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Positive Light Reflects Off Metal Bone in Young Cancer Survivor

Positive Light Reflects Off Metal Bone in Young Cancer Survivor

By Nicole Kowalewski • Executive Editor/Liberty High School

 

While Liberty High School sophomore Sean Gribbin may shine on stage and in front of the camera, that’s not the only place he’s being recognized for his extraordinary talents.

He comes across like a normal 15-year-old boy, but he can be compared to Harry Potter’s “The Boy Who Lived” persona.

Having grown up in Miami and then moved to Las Vegas when he was still young, Gribbin has lived anything but the typical life.

“Sean is just a small paragraph that has a lot of details,” close friend Michael Walter said. “There is so much about him that nobody knows.”

Like most teenage boys, Gribbin is into video games, computer surfing and hanging out with his friends, but what sets him apart from the rest is his unbelievable battle to overcome cancer.

Local Letter Carriers and Partners Collect More Than 202 Tons of Food

Local letter carriers in Southern Nevada, working with a number of dedicated partners, helped collect 404,028 pounds of non-perishable food during the 2012 National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

That is more than 202 tons of food, which was distributed to more than 20 local food pantries in Southern Nevada to help those who struggle with hunger.  Last year, this effort collected 372,789 pounds of food.

“We know we are making a difference,” said Glenn Norton, president of the Las Vegas branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.  “As letter carriers, we see the need every day on our routes, which is why we look forward to this national food drive every year. But we couldn’t make the impact we do without the community’s support, or the support of our amazing partners. On behalf of all our member letter carriers, I offer a sincere thank you.”

Vigil Held for Members of Liberty High School Family

Vigil Held for Members of Liberty High School Family

By Joshua Wikler

Communications Director, Liberty High School

Hundreds of students, parents and faculty attended a candlelight vigil service Thursday afternoon in honor of Lionel Nacua and Isaac Polu, two members of the Liberty High School family who passed away Monday.

Prior to the event, the community was invited to a barbecue on the school's football field where profits would be donated to the two families in mourning.

At the vigil, hosted by Athletic Director Louis Markouzis, students and other members of the Liberty community were invited to light candles in remembrance of those lost this week.  Following that emotional ceremony, Markouzis introduced Dr. Jeffrey Geihs, LHS Principal, who addressed the group.

Prom Dresses Being Collected at Orthodontist Office

 

A local orthodontist is joining the local effort to put disadvantaged young ladies in prom dresses.

Chenin Orthodontics, 10730 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 100 in Henderson, will be accepting gently worn evening gowns and accessories from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, through March 28.

In conjunction with the Clark County School District, Chenin Orthodontics will donate these gowns and accessories to students throughout area high schools through I HOPE (Homeless Outreach Program for Education.)

Art Exhibit Lets Cancer Survivors Express Themselves

Art Exhibit Lets Cancer Survivors Express Themselves

 

An art exhibit showcasing work created by cancer patients, friends, caregivers and their families is on display at Humana Guidance Centers through February 17.

Organizers say it’s a way for people to express how cancer affects them through art. There also will be doctors from the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada coming in to give talks:

Dr. Souzan El-Eid

2 p.m. Wednesday

Humana Guidance Center (Summerlin)

8975 W. Charleston, Ste 100

Dr. El-Eid will be speaking on breast cancer screening and detection

Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang

1 p.m. Tuesday

Humana Guidance Center (Henderson)

1000 N. Green Valley Parkway, Ste 720

Dr. Vogelzang will be speaking on the importance of screening for prostate cancer

Preschoolers Send Cards to Troops in Afghanistan

Preschoolers Send Cards to Troops in Afghanistan

Preschoolers at Merryhill School in Las Vegas created handmade Valentine’s Day cards for U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan.

Throughout January, the students decorated patriotic cards to show gratitude and express their appreciation for everything troops do to protect American citizens. The cards will arrive just in time to give a few soldiers a special Valentine’s Day reminder of love and thanks.