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Thornton family gets to social media to find Action kidney for their special needs child
As in today's world, social media is among the fastest ways to reach millions of people. This was why family took to this platform for their teenager with special needs battling stage 5 chronic kidney disease and plead public for a kidney donation.
Marwa Rasul graduated in 2020 from the Prairie View High School in Brighton; her graduation was a bittersweet celebration.
Last month, Rasul was rushed to the hospital for blood pressure, but she was diagnosed with stage 5 chronic kidney disease(CKD).
The doctor said that Marwa's kidneys are only working 7%, and her family is scared that the body may reject a new kidney if they wait for too long. According to the National Kidney Foundation, the average wait time for a kidney transplant is three to five years.
Marwa will start getting dialysis done from next week. Doctors had put her on the transplant list, but her parents took to social media to make the procedure quick with free help. The post reads: "O+ KIDNEY DONOR NEEDED" and shares Marwa's story.
Marwa is among the five children in her family and was diagnosed with autism at the age of 1. Her mother said that she has an IQ of a three-year-old, but she is kind and loving.
"We have been through a lot in our lives, a lot of hardship in our lives, but nothing compares to this," Lailuma said.
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Carillonneurs deliver the message of hope and unity, Starts with music ringing at University of Denver
As the saying goes, Music heals the soul, Carol Jackling Lens has indeed healed the soul of people around the University of Denver as he was a part of a worldwide concert of carillonneurs and played a specially composed piece.
Lens believed that playing this song, and he hopes this is being played in South Korea, Mexico City, Canada, US, all over Europe as it is a sign of togetherness. The highs and lows seemed like depicting life during this pandemic. A small crowd was part of the concert, and all were stunned.
Carillonneurs in the entire world played the same piece giving out a message of hope and unity. Lens expressed that for him, it was the idea of solidarity, everyone is sharing this experience, and each one wants to get better.
Landspout spotted in near County Road 47 and Highway 392 in Weld County
According to the Weld County Sheriff's Office, a land spout tornado was observed in Weld County. It damaged some buildings near Eaton on Wednesday evening.
The land spout was located near Eaton around 7 p.m.
Soon after the tornado diminished at around 8 p.m., the Weld County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook that the tornado had damage to some outbuildings near County Road 47 and Highway 392.
Joe Moylan, the spokesperson from the Weld County Sheriff's Office, told that till now, no injuries had been reported, and no homes were damaged according to the information available till now.
"There were a couple of agriculture outbuildings that have been damaged, but that's about the extent of it," Moylan said.
According to First Alert Weather Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson, Land spouts are small and weak tornadoes with winds of around 100 mph.
The National Weather Service in Boulder twitted that there may have been three occurrences of land spouts in that region.
Pandemic keeps Water World, beaches and public pools closed
Traditionally, people visit the Water World on Memorial Day and after over forty years of being a ritual in the Denver community; it is now closed due to safety concerns during this pandemic. With open pools, seashores and now Water World shut, it doesn’t leave a ton of alternatives to chill as temperatures ascend over the Front Range.
Pirates Cove in Englewood is proceeding to go for a June 7 opening. Workers are learning a portion of the new regulations like ensuring veils are worn for anybody not in the pool. While lifeguards are watching the water, different specialists are monitoring the social distance.
Without open alternatives, some are disrupting the social separating guidelines.
Boulder County Public Health executive director, Jeff Zayach’s told that he knows it has been difficult. Still, the video of the get-together along the brook shows bunches bigger than ten individuals, yet there was likewise not sufficient social distancing. Circumstances like these do not just abuse the state and nearby general wellbeing orders; however, they put the entire network, organizations, and economy in danger. It will be ideal if people recollect that it takes as long as 14 days before we see who will become wiped out and spread the sickness from this enormous social occasion of individuals along the brook. It would be ideal if everyone pays attention to this infection and limit get-togethers to 10 individuals or less and stay in any event six feet from one another. Singular activities are putting organizations and are generally helpless in the network at further hazard
In Denver, Colorado Parks and Wildlife authorities state Cherry Creek Reservoir additionally considered huge to be on Monday as seashores stay shut.
Duncan tells Denver7 COVID-19 is carrying an uncommon measure of guests to the parks. With Memorial Day weekend in front of us, they intend to bring out additional requirement.
In one of the gatherings, Duncan told that they are hoping people practice personal responsibility so that they do not need to close parks.
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The cycle of life keeps on moving in the Denver Zoo as new born animals become part of the zoo family
The doors of the zoo may remain closed, but the cycle of life never stops for anything.
Jake Kubié, the communications director at the Denver Zoo, "We have two lion cubs, a rhino calf, and a zebra colt."
Newborn baby animals have become very popular on social media and have become a favorite for many animal lovers. The staff says that they are ready to make a public appearance.
Bert Vescolani, CEO of the Denver Zoo, said, "I think our animals are very ready to reopen again, as we walk around the zoo. They are curious, they are like, 'where did everyone go?'"
The zoo had applied for permission for reopening under the 'Safer at Home' order put in place by the state earlier in May. The strategy submitted by them asks to allow them to open with all the social distancing guidelines. The state had not responded to the variance, but the staff says that they are doing everything to be prepared for reopening.
"We have planned and prepared and got the zoo in as best possible readiness that we can to re-engage our community and bring it back to the Denver," explained Vescolani.
According to Vescolani, the most important guideline is to wear a mask. All the people coming to visit and all the staff will require to wear a mask.
Westminster Uninhabited property in demand to be removed when neighbours spot rodents on the property
A house that caught fire around two years ago and has not been inhabited since then now sits in the middle of Yates Court. A fence surrounds this house as an old tarp which flaps during winds. A neighbour expresses his concern saying that it bothers him seeing the tarp breakdown and float into his yard. The grass has grown more than a foot in certain parts, and rodents were also spotted there. Tiffany McKee is worried about the rats as well as the asbestos issue. Denver got in touch with the owner who told that he is looking forward to reconstructing and returning into his house. But presently, he is going through a civil case with the asbestos contractor, and he cannot work on his land until that case is settled. The authorities of Westminster city told that they are aware of this situation but could not give any further explanation on how they will act upon in this case.
Colorado Education Association trying to save cuts in education budget with taxes
Colorado's largest teachers union is suggesting an emergency tax relief bill to raise revenue due to the growing gap of $3 billion budget due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Colorado Education Association (CEA) had a virtual meeting on Wednesday to review and distribute budget according to different needs a day after the state cut $500 million from the next year's higher education budget.
"The notion that our schools and students will bear the brunt of the cuts needed to balance the budget is unacceptable," said CEA President Amie Baca-Oehlert.
Some cuts are also expected for K-12 education.
According to school officials, the schools still lack the full budget, and the budget cuts made during the Great Recession still has an impact.
CEA had further proposed cuts for other departments and a stop on accountability systems like standardized testing.
"The state last year spent about $24 million on standardize testing — again, that's a place we can look to put a pause on assessments," Baca-Oehlert said.
This week Governor announced that $510 million would be provided to help K-12 schools from CARES Act, but it is unclear whether those funds will offset cuts to the education budget.
The Joint Budget Committee is still working on the budget and had not announced any final decision on K-12 budgets.
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A man after receiving a help as rent thanked with a gesture of gratitude
Many people have lost their jobs due to coronavirus and struggle to pay for basic life necesities, but they are receiving financial lifeline.
And on Friday, an extraordinary gesture of gratitude was seen.
Early Friday morning, a line of people was formed outside of the Columbus Urban League.
Among these needy people was one person named Ryan Griffin.
He lost his hotel job in March due to pandemic.
He says that he daily fear if he will be able to provide for his son.
"It's scary. And it's hurtful. When I look at him and think I might not be able to feed you or keep a roof over your head, you know? It makes me — it makes me sad," he said.
On Friday, Urban the Urban League distributed over 100 checks, from amounts ranging from $500 to $1,000. But this was only the start as they say they have more than 600 applications waiting to be processed.
Rhonda Gaines, who manages the housing stabilization program, said, "We've received over 5,000 phone calls since we started our program in March. Over 5,000. We get maybe 200 calls a day for rental assistance coming from people who've never applied for assistance. They've never applied for unemployment, they've never applied for anything. And they need help."
Griffin said that for such help, a small piece of gratitude is the least he can do.
The hotline number is 614-484-9111: https://www.cul.org/
Hilliard senior graduates with joy after battling brain cancer
Most of the people take their senior year and graduation for granted, but it was not right for Leanna Ramirez.
In March 2017, Ramirez was diagnosed with brain cancer, and after that, it was all about treatment. She had two surgeries, four rounds of chemo, and 33 rounds of radiation. There is a 50/50 chance of tumor growth in the coming years.
But she is still here and alive and happy.
Like, different people have bucket lists Ramirez has "I Lived" list. This list includes going to Times Square for New Year's Eve, white water rafting in Colorado, going to music concerts, and a trip to Hawaii, all thanks to generous donations.
Her parents, John and Janet, know that every day is very precious for her.
"Yeah, there are still moments, though, that we have that you know...," Janet said. "But that's why we do this."
Ramirez came to the school and jumped out of her van to receive her high school diploma. She was congratulated and cheered with a rose.
"You win by how you live, every day," Janet said. "That's how you have control. That's how she has control. We could let this get us down, or we can celebrate every little step. We're just going to celebrate every little step."
A man from Austin, Texas found dead in Rochester on Tuesday night
A man from Austin, Texas, was found dead on the southeast side of Rochester, New York, and police are searching for the suspect.
According to Police officers, policemen responded at around 8:45 p.m. to Boardman Street off Monroe Avenue on Tuesday.
During the investigation, a large portion of the residential street was closed for traffic.
The victim as 56-year-old Todd Hamilton and Hamilton belonged to Texas on Friday morning. Police are unable to find his connection with Rochester.
According to police, it was not a random act of violence.
If you have any information about the murder or anything related to the incident, you should call the Rochester Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit at (585) 428-7157 or Crime Stoppers at (585) 423-9300.
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Pdte. Maduro denuncia infección intencionada de migrantes venezolanos con Covid-19 desde Colombia - teleSUR TV
En Venezuela se reportan hasta el momento 1.121 casos, 475 hospitalizados, 357 en centros de diagnóstico integral, 17 en clínicas privadas, 262 recuperados y 10 fallecidos.
El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, acusó este domingo a su par colombiano Iván Duque promover la infección intencional de migrantes venezolanos que regresan a su país para cambiar la curva de contagio que se había mantenido controlada en este territorio desde el inicio de la pandemia de Covid-19. LEA TAMBIÉN: Venezuela agradece a Irán envío de buques tanques en el marco del bloqueo de EE.UU. El mandatario venezolano, en una reunión ministerial televisada, alertó sobre el aumento de los casos de contagios importados, en especial provenientes de Colombia. Informó que el número de infectados en Venezuela aumentó a 1.121 casos de coronavirus para este 24 de mayo, de los cuales 75 por ciento son casos provenientes del exterior. Maduro resaltó que, de los 843 casos procedentes del extranjero, unos 433 proceden de Colombia, mientras que 95 vienen de Brasil, 49 de Perú, 36 de Ecuador, entre otros países. Este domingo la cifra de personas infectadas con coronavirus fue de 111, la más alta desde que se detectó el primero caso en Venezuela. De este número, 93 casos fueron importados o por contacto internacional, 73 de ellos, proveniente específicamente de Colombia. En tanto, 18 casos fueron de transmisión comunitaria. El mandatario venezolano alertó sobre un nuevo foco de contagio registrado en el Mercado Las Pulgas en el Zulia, estado fronterizo con Colombia. Sobre la situación sanitaria del país, Maduro expresó que existe la cantidad de camas necesarias para los pacientes que necesiten ingreso hospitalario como consecuencia de la Covid-19. Sin embargo, hizo un llamado al pueblo venezolano a cumplir con las medidas de seguridad e higiene necesarias para evitar el virus. Recalcó además que Venezuela ha realizado más de 804.000 pruebas diagnósticos para descartar la Covid-19 en el país, lo que convierte a la nación de América Latina con el mayor número de pruebas por millón de habitantes.