Fundraiser held for baby with rare syndrome

A fundraiser was held Sunday for a baby with a rare syndrome.Baby Oakley is the child of Allison Schweitzer, she’s an EMT at Louisville Metro EMS. Oakley is one of only two people in the world with “Med 12 Associated Syndrome.” After undergoing brain surgery, he’s having a hard time keeping up. So, Schweitzer took off work to take care…

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…

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….

Cancer survivor designs license plate to raise money for Bozeman nonprofit

Megan Buck, mother of two, cancer survivor and graphic designer, has created a colorful new Montana license plate to help the Cancer Support Community of Montana. “More often than not people don’t realize how important this kind of support is,” the Bozeman resident said. “People always donate to research, and it is important, but if…

This ballet company helps kids at homeless shelters share a love for dance

About 18 girls and boys put on new ballet shoes and mirrored an instructor’s movements. They turned out their feet to demi-plie — down, one-two, up, three-four — and they pointed their toes in tendu. Many of the children, who live with their mothers at Durham Rescue Mission’s homeless shelter, had never seen a ballet…

Firefighters plan fundraising walk for children with cancer

Northport firefighters plan to walk more than 60 miles in one day to raise money and awareness for children battling with cancer. The April 28 trek is the brainchild of Manuel Jimenez, a paramedic firefighter with the Northport Fire Rescue Service, who said the goal is to raise at least $2,500 through the walk. Jimenez…