Teacher finds help battling leukemia

Friends and family of Douglas County School elementary teacher Monica Hart have organized a blood drive in her name Sunday. The blood drive will take place from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 Source: Teacher finds help battling leukemia

Eight-year-old with epilepsy looks to community for help

Zakary Woods was 3 years old when he had his first seizure. His mother Jennifer Workman of Kenosha said Zakary’s older brothers came running to get her, telling her what was happening. When she got to Zakary, his hands arms were stiff, his jaws clenched. It was the first of regular grand mal seizures he…

School events raise $8.5K for leukemia victim

Family members of a Greencastle-Antrim Middle School student diagnosed with leukemia accepted a donation of $8,542.88 during halftime of the high school boys’ basketball game Feb. 8. The money was raised through activities in the district in less than three weeks following Emma Strait’s diagnosis Jan. 17 at Hershey Medical Center.”Emma began her battle against…

In a first, Gerber names boy with Down syndrome ‘Spokesbaby’

An 18-month-old boy with Down syndrome has been named by baby food maker Gerber as its “Spokesbaby” for 2018, the company said on Wednesday, an action hailed by advocates for people with the genetic condition. Source: In a first, Gerber names boy with Down syndrome ‘Spokesbaby’

Soccer squad gives young cancer patient MVP treatment

Gold was the theme of the night at a recent Newbury Park High School girls’ soccer game—but it had nothing to do with trophies or medals.The team faced off against league rival Agoura on Friday while wearing gold ribbons and headbands to show their support for putting an end to childhood cancer. GETTING THEIR KICKS—Brooke…

Dr. Nan Rosenberry Brings Help to Homeless Pets 

At a charity-sponsored lunch for homeless people on Christmas of 2016, Dr. Nan Rosenberry set up her lawn chair, a cooler filled with medications and vaccines, and a sign offering free veterinary care to homeless people with pets. Just like that, the first Florida branch of the nonprofit Street Dog Coalition began. Founded in 2015…

Wife’s death led him to discover what may be a better breast cancer treatment

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Allen Pannell didn’t plan to get into breast cancer research. He was deep into a doctoral dissertation on statistical models for the mortgage industry when his wife, Amy Foster, died of breast cancer in January 2014. Source: Wife’s death led him to discover what may be a better breast cancer treatment

Clovis barbershop holds fundraiser for girl battling cancer

(KFSN) –. A local salon held a special fundraiser today in support of a young girl battling cancer. Corky’s Cuts for Kids held a bake sale to help Lindsay Weimer who was recently diagnosed with bone cancer. Those who wanted to donate either had the … Source: Clovis barbershop holds fundraiser for girl battling cancer