Allie Doss lost her daughter Sara Prideaux to suicide in July 2015. After losing her daughter, Doss co-founded Speak Up, a suicide prevention group that trains school staffs to recognize the risk signs and how to respond, and talks with students about how they can help.
For more than 70 years, no one knew what became of the body of Donald Tolson, a Marine killed in action in the Battle of Tarawa in World War II. Then a man building a carport on the Pacific island found dog tags.
In June 2016, Oak Grove police officers William "Andy" Anderson and Bob Marshall helped a woman who had given birth in a car parked on an I-70 exit ramp. In the officers' dash cam video, you can hear Anderson resuscitate the baby while Marshall assists the mother and another child who was in the car.
Ian Pfaff assembles Mad Max-mobiles for his kids from the odds and ends in his garage that might otherwise be mistaken for "junk." His two young children haven't seen the movie, but their customized kiddie cars look like they are from the set of Mad Max: Fury Road.
Sesame Street will welcome Julia, a Muppet with autism, to the show in April. The Sesame Workshop initiative "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children" created Julia as a continued commitment to the autism community, supporting a mission to "help all children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder." Additional resources can be found at www.sesamestreet.org/autism.
Young adults "aging out" of Missouri's foster care system find a smoother path for themselves as they work on adult skills and transition to living life on their own with the help of an older youth program of Jackson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Meet Legend Walker, who will age out in June when she turns 21.
House + Home editor Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian experiments with dyeing Easter eggs first using shaving cream and gel food coloring, then Kool-Aid. One method turned out great. The other one? Not so much.
The Star published an appeal from five Kansas siblings who want to be adopted together. That triggered a national outpouring of interest and offers — and a reminder of the number of children who need homes.
The Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City at 5700 King St. in Shawnee is wanting to improve the experience for children and they are working with other interest groups to start a $12 million campaign to build a new, larger children’s museum and library on property near Red Bridge and Holmes roads.
An American Airlines flight has special passengers when it left Kansas City International Airport. The Snowball Express carried 38 children, along with 20 family members, headed on a trip aimed at bringing joy to children of military members who were killed while on duty.
Many first-year students are apt to return home for Thanksgiving with unsettling news about their college experiences. KU offers a course that attempts to introduce freshmen to campus resources and a sense of community
A South Florida boy is being hailed a hero, weeks after he dashed to his baby brother’s rescue as the infant fell off a changing table. In the video, the 11-month-old baby was on a changing table, and when his mother had her back turned, the boy's leg went over the table, and he fell. But, in an incredible move, the baby's big brother managed to catch the 30-pound baby before he hit the floor.