‘He still has a smile’: Community comes together for Smiths Falls teen undergoing cancer treatment

When a Smiths Falls resident needs support, the community answers the call. That’s exactly what is happening for the Stanistreet family. The youngest, Aaron, was recently diagnosed with acute leukemia, and while he’s currently staying at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) with his family by his side, a move to Toronto’s SickKids hospital…

‘Living Life With Leo’

WAUKESHA — Diane Nienas, mother, author, inspirational speaker and certified life coach, has experienced 20 years of caretaking for her own terminally ill children. A mother of four, Nienas has now lost two children, Leo and Trent, but she never let that stop her from seeing the good in this life Nienas will be releasing…

Three generations climb Ben Nevis for Shrewsbury charity

Three generations of a family from Shrewsbury have climbed the UK’s highest mountain raising money for a charity which helped them at a time of grief. Sally Brocklehurst, husband, Joe, daughters Eve, 12 and Mia, 11, and mum, Christine Ivison, 68, tackled Ben Nevis in memory of Sally’s brother-in-law, Dave Lambourn, They wanted to raise…

‘Watching your family hurt for you, that was hard for me’

A Greeley woman has had her fair share of Pap tests, abnormal results and biopsy surgeries, but one routine cervical screening can be credited with saving her life. Trina Fults, a 41-year-old wife, mom of three and an elementary teacher at Billie Martinez Elementary School in Greeley, was diagnosed with stage 1B cervical cancer in…

Frederick resident aims to develop a nonprofit to help the deaf community

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. — In Maryland, Frederick has a significant deaf population, and It’s no secret the deaf community experiences challenges, and some residents say, communication challenges grew due to mask wearing. The deaf community endures a lot of hardship which is why a mother of a hard-of-hearing child has partnered with a local business…

Sylvania family battling cancer in three generations

  Cancer is the leading cause of death and the number of people it affects continues to rise. One Sylvania family is dealing with it right now. In fact, three generations are all fighting the good fight together. Brooke Robbins is entering her senior year at Northview High School with stage four cancer. It’s a…

Family shows solidarity for wife, mother with breast cancer

Cancer is hard enough to battle on its own, but a strong support system can help guide one through the storm.That’s the case in the Kinsel family, of Sterling Heights. In May, Debbie Kinsel, 55, found a lump and thought it was due to a skin disease. She visited a dermatologist in an attempt to…