Category: Health

An invisible illness: Buchanan student Tiffany Johnson shares her story

Photo by Valerie Shelton - Tiffany Johnson explains what it’s like to have an invisible…

Blood Center in critical need of blood donors

By Carol Lawson-Swezey, Reporter When three-year-old Parker Fritsch was diagnosed with Philadelphia Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia…

A vet with a heart: Clovis Dr. Michael Stabbe shares his passion

Some people know exactly what they want to do from a young age. Clovis Veterinarian…

Smile for Lifetime non-profit receives $1,000 donation

By Valerie Shelton, Editor Braces are expensive, making it difficult for kids from underprivileged homes…

Orchard Park celebrates 17 years, donates funds to Alzheimer’s Foundation

By Valerie Shelton, Editor Orchard Park, the oldest senior assisted living community in Clovis, celebrated…

Taking a passion and running with it Clovis runner now on pace to run the six World Major Marathons after overcoming major life obstacle

By Daniel Leon, Sports Intern Following her mother’s death in 2001, Joanna Vitale was up…

Art of Life illuminates courageous journey with cancer

By Carol Lawson-Swezey, Reporter In a stream of humanity and hope, the survivors strode proudly…

Pink Heals surprises local cancer-fighting mom Karyn Jakobs

By Valerie Shelton, Editor For the last five years, local mother of five Karyn Jakobs…

Local author launches GoFundMe to print 1,000 books for children with cancer

Featured photo courtesy of Randall Priester - Author Karlene Kay Ryan displays the third book in…

Living life on his own terms: Clovis resident combats grim cancer diagnosis with nutrition-based therapy

By Valerie Shelton In June, lifelong Clovis resident Jim Stashuk, 48, was diagnosed with stage…

Caring for Karyn: Young mom battles rare thyroid cancer

By Valerie Shelton On the surface, 37-year-old Karyn Jakobs is your typical supermom. Her effervescent…

Just keep pedaling: One man rides his bike 7200 miles to raise funds for advanced stage cancer patients

By Valerie Shelton Sometimes all it takes is just one person to make a difference.…

Caring for Sammie: Bud Rank Community shows support for Garcia family

By Diana Giraldo Encircled by medical equipment, 8-year-old Samantha Garcia, lives in a “Sammie safe”…

Dentistry with Hope event provides free services and brighter smiles

By Carol Lawson-Swezey The line started forming at 3 p.m. the afternoon before while the…

Clovis residents can be emergency ready with CERT training

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is offering an emergency readiness course in Clovis, beginning…

CUSD Make a Wish Fundraiser

By A.T. Gilbert Jamie Parmer is a people person. He is also a 4-year-old boy…