11-year-old Chase Johnson starts epilepsy foundation, basketball fundraiser

Source: Austin 360 / Nicole Villalpando Chase Johnson, 11, is like many boys his age. The Dripping Springs-area fifth-grader loves karate and basketball. He’s unlike most fifth-graders in that this year, he started his own foundation. Chase for the Cure tries to raise awareness about epilepsy as well as send kids to Camp Brainstorm, a one-week…

Troubled kids find families with Dell Match Play’s help

Source: KXAN / John Dabkovich Larry Tabbit-Humphrey and his husband Bill are huge Disney fans. The walls of their Cedar Park home are covered with pictures from family trips to Disney World, but you won’t find anything related to golf. “Miniature golf, does that count?,” joked Larry when asked if he had ever played golf. The…

Man with cerebral palsy to kayak Welsh coast

A Carmarthen man with cerebral palsy is kayaking the Welsh coastline with his best friend to break disability stigmas. Ben Bostock and Tom Clark, both 30, will start from Anglesey and the pair expect to reach Cardiff within 15 days. Mr Bostock’s condition affects his muscle coordination, mobility and speech as well as his posture….

UT professor gets ready for 500 mile charity bike ride

Source: WATE / Brandon Rook Five hundred miles is a long way to go by car, let alone on a bike, but University of Tennessee assistant professor Dr. Andrew Cushing is going to do just that. He’s biking for a charity that helps wild and zoo animals. The trip will last about five days and he…

Cerebral palsy doesn’t limit Central Valley’s Noah Barilaro

Source: Timesonline.com / Mike Bires Though he was born with cerebral palsy, Noah Barilaro has always found ways to celebrate life. He feels fortunate that he’s able to do almost anything he wants even though odds were against him. After he was born, doctors told his parents that their son might never be able to walk…

St. Paul Police Play Basketball for Charity

Source: KSTP / Nate Lending The St. Paul Police Department played a charity basketball game Friday night at Humboldt High School. Officers took on the community organization Teens Networking Together (TNT). Police say they won by 1 point. The $500 raised will be split between the St. Paul Police Foundation and TNT. READ MORE…

Tasty charity run raises $153,000 this year

Source: The State Journal-Register / John Reynolds Organizers of the annual Fat Ass 5K, perhaps the most unique and colorful run in downtown Springfield, distributed more than $150,000 to about 35 area charities Thursday. The money was raised in May when more than 4,000 people participated in the annual fundraiser. Some ran it as a traditional…

Cancer survivor Tyler Austin thriving with RailRiders

Source: Times Leader / Paul Sokoloski – Click for more information on Paul The words still weigh on Tyler Austin, as if they were spoken yesterday. He was a high school senior with a bright baseball future ahead of him when he noticed an abnormal lump. He went to get checked. And he was told he…

Special Olympics athlete with cancer just can’t quit

Source: The Star / JESSICA BOTELHO-URBANSKI Chris Litwiller’s story includes a cancer diagnosis and a dream that won’t be put on hold. The 33-year-old long-distance runner yearns to compete at the Special Olympics World Games. His preferred events are the 1,500-, 3,000- and 5,000-metre races. He’s also been training to run half and full marathons one…