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…

Riders raise money for autism in 13th Annual Ride for Autism

Saturday was a beautiful day for a bike ride and to cheer on the folks in the Ride for Autism Michigan. This is an event that was near and dear to the heart of our former co-anchor Ron Savage, who passed away earlier this year. This year, FOX 2’s Amy Lange attended in his place….

Together We Are Stronger!

We have allowed religion and politics to divide us, and many of those with or seeking power use these levers to further divide and conquer, making them stronger and “we the people” weaker.  It is up to us to reject those who divide us and embrace our common humanity as husbands and wives, sisters and…

Fundraiser planned for Prater Family

Some types of news travel really fast.An example of that quick-moving news was evident last week when the family of Keith and Misty Prater were told by doctors that Keith Prater had been diagnosed with leukemia. That news soon spread from the immediate Prater family to the baseball team at Rowan County High School that…

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…

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…

Back on My Feet opens SF chapter, helps homeless man change course

Tuesday was a big night for a national nonprofit that helps the homeless. Back on My Feet held a gala fundraiser to celebrate the launch of its San Francisco chapter. The event was held at the Marriott in downtown San Francisco.  Milton S. Williams was recognized at the fundraiser and says the nonprofit has made…

Donation from Domino’s Pizza CEO to create Manitoba epilepsy program

Mikaela Boulet had her first epileptic seizure when she was 14 years old. It was the first of many.Medication and special diets couldn’t stop the seizures. Today, however, she’s seizure free. It’s all thanks to a surgical procedure doctors performed on her brain. It stopped the seizures in their tracks, but it put her life…

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…