Community raises money for Reitz student battling cancer

A fundraiser was held on Wednesday night to help the family of Evan Meyer, a 14-year-old Reitz freshman battling cancer. After making it through summer workouts and a preseason scrimmage, Meyer got earth-shattering news that he couldn’t continue with football. Evan is fighting his second round of cancer and will be undergoing a stem cell…

We are in pain. Now Imagine…

As you are probably already aware, we are in pain. A world in chaos, where each new day brings another symptom of our societal ills. Over the years, I have experienced my fair share of it. But because of that pain, I have changed, for the better, or at least I hope I have. So…

A Small Push Makes a Difference

Walking through Chicago today on a cold afternoon, a gentlemen was having difficulty getting his wheelchair up a small hill towards the bridge. A young lady who was walking the opposite direction asked if he needed help. He said yes, and she began pushing him up the small hill. Not only did she get him…

“Look for the helpers…”

On days like this (and everyday, frankly), “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Mr. Rogers

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…

Firefighters plan fundraiser for cancer-stricken comrade

  Bryan Carper has been a familiar sight at fires in Scott Township. Paralyzed in an accident in his younger days, he could not actually fight the blazes. But he came in his wheelchair and did what he could to help to his fellow members of the volunteer fire department, passing out food and drinks…