After spending months in the hospital for cancer treatment and rehab, 81-year-old Clarence Blackmon returned home this week to an empty refrigerator. Hungry and desperate for food, the starving veteran called 911 for help. Blackmon’s call for help went viral, and in less than 24 hours Blackmon’s shelves and countertops are overflowing with food. To prevent a situation like this from happening in the future, Blackmon will be getting a home care nurse to assist him.
In 2010, Deputy Sam Brownlee was killed in the line of duty following a police chase. Wednesday night, Brownlee’s patrol car went to a public auction, and his son, Tanner, had the chance to acquire one of his father’s most prized possessions. The bidding quickly surpassed Tanner’s limit, but little did he know a stranger, Steve Wells, would bid $60,000 on the car and immediately hand over the keys.
26-year-old Marie Holmes of Brunswick County, North Carolina was recently forced to quit her jobs at Walmart and McDonald’s to care for her four children, one of whom has cerebral palsy. Holmes’ life changed forever Wednesday night when her lottery ticket matched the $564 million Powerball drawing. Holmes says she plans to spend her $188 million prize college funds for her children and a new home. Watch Marie Holmes’ interview with WECT below.
Last Saturday, a miniature Schnauzer named Sissy unexpectedly ran away from her home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. That night, Sissy walked 15+ blocks and wandered into a local hospital, where her owner, 64-year-old Nancy Franck, had been staying following a surgery. Nancy’s husband, Dale Franck, said, “She was on a mission that night to see her mom, but she couldn’t find the right elevator to take.”
A little over one week ago, Bart the cat was hit by a car and presumed dead by his owner. Bart was buried, but five days later he showed up in his neighbor’s yard, alive! Bart had dug himself out of his grave and slowly made his way back home. After a few successful surgeries, Bart will be back home within a week and despite losing an eye, he’s expected to make a full recovery.