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’

Soccer squad gives young cancer patient MVP treatment

Gold was the theme of the night at a recent Newbury Park High School girls’ soccer game—but it had nothing to do with trophies or medals.The team faced off against league rival Agoura on Friday while wearing gold ribbons and headbands to show their support for putting an end to childhood cancer. GETTING THEIR KICKS—Brooke…

Wife’s death led him to discover what may be a better breast cancer treatment

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Allen Pannell didn’t plan to get into breast cancer research. He was deep into a doctoral dissertation on statistical models for the mortgage industry when his wife, Amy Foster, died of breast cancer in January 2014. Source: Wife’s death led him to discover what may be a better breast cancer treatment

Fundraiser launched by 5 living ex-presidents will benefit Irma victims

“One hundred percent of funds donated to the Florida Disaster Fund will go toward disaster-related response and recovery because the fund has no overhead costs,” One America Appeal said in a press release on Sunday. The five living presidents — Barack … Source: Fundraiser launched by 5 living ex-presidents will benefit Irma victims

Service dog helps Rising Sun boy with epilepsy

  RISING SUN — In a family living room with three kids moving constantly, Hulu kept her eyes on Trace. Hulu, a golden retriever and Labrador retriever mix and the newest member of the Coudon family, is a service dog for Trace, 7. Hulu came to the family after a two-year process through 4 Paws…

Child-life specialist puts smiles on faces of children with cancer

Child-life specialist puts smiles on faces of children with cancer Florida Times-Union The Child Cancer Fund has grown from just raising money for Craver’s position to providing financial help for families in Northeast Florida and Southern Georgia whose children are receiving treatment at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children … Source: Child-life specialist puts smiles…

Make-A-Wish grants Hemet teen with cystic fibrosis a pool

Press-Enterprise Make-A-Wish grants Hemet teen with cystic fibrosis a pool Press-Enterprise 13-year-old Ryan Schwyzer of Hemet, who has cystic fibrosis tries on Hemet Fire Department fire gear and receives an above ground swimming pool through the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Hemet Thursday, August 17, 2017. Source: Make-A-Wish grants Hemet teen with cystic fibrosis a pool

Two Grand Rapids boys throw pizza party for homeless, those in need

  GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A local 10-year-old younger brother spent their summer this year collecting pop cans and fundraising because they wanted people in need to have a chance to enjoy their favorite food — pizza. When the Graves brothers saw a homeless man panhandling on a family vacation, they became inspired to raise…

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…

Only Love Can Heal the Hate…

We all have prejudices, usually based on our experiences or beliefs. And these prejudices get amplified by the company we keep, as many people like to associate with like-minded people. Unfortunately, this can create a false sense of reality, allowing us to live in an “echo chamber of truth.” It is incumbent upon each of…