| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Rachel Tova Minkove, a University of Maryland School of Social Work student who wanted to assist young adults as they fought cancer, died of Hodgkin's lymphoma complications July 29 at her Cheswolde home. She was 28.
Born in Baltimore, she was the...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:33 PM
It's been a year for the fight against AIDS and HIV. First the FDA approved Truvada and now an even bigger discovery. A pair of men living with HIV are now free from the virus after receiving a bone marrow transplant. This is the closest doctors have ever...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 10:00 PM
Gabriel Lalli's body has broken down. His eyesight has faded. He isn't the man he was two years ago. But that's with regard to his physical status.
Cancer can break down anyone, yet it hasn't wilted his fighting spirit.
Lalli, a Newport Beach resident,...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Lee Eddins, 12, was diagnosed with leukemia last February.
A bone marrow match was found, but soon after rejected by Lee's body. Lots of pain and anguish. But Lee had a wish, to be granted byMake-A-Wish Friday, and that was to meet his idol, Indiana...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 2:26 PM
BLACKSBURG — With his dad spotting him Friday in Virginia Tech's football weight room, Chase Ringler desperately threw every ounce of his 54-pound body into trying to bench press the 45-pound bar above him. At first, the bar barely budged, but he...