A local girl battled cancer and stepped back on the basketball court. Taylor Way, of Deruyter, was just a normal student playing on the basketball team when she thought she had pulled a muscle. Doctors would tell her she had something much worse than a pulled muscle: she had Ewing’s Sarcoma. A week after her diagnosis, Taylor was sent to the Upstate Cancer Center for 18 rounds of chemotherapy. Eight months later, with the help of her physical therapist and personal trainer, Taylor was cleared for physical activity. She finished out the basketball season playing in 11 games and plans to tryout for the softball team.
A University of Connecticut fundraiser raised 1 million dollars! The HuskyTHON fundraiser set a new record for the annual event that benefits the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Thousands of students came out for the dance marathon that starts Saturday night and ends at noon Sunday. Everyone from parents to patients, doctors and nurses came from the hospital to participate. Every year parents say it’s the one day their little one gets to “just be a kid.”
A homeless man saved the life of the Pastor who took him in. Back in 2016, Melvin Boyd was homeless and in need, when Pastor John Greenaway and his family helped Melvin and invited him to live in their home. It didn't take long for Melvin to turn his life around, and become a positive force in both the community and the Greenaway family. When Pastor John’s health took a bad turn because of kidney disease, Melvin was able to step up and donate one of his kidneys. Both Pastor John and Melvin have recovered from the operation and both are thankful that they have such a unique bond.
A husband's cheap Valentine's Day gift to his wife turns into a big one. Cynthia Holmes felt upset when her husband “cheaped out” and got her a $10 lotto scratch off. That is, until she scratched it off and won $100,000! Cynthia says she couldn’t believe she’d actually won until they scanned her ticket at the lottery headquarters. Now the couple plans to use the money to pay off her car loan and mortgage with the money. And her husband got away with a “cheap out” gift after all.
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