| Aug 19, 2012
| 4:35 PM
As we mentioned here on the Chopping Block on Saturday afternoon, the Orlando Sentinel and OrlandoSentinel.com had an intriguing Florida State-related feature coming Sunday morning. In case you haven't seen it, here it is. In the link above, you'll see...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:34 AM
As we hinted in another blog Sunday morning, there was much, much more to our feature on Jimbo and Candi Fisher and the year that has passed since their announcement of son Ethan's diagnosis for the rare genetic blood disorder Fanconi anemia. Again, in...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:46 PM
“Good Morning America” will salute Robin Roberts all this week before she starts an extended medical leave next week for myelodysplastic syndrome. “It's a disease of the blood and bone marrow and was once known as preleukemia,”...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Blood disorders have marked Sandra Moran's family in devastating ways....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:11 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Candi Fisher interrupted herself, trying to collect her thoughts and fight back tears.
For 21 seconds she paused. Fisher, the first lady of Florida State football, was thinking about her youngest son and the cloud of uncertainty...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:30 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- During a team meeting Thursday, Florida State linebacker Telvin Smith stood up and addressed his teammates with a speech that those in the room later classified as one of the most stirring, emotional pleas they had heard.
| Mar 12, 2013
| 11:27 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Jimbo Fisher may have helped lead his football team to a conference championship last fall, but his family, like many others, continues a fight of a different kind.
This week, while visiting with doctors at the University of Minnesota's...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:57 PM
The Sports Xchange
NHL finalizes Canadian TV deal
The National Hockey League officially ratified a landmark 12-year deal with Rogers Communications for broadcast and multimedia rights, the longest in league history. The contract is worth $5.2 billion...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Coaches usually don't like hearing they are wrong, but Archbishop McCarthy girls soccer coach Mike Sica is more than likely OK with it in this case.
He had his team meet Nico Peros, an 18-month old boy, who is suffering from Fanconi Anemia. It is a...
| Sep 15, 2013
Peotone's Maggie Yunker had been taking birth control pills for a year when her doctor suggested switching to a brand that also could clear up acne and ease some aggravating symptoms related to her period.
Yunker was sold. But a year later, the 20-year-...
| Aug 26, 2010
To donate the stem cell-rich umbilical cord blood produced during the birth of her daughter, Jaime Feaster of Lake Charles, La., would have had to drive more than two hours to the nearest hospital equipped to collect it.
That's a long way to go when you'...