Pregnant and diagnosed with cancer, Dexter woman delivers healthy baby

It was one of the happiest times of her life, a Dexter woman learned she was going to have a second baby. But just a couple months into her pregnancy a potentially deadly diagnosis: stage three breast cancer. But her story became one of strength, hope and love. Source: Pregnant and diagnosed with cancer, Dexter…

Homeless veteran pedals to raise funds for vets pets group

  Homeless veteran Harold Palmquist says he’s confident he’ll rejoin the workforce one day. For now, he is happy with his life, bicycling across the country with his canine pal, Daisy, and raising money for the veterans organization that helped the traveling duo. Palmquist, 48, passed through Elizabeth City on Saturday and stopped at Mariners’…

Firefighter with Asperger’s teaches peers about autism awareness

When Courtney Mills hops into the fire truck, she brings a different perspective along for the ride. The 21-year-old volunteer firefighter from Nova Scotia has Asperger syndrome, a developmental disorder on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum that may be characterized by a difficulty with social interactions. It’s a fact Mills gladly shares, with…

Rockers will regroup to play for cancer-stricken friend

Several rock bands from yesteryear will be jamming for a cause on Saturday, June 10, when they reunite at Mesa’s historic Nile Theater to spread prostate cancer awareness and support Chandler resident Chris Caminiti, who was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer at the age of 46. The lineup for the event includes 1980s hair…

8-YO and mom hand out supplies to Oakland’s homeless 

Eight-year-old A.J. Jackson is a little boy with a big heart, especially when it comes to homeless people. “When I see them on the street I feel bad because they are on the street. They don’t have any shelter or food or water. I just wanted to help them,” said A.J.For the past few months,…

Tahoe man cycling across US to raise funds for the homeless

South Lake Tahoe resident Daniel Deemer will be cycling across the United States to raise funds for Tahoe Youth & Family Services and to raise awareness about an issue close to his heart. Deemer departed on May 22 to begin his “Bike For The Homeless” journey in Big Sur. His trek will take him across…

Daymond John on why he went public with cancer diagnosis

The decision to go public with his thyroid cancer diagnosis was easy for Daymond John. “I wanted to talk about it because we often see people in the news, like my dear friend Big Ang, after it was too late,” John, 48, tells Us Weekly. Big Ang died in February 2016 after a battle with…

Australian iron ore magnate donates $300 million to charity

Iron ore mining magnate Andrew Forrest said Monday he was donating 400 million Australian dollars ($300 million) to charities in what has been described as a new record in Australian philanthropy. Forrest, the 55-year-old chairman of Fortescue Metal Group, and his wife, Nicola, announced the money will be spent on cancer research, Australian university research,…

Homeless veteran biking across country for charity 

Homeless veteran Harold Palmquist has traveled over 5,000 on his bike with his dog Daisy. Palmquist is raising money for Veterans and Their Pets. The group helped him keep his dog when he wasn’t allowed to bring her into a shelter. “They fostered my dog for me,” he said. “They kept us together, so she had her homeless shelter,…