Y94’s Radiothon for Kids at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital begins tomorrow! Lori and I will be our there broadcasting live Thursday and Friday morning, and afternoon, sharing incredible stories of love, hope, and the miracles so many families have experienced. Become a Miracle Maker right now! Just text, one word, UPSTATEKIDS to 51555. 100% of your donations stay in Central New York and pay for things like right sized Chemo chairs for children, distraction toys, research and so much more.
A stranger paid power bills for a families with a teen on life support. Firefighter Ryan McCuen responded to the emergency call that mother, Christy Stone, placed after the home’s power was turned off because they couldn’t pay the bill. She explained that her family has been overwhelmed with medical costs for her son, Troy, who has muscular dystrophy and relies on an electrically powered ventilator to breathe and stay alive. McCuen stepped in and paid the outstanding bill of over $1,000, and the family’s power was on 20 minutes later.
A group of hairdresser gave haircuts to the homeless and less fortunate. Melissa Payton organized an event called Street Stylez, a group that cuts hair, but can also changes the way these people feel about themselves. Melissa organizes around important events like back to school for kids, and important holidays. She receives donations from the community to keep the effort rolling, and always hopes fellow hair stylists will continue to help out with their expertise.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program has donated its 100 millionth book. The singer started the program back in 1995 and in its first 10 years, donated a million books. Now over 20 years later Dolly’s program extends from U.S. to Canada, Australia, and the U.K., reaching tens of millions of kids. Dolly is so happy to have impacted over 100 million kids with her program and hopes to help more down the road. She also started a monthly young reader program with the Library of Congress that’s free and open to the public.
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