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…

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,…

Record gift from GameStop executive delivers big for Make-a-Wish 

Amy and Robert Lloyd have made a historic gift of $750,000 to Make-a-Wish North Texas, the largest single donation since the chapter was established in 1982. As executive vice president and chief financial officer of GameStop, Robert Lloyd also has encouraged the company’s longtime support of the charity, whose board he serves on. “Wishes are…

Mother with cancer finds help for her daughter at Camp Kesem

Kellee Edwards sits on the front porch of her home in the Meadowthorpe neighborhood watching bicyclists and walkers power past. Because of her advanced cancer, she can only watch the people with powerful limbs and boundless energy soaring by. Her future is fuzzy. But she can plan for the future of her daughter, who is…

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! St. Jude cancer survivor beats odds to become a mom

Considering all she’s been through — an eight-year fight against cancer, her body shot through with toxic chemotherapy drugs and radiation — Tayde Cruz Dodds had no reason to think she’d ever be enjoying an afternoon spent bouncing her smiling, cooing, baby girl on her knee. “Uno, dos , tres — weeee!” the 37-year-old native of Mexico said as she played with…

Bridge House Creates Work, Community for Those with Mental Illness

In the 2013 edition of The Associated Press stylebook, a new entry on mental illness advises journalists to avoid “descriptions that connote pity,” like afflicted with, suffers from or victim of. Pity is a passive emotion, encircled in a closed loop, offering few solutions. At Bridge House, a voluntary drop-in center for adults living with…

Roseville Salon Raises Funds for 3-Year-Old Battling Stage 4 Cancer

Wash, cut and blow dry.It appeared to be a typical day of pampering at Teezed Hair Studio in Roseville. But everyone who got styled Sunday helped 3-year-old Frankie Militano. “Very spunky, very energetic … and it’s fun to be around her because you learn new things about her every day,” said Mitchell Militano, Frankie’s dad….

Cubs Honor Breast Cancer Survivors At Annual “Pink Out” Game

The sea of blue that takes over the Friendly Confines for every Cubs home game was mixed with some pink during Sunday night’s game against the Yankees. “It’s an impressive show of support,” said Dr. Heidi Memmel, surgical director of the Caldwell Breast Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Advocate Health Care sponsored #PinkOut, an…