Waffle House servers in Ohio receive huge tip from church members

Published: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 @ 6:05 AM

Waffle House servers in Ohio received a big Christmas surprise from area church members.
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Waffle House servers in Ohio received a big Christmas surprise from area church members.(Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

Five women who work at an Ohio Waffle House received a touching Christmas surprise from members of Grand Lake United Methodist Church.

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Rev. Mick Whistler, the lead pastor of the church in Celina, challenged church members to set aside $1 each week of Advent, with each family bringing five $1 bills to the Christmas Eve service.

At the end of the service, Whistler took off his minister’s robes and revealed he was wearing a red server’s apron. He announced the church raised more than $3,500 and that they were going to take it to the Waffle House in Wapakoneta, where servers were unable to be home with their families.

Despite the snow and poor road conditions, church member Barb Vorhees said between 60 and 70 church members joined the caravan to the restaurant.

The five workers were amazed by the large envelope stuffed with $1 bills. 

“They were all very touched by it,” Vorhees said. “The cool thing about it was none of us knew about it. It was a surprise to us, too.”

Patriots fan invited onto field Sunday to get new wheelchair from team

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 7:58 AM



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A Patriots fan whose wheelchair disappeared after last weekend’s playoff game in Foxborough received a new one from Robert Kraft before the start of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. 

Cindy Morais, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, was brought to tears when she was given the new wheelchair.

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Kraft invited Morais and her family down to the field before the game to present her the new wheel char. 

“It says ‘do your job,’ that’s from the locker room,” Kraft explained to Morais and her family Sunday. 

The char also had her name on the back and was signed by all the players.

Morais' original wheel chair was eventually found in the stadium, but we’re pretty sure she's going to use the new one instead. 

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Boy with 10-pound tumor on face dies after surgery in Florida

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 4:02 PM

Teen With 10-Pound Tumor Dies After Surgery

A 14-year-old boy who recently underwent surgery to remove a 10-pound tumor from his face has died, according to news reports.

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Emanuel Zayas developed the benign tumor while suffering from polyostotic fibrous dysplasia, a genetic disorder in which fibrous tissue begins to replace bone in the body.

“Our condolences and prayers for Emanuel's family and the loss of a very brave young man,” Dr. Robert E. Marx, a surgeon at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, told NBC 6. "Another angel has arrived in heaven." 

For years, Zayas’ family, who live in Cuba, tried to get him help, but to no avail. In January, doctors were able to acquire a visa, which allowed them all to be flown from Cuba to Miami for the Jan. 19 surgery, NBC 6 reported.

2018 SAG Awards: Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, complete list of winners

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 8:18 PM

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Hollywood stars honored television and cinematic performances at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday. 

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Another royal wedding: Princess Eugenie engaged to Jack Brooksbank

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 7:42 AM

FILE PHOTO:   Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank attend the Chelsea Flower Show press day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. The show, which has run annually since 1913 in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, is open to the public from 24-28 May.  (Photo by Heathcliff O'Malley - WP Pool/Getty Images)
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FILE PHOTO: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank attend the Chelsea Flower Show press day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. The show, which has run annually since 1913 in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, is open to the public from 24-28 May. (Photo by Heathcliff O'Malley - WP Pool/Getty Images)(WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Two weddings and a baby -- the royal family continues to grow as Princess Eugenie announces she’s engaged to be married this year.

Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter will walk down the aisle to marry her long-time boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank.

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Princess Eugenie, 27, is the daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and his ex-wife, Sarah, Duchess of York.

The announcement was posted on the royal family’s Twitter account Monday morning.

The royal couple became engaged in Nicaragua in early January and will marry this fall at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, the same location for the upcoming nuptials for the queen’s other grandchild, Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle, the Telegraph reported. Prince Harry and Markle will be married on May 19.

Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank began dating in 2011. They had met while skiing in Switzerland.

The princess is Prince Andrew and Sarah’s second daughter and is eighth in line to the throne, the BBC reported.

While Princess Eugenie works as a director of the contemporary art gallery Hauser & Wirth, Brooksbank was a nightclub manager and is currently the UK brand ambassador of Casamigos Tequila, a company co-founded by George Clooney, Sky News reported.

The BBC reported that Princess Eugenie will keep her royal title, Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York, after marriage, but she could take his surname.

As for the baby, Prince William and Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child, due in April.

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