Boy battling cancer granted wish to be firefighter for a day

A Sacramento firefighter who helped make a sick boy’s wish of becoming a fire-eater come true on Wednesday said he knows first-hand what the Make-A-Wish experience can do for a child. Source: Boy battling cancer granted wish to be firefighter for a day Advertisements

After son’s sudden death, local mother advocates for organ donation

A local mother is passionate about advocating for people to become organ donors. Markita Lewis opted to donate her son’s organs after he suffered a fatal asthma attack and went into cardiac arrest in May 2014. She had waited in the hospital for seven days, hoping that her son, Marquis Wood would wake up. After…

McDonald’s worker with Down syndrome celebrates 30 YEARS in the job

A McDonald’s worker with Down syndrome has been delighting customers at Northmead McDonald’s, Sydney, for 30 years. Russell O’Grady, 48, (pictured 1986) is now a local hero in the town. Russell O’Grady, 48, first donned the fast food restaurant’s uniform in 1986 when he was just 18-years-old. Now, 30 years later, he is a local…

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…