You may remember a Help Me Rhonda we did with Helena Folsom. She started an organization called Taylor's Toy Box in memory of her daughter, Taylor, that passed away from cancer. She began collecting toys to bring to Children's Hospital in Houston where Taylor was treated. Since Helena knows what it is like for families in hospitals during the holidays,
Some local students put their time and talents to good use to knit hats for cancer patients. This week they presented their presents at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital spreading holiday cheer.
What do you want for Christmas? That's the big question this weekend as kids get ready for a visit from Saint Nick! Fox29's Heather Ogea asked area children what they're hoping to find under the tree.
FOX29 enjoyed a special Christmas performance by the Pearlettes. The group has been singing together for about five years, getting their start at Sulphur High School and continuing after graduating and starting college at McNeese State University.
Putting a flag on the grave site of his brother, is a mission of love for John Webb. Webb says, "I do that in honor of my brother, he served 18, 19 years in the Air Force." Webb says it took him a few years after his brothers death to even be able to visit the grave site, "and from
Darrell Trahan of 2 Cajuns and a Truck says, "we've been doing this 14 years. We started with me, one truck, and one other guy and now we're up to about 20 people and six trucks so we're doing something right." But Trahan says a competitor is working over time to make his business look bad, including making the fake
"Colds, influenza, pneumonia." Dr. Kevin Schlamp, with West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital, sees these illnesses daily during the winter, and says they can be prevented. "A lot of people will touch their mouth, nose and eyes after coming into contact with somebody, and that's the entrance route into the body." Even the most severe winter illness can begin with the common
The flu vaccine is designed each year to fight a specific virus. This years vaccine falls short to combat the H3N2 flu virus. "This year in particular there's one strain that has had a genetic shift. So the current flu vaccine isn't as selective for that virus right now." Dr. Robert Anderson at Calcasieu Urgent Care, sees many flu patients
You're tired and grumpy all the time. No matter how early you go to bed, you never seem to have enough sleep. Does this describe you this winter season? If so, you're not alone. Forecasters are predicting a colder than normal winter, and with that can come the winter blues. But, doctors are saying these long, cold nights can actually
Medicare's annual enrollment period is open through December 7th, and for too many people, that deadline is a scary one. "They turn 65 and they panic and they try to figure out where to go and what to do. And they start getting all of this mail and they try to figure out what to do with this," says Tim
TV director Larry Auerbach has died, aged 91. The Emmy Award winner passed away Saturday in La Jolla, California, after a battle with brain cancer. Auerbach spent 28 years working on U.S. daytime series "Love of Life" until it came off air in 1980. He also directed episodes of U.S. soaps including "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and
Heidi Klum's bare breasts have been covered up to appease billboard watchdogs in Las Vegas. Bosses at gadget store Sharper Image hired the German supermodel to pose for their suggestive 2014 Christmas campaign, in which Klum appears to encourage lusty fans to buy quirky items from the company. However, city of Las Vegas officials took issue with the images of
Sir Elton John has married his partner David Furnish and broadcast their big day to the world via social media. The "Rocket Man" star and the movie producer made their relationship official on Sunday, embracing recent law changes in the U.K. which legalized gay marriage. The couple, which entered into a civil partnership in 2005, shared a picture of themselves
Mike Myers reprised his "Austin Powers" villain Dr. Evil to poke fun at the Sony/North Korea hacking scandal on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. In character, the comedian "interrupted" a skit at the beginning of the show to express his distaste in the cyberterrorism attack on Sony's databases, which led to the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of controversial