Manchester-resident Gabriel “Gabe” Miller went through puberty early. It’s a symptom of the rare disorder he lives with. Gabe can’t go to public school because of his immune system, so his mother educates him at home. He can’t play sports, either, and social opportunities are tough to come by.
There are many ways in which sports and sports figures can work with the general public to help bring awareness to certain causes that combine the star power of the professional athlete with the resources of hard working volunteers to reach a common goal.
Former Orioles relief pitcher Sammy Stewart, who helped lead the team to its last World Series title in 1983 before personal tragedy and drug addiction derailed his life, was found dead Friday in Hendersonville, NC. He was 63.
Kelley Gordon is taking her concerns to a community town hall meeting on Thursday, March 2. Sponsored by the local advocacy group, Carroll Community Action Network, or Carroll CAN, the meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the St. Paul United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 17 Bond St., Westminster.
From her early swirling solos as the Sugarplum Fairy on Howard County stages to co-founding Charm City Ballet in May, Friedman has followed the steps of many gifted dancers before her. But her journey to dance, teach and direct her company's first performance of "A Christmas Carol" on Saturday at the Baltimore Museum of Art has included a challenge most dancers don't face: a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that clogs the lungs, damages the digestive system and reduces life expectancy.
The sweat on Evan Mulrooney's back glistened as the sun broke through an overcast sky. At 6 a.m. on a typically warm and humid morning, the Maryland football team put in its normal early workout at Byrd Stadium before heading off to class, work and other responsibilities. But Wednesday was different from other morning workouts. Maryland football held it's third annual Lift for Life event Wednesday, sponsored by the Maryland chapter of Uplifting Athletes.
Each touchdown Maryland scores during its regular season finale against Rutgers on Nov. 29 will lead to a contribution toward cystic fibrosis research, as the University of Maryland chapter of Uplifting Athletes is holding a Touchdown Pledge Drive.
Part of Friday's annual Red-White spring game at Maryland will involve fundraising for Uplifting Athletes, a non-profit organization that matches college football teams that raise money for medical research of rare diseases.
The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come.
Francis Joseph McNerney III, a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School where he was known as the Fighting Gael mascot, died Dec. 21 at the University of Maryland Medical Center from complications related to a lung transplant. He was 23.
For the first time since her son was born nearly four years ago, Katie Lyman is doing what she's always wanted to do: be a mom. Since he was born on Oct. 16, 2008, Jack Lyman has been in and out of the hospital, suffered through surgeries and hasn't been able to see his parents
Elkridge: Nothing beats a feel-good story than an extra feel-good sequel! I am thrilled to report some exciting news from Amy Bahrijczuk about the recent (and final) Elkridge Elementary School Hop/Shoot/Jump-A-Thon to help fight Cystic Fibrosis, which has been an Elkridge Elementary fundraising event for the past 11 years.