Local Teacher Competing In Empire State Winter Games!

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A West Genesee Middle School teacher with multiple sclerosis is competing in the Empire State Winter Games. Sue Bingham was diagnosed with the disease in 2002, and while it's been a tough journey- sometimes with balance, cloudy vision and fatigue- her love of competing has never faded. Sue hopes that what she is doing will inspire others who have the same struggles to work hard for a goal, just like she has for this game. Read the full story here: CNY Central

Courtney Gessford has been through a lot since she was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago. Helping her take her mind off her troubles has been her eight-year-old dog, Clyde. Knowing that Courtney loves dogs so much, 15 of her friends invited her to a surprise party at an animal shelter! She was blindfolded and brought to the shelter. When she lifted the blindfold her friends were there, with each of them holding a puppy. Courtney called it the best moment of her life. Read the full story here: People.com

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An Alabama school bus driver saved the lives of 20 students on Monday afternoon. The driver had just dropped off a couple of students when she saw smoke coming from underneath the bus, and she immediately evacuated the 20 students on board. No students were injured and that bus driver is a hero! Read the full story here: FOX 10 - Mobile

The US Postal Service worked with Mississippi sheriffs to catch a scammer before he could steal money from an elderly woman. Debbie Mathis knew something didn’t sound right when her mother told her she won $100,000. But when her mom said she sent $500 cash to an address in Mississippi, she felt it was a scam and took action to stop it. Mathis reached out to the United States Postal Service, and because the cash was sent overnight, they were able to find a tracking number for it. Police and postal employees were able to intercept and return the mom’s money, which reportedly doesn’t happen very often. Read the full story here: WLOS - Asheville

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