Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:46 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:46:12 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:35:26 GMT
A Henderson driver was injured Sunday morning when her vehicle overturns. KSP says 59-year-old Tara Coomes, of Henderson, pulled out of the Zion Country Store on KY 351 in Zion, and was traveling eastboundMore >>
A Henderson driver was injured Sunday morning when her vehicle overturns.More >>
For many, a big part of Thanksgiving is the turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
But that's not a possibility for everyone, including some young children.
Not because they don't have food, but because their bodies won't cooperate with the eating process.
The Feeding Clinic at St. Mary's is doing what it can to change that, by helping children and their families from all over the country.
During her pregnancy, Annmarie knew her daughter would be born with a heart condition, but she never imagined just how scary those first few minutes would be.
"She was born not breathing, totally purple, blue and lifeless," Annmarie recalled."When she was in the NICU, like Day 1, I whispered in her ear and I said 'Fight for me.' And she does."
It began at birth and carried over into her first open-heart surgery three days later.
Now, Faith's fighting to catch up to other kids her age who are walking, talking, and eating.
For most children, it's instinctual.
But for Faith, it's a slow and time-consuming process.
"These children need to be taught every single detail," said Annmarie. "Moving their tongue, chewing, swallowing, moving their lips."
After a year and a half of frustration, Annmarie and her husband turned to St. Mary's Feeding Clinic for help. It's an 8-hour drive from their home in Michigan.
When they first arrived, Faith wasn't able to eat anything.
Instead she received food through a tube in her stomach, 15 times a day.
It was heartbreaking, and humiliating, for Annmarie.
"It is so foreign to not be able to take care of your child and feed them, it's horrible."
And that's where Anna Myers comes in.
She's a certified occupational therapist assistant who teaches Faith how to eat.
"everybody gets a hands on approach, with the kids we just help them with their strength and their coordination of their facial muscles and we help them with controlling the volume that they can take in," Anna said.
Before their 45 minute sessions, Anna carefully prepares and weighs Faith's meals.
Each ounce, every calorie is planned and recorded.
Before lunch, the little girl goes through a series of stretches designed to strengthen the muscles around her tiny mouth.
It's not always an easy or enjoyable process, but through two inpatient visits to the Feeding Clinic over about six weeks, Annmarie's watched her daughter make remarkable progress.
"They did more in one week than the previous year and a half of therapy at home," Annmarie noted.
"I think I say it on a daily basis, that we work miracles here," Anna told 14 News.
And for Faith, they come one swallow at a time.
Such a simple action, that most don't ever think about it.
Here, it's worth celebrating.
"We have people that you know laugh or cry we've had a few people dance so some little moments that you have, throughout the day, are really big moments," Anna said.
So, as many sit down to a huge Thanksgiving feast, the Richarts are just thankful their daughter can eat at all.
"Even at this point, to have her at the table and be able to offer her something and her open her mouth, that's huge," said Annmarie.
"We're definitely changing lives," said Anna. "I think we're changing lives in these children and we're changing lives in these families"
Faith still has a lot of work ahead of her, but with the clinic's help, the hope is that one day, food will be just a part of her life, instead of what her life revolves around.
That she'll be able to sample Thanksgiving dinner, or that ice cream cone her mother can't wait to buy.
"Even the fact, if she'll be willing to stick her tongue out and lick it, you know what I mean? That'll be a victory."
Faith should be back at the Feeding Clinic for another visit before her third open heart surgery in July.
Earlier this year, St. Mary's completed an expansion and renovation to the clinic that doubled the number of feeding rooms.
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:58:35 GMT
There's a problem with the paint that was used when the Twin Bridges were repainted in 2007 and now the bridges will have to be painted again.Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials tell 14 News theMore >>
The bottom line, KTC officials say, is that the Twin Bridges will have to be painted again at some point in the future, much sooner than expected.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:27:30 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One person has died after a traffic crash on Interstate 64. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange. TheMore >>
The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedMore >>
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
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