Teams from all around Central New York gathered in Fayetteville Saturday for a cardboard sledding derby. The now dubbed Sled For Red is in its 8th year and is hosted by ACR Health. Money raised supports clients with HIV/AIDS, opioid addiction, and also provides services for the LGBTQ community. Using only cardboard, tape and paint to build their sleds, there was a firetruck, lifesaver spaceship... even New Channel 9 made a thermometer shaped sled.
Photo: First Givings
A Louisiana fourth-grader frustrated his teacher so much that she almost quit teaching... but instead she became his mom. 12 year old Jerome Robinson’s behavior was so bad that it drove teacher Chelsea Haley to the brink. However, Jerome was living in poverty with his grandparents and his biological mother. The family was struggling and the mother appreciated the special bond her son had formed with Haley. So when the women met and Haley said she might be moving back to Georgia, Jerome’s mom asked her to take both of her sons with her. Within months, Haley adopted Jerome and his 1 year old brother.
Organizers of the GoFundMe account for a father of two who leaned in to attack Larry Nassar in court have announced that because he’s not facing charges, the money will go to help victi ms of sexual abuse. The account had been set up for legal fees for Randall Margraves after he lunged at the man who was on trial for sexually abusing young gymnasts, three of whom were Margraves’ daughters. The GoFundMe account had a goal of $1,000 but supporters of Margraves donated over $31,000 to help him. Donors can ask for a refund if they wish, but the rest of the money will go to charity