| Jun 30, 2012
Saturday @ 10a.m. 2012 Leimert Park Village Book Fair EsoWon Books 4327 Degnan Boulevard Los Angeles 323-290-1048 www.esowonbookstore.com Thousands of book lovers of all ages are headed to Leimert Park Village for the Leimert Park Village Book Fair. Get...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:54 PM
Among the 10,000 people in the U.S. diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or other life-threatening blood illnesses each year, black people have the lowest chance of finding a donor for a bone marrow transplant.
"I call it the genetic powerball," said...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 8:59 PM
Louisa Cryan, 14, loves her pool room that was built by the Make a Wish foundation after she was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. But there was nothing fun about having cancer.
"Cancer sucks," she said.
It appears Louisa has beaten the leukemia after...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 7:23 AM
Fifteen years ago, in a 10-by-10-foot room in Newport News, Nancy Davenport-Ennis went to work to help breast cancer patients get a fair shake from their insurance companies. She was motivated by the death of her friend Cheryl Grimmel, whose...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 6:52 PM
Despite the snow – close to 70 people came out on Saturday to take a simply test to help save hundreds of thousands of people.
“For five minutes – here getting a check swab and you could save someone’s life,” said Retired...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:08 PM
There were tears and hugs at FDNY headquarters, where a little Iowa girl met the firefighter who saved her life three years ago.
James Wildes, 37, a former police officer who switched to the Fire Department nine years ago, didn't rush into a burning...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:08 PM
Pacer's star, Roy Hibbert, is stepping up to recruit more bone marrow donors.
Hibbert was at the Castleton Square Mall today, signing autographs and encouraging people to sign up for the "Be The Match" program.
It puts people in a registry to be matched...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Lately, life has been anything but normal for Regina Brown.
"I try to be positive and not even think about it and try to live a normal life," Brown said.
She has something called mycosis fungoides. It's a type of lymphoma that caused her to lose all...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 6:56 PM
I promise to someday write a full-fledged story about quarter midget car racing, because it looks like great fun. But this story, while set in that world, is about family — in particular, a sister looking out for her brother.
The brother is...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:03 PM
There are some gifts that can never be repaid. At 16-years-old, Calvin McIntyre was facing a future he'd never imagined.
“From the day we found out about this disease that I had never heard of before,” says Calvins mother Alfie. “Before...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 5:34 PM
I'm glad to be able to revisit the story of 8-year-old Simon Ernst. I wrote about the Upper Milford Township boy last month, when he was getting ready to undergo a bone marrow transplant.
The procedure ended up being delayed because Simon had a...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 3:52 PM
All of this exposure and economic impact.
All of the hype and the hoopla.
All of the celebrities and festivities.
All because this man believed.
All because Pat Williams believed in Orlando.
Believed in Magic.
And now, as Orlando gets ready to...