heart...
In a desire to present my personal views of each sibling to the extent of their journey, I have removed the background information. As the developer of the program, it is my desire to ensure to strive for greater and make the process easier for all to share their triumphs. However, in order to ensure all the information is reflective towards my original mission. I have removed my family’s personal views or expressed views. I would like to express my efforts are voluntary and sincere towards ensuring as a volunteer that recognition for each embrace their personal success in education. I am very forthcoming, and transparent as a person, I felt the object of empowering our youth by utilizing the actual success of four individual’s various success was relevant. However, the overwhelming response has placed attention towards us as a family and not the mission. I have decided to remove the content, in order to secure the foundation and attention in the correct platform. The response has been very supportive, positive, and truly appreciated. I personally thank each person on behalf of recognizing the spirit and heart is intended to uplift, however, in the sincere desire to remain objective all previous information was removed.
I Do Care Faith-Based Collaborators
Pastor Ronnie Owens, Victory of Worship Ministries, Inc
I joined the “I Do Care” movement because I wanted to support my Spiritual Daughter in Christ, to serve her mission to provide Community outreach on a more personalized level. As a Leader, I am proud she is doing her due diligence to live her live in Purpose, while being a good role model for her own children. As humans, we all have to transition in life, but I admonish her desire to keep moving forward as she gives her alll to help others learn from her shortcomings and those of many more from years of experience in her profession as a Clinical Counselor. .
At the early age of 16 years old, God called me to minister, preach, and teach his Holy Word. I accepted my calling and have been preaching with zeal and passion for God’s children for over thirty-two years. Over the last thirty-two years I have provided Pastoral Leadership for the past twenty years. In 1994, I humbly accepted another level of Leadership in my life and became ordained as the Bishop and Founder at Victory of Worship Ministries Inc. ( May, 1996) Another addition to my list of blessing, was my union of marriage to my First Lady Pastor Pamela J. Owens. Within my union, I was blessed with two of the greatest children in the world; Christopher R. Owens who has been called ·into glory and Kaneesha R. Owens.
I am very proud to announce my daughter, Kaneesha R Owens has completed several aspects of her career such as graduating from East Carolina University (Bachelor in Psychology). Kanesha also completed her Master’s in Counseling from Pfeiffer University (Clinical Mental Health). Most recently, Kanesha has completed her Full Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (2018). Therefore, as a father of a College Graduate and Master’s Level Counselor I truly support any and all missions of the Trio Upward Bound Program to provide cultural exposure, visit historical landmarks, including culturally enriching locations. I feel this is a great tool to impart vison and foster direction in the lives of our youth. As a result of faith, prayer, and belief in herself Ms. Brown expressed her commitment to utilize her talent to help others achieve greatness, I am always humbled by Jewrine’s tenacious spirit, outgoing personality, and overwhelming drive to reach our youth as her God given calling. In spite of her ability to “reach a drop in the bucket”, she shares the same values as many other parents. Even as she witness her own son, make his transitions into the next stage in life, I am very proud how she has taken her own life shortcomings to achieve success, give back to others in the process, and remain focused on building her family values in the process. I fully support her courageous efforts, by not listening to the “nay sayers” or “ “doubters” that could have negatively impacted her vision and purpose in life.
" I am who God says I am, I can have what God says I can have, I can do what God says I can do because I have the VICTORY" (Pastor Ronnie Owens)
Kendra McArn: New Beginning In Christ Ministry
I joined the “I Do Care” movement because I am the proud mother of three children and devoted wife of Pastor Tony McArn. I have worked in the Mental Health Industry for over 18 years. I am a non licensed Mental Health Professional but have worked very closely with several licensed therapist. I have provided my expertise in different areas of the mental health and substance abuse field. I have managed and completed consultant work for several companies and assisted them with becoming CARF and CQL accredited. My desire is to assist with helping individuals become socially acceptable and mentally stable in the community. As a Leader I plan to continue serving my Community to assist with breaking the cycle of emotional disruption’s in our community. In 2018, two of ourr nephews graduated high school and we are looking forward to him attending college this upcoming Fall 2018. As my family journeyed down the College-ish phase in life with our family, it became very clear of the need to support our youth in an effective manner. Therefore, I wanted to show support by sharing my strong desire Ms. Brown's genuine love for our youth. I am also very appreciative and in full support the Upward Bound Program is here to meet the needs of our Community. I love how the Upward Bound Program provides skills to prepare our children proven resources by helping them to prepare, apply, pay, and enroll into college.
"Let me help you stand tall in your community." ( Kendra McArn)
I Do Care In-Kind Community Sponsors
Marcus Doss, Owner of Marcus Doss Salon
I joined the I Do Care Movement because I am a loving father, and desire all youth to feel confident. I understand the importance of feeling good about yourself and want to let our youth know, I Care About each one of them. I was more than willing to help Ms. Brown provide support to her vision and bring joy to well deserving individuals. As a industry leader, I feel it is my obligation to provide support, commitment, and a real life example of the level of achievement they can accomplish in life. Therefore, collaborating with Ms. Brown to provide In-Kind Services including Presenting as a Guest Speaker was a opportunity to inspire others. I hope in the end, others will strive to support all youth in any way possible to increase their morale, no matter their backgrounds. At Marcus Doss Salon, we can teach them to strive for excellence and look amazing in the process. I truly love, to see our youth embrace their identity in healthy ways, empower their minds, and strengthen their inner beauty. I fully support the Upward Bound program, and embrace the mission to enhance our youth's academic skills to achieve their goals of going to college. I am glad Ms. Brown created the I Do Care Movement, as a tool to boost morale, increase esteem, and work alongside our community to help our youth prepare for college.
If you stay ready, you don't have to get ready. (Marcus Doss)
Adam White, Owner of 1080 Advertising Co.
I joined the “I Do Care” movement because we saw the need to help promote clinical trained providers, utilize their gifts to service in Fayetteville, NC & surrounding areas. We believe in the movement that Jewrine Brown has started and we will be there every step of the way to provide marketing & advertising services to this great cause. As a business, we have served many others in reaching their goals to market for economic advancement. Therefore, when Ms. Brown approached me with a desire to fulfill her vison free of charge, I was more than willing to provide In-Kind Services. With over a decade of advertising and marketing services 1080Ads Company is the premier advertising service for anyone looking for the next level in marketing. Our team of graphic designers, felt as a marketing & advertising firm, this was the perfect mission to support. As a company we are proud to support any level of enhancement towards helping children from who may not have the same opportunities to learn and experience enriching activities during the summer. We fully support the Upward Bound Program providing our youth an option to excel instead of losing ground academically. With the decline of TV viewers, Newspaper subscribers, and Radio listeners 1080Ads is quickly becoming your #1 company for all your advertising and marketing needs. I attribute our success as a business to seeking education to advance our professionalism, skills, and expertise, I admonish Ms. Brown for pursuing her passion to service the Community as she presents over the Summer at the Upward Bound Program.
"Try not to become a man of success, but rather become a man of value" (Adam White)
Althea Lawson, Mary Kay Director
I joined the “I Do Care” movement because I am a mother of five children (23, 21, 21, 18, 16) and I am a loving wife for the past 23 years, to Anthony Lawson. In my lifetime I have been blessed to support my husband as he served our Nation in the Armed Forces (Retired 2017). As a team, my husband and I served as youth pastors for 19 years in total (8 years at Christ Worship Center), in Hope Mills until June 2017. I truly value the importance of education thus I completed my Associates in General Education, Sign Language Interpreting, Bachelors in Human Services, and currently Pursuing my Master Degree in Mental Health Counseling. I personally feel the mission and purpose of Ms. Brown’s desire to discuss the College-ish phase in life is much needed. I also sit on the board of Gullah Daughters of Purpose, located in Beaufort, South Carolina where we mentor, encourage, empower, and educate at risk teen girls while building self-esteem, empowerment and self-worth. The mission and vision of Gullah Daughters of Purpose is to reach into the communities, the school system, and the court systems seeking to help mentor teenage girls who may be in need of guidance and direction during this transitional time in their life. Therefore, Ms. Brown’s “I Do Care Movement” specifically aligns with our goal. I was very elated to share my passion with another passionate individual. Born and raised in the inner city of Chicago Illinois, I understand how a lack of sufficient income can impact the opportunities provided to some youth. I am very impressed with her desire to work alongside the Upward Bound Program to find ways to increase student’s (awareness) with strategies, skills, and resources necessary to help our youth excel by providing her workshop series. As a Mark Kay Independent Sales Director, I am able to utilize my expertise in tangible ways, by offering quality products to consumers, and financial opportunities to our independent sales force, which translates into fulfilling careers. As the founder of Mary Kay, Mary Kay Ash expressed, “we will also reach out to the heart and spirit of women, enabling personal growth and fulfillment for the women whose lives we touch.” As I plan to carry her vision and mission into the hearts of a new generation this is the perfect moment to utilize my platform to educate about the importance of self-esteem by empowering self-identification as to our youth and future leaders. I am looking forward to this and future collaborations with the “I DO CARE Movement.”
"Changing One Life At A Time" (Althea Lawson)
Jeremiah 29:11 " For I know the plans I have for you saith the Lord, plans to prosper you not to harm you plan of an EXPECTED END"
Kevin R. Wester, Owner of Destiny Real Estate, Inc
I joined the “I Do Care” movement because having the ability to serve my Community and Nation have always been important to my family. As I have humbly been afforded the freedom in life to utilize my values in this order God, family, and community, especially when deciding where to spend time supporting their true motives. Anytime I can help others and my alma mater at the same time, I'm all in every time. Therefore, I believe in the program originator, Jewrine Brown has a sincere desire to utilize her education, passion and skills to serve the Upward Bound Program selflessly. I admonish Ms.Brown being led by her values to make decisions in this order God, family and community. I'm very excited to be a part of this great project. I was afforded the honor to serve my Nation in the elite 82nd Airbone Divison, before going into full time service as a full service real estate company and firmly believe education is essential. Furthermore, I and am an proud Alumni of Fayetteville State University earning my MBA in Project Management (2013).
"Don't wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait!" T Harv Eker
Andrew Harris Board Certified Barber
I joined the “I Do Car e Movement” because I realized very early in life, you must prepare for life. I want to support a mission such as Trio Upward Bound, that allows other to provide information and resources to increase their students already impressive success rate for the future. I fully understand the importance of serving others, as I have my great Nation. I am looking forward to the " I Do Care Movement" being able to give feedback, insight, and reach our youth in a unique manner. I will provide In-Kind Services (haircut) to increase self esteem and overall morale as our youth transition back to school this upcoming year. I hope to use my expertise as a Barber to bring joy to someone and alleviate one less cost for the parent in the near future. I am currently living my dream, since the age of 13 years old by bringing joy and happiness, as I transform someone into the image they desire one haircut at a time.
All Straight! No Chaser! (Andrew Harris)
Scars, Inc, Founder
I joined the “I Do Care” movement because SCARS, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded on the belief that every human being deserves the right to live free of domestic violence and sexual abuse - and that those who experience acts of domestic violence or sexual assault should have accessibility to the treatment, counseling and care they deserve to heal their trauma. I plan to speak at the event of the Summer, from my Workshop Series “Don’t Luv Me to Death” based on importance of advocating against domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Our foundation was started in 2017, we have joined in the effort to courageously protect the millions of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault each year. As a presenter, I plan to provide education about campus safety with same sex or the opposite sex. I also plan to present on the importance of domestic violence prevention by self-advocating and identifying the signs and symptoms. As a Non-Profit we are now at the forefront of every outlet to ensure the message to end domestic violence and sexual assault is heard by all! As the founder of Scars, Inc I am A Mother, Certified Life Coach, Empowerment Speaker, Advocate & Author - SCARS, Inc. Founder Ch-Hara Davis Is Also A Survivor Of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence...And Has Embraced Her Life's Mission Of Helping Others Restore Their Lives From The Impacts Of Sexual & Domestic Abuse. I am glad the Upward Bound Program and Jewrine Brown, have connected to allow me this platform to share my passion for our youth, as Ms. Brown will do the same. I am looking very forward to making history as we share our stories, advice, and expertise to assist with the preparation of identifying harmful issues that could save a life in the future
"It’s okay to not be okay, it’s not okay to remain that way!!" (Scars, Inc. Founder)
George Hollingsworth, Cumberland Awesome Barbershop
I joined the “I Do Care” movement because I am looking forward to the " I long time desire to always help our youth and community. I will provide In-Kind Services (haircut) to increase self esteem and overall morale as our youth transition back to school this upcoming year. However, I hope to use my time providing services to build a open line of communication for support between the parent and myself. I want to personally let the Parent know, I respect and value to extra mile given to provide their child an opportunity to excel in teh future utilizing the Upward Bound Program. I hope to use my expertise as a Barber to bring joy to someone and alleviate one less cost for the parent in the near future. More important, I am a proud owner of my own business as wish to highlight the need to pursue your own business in the future. As a business owner, I I am happy to hear about programs likes Ms. Brown, especially in the midst of such social tension in our Nation. I know she will succedd in reaching her goal, alongside the other Parent's that feel the same drive and direction she is taken to help our youth in the best way she is able.
Derrick Lee, Owner of GoodBuddyz Barbershop.
I joined the “I Do Care” movement because I am looking forward to the " I Do Care Movement" being able to give feedback, insight, and reach our youth in a unique manner. I will provide In-Kind Services (haircut) to increase self esteem and overall morale as our youth transition back to school this upcoming year. I hope to use my expertise as a Barber to bring joy to someone and alleviate one less cost for the parent in the near future. As a business owner, I value education and continual training that assist with the Professional Development for my skills and other occupations. I was beyond humble, when Ms. Brown asked me to help provide our youth a hair care service at the start of the upcoming school year 2018-2019. I always have given back to the Community in several capacities, this opportunity is unique and well appreciated. I value the hard work and dedication of the Upward Bound Program to help our youth increase their ability to transition into the College.
"Doing Our Part To Help Keep America Beautiful, One Haircut at a Time" ( Derrick Lee)
Kasia T. Howard is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is a U.S. Army Veteran, with her last duty station being Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After receiving an honorable discharge from the military, she decided to remain in Fayetteville, NC, along with her husband of 24 years, and their three children.
Kasia is the owner of BrowSkinLash, working as a licensed Esthetician and licensed Natural Hair Care Specialist. She also serves as a Hair Loss Practitioner with certifications from the United States Trichology Institute and the American Medical Certification Association. She is currently pursuing her BA at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC.
I am joining the movement because I believe in what it stands for. It is an honor to be to give our youth the tools they need to feel confident and empowered in their abilities. In this way, there is no limit to the positive impact they make with their lives, in their family, and within our communities.
I Do Care Business Collaborators
Anthony Norwood, Owner of Last Strike Fitness
I joined the “I Do Care” movement because I wanted to utilize this opportunity to demonstrate the importance of self-discipline and creating healthy habits for the future. At Last Strike Fitness, we support the Upward Bound Program and love the fact 90% of seniors who graduate from Trio Upward Bound enroll into college. I feel it is very important to continuously learn and master your craft, as humans, our learning is never done. I support Ms. Brown's desire to provide our youth specialized workshops to enhance their emotional, mental, and overall maturity for future decision making skills as they enter college. I am always looking for a way to let our youth feel motivated and understood and felt this was a great cause to increase their chances of destined success.
"Given enough time, any man may master the physical. With enough knowledge, any man may become wise. It is the true warrior who can master both....and surpass the result." - Tien T'ai
I joined the “I Do Care” movement in order to create a platform to not only bring awareness to topics such as suicide, endometriosis, debt and first time home buying. Additionally to allow business owners big or small to market their products and services. When you get to a certain place in life’s ladder we’re suppose to reach back and pull someone with us. Often some will get in higher positions and refuse to share their success and failures. I especially want the younger generation to know what my generation might have learned from trial and error. Don’t be us but be better than us. Knowledge doesn’t just exist in the classroom because life itself is the greatest lesson.
Micheal Swinney, Owner of Premiere Real Estate
I joined the “I Do Care” movement because I value education and fully support my community in every way possible. I have always been an individual that desired becoming a successful entrepreneur and reached my goal with the birth of Premiere Real Estate. As an agency we operate with purpose and clear directives towards helping families, individuals, and my community to reach their real estate needs. Our company operates with sincere passion and integrity for the families of this great state and city. I am always overjoyed, to meet the needs of our Community by helping others locate the “home of their dreams.” As I have sought my dreams, I admire Ms. Brown’s desire to do the same as she provides her workshop series this summer at the Upward Bound Program. As the loving husband of Donella Swinney, and proud father of four wonderful children, I have witnessed my children transition into the College-ish phase in life. I admonish, the efforts made to work with any Community program free of charge or payment for services offered that will positively impact the morale, esteem, and ability to identify healthy outlets in their future college career. This is the reason, I stand by the Workshop Series presented with the intent to promote self-advocacy, assist with defining self-concept and impacting their minds for life's journey down the road.
Doing the Right Thing for The Right Reason, at All Times (Micheal Swinney)
Donella Swinney, Owner of Childrenz Place
I joined the “I Do Care” movement because I am the proud mother of four amazing children, and the devoted wife of Micheal B. Swinney. As you can tell from my photo, I recently graduated with my Associates Degree in Childcare Development from Fayetteville Technical Community College. Although I have worked with children for over 28 years in the Childcare Industry. I wanted to pursue my own education in order to consistently develop my “niche” for motivating and encouraging our “tiny & future’ leaders curiosity. As I sought different ways to increase the children I served, self-esteem and thirst for knowledge it became clear I highly desired my own childcare center. As I stated, being privileged to work as a childcare provider (21 years in Fort Bragg, NC) serving the children of our Armed Forces this season in my life provided training and resources to excel and stand apart from others. When I decided to leave Ft. Bragg, and venture into my own Family-Focused Home Center, it was a leap of faith and trust in God. I decided to open my Home Based Center, as a result of pursuing my passion to meet the needs of our families that desired childcare services in the home. As I began my journey, I obtained Certification through Ft Bragg regulations and the State Of North Carolina regulations. I was able to reach my goal of becoming a five stars provider, while providing services as a home-based location in a very impressive time-frame. I attribute my success to my sincere thirst for knowledge and ethical practices. Therefore, when Ms. Brown asked my business to support her mission to provide free services (workshops) to the Trio Movement that enhance academic skills to help middle and high school students with achieving the goal of going to college by helping to prepare, apply, pay and enroll into college. As a Child Care Center, I am more than willing to help provide my presence as a business and support. I personally take great pride in instilling values, morals, and meeting their educational needs on my level of ability. Furthermore, I am always excited to witness my children, who I provide quality care for each day “transition to new level” in their life’s. I was aware for over the last 19 years, TRIO Talent Search has supported students who reside in Cumberland, Hoke, and Robeson counties with achieving the dream of going to college. Therefore, I am in full support of Ms. Brown’s “I Do Care Movement in alignment with Upward Bound’s Movement to meet the transitional needs of our youth. At Childrenz Place, we value our children and their future success in the hands of God, their Parent’s and our Community, especially individuals that take time to help shape their emotional needs in a healthy and productive manner.
Joshua Swinney, Co-Founder of Project We Care
I joined the “I Do Care” movement because "Project We Care, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that utilizes the skills and talents of young professionals in an effort to educate, encourage and support the community. Since 2014, we have sponsored 35 families with 56 children for the holiday season, mentored over 450 youth through our empowerment events, and fed over 1,000 homeless through our monthly volunteer initiatives." We are passionate about empowering our community to be better. Together we can create progressive environments in which we can produce strongly equipped communities. We support missions that foster a desire to empower our youth by providing education, encouragement, and support to our communities. I was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina and am proud to have the opportunity to support the Trio Upward Bound Program with providing individuals such as Jewrine Brown, the opportunity to serve our youth utilizing their gifts and talents.
"We Educate, We Encourage, We Support"
(Project We Care, Co-Founder Joshua Swinney)
Dean Pearson, Owner of Cain Kustomz
I joined the “I Do Care” movement because I have a strong desire to expose our youth to additional ways of expressing themselves through the art of restoration and customization. I have been able to use my passion to help others connect with their memories in a positive manner. I take great joy, in witnessing a person “fall in love” with their treasures each time. In my profession, I work with my hands on a daily basis and love to support others seek ways to increase their curiosity doing the same. Therefore, I absolutely love the Upward Bound Program approach to impacting our youth in so many positive ways. In addition, to increasing their skills, opportunities are designed to enhance critical thinking skills with activities such as hands on simulation activities. As a father, and loving husband I know the value in developing strong bonds with my loved in order to provide comfort and guidance, as I lead them on a daily basis. I take my role as the man in my home very serious, I work diligently to provide a place of peace and love. I hope my efforts to provide my family a stable place to live is reciprocated when the times comes to find support and guidance on their journey into higher education. I am getting ready now, to witness my children leave my nest one day. I strongly desire they are ready academic wise, emotional wise, and have a plan to action to obtain their dreams of higher education. In lieu, of the years to come before my children are College-ish, I can decide to support programs and the “I Do Care Movement” to increase my ability to understand key factors as they transition from one stage of life to the next. I also plan to utilize this program to help my child achieve a higher rate of college acceptance by remaining engaged in their studies over the summer, while being challenged during the academic year several weekends out the school year..
"Progress is a Process!!" (Dean Pearson)
Joy Thomas, Owner of Jet Cycle & Fitness
Fitness has been apart of my life for over 30 years through sports and the military. My mission is to help others live a healthy and happy life. I enjoy team building, inspiring others to reach their fitness goals, and supporting my clients throughout their wellness journey. I created JET Cycle + Fitness with the community in mind and I am here to do my part to prevent and reduce obesity.
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