| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:13 PM
It is a genetic condition, passed to children through their mother, in which a person loses his or her central vision but not peripheral vision. It does not result in complete vision loss.
An estimated 4,000 people in the United States suffer from...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Striding in her special black walking shoes decorated with turquoise, pink and lime-green squares, 8-year-old Elizabeth Gardner was, literally, on her way to reaching a milestone.
As she began the Save-A-Limb Ride's 1-mile family walk Saturday morning,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Attired in orange shorts with black trim, an Oviedo cross-country tank top and a pink headband, Garrett Haywood blends in with other runners during a recent meet at Trinity Prep.
Haywood is different, though. Not because he is the fastest or the one...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:49 AM
His giggles are contagious. Once Zander Tewksbury, 2, starts laughing, his mom can't help but laugh along with him.
And as they cuddle together on the couch, Krystal Middaugh tickles her son's belly even more. Happy laughter fills their Petoskey...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:35 AM
As a creative director at Cramer-Krasselt (think Don Draper without the booze or cigarettes), Derek Sherman must get into people's heads. It's his job to figure out what makes people buy one product — Monopoly, let's say — over another. For...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Behind the countertop, one brother pulls out knives, the other quickly grabs the cutting boards. As one minces green onions, the other shells fava beans. In this kitchen, for brothers Luke and Dean Bergman, food is a family affair.
But this isn't the...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 9:04 PM
Since the deaths of three close relatives in the past three years, 8-year-old Taylor Green has had her rough moments. Sometimes, she has acted withdrawn, sadder than usual or standoffish.
Taylor's mother, unsure how to help, sent the girl to a children'...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 11:09 AM
MISHAWAKA — Having given birth to two healthy boys, Erica Hunt had no clue both she and her husband Dan carried a copy of a recessive gene linked to spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, a genetic disorder that affects the control of muscle movement....
| Aug 17, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Destiny Miller went online this summer to check one last set of grades from her senior year at Woodlawn High School — scores on three Advanced Placement exams.
The 18-year-old sat alone on her bed waiting for the scores to appear on her...
| Jul 22, 2013
The lifetime waterman shifted uncomfortably on the narrow hospital bed. "I'd rather work a month for free than be here," said Edward "E.C." Hogge, Jr., who operates his deadrise, "Shannon Kay," out of Gloucester. Hogge was being prepped for a...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 4:17 AM
SOUTH BEND -- South Bend residents Samara and Nick Dulik started a nonprofit organization that provides care packages for parents and siblings of children spending more than three days in pediatric hospitals. Cayleigh’s Friends Inc. was created...