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…

McDonald’s worker with Down syndrome celebrates 30 YEARS in the job

A McDonald’s worker with Down syndrome has been delighting customers at Northmead McDonald’s, Sydney, for 30 years. Russell O’Grady, 48, (pictured 1986) is now a local hero in the town. Russell O’Grady, 48, first donned the fast food restaurant’s uniform in 1986 when he was just 18-years-old. Now, 30 years later, he is a local…

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’