Teen with leukemia a top fundraiser

For an hour on Wednesday, 3-year-old Ivy Fondots was just like any other little girl who loves horses. Dressed in pink cowboy boots and short overalls, the Oceanside toddler squealed with delight when the trail horse “Doc” took a carrot from her hand. Then she shouted “Giddyap!” as they ambled off on a trail ride…

Surfside Beach woman anonymously donates stem cells to young woman

One Surfside Beach woman has dedicated her life to helping others, and on Monday, she gave the ultimate gift of all – a second chance at life.Stevielyn Winfield, a firefighter and EMT loves spending time with her husband, and their two sons, Grayson and Garrett. She also has a passion for helping others. Winfield donates school…

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…

Christmas cards helping ‘tough little one’ face cancer 

A nine-year-old girl’s struggle with leukemia and her mother’s Christmas wish is warming hearts across Canada.Hailey Rodenhiser of Dayspring, N.S., had a rough Fall undergoing cancer treatments and was feeling especially sad. She loved getting mail — especially Christmas cards from her grandmother — so her mother asked friends and family on Facebook to send ones addressed to…