Local Cancer Patient Gifted New Car

The Secret Samaritan Charity Program strikes again. Crystal Montoya of Helper was gifted a Hyundai Sonata as a way to travel safely to and from her medical treatments in Salt Lake City. The nomination came from Montoya’s neighbor and friend, Jessica Cocciolo. She explained that Montoya has been diagnosed with breast cancer and travels frequently…

Teen swimmer raises thousands for cancer research

A Bay Area swimmer is making a splash in the fight against cancer. A Bay Area swimmer is making a splash in the fight against cancer. The pool has been Wyatt Deaton’s place of respite after his mom’s battle with cancer. She was diagnosed four years ago. Michelle Deaton went through 11 rounds of chemotherapy…

How these sisters give back during final season together

Proceeds from Birmingham natives’ merch sales go to Blessings in a Backpack organization. From the time Carmyn Greenwood was big enough to hold a bat, she was hitting balls off the T all the way to the fence. Her 22-months-younger sister, Cassady, followed in her footsteps. “Our dad always got us involved in sports,” says…

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves Celebrate 10 Years of Children’s Fundraising Nonprofit

Since its inception, the Mack, Jack & McConaughey foundation has raised and donated over $20 million to multiple charitable organizations dedicated to children’s education, health and wellness Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves are celebrating 10 years of helping children through the Mack, Jack & McConaughey foundation. The celebrity pair — who have also been married for a…

Bank gives $250k to help homeless youths through Promise House

The Regions Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded mostly by Regions Bank, granted $250,000 to Promise House, an organization here in Oak Cliff that provides critical services to homeless and at-risk youth and offers them  tools and resources to achieve longterm self-sufficiency. The contribution will specifically benefit Promise House’s emergency shelter and transitional living programs, according…

HS students with Down syndrome crowned prom king and queen

FOREST, Va. (WSET) — Thanks to the student body at Jefferson Forest High School, Anna Anderson and Zane Wales were crowned prom king and queen last weekend. Teacher Heather Hevener says the moment showed just how much the two teens with Down syndrome mean to their classmates. “They see these kids every day. They walk…

Meet Texas Children’s Hospital West’s first ever therapy dog

The Texas Children’s Hospital West location may be known for its state-of-the-art medical care, but it’s newest therapy tool is one that has been around for thousands of years. Angus, the hospital’s first ever therapy dog, brings healing to young patients in the form of gentle nuzzles and a wagging tail. Angus, a half- Labrador,…

$50,000 donation to go toward local efforts to address homelessness

The Community Resource Centers of Texas Inc. recently donated $50,000 to the Transformational Living initiative spearheaded by the Highland Lakes Crisis Network and the Texas Housing Foundation. The money will aid efforts to renovate 24 housing units in Marble Falls into transitional living facilities. “We are grateful for this partnership and hope to see great things flourish from our work…

Annual Chocolate Ball goes online to support camp for kids with epilepsy

For 14-year-old Sydney Radcliff, camp is an escape. “It’s comforting. You don’t have to worry about other people being scared and judging you. You don’t have to worry about people judging you for having epilepsy and stuff,” said Sydney. This summer will mark Sydney’s sixth time at Camp EAGR, part of EPI or Empowering People’s…