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…

Meet ‘The Mutants’: The students who wear their autism with pride

Between about 8:00am and 9:00am they amble into the classroom at Aquinas College, in the Melbourne suburb of Ringwood. Chris Varney, founder of the I CAN Network, greets each student as they arrive for their fortnightly mentoring session.By the time the class starts, about 15 Mutants have assembled. If you’re worried by the name, don’t…

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…

Formerly homeless veteran gives back at Hines VA pantry 

Sunday is the kick-off of National Volunteer Week and all week long you are encouraged to get out into your community and get involved.We caught up with one local veteran that already spends much of his time volunteering and he is making us Chicago Proud.Bob McMahon is counting his blessings because after serving our country…

Former homeless man gives back to those in need

Tracy Gebeaux, founder of Jax Beach Brother’s Keeper, spends every Sunday giving to the homeless. He gives almost anything – food, socks, shirts and anything else a homeless person might need. Source: Former homeless man gives back to those in need

Lakewood teens sleep outside to raise funds for homeless

Cardboard boxes provided the only shelter Saturday night for about 30 teens spending the night outdoors to raise money and awareness for local agencies providing support for the homeless. The Homeless Awareness Sleep Out, being staged for the 13th year, is a cornerstone ministry for the youth group of Lakewood Congregational Church, 1375 West Clifton…

A young father with ‘80-year-old’ lungs has only one wish

Cystic fibrosis makes breathing difficult and living a regular life near impossible, says Andres Perez, 29, who is asking for gift cards, clothing and baby items to help support him and his family after lung transplant surgery. Source: A young father with ‘80-year-old’ lungs has only one wish