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Published: Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 5:35 AM
FARR WEST, Utah — A 74-year-old man who walked several miles every day searching for a kidney donation for his wife finally got what he was looking for.
Wayne Winters, 74, of Farr West, Utah, went viral last month as he desperately searched for a kidney donation for his wife, Deanne, who was diagnosed with stage 5 kidney failure, KSTU reports.
“I didn’t know what to do,” he said. “I felt like I needed to do something.”
He decided to strap on a sandwich board and walk along a busy road. Dressed in slacks, a jacket, a hat and his sandwich board pleading for kidney donations, Winters walked several miles hoping to catch just the right person’s eye.
Finally, weeks later, Winters’ search has come to an end. He finally got the call he was waiting for, and now his wife is now recovering from transplant surgery.
Although he finally found a match for his wife, Winters says he still plans to take walks with his sign.
“I will spend more of my days walking with my sign to see how many I can get,” Winters said.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, about 30 million Americans have chronic kidney disease. The two main causes of the disease are high blood pressure and diabetes.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 11:02 PM
EDMONTON, Alberta — A Canadian mother is warning other parents about the dangers of indoor heatstroke after her daughter endured a frightening ordeal.
Jennifer Abma of Edmonton, Alberta, told "Today" that she was keeping her daughters inside when a heatwave hit their town.
Her 3-year-old daughter, Anastasia, went upstairs to take a nap a few weeks ago after playing with her 1-year-old sister.
An hour and a half later, Jennifer went to check on the her and discovered the room was roasting hot. She panicked when she couldn’t wake Anastasia.
Jennifer shared a photo of the scary moment in an Instagram post that has since been deleted. In the photo, Anastasia’s skin is red and swollen.
“THIS is clear proof a child doesn’t need to be in the sun to get heatstroke,” Jennifer wrote.
First responders quickly arrived and discovered Anastasia’s blood sugar was dangerously low and her body temperature was at 104 degrees Fahrenheit, according to "Today."
“They administered sucrose and in minutes she started crying, clearly scared,” Jennifer wrote.
The temperature inside the room was around 122 degrees.
“Hopefully other parents can take something from this & make sure you are checking the rooms in your house because they can be as dangerous as a hot car,” Jennifer wrote.
She said she’s grateful for the first responders’ swift action to revive her daughter.
“We definitely had god on our side yesterday,” Jennifer wrote.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 10:50 PM
BOSTON — There's a health warning about a chemical found in most sunscreens. A new study found that when that chemical comes into contact with sun and chlorine, it can become toxic.
If you flip over your sunscreen, chances are avobenzone is first ingredient you'll find. In fact, Boston's WFXT went into a couple of drug stores and found the vast majority of the sunscreens on the shelves have this chemical listed as the active ingredient. Avobenzone is the active ingredient in most sunscreens as it protects against UV rays.
“I have this one (because) I bought it just for my daughter, but I don't even know if it has it. Oh, avobenzone, there it is – first ingredient. And [the sunscreen is made] for babies, so that's not good,” said Candice Brown of Mattapan, Massachusetts.
“It's an incredibly common ingredient in sunscreen,” said Dr. Abigail Waldman, Brigham and Women’s dermatologist.
But a new study first conducted in Moscow and published in the Chemosphere Journal, which is now being cited here in the United States, found that avobenzone can break down when exposed to a combination of light and chlorinated water, such as in a swimming pool, and it can degrade into some very harmful compounds, some of which are known to cause cancer.
“Anytime you put on a sunscreen or a lotion, it can react with chlorine and byproducts can form, which are chlorinated byproducts that can potentially could be harmful and whether that's on your skin initially or it's floating in the pool and you get exposed, those are two main ways of having exposure,” Waldman said.
Waldman explained that the particular concern is ingesting it, such as “after swimming in a pool and putting your hand in your mouth or sucking your thumb,” she said.
Waldman's advice is to keep kids' hands out of their mouths, towel or shower off immediately after pool time, and consider look for a sunscreen with zinc.
Mothers told WFXT that they're going to make the switch.
“So yeah, we gotta think about that,” Brown said.
Waldman also said that despite all of this, people shouldn't stop using sunscreen altogether.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— One of Tipp City’s daughters plays the object of Jennifer Aniston’s son’s affection in a newly released movie.
Carrie Wampler, 21, plays Army medic Jenny Smith in the Alexandre Moors directed film “The Yellow Bird.”
Wampler has appeared in a number of TV shows and in commercials since her family made the permanent move to Hollywood about a decade ago so Carrie and her siblings, Phillip and Christina “Cricket” Wampler, now 19 and 17, could act professionally.
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“The Yellow Bird” is Carrie’s first big-screen movie.
Her scenes were filmed in Morocco with “Solo: A Star Wars Story” star Alden Ehrenreich as Brandon Bartle and Tye Sheridan as Daniel Murphy.
“Moracco was such a culture shock and fascinating,” said Wampler, the daughter of Holly and Chris Wampler.
The recently released Iraq War action drama revolves around two young soldiers played by Ehreneich and Bartle and their mothers, Aniston and Toni Collette.
Jason Patrick is also in the film released in select theaters on June 15.
It is available on DirectTV and other streaming platforms.
Being part of the movie was an experience she says she cherishes.
“They definitely brought out the best of my character,” Wampler said. “They were the best.”
Wampler had a recurring role as “Brooke” on The Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally." She has guest starred on shows such as NBC's "Parks and Recreation," "Surviving Jack," "Instant Mom" and "Malibu Country."
Many of Wampler’s family members still live in Tipp City, her grandmother Merrily Swisher included.
Wampler said she will always love Tipp City and all of the Dayton area even thought she and her siblings have gone full throttle with acting careers in Hollywood.
It hasn’t always been easy or glamorous.
“It is definitely not a sprint. It is a marathon,” Wampler said. “(People) don’t know how hard everyone is working toward their goals.”
Wampler, who recently appeared with Jason Ritter in the Funny or Die web series “Tale of Titans,” said she’d love to have a role in a TV comedy series.
“I am not comparing myself to other people’s careers,” she said. “I want to climb my own ladder.”
Despite the pressures and temptations that can often come with Hollywood, Wampler said she, her siblings and parents remain tight and focused.
“It is a Team Wampler thing,” she said. We are not competitive. We still root for each other.”
All three Wampler children still live with their parents as they continue to pursue their goals. Cricket is a high school senior.
Carrie Wampler said it has been a slow climb, but one she is enjoying.
“If you are in it for the wrong reasons, it would be disappointing,” she said. “If you love the craft of it, you will never be disappointed.”
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 9:01 AM
— Happy Father's Day!
Twitter users around the world are using the hashtags #DadJokes and #FunnyThingsDadsSay to celebrate their dads with baffling wisecracks and head-scratching words of wisdom.
Check out 10 of the best-worst jokes below:
1. "I've always had an irrational fear of speed bumps. But don't worry, I'm slowly getting over it." – @DaddingAround
I've always had an irrational fear of speed bumps.— Jack's Dad (@DaddingAround) June 12, 2018
But don't worry, I'm slowly getting over it.#dadjokes
2. "Why did the coffee go to the police? It got mugged." – @NPR
Why did the coffee go to the police? It got mugged. #dadjokes— NPR (@NPR) June 17, 2018
3. "It's not a dad bod. It's a father figure." – @chrismakespuns
"It's not a dad bod. It's a father figure"#FunnyThingsDadsSay— Puns©_By_Chris (@chrismakespuns) June 13, 2018
4. "Was going to go to the new restaurant in space. Heard their food is great, but there is no atmosphere." – @MatBest11x
Was going to go to the new restaurant in space. Heard their food is great, but there is no atmosphere. #dadjokes— Mat Best (@MatBest11x) June 8, 2018
5. "Two peanuts were walking down the street. One was a salted." – @Fawcett_Matt
Two peanuts were walking down the street.— Matt Fawcett (@Fawcett_Matt) June 13, 2018
One was a salted.#dadjokes
6. "If a short person waves at you, is it a microwave?" – @First_Jimothy
If a short person waves at you, is it a microwave?#dadjokes— First Jimothy (@First_Jimothy) June 15, 2018
7. "I knew a guy who was addicted to drinking brake fluid. He said he could stop anytime." – @HouseofBoodles
I knew a guy who was addicted to drinking brake fluid. He said he could stop anytime. #dadjokes— Sandra (@HouseofBoodles) June 13, 2018
8. "How do you find Will Smith in the snow? Look for the fresh prints!!!!" – @ProducerEddie
How do you find Will Smith in the snow?— Eddie (@ProducerEddie) June 14, 2018
Look for the fresh prints!!!! 😂😂 #DadJokes
9. "That cow is amazing. ... She's outstanding in her field." – @GuyMcPerson309
* passing a pasture *— Guy McPerson (@GuyMcPerson309) June 13, 2018
"OMG! That cow is amazing!!!!"
"Why is that, Dad?"
"She's outstanding in her field."
10. "You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose." – @Johnsense38
You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose. #FunnyThingsDadsSay— Johnsense af⚾👍😃😈☯😇 (@Johnsense38) June 13, 2018