Friday, May 3, 2013
The Drama Group, based in Chicago Heights, is hosting, 'A Night For Josie,' a fundraising event to help offset H-F High School graduate Josie Nordman's medical bills. Nordman is in need of a lung transplant.
After a month in which the Homewood-Flossmoor community banded together to help Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduate Josie Nordman through local businesses, they're rising to the challenge again, with the help of neighbors in Chicago Heights, digging deep. On Saturday, May 11, the Drama Group of Chicago Heights, 330 W. 202nd Street, will host, 'An Evening for Josie,' in an effort to continue raising money for Nordman's treatments. Nordman suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that has left her with less than 15-percent function in her lungs. "We heard about Josie and we just thought, 'How can we not help,'" said Tina Zagone, a spokersperson for the Drama Group. " After hearing about the struggles of Nordman, the community came …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
19-year-old Josie Nordman needs a lung transplant to survive but the famly can’t foot the $75,000 bill on their own.
This article was updated at 5 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2013 Josie Nordman of Homewood was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a chronic and frequently fatal lung disease, when she was only four months old. Now, at 19, the Northwestern University sophomore is left with only 22 percent of her lung function. Last December, she was added to the lung transplant list. A transplant is her only hope of surviving. Unfortunately, that hope comes with a hefty $50,000 to $75,000 price tag for the family after insurance is taken into consideration. “We are struggling to pay our monthly bills due to so many medical costs that we have no idea how to come up with this kind of money,” Josie’s mother Nicolle Nordman said on Facebook. “We need a miracle …” Nicolle …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
New Lenox Township supervisor Bill McCollum talks in a video about the pride area residents take in teaming up with ShareFest chairman Gary Cheney to help clean up the community.
Gary Cheney was sitting around the Thanksgiving dinner table with his family when he was called to action several years ago by “one of those still, small voices that you hear that comes from deep within your heart.” “When our family comes together—religion and politics are often a topic of discussion,” said Cheney, an independent insurance broker and chairman of the New Lenox ShareFest organization that is gearing up for its annual good deed/collection drive Sept. 1 through Sept. 11. The drive recently was hailed as “Eleven Days of Giving” by New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann. “We can debate that in a civil manner and actually enjoy it,” Cheney said. “One Thanksgiving back in ’06, we were gathering as a family and there were a number of …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Homewood resident Michael Colton, 11, is planning on collecting $4,000 to donate 50 goats to the Phillipines.
When most kids think about summer vacation, they envision sleepover parties and lazy days by the swimming pool. However, 11-year-old Homewood resident Michael Colton has something else on his mind: goats. Colton recently decided to raise money to donate to the Give a Goat Organization, which gives goats to towns in the Phillipines to use for milk and other dairy products. “You know, goats are actually a really good asset… you can milk them, they are cheaper than cows because they are smaller and cheaper to transport,” Colton said. “I believe they give pregnant goats (too), so then the goats have young and the cycle goes on and on and on until there is a lot of goats in that town.” Colton said his desire to do good stems from stories of his…