Monday, December 10, 2012
Five-year-old Nathan Norman, who is fighting terminal cancer, is asking for cards from emergency responders.
Update, Dec. 11, 2:40 p.m.: Five-year-old Nathan Norman is battling terminal cancer. While he's fighting the fight, he asked for Christmas cards from police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel. Prince George's County responders got together to send him their greetings. Fire and rescue and emergency personnel have been sending Nathan cards and gifts from all across the country, the Nathan Charles Norman blog reports. See the blog for updated information on his health and the response he is receiving for his request for cards. Editor's Note: An early report had incorrect information about Nathan Norman's age. We regret this error.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Greenbelt mom, Gretchen Schock, says "There isn't an easy way to do it, but they have to hear it from you."
During a recent mammogram, the technician unexpectedly discovered a mass in my left breast. After the appropriate number of images were taken, I was moved into another room to have an ultrasound performed. I couldn’t see the screen, but the technician had a permanent furrow in her brow as she swiped the wand back and forth over the same area on my breast. She stopped only to type something on the machine, and then she put the wand back to that exact spot. My heart began to race, and I was told the radiologist will speak to me in a few minutes. The kind eyes of the radiologist and her directness about the mass put me at ease, and she assured me that at my age it’s most likely a benign fibroadenoma and just to be sure they would like to get …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
This week's top Prince George's County news.
Here are the biggest stories that made the headlines across Prince George's County: Upper Marlboro Youth Takes on Cancer and Wins Now 9-year-old Zane Mosby is living cancer-free and raising funds and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Jackson Found Guilty of Planning Greenbelt Woman's Acid Attack Tamara Jackson, of Bladensburg, was found guilty of planning an acid attack that injured a woman and her toddler, according to NBC Washington. The woman who confessed to throwing the acid-like substance is Tikia Anderson, of Greenbelt, testified against Jackson, leading to Friday's verdict. Carjacking Story Fabricated A victim's car and property were allegedly stolen late Tuesday night near the University of Maryland in College …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The police department shows its solidarity with Zach Lederer, a university student battling cancer.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Firefighters from Riverdale, College Park, Hyattsville and Bladensburg are shaving their heads to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
Local firefighters will be joining forces Saturday to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer research by going bald. Teams from volunteer departments in Riverdale, Hyattsville, College Park and Bladensburg will be fundraising for St. Baldrick's Foundation, which provides money for research grants to cure childhood cancer. Some of these firefighters will be shaving their heads to show their support for the children in need of life-saving research. Spectators can attend the event to gawk or donate money by purchasing a "Cancer Dislike" t-shirt for $20 or give another amount. The shaving event will take place on Saturday at Looney's Pub. Fundraising will start at noon, followed by barbers shaving away firefighters' hair. Supporters …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Nightmare Graphics donated 4,000 'Zaching' T-shirts at Sunday's University of Maryland men's basketball game.
During Sunday's University of Maryland versus University of Virginia basketball game, spectators in the student section received special T-shirts in honor of one of their own. Nightmare Graphics, a Columbia-based screenprinter, donated 4,000 red limited-edition T-shirts that depict the now famous "Zaching" pose, a gesture made originally by Maryland freshman Zach Lederer as he recuperated from brain cancer surgery in late January. Lederer is one of the basketball team's student managers. Read more on Columbia Patch. Game Recap: The men's team lost to Virginia 75-72 in overtime on Sunday, Senior Day. Terrell Stoglin scored 25 points; Sean Mosley added 17 points and 10 rebounds. The Terps will face Wake Forest on Wednesday in Atlanta, as the…