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 'Chopped' winner, 5-time cancer survivor brings LI gastropub to life

 'Chopped' winner, 5-time cancer survivor brings LI gastropub to life

It started with drinks, apps, lots of do-you-know-what-you-want-yets from the harried waitstaff, and table talk about how many menu items representing how many cuisines a gastropub can possess before Read full article:  'Chopped' winner, 5-time cancer survivo...→

 'Chopped' winner, 5-time cancer survivor brings LI gastropub to life

 'Chopped' winner, 5-time cancer survivor brings LI gastropub to life

It started with drinks, apps, lots of do-you-know-what-you-want-yets from the harried waitstaff, and table talk about how many menu items representing how many cuisines a gastropub can possess before Read full article:  'Chopped' winner, 5-time cancer survivo...→

Larkin hosts teen cancer survivor at Red Wings practice

Larkin hosts teen cancer survivor at Red Wings practice

Dylan Larkin befriended a 14-year-old cancer survivor named Michael Banaszewski this summer at Detroit's Rocket Mortgage Classic. Larkin promised to stay in touch, and this week invited Michael and his family to Red Wings practice for a first-class experience. Read full article: Larkin hosts teen cancer survivor at Red...→

ESPN anchor was suffering from cancer at time of his death

ESPN anchor was suffering from cancer at time of his death

An ESPN reporter who was originally thought to have died from a rare condition triggered by pneumonia \was actually suffering from stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his family said on Twitter Wednesday. Read full article: ESPN anchor was suffering from cancer at...→

Six-Time Cancer Survivor Who Missed Rose Parade Gets Second Chance

Six-Time Cancer Survivor Who Missed Rose Parade Gets Second Chance

A woman who’s battling cancer for the seventh time who missed her chance to ride in the Rose Parade because she was too sick was honored with a big surprise Monday after her friends and the Pasadena Police Department came together to make her wish come true. Stacey Kimmel, a six-time cancer survivor who is battling the disease for the… Read full article: Six-Time Cancer Survivor Who Missed Rose...→

'Three's Company' star Suzanne Somers recalls her cancer diagnosis: ‘You think of your mortality for the first time’

'Three's Company' star Suzanne Somers recalls her cancer diagnosis: ‘You think of your mortality for the first time’

Suzanne Somers was 49 years old and on the cover of People magazine rocking a bathing suit when the “Three’s Company” star learned she had cancer. Read full article: 'Three's Company' star Suzanne Somers re...→

North Texas Cancer Survivor Collects 16,000 Toys for Children’s Hospitals

North Texas Cancer Survivor Collects 16,000 Toys for Children’s Hospitals

A North Texas girl went above and beyond to make the holidays brighter for thousands of children battling cancer. Sadie Keller, 12, of Lantana just wrapped up her annual “Sadie’s Sleigh” toy drive. She collected more than 16,200 donated toys for children staying in the hospital at Christmas. She delivered all of those toys to children’s hospitals in Dallas, Fort… Read full article: North Texas Cancer Survivor Collects 16,...→

Firefighter Chili Challenge Winner Revealed: Who Brings the Heat?

NBC4’s annual firefighter chili challenge has crowned it’s winner, who made a standout Firehouse Chili. It took the judges multiple tastings to crown the winner. Read full article: Firefighter Chili Challenge Winner Revea...→

‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game for First Time Ever

‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game for First Time Ever

In tonight’s episode of Survivor: Island of the Idols, a player was removed from the game for the first time in the show’s history. At the very end of the episode, right after tribal council, we saw Jeff Probst approach the camp, which is a rarity in itself. He announced to remaining players Lauren Beck, Janet Carbin, Dean Kowalski, Noura Salman, and Tommy Sheehan that Dan Spilo had been removed from the game. “I just spoke privately with Dan, and i want to update you guys. A decision has been made, and Dan will not be returning to the game. He won’t be coming back to camp, he won’t be on the jury, he’s gone,” he said. Survivor Is “Discussing” Changes After Kellee Kim Spoke Out A message on screen then read: “Dan was removed from the game after a report of another incident, which happened off-camera and did not involve a player.” CBS declined to comment beyond that statement. Dan was involved in a controversial episode earlier on in the season when contestant Kellee Kim accused him of inappropriate touching to her fellow tribemates. Tribemates Missy Byrd and Elizabeth Beisel then made up their own complaints to manipulate other players to vote out Dan, and it became a giant mess, forcing viewers and players alike to ask questions about how far this game should go. Kellee had issues with Dan from the very first episode, and Dan was warned for his behavior on day 22. Kellee ended up being voted out on day 22 instead of Dan. Missy and Elizabeth soon followed, and all three are now on the jury. As Jeff said, Dan’s removal means he will not serve on the jury for the final tribal councils. This news comes around the same time as news of a change in the way the show’s finale will work. EW reports that Instead of taping live next Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, the present-day portions of the finale and reunion show will be taped earlier in the day, and will then air during the show’s normal timeslot. EW says that per a source, “the change was made due to the sensitive nature of the material this season,” in order to make players feel comfortable discussing what happened during the season. In an interview with EW, Jeff Probst explained that we will likely not be getting any further information about why Dan was removed. “I’ve endeavored to be as forthcoming as possible with you regarding everything that has happened this season. In this situation, out of respect for privacy and confidentiality, I can’t say anymore,” he said. As for how he, the production team, and the network decided it was time for Dan to leave, Jeff said there was a lot of time spent discussing the season with various departments. “It has been an unprecedented season,” he said. “Complex social issues were woven into the game in a way we have never seen before. With our contestants’ welfare at the forefront, we have spent a lot of time discussing every layer of the situation with human resources, diversity and inclusion representatives, show therapists, lawyers, publicists, and standards and practices. We all worked diligently throughout the entire process to make the right decisions and portray an accurate depiction of what took place. We have learned a lot and it will inform our process moving forward.” Survivor Is “Discussing” Changes After Kellee Kim Spoke Out Jeff said Dan “was not happy” when they first informed him of the decision, but eventually he accepted it. “We talked through everything for quite a while and by the time he got on the boat to leave he had calmed down and was actually very respectful as he departed,” Jeff said. Kellee Kim also weighed in on Dan’s removal in a post on Twitter. “Tonight on CBS Survivor, Dan Spilo was kicked off the show for, once again, inappropriate touching. While Dan’s dismissal has validated the concerns that I raised from the beginning of this season, I wish that no one else had to be subjected to this type of behavior,” she wrote. “CBS and Survivor were on notice of Dan’s behavior from the very first days of the game. And, as Survivor fans know, shortly after I spoke up on camera, I was voted off the show. Since then, I’ve accepted genuine heartfelt apologies from fellow castaways, but I’ve continued to feel disappointed by how this pattern of behavior was allowed to occur for so long.” “While I wish many things had gone differently, I’m glad that my decision to speak up made a difference. What is most important to me now is how all of us–CBS, Survivor, other organizations, and all of us as individuals–decide to learn from this story and commit to take action,” she continued. “Lastly, I am grateful to the many people who have reached out to me over the last few weeks to share their own stories and messages of solidarity. These messages, of feeling supported and believed, have been an incredible gift. Thank you.” Survivor’s season finale will air next Wednesday at 8 p.m. on CBS. Read full article: ‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game ...→

11 year-old cancer survivor collecting Christmas gifts for kids in hospital

11 year-old cancer survivor collecting Christmas gifts for kids in hospital

IONIA, Mi (CNN) — An 11-year-old girl in Michigan is spreading Christmas cheer and collecting gifts to give to children with long-term hospital stays. Over... Read full article: 11 year-old cancer survivor collecting C...→

"I was being penalized for having breast cancer": Survivor fights with insurance over follow-up tests

Mammograms can save lives, but in some cases, insurance companies are refusing to cover follow-up tests ordered by doctors Read full article: "I was being penalized for having breast...→

Yang hosts rally in Chicago Dec. 5; brings presidential campaign to city for first time.

Yang hosts rally in Chicago Dec. 5; brings presidential campaign to city for first time.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren hits Chicago on Saturday for her second town hall in the city, in advance of the March 17 Illinois primary. Read full article: Yang hosts rally in Chicago Dec. 5; brin...→

Make-A-Wish helps 9-year-old ovarian cancer survivor meet her hero

Make-A-Wish helps 9-year-old ovarian cancer survivor meet her hero

The magic of Make-A-Wish helps 9-year-old ovarian cancer survivor meet her idol, Jim Cantore! Read full article: Make-A-Wish helps 9-year-old ovarian can...→

Toddler separated from twin for first time after rare cancer diagnosis: 'It's been really hard'

The twins have been separated for the first time in their young lives after Fox was diagnosed with rare form of cancer just after Christmas. Read full article: Toddler separated from twin for first ti...→

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor Hopes Story Inspires Others

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor Hopes Story Inspires Others

January is cervical cancer awareness month and Kate Weissman of Charlestown is hoping her story will inspire women to get potentially life-saving screening tests. Read full article: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Survivo...→

4 to Watch: Six-Time Cancer Survivor Gets a Rose Parade Do-Over

4 to Watch: Six-Time Cancer Survivor Gets a Rose Parade Do-Over

A six-time cancer survivor was too sick to ride in the Rose Parade. So, her friends and Pasadena police made her wish come true with a heartwarming gesture. It’s one of the stories we’re featuring today on NBCLA. Rose Parade Do-Over Fulfills a Cancer Survivor’s WishStacey Kimmel, a six-time cancer survivor who is battling the disease for the seventh time,… Read full article: 4 to Watch: Six-Time Cancer Survivor Get...→

Baghdad attack brings back memories of Benghazi for survivor

Baghdad attack brings back memories of Benghazi for survivor

The attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday brought back the nightmare of Benghazi for a contractor who survived a terrorist militia’s onslught in Libya seven years ago. John “… Read full article: Baghdad attack brings back memories of B...→

6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy with Legos for young patients

6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy with Legos for young patients

As Poppy Sellier was fighting acute myeloid leukemia, Legos always cheered her up after her chemo treatments. Now released from the hospital, the six-year-old is spreading smiles with her red wagon full of donated Lego sets for other kids. Read full article: 6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy w...→

7-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Returns to Hospital With Legos for Patients

7-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Returns to Hospital With Legos for Patients

A 7-year-old Virginia girl who spent most of the past year in cancer treatment returned to the hospital Monday bearing gifts for other patients. Poppy Sellier spent last Christmas fighting leukemia on the 10th floor of Inova Children’s Hospital — the oncology unit. In August, she became a cancer survivor. Poppy returned to the 10th floor hauling a wagon full… Read full article: 7-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Returns to Ho...→

Cancer Survivor Performs Concert for Miami Hospital

Sophia Treadwell has been playing classical music since she was little. The 15-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia last year and began chemo treatments at Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami, where she returned to play a c Read full article: Cancer Survivor Performs Concert for Mia...→

Rangers to acquire 2-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber from Indians

Rangers to acquire 2-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber from Indians

Kluber made just seven starts last season due to injury, but from 2014-18 he was one of the game’s best pitchers. Read full article: Rangers to acquire 2-time Cy Young winne...→

'Survivor' Removes Player for First Time Ever

'Survivor' Removes Player for First Time Ever

For the first time in "Survivor" history, a contestant has been removed by the show. Dan Spilo was kicked off the show on Wednesday following reports of "another incident, which happened off-camera and did not involve a player." Read full article: 'Survivor' Removes Player for First Time...→

‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game for First Time Ever

In tonight’s episode of Survivor: Island of the Idols, a player was removed from the game for the first time in the show’s history.... At the very end of the episode, right after tribal council, we saw Jeff Probst approach the camp, which is a rarity in itself. He announced to remaining players Lauren Beck, Janet Carbin, Dean Kowalski, Noura Read full article: ‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game ...→

Florida mother, father and teenage son all battling cancer at the same time

Florida mother, father and teenage son all battling cancer at the same time

(CNN) — It’s difficult enough to have one loved one experience cancer, but three at one time? Unimaginable. But that’s reality for the Desclefs family.... Read full article: Florida mother, father and teenage son a...→

Breast cancer survivor hit with unexpected costs for diagnostic mammograms

Breast cancer survivor hit with unexpected costs for diagnostic mammograms

Kristen Hoffman fought breast cancer a year ago. Now she's battling her insurance company to pay for her mammograms. Anna Werner explains. Read full article: Breast cancer survivor hit with unexpect...→

Young Martial Arts Students On Staten Island Helping Fight Pediatric Cancer One Judo Throw At A Time

Young Martial Arts Students On Staten Island Helping Fight Pediatric Cancer One Judo Throw At A Time

Donors signed up to pledge money -- a quarter, $1, $10 per throw -- to buy toys, games, superhero pajamas and anything to make a sick kid happy. Read full article: Young Martial Arts Students On Staten Is...→

Gophers’ cancer survivor Casey O’Brien will have surgery to remove spot

Gophers’ cancer survivor Casey O’Brien will have surgery to remove spot

Gophers placeholder Casey O’Brien, a four-time cancer survivor, said Monday he will have surgery this week to remove a “small spot” on one of his lungs. The Cretin-Derham Hall graduate said the spo… Read full article: Gophers’ cancer survivor Casey O’Brien w...→

Breast Cancer Survivor & Social Media Influencer Alicia Staley

Breast Cancer Survivor & Social Media Influencer Alicia Staley

While battling cancer, Alicia Staley helped start weekly Twitter chats using #BCSM, connecting patients with each other, and with experts. Read full article: Breast Cancer Survivor & Social Media In...→

President Donald Trump's Upcoming Wildwood Rally Brings Flurry Of Activity For Businesses During Normally Quiet Time

President Donald Trump's Upcoming Wildwood Rally Brings Flurry Of Activity For Businesses During Normally Quiet Time

The Keep America Great rally is meant to give a boost to former Democrat-turned-Republican Congressman Jeff Van Drew, who voted against impeaching Trump. Read full article: President Donald Trump's Upcoming Wildwo...→

‘Jeopardy!’ GOAT: Winner Ken Jennings is the ‘Greatest of All Time’

‘Jeopardy!’ GOAT: Winner Ken Jennings is the ‘Greatest of All Time’

Who is Ken Jennings? Answer: The greatest “Jeopardy!” player of all time. Jennings defeated legendary champs James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter in the storied game show’s Greatest of… Read full article: ‘Jeopardy!’ GOAT: Winner Ken Jennings is...→

People think 2 ABC sitcoms accidentally revealed 'Jeopardy! The Greatest Of All Time' tournament winner

People think 2 ABC sitcoms accidentally revealed 'Jeopardy! The Greatest Of All Time' tournament winner

'Jeopardy!' fans have become suspicious that the Twitter accounts of 'The Goldbergs' and 'Schooled' may have revealed 'The Greatest of All Time' tournament winner. Read full article: People think 2 ABC sitcoms accidentally ...→

Third time is the charm for winner of 2020 Klondike Kate competition

Third time is the charm for winner of 2020 Klondike Kate competition

A South St. Paul woman won the Klondike Kate competition Wednesday night. It was Shelly Pabst’s third try for the taffeta title ahead of the St. Paul Winter Carnival later this month. “This is the … Read full article: Third time is the charm for winner of 20...→

Six-Time Cancer Survivor Who Missed Rose Parade Gets Second Chance

A woman who’s battling cancer for the seventh time who missed her chance to ride in the Rose Parade because she was too sick was honored with a big surprise Monday after her friends and the Pasadena Police Department came together to make h Read full article: Six-Time Cancer Survivor Who Missed Rose...→

Moscow brings in fake snow in time for New Year festivities after record-breaking warm December

Moscow brings in fake snow in time for New Year festivities after record-breaking warm December

It's finally starting to look like winter in the Russian capital after authorities dumped artificial snow in the center of Moscow in time for New Year's Eve festivities.  Read full article: Moscow brings in fake snow in time for N...→

It’s finally this artist’s time to shine: Mirror mural is winner of our Christmas art contest

It’s finally this artist’s time to shine: Mirror mural is winner of our Christmas art contest

When Sandi New saw a notice in the paper about our Christmas Day art contest, she thought it might be a chance for her mom’s talent to finally shine in a place other than a buffet mirror. … Read full article: It’s finally this artist’s time to shine...→

This 14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer, just in time to make it home for Christmas

This 14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer, just in time to make it home for Christmas

Chloe said she feels relieved about finally going home. She won't be able to return to school right away, and will probably be bedridden at least for the rest of the school year. Read full article: This 14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer, ju...→

14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer just in time to make it home for Christmas

14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer just in time to make it home for Christmas

(CNN) — It started out as a limp. At the time, father Shawn Cress thought daughter Chloe, then 12 years old, just needed some physical... Read full article: 14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer just in ...→

‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game for First Time Ever

On Wednesday’s episode of “Survivor: Island of the Idols,” a player was removed from the competition for the first time in the show’s history. Dan Spilo was pulled from the competition by production for unacceptable behavior following an of Read full article: ‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game ...→

Cancer survivor, 25, pays it forward with music therapy for needy kids

Cancer survivor, 25, pays it forward with music therapy for needy kids

Luke Putney refuses to let cancer stop him from his life mission to be a blessing to other people. Read full article: Cancer survivor, 25, pays it forward wit...→

Georgia Boy Declared Cancer-Free Just in Time for Christmas

Georgia Boy Declared Cancer-Free Just in Time for Christmas

A young boy in Macon, Georgia, was recently declared cancer-free after undergoing treatment for almost a year. Read full article: Georgia Boy Declared Cancer-Free Just in...→

Breast cancer survivor fights for insurance coverage of follow-up tests:

Breast cancer survivor fights for insurance coverage of follow-up tests: "It's all about money"

Mammograms can save lives, but CBS News has learned in some cases, insurance companies are refusing to cover them – even for breast cancer survivors. We heard from hundreds of women who told us they could not afford the follow-up tests their doctors had ordered, like additional mammograms, ultrasounds and MRIs. Anna Werner reports. Read full article: Breast cancer survivor fights for insura...→

Cancer Survivor Turns Paperwork from Health Journey Into Art

Cancer Survivor Turns Paperwork from Health Journey Into Art

Jennifer Beyer saved every piece of paper from her medical journey and turned a scary time into something beautiful. Read full article: Cancer Survivor Turns Paperwork from Hea...→

Young cancer survivor meets her weatherman hero

Young cancer survivor meets her weatherman hero

Nine-year-old cancer survivor Kaylee Tolleson is one bright meteorologist-in-training. Make-a-Wish Georgia and The Weather Channel teamed up to give the young weather enthusiast an exclusive behind… Read full article: Young cancer survivor meets her weatherm...→

Larkin hosts teen cancer survivor at Red Wings practice

Larkin hosts teen cancer survivor at Red Wings practice

Dylan Larkin befriended a 14-year-old cancer survivor named Michael Banaszewski this summer at Detroit's Rocket Mortgage Classic. Larkin promised to stay in touch, and this week invited Michael and his family to Red Wings practice for a first-class experience. Read full article: Larkin hosts teen cancer survivor at Red...→

President Donald Trump's Upcoming Wildwood Rally Brings Flurry Of Activity For Businesses During Normally Quiet Time

President Donald Trump's Upcoming Wildwood Rally Brings Flurry Of Activity For Businesses During Normally Quiet Time

The Keep America Great rally is meant to give a boost to former Democrat-turned-Republican Congressman Jeff Van Drew, who voted against impeaching Trump. Read full article: President Donald Trump's Upcoming Wildwo...→

People think 2 ABC sitcoms accidentally revealed 'Jeopardy! The Greatest Of All Time' tournament winner

People think 2 ABC sitcoms accidentally revealed 'Jeopardy! The Greatest Of All Time' tournament winner

'Jeopardy!' fans have become suspicious that the Twitter accounts of 'The Goldbergs' and 'Schooled' may have revealed 'The Greatest of All Time' tournament winner. Read full article: People think 2 ABC sitcoms accidentally ...→

Six-Time Cancer Survivor Who Missed Rose Parade Gets Second Chance

A woman who’s battling cancer for the seventh time who missed her chance to ride in the Rose Parade because she was too sick was honored with a big surprise Monday after her friends and the Pasadena Police Department came together to make h Read full article: Six-Time Cancer Survivor Who Missed Rose...→

Baghdad attack brings back memories of Benghazi for survivor

Baghdad attack brings back memories of Benghazi for survivor

The attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday brought back the nightmare of Benghazi for a contractor who survived a terrorist militia’s onslught in Libya seven years ago. John “… Read full article: Baghdad attack brings back memories of B...→

'Three's Company' star Suzanne Somers recalls her cancer diagnosis: ‘You think of your mortality for the first time’

'Three's Company' star Suzanne Somers recalls her cancer diagnosis: ‘You think of your mortality for the first time’

Suzanne Somers was 49 years old and on the cover of People magazine rocking a bathing suit when the “Three’s Company” star learned she had cancer. Read full article: 'Three's Company' star Suzanne Somers re...→

It’s finally this artist’s time to shine: Mirror mural is winner of our Christmas art contest

It’s finally this artist’s time to shine: Mirror mural is winner of our Christmas art contest

When Sandi New saw a notice in the paper about our Christmas Day art contest, she thought it might be a chance for her mom’s talent to finally shine in a place other than a buffet mirror. … Read full article: It’s finally this artist’s time to shine...→

7-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Returns to Hospital With Legos for Patients

7-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Returns to Hospital With Legos for Patients

A 7-year-old Virginia girl who spent most of the past year in cancer treatment returned to the hospital Monday bearing gifts for other patients. Poppy Sellier spent last Christmas fighting leukemia on the 10th floor of Inova Children’s Hospital — the oncology unit. In August, she became a cancer survivor. Poppy returned to the 10th floor hauling a wagon full… Read full article: 7-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Returns to Ho...→

This 14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer, just in time to make it home for Christmas

This 14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer, just in time to make it home for Christmas

Chloe said she feels relieved about finally going home. She won't be able to return to school right away, and will probably be bedridden at least for the rest of the school year. Read full article: This 14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer, ju...→

Rangers to acquire 2-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber from Indians

Rangers to acquire 2-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber from Indians

Kluber made just seven starts last season due to injury, but from 2014-18 he was one of the game’s best pitchers. Read full article: Rangers to acquire 2-time Cy Young winne...→

Firefighter Chili Challenge Winner Revealed: Who Brings the Heat?

NBC4’s annual firefighter chili challenge has crowned it’s winner, who made a standout Firehouse Chili. It took the judges multiple tastings to crown the winner. Read full article: Firefighter Chili Challenge Winner Revea...→

‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game for First Time Ever

On Wednesday’s episode of “Survivor: Island of the Idols,” a player was removed from the competition for the first time in the show’s history. Dan Spilo was pulled from the competition by production for unacceptable behavior following an of Read full article: ‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game ...→

‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game for First Time Ever

In tonight’s episode of Survivor: Island of the Idols, a player was removed from the game for the first time in the show’s history.... At the very end of the episode, right after tribal council, we saw Jeff Probst approach the camp, which is a rarity in itself. He announced to remaining players Lauren Beck, Janet Carbin, Dean Kowalski, Noura Read full article: ‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game ...→

11 year-old cancer survivor collecting Christmas gifts for kids in hospital

11 year-old cancer survivor collecting Christmas gifts for kids in hospital

IONIA, Mi (CNN) — An 11-year-old girl in Michigan is spreading Christmas cheer and collecting gifts to give to children with long-term hospital stays. Over... Read full article: 11 year-old cancer survivor collecting C...→

Georgia Boy Declared Cancer-Free Just in Time for Christmas

Georgia Boy Declared Cancer-Free Just in Time for Christmas

A young boy in Macon, Georgia, was recently declared cancer-free after undergoing treatment for almost a year. Read full article: Georgia Boy Declared Cancer-Free Just in...→

Breast cancer survivor hit with unexpected costs for diagnostic mammograms

Breast cancer survivor hit with unexpected costs for diagnostic mammograms

Kristen Hoffman fought breast cancer a year ago. Now she's battling her insurance company to pay for her mammograms. Anna Werner explains. Read full article: Breast cancer survivor hit with unexpect...→

"I was being penalized for having breast cancer": Survivor fights with insurance over follow-up tests

Mammograms can save lives, but in some cases, insurance companies are refusing to cover follow-up tests ordered by doctors Read full article: "I was being penalized for having breast...→

Cancer Survivor Turns Paperwork from Health Journey Into Art

Cancer Survivor Turns Paperwork from Health Journey Into Art

Jennifer Beyer saved every piece of paper from her medical journey and turned a scary time into something beautiful. Read full article: Cancer Survivor Turns Paperwork from Hea...→

Gophers’ cancer survivor Casey O’Brien will have surgery to remove spot

Gophers’ cancer survivor Casey O’Brien will have surgery to remove spot

Gophers placeholder Casey O’Brien, a four-time cancer survivor, said Monday he will have surgery this week to remove a “small spot” on one of his lungs. The Cretin-Derham Hall graduate said the spo… Read full article: Gophers’ cancer survivor Casey O’Brien w...→

Make-A-Wish helps 9-year-old ovarian cancer survivor meet her hero

Make-A-Wish helps 9-year-old ovarian cancer survivor meet her hero

The magic of Make-A-Wish helps 9-year-old ovarian cancer survivor meet her idol, Jim Cantore! Read full article: Make-A-Wish helps 9-year-old ovarian can...→

Toddler separated from twin for first time after rare cancer diagnosis: 'It's been really hard'

The twins have been separated for the first time in their young lives after Fox was diagnosed with rare form of cancer just after Christmas. Read full article: Toddler separated from twin for first ti...→

ESPN anchor was suffering from cancer at time of his death

ESPN anchor was suffering from cancer at time of his death

An ESPN reporter who was originally thought to have died from a rare condition triggered by pneumonia \was actually suffering from stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his family said on Twitter Wednesday. Read full article: ESPN anchor was suffering from cancer at...→

‘Jeopardy!’ GOAT: Winner Ken Jennings is the ‘Greatest of All Time’

‘Jeopardy!’ GOAT: Winner Ken Jennings is the ‘Greatest of All Time’

Who is Ken Jennings? Answer: The greatest “Jeopardy!” player of all time. Jennings defeated legendary champs James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter in the storied game show’s Greatest of… Read full article: ‘Jeopardy!’ GOAT: Winner Ken Jennings is...→

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor Hopes Story Inspires Others

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor Hopes Story Inspires Others

January is cervical cancer awareness month and Kate Weissman of Charlestown is hoping her story will inspire women to get potentially life-saving screening tests. Read full article: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Survivo...→

Third time is the charm for winner of 2020 Klondike Kate competition

Third time is the charm for winner of 2020 Klondike Kate competition

A South St. Paul woman won the Klondike Kate competition Wednesday night. It was Shelly Pabst’s third try for the taffeta title ahead of the St. Paul Winter Carnival later this month. “This is the … Read full article: Third time is the charm for winner of 20...→

4 to Watch: Six-Time Cancer Survivor Gets a Rose Parade Do-Over

4 to Watch: Six-Time Cancer Survivor Gets a Rose Parade Do-Over

A six-time cancer survivor was too sick to ride in the Rose Parade. So, her friends and Pasadena police made her wish come true with a heartwarming gesture. It’s one of the stories we’re featuring today on NBCLA. Rose Parade Do-Over Fulfills a Cancer Survivor’s WishStacey Kimmel, a six-time cancer survivor who is battling the disease for the seventh time,… Read full article: 4 to Watch: Six-Time Cancer Survivor Get...→

Six-Time Cancer Survivor Who Missed Rose Parade Gets Second Chance

Six-Time Cancer Survivor Who Missed Rose Parade Gets Second Chance

A woman who’s battling cancer for the seventh time who missed her chance to ride in the Rose Parade because she was too sick was honored with a big surprise Monday after her friends and the Pasadena Police Department came together to make her wish come true. Stacey Kimmel, a six-time cancer survivor who is battling the disease for the… Read full article: Six-Time Cancer Survivor Who Missed Rose...→

Moscow brings in fake snow in time for New Year festivities after record-breaking warm December

Moscow brings in fake snow in time for New Year festivities after record-breaking warm December

It's finally starting to look like winter in the Russian capital after authorities dumped artificial snow in the center of Moscow in time for New Year's Eve festivities.  Read full article: Moscow brings in fake snow in time for N...→

6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy with Legos for young patients

6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy with Legos for young patients

As Poppy Sellier was fighting acute myeloid leukemia, Legos always cheered her up after her chemo treatments. Now released from the hospital, the six-year-old is spreading smiles with her red wagon full of donated Lego sets for other kids. Read full article: 6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy w...→

North Texas Cancer Survivor Collects 16,000 Toys for Children’s Hospitals

North Texas Cancer Survivor Collects 16,000 Toys for Children’s Hospitals

A North Texas girl went above and beyond to make the holidays brighter for thousands of children battling cancer. Sadie Keller, 12, of Lantana just wrapped up her annual “Sadie’s Sleigh” toy drive. She collected more than 16,200 donated toys for children staying in the hospital at Christmas. She delivered all of those toys to children’s hospitals in Dallas, Fort… Read full article: North Texas Cancer Survivor Collects 16,...→

Cancer Survivor Performs Concert for Miami Hospital

Sophia Treadwell has been playing classical music since she was little. The 15-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia last year and began chemo treatments at Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami, where she returned to play a c Read full article: Cancer Survivor Performs Concert for Mia...→

14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer just in time to make it home for Christmas

14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer just in time to make it home for Christmas

(CNN) — It started out as a limp. At the time, father Shawn Cress thought daughter Chloe, then 12 years old, just needed some physical... Read full article: 14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer just in ...→

'Survivor' Removes Player for First Time Ever

'Survivor' Removes Player for First Time Ever

For the first time in "Survivor" history, a contestant has been removed by the show. Dan Spilo was kicked off the show on Wednesday following reports of "another incident, which happened off-camera and did not involve a player." Read full article: 'Survivor' Removes Player for First Time...→

‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game for First Time Ever

‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game for First Time Ever

In tonight’s episode of Survivor: Island of the Idols, a player was removed from the game for the first time in the show’s history. At the very end of the episode, right after tribal council, we saw Jeff Probst approach the camp, which is a rarity in itself. He announced to remaining players Lauren Beck, Janet Carbin, Dean Kowalski, Noura Salman, and Tommy Sheehan that Dan Spilo had been removed from the game. “I just spoke privately with Dan, and i want to update you guys. A decision has been made, and Dan will not be returning to the game. He won’t be coming back to camp, he won’t be on the jury, he’s gone,” he said. Survivor Is “Discussing” Changes After Kellee Kim Spoke Out A message on screen then read: “Dan was removed from the game after a report of another incident, which happened off-camera and did not involve a player.” CBS declined to comment beyond that statement. Dan was involved in a controversial episode earlier on in the season when contestant Kellee Kim accused him of inappropriate touching to her fellow tribemates. Tribemates Missy Byrd and Elizabeth Beisel then made up their own complaints to manipulate other players to vote out Dan, and it became a giant mess, forcing viewers and players alike to ask questions about how far this game should go. Kellee had issues with Dan from the very first episode, and Dan was warned for his behavior on day 22. Kellee ended up being voted out on day 22 instead of Dan. Missy and Elizabeth soon followed, and all three are now on the jury. As Jeff said, Dan’s removal means he will not serve on the jury for the final tribal councils. This news comes around the same time as news of a change in the way the show’s finale will work. EW reports that Instead of taping live next Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, the present-day portions of the finale and reunion show will be taped earlier in the day, and will then air during the show’s normal timeslot. EW says that per a source, “the change was made due to the sensitive nature of the material this season,” in order to make players feel comfortable discussing what happened during the season. In an interview with EW, Jeff Probst explained that we will likely not be getting any further information about why Dan was removed. “I’ve endeavored to be as forthcoming as possible with you regarding everything that has happened this season. In this situation, out of respect for privacy and confidentiality, I can’t say anymore,” he said. As for how he, the production team, and the network decided it was time for Dan to leave, Jeff said there was a lot of time spent discussing the season with various departments. “It has been an unprecedented season,” he said. “Complex social issues were woven into the game in a way we have never seen before. With our contestants’ welfare at the forefront, we have spent a lot of time discussing every layer of the situation with human resources, diversity and inclusion representatives, show therapists, lawyers, publicists, and standards and practices. We all worked diligently throughout the entire process to make the right decisions and portray an accurate depiction of what took place. We have learned a lot and it will inform our process moving forward.” Survivor Is “Discussing” Changes After Kellee Kim Spoke Out Jeff said Dan “was not happy” when they first informed him of the decision, but eventually he accepted it. “We talked through everything for quite a while and by the time he got on the boat to leave he had calmed down and was actually very respectful as he departed,” Jeff said. Kellee Kim also weighed in on Dan’s removal in a post on Twitter. “Tonight on CBS Survivor, Dan Spilo was kicked off the show for, once again, inappropriate touching. While Dan’s dismissal has validated the concerns that I raised from the beginning of this season, I wish that no one else had to be subjected to this type of behavior,” she wrote. “CBS and Survivor were on notice of Dan’s behavior from the very first days of the game. And, as Survivor fans know, shortly after I spoke up on camera, I was voted off the show. Since then, I’ve accepted genuine heartfelt apologies from fellow castaways, but I’ve continued to feel disappointed by how this pattern of behavior was allowed to occur for so long.” “While I wish many things had gone differently, I’m glad that my decision to speak up made a difference. What is most important to me now is how all of us–CBS, Survivor, other organizations, and all of us as individuals–decide to learn from this story and commit to take action,” she continued. “Lastly, I am grateful to the many people who have reached out to me over the last few weeks to share their own stories and messages of solidarity. These messages, of feeling supported and believed, have been an incredible gift. Thank you.” Survivor’s season finale will air next Wednesday at 8 p.m. on CBS. Read full article: ‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game ...→

Cancer survivor, 25, pays it forward with music therapy for needy kids

Cancer survivor, 25, pays it forward with music therapy for needy kids

Luke Putney refuses to let cancer stop him from his life mission to be a blessing to other people. Read full article: Cancer survivor, 25, pays it forward wit...→

Florida mother, father and teenage son all battling cancer at the same time

Florida mother, father and teenage son all battling cancer at the same time

(CNN) — It’s difficult enough to have one loved one experience cancer, but three at one time? Unimaginable. But that’s reality for the Desclefs family.... Read full article: Florida mother, father and teenage son a...→

Breast cancer survivor fights for insurance coverage of follow-up tests:

Breast cancer survivor fights for insurance coverage of follow-up tests: "It's all about money"

Mammograms can save lives, but CBS News has learned in some cases, insurance companies are refusing to cover them – even for breast cancer survivors. We heard from hundreds of women who told us they could not afford the follow-up tests their doctors had ordered, like additional mammograms, ultrasounds and MRIs. Anna Werner reports. Read full article: Breast cancer survivor fights for insura...→

Young Martial Arts Students On Staten Island Helping Fight Pediatric Cancer One Judo Throw At A Time

Young Martial Arts Students On Staten Island Helping Fight Pediatric Cancer One Judo Throw At A Time

Donors signed up to pledge money -- a quarter, $1, $10 per throw -- to buy toys, games, superhero pajamas and anything to make a sick kid happy. Read full article: Young Martial Arts Students On Staten Is...→

Yang hosts rally in Chicago Dec. 5; brings presidential campaign to city for first time.

Yang hosts rally in Chicago Dec. 5; brings presidential campaign to city for first time.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren hits Chicago on Saturday for her second town hall in the city, in advance of the March 17 Illinois primary. Read full article: Yang hosts rally in Chicago Dec. 5; brin...→

Young cancer survivor meets her weatherman hero

Young cancer survivor meets her weatherman hero

Nine-year-old cancer survivor Kaylee Tolleson is one bright meteorologist-in-training. Make-a-Wish Georgia and The Weather Channel teamed up to give the young weather enthusiast an exclusive behind… Read full article: Young cancer survivor meets her weatherm...→

Breast Cancer Survivor & Social Media Influencer Alicia Staley

Breast Cancer Survivor & Social Media Influencer Alicia Staley

While battling cancer, Alicia Staley helped start weekly Twitter chats using #BCSM, connecting patients with each other, and with experts. Read full article: Breast Cancer Survivor & Social Media In...→

Larkin hosts teen cancer survivor at Red Wings practice

Larkin hosts teen cancer survivor at Red Wings practice

Dylan Larkin befriended a 14-year-old cancer survivor named Michael Banaszewski this summer at Detroit's Rocket Mortgage Classic. Larkin promised to stay in touch, and this week invited Michael and his family to Red Wings practice for a first-class experience. Read full article: Larkin hosts teen cancer survivor at Red...→

Toddler separated from twin for first time after rare cancer diagnosis: 'It's been really hard'

The twins have been separated for the first time in their young lives after Fox was diagnosed with rare form of cancer just after Christmas. Read full article: Toddler separated from twin for first ti...→

President Donald Trump's Upcoming Wildwood Rally Brings Flurry Of Activity For Businesses During Normally Quiet Time

President Donald Trump's Upcoming Wildwood Rally Brings Flurry Of Activity For Businesses During Normally Quiet Time

The Keep America Great rally is meant to give a boost to former Democrat-turned-Republican Congressman Jeff Van Drew, who voted against impeaching Trump. Read full article: President Donald Trump's Upcoming Wildwo...→

ESPN anchor was suffering from cancer at time of his death

ESPN anchor was suffering from cancer at time of his death

An ESPN reporter who was originally thought to have died from a rare condition triggered by pneumonia \was actually suffering from stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his family said on Twitter Wednesday. Read full article: ESPN anchor was suffering from cancer at...→

‘Jeopardy!’ GOAT: Winner Ken Jennings is the ‘Greatest of All Time’

‘Jeopardy!’ GOAT: Winner Ken Jennings is the ‘Greatest of All Time’

Who is Ken Jennings? Answer: The greatest “Jeopardy!” player of all time. Jennings defeated legendary champs James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter in the storied game show’s Greatest of… Read full article: ‘Jeopardy!’ GOAT: Winner Ken Jennings is...→

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor Hopes Story Inspires Others

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor Hopes Story Inspires Others

January is cervical cancer awareness month and Kate Weissman of Charlestown is hoping her story will inspire women to get potentially life-saving screening tests. Read full article: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Survivo...→

People think 2 ABC sitcoms accidentally revealed 'Jeopardy! The Greatest Of All Time' tournament winner

People think 2 ABC sitcoms accidentally revealed 'Jeopardy! The Greatest Of All Time' tournament winner

'Jeopardy!' fans have become suspicious that the Twitter accounts of 'The Goldbergs' and 'Schooled' may have revealed 'The Greatest of All Time' tournament winner. Read full article: People think 2 ABC sitcoms accidentally ...→

Third time is the charm for winner of 2020 Klondike Kate competition

Third time is the charm for winner of 2020 Klondike Kate competition

A South St. Paul woman won the Klondike Kate competition Wednesday night. It was Shelly Pabst’s third try for the taffeta title ahead of the St. Paul Winter Carnival later this month. “This is the … Read full article: Third time is the charm for winner of 20...→

4 to Watch: Six-Time Cancer Survivor Gets a Rose Parade Do-Over

4 to Watch: Six-Time Cancer Survivor Gets a Rose Parade Do-Over

A six-time cancer survivor was too sick to ride in the Rose Parade. So, her friends and Pasadena police made her wish come true with a heartwarming gesture. It’s one of the stories we’re featuring today on NBCLA. Rose Parade Do-Over Fulfills a Cancer Survivor’s WishStacey Kimmel, a six-time cancer survivor who is battling the disease for the seventh time,… Read full article: 4 to Watch: Six-Time Cancer Survivor Get...→

Six-Time Cancer Survivor Who Missed Rose Parade Gets Second Chance

A woman who’s battling cancer for the seventh time who missed her chance to ride in the Rose Parade because she was too sick was honored with a big surprise Monday after her friends and the Pasadena Police Department came together to make h Read full article: Six-Time Cancer Survivor Who Missed Rose...→

Six-Time Cancer Survivor Who Missed Rose Parade Gets Second Chance

Six-Time Cancer Survivor Who Missed Rose Parade Gets Second Chance

A woman who’s battling cancer for the seventh time who missed her chance to ride in the Rose Parade because she was too sick was honored with a big surprise Monday after her friends and the Pasadena Police Department came together to make her wish come true. Stacey Kimmel, a six-time cancer survivor who is battling the disease for the… Read full article: Six-Time Cancer Survivor Who Missed Rose...→

Baghdad attack brings back memories of Benghazi for survivor

Baghdad attack brings back memories of Benghazi for survivor

The attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday brought back the nightmare of Benghazi for a contractor who survived a terrorist militia’s onslught in Libya seven years ago. John “… Read full article: Baghdad attack brings back memories of B...→

Moscow brings in fake snow in time for New Year festivities after record-breaking warm December

Moscow brings in fake snow in time for New Year festivities after record-breaking warm December

It's finally starting to look like winter in the Russian capital after authorities dumped artificial snow in the center of Moscow in time for New Year's Eve festivities.  Read full article: Moscow brings in fake snow in time for N...→

'Three's Company' star Suzanne Somers recalls her cancer diagnosis: ‘You think of your mortality for the first time’

'Three's Company' star Suzanne Somers recalls her cancer diagnosis: ‘You think of your mortality for the first time’

Suzanne Somers was 49 years old and on the cover of People magazine rocking a bathing suit when the “Three’s Company” star learned she had cancer. Read full article: 'Three's Company' star Suzanne Somers re...→

6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy with Legos for young patients

6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy with Legos for young patients

As Poppy Sellier was fighting acute myeloid leukemia, Legos always cheered her up after her chemo treatments. Now released from the hospital, the six-year-old is spreading smiles with her red wagon full of donated Lego sets for other kids. Read full article: 6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy w...→

It’s finally this artist’s time to shine: Mirror mural is winner of our Christmas art contest

It’s finally this artist’s time to shine: Mirror mural is winner of our Christmas art contest

When Sandi New saw a notice in the paper about our Christmas Day art contest, she thought it might be a chance for her mom’s talent to finally shine in a place other than a buffet mirror. … Read full article: It’s finally this artist’s time to shine...→

North Texas Cancer Survivor Collects 16,000 Toys for Children’s Hospitals

North Texas Cancer Survivor Collects 16,000 Toys for Children’s Hospitals

A North Texas girl went above and beyond to make the holidays brighter for thousands of children battling cancer. Sadie Keller, 12, of Lantana just wrapped up her annual “Sadie’s Sleigh” toy drive. She collected more than 16,200 donated toys for children staying in the hospital at Christmas. She delivered all of those toys to children’s hospitals in Dallas, Fort… Read full article: North Texas Cancer Survivor Collects 16,...→

7-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Returns to Hospital With Legos for Patients

7-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Returns to Hospital With Legos for Patients

A 7-year-old Virginia girl who spent most of the past year in cancer treatment returned to the hospital Monday bearing gifts for other patients. Poppy Sellier spent last Christmas fighting leukemia on the 10th floor of Inova Children’s Hospital — the oncology unit. In August, she became a cancer survivor. Poppy returned to the 10th floor hauling a wagon full… Read full article: 7-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Returns to Ho...→

Cancer Survivor Performs Concert for Miami Hospital

Sophia Treadwell has been playing classical music since she was little. The 15-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia last year and began chemo treatments at Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami, where she returned to play a c Read full article: Cancer Survivor Performs Concert for Mia...→

This 14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer, just in time to make it home for Christmas

This 14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer, just in time to make it home for Christmas

Chloe said she feels relieved about finally going home. She won't be able to return to school right away, and will probably be bedridden at least for the rest of the school year. Read full article: This 14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer, ju...→

Rangers to acquire 2-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber from Indians

Rangers to acquire 2-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber from Indians

Kluber made just seven starts last season due to injury, but from 2014-18 he was one of the game’s best pitchers. Read full article: Rangers to acquire 2-time Cy Young winne...→

14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer just in time to make it home for Christmas

14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer just in time to make it home for Christmas

(CNN) — It started out as a limp. At the time, father Shawn Cress thought daughter Chloe, then 12 years old, just needed some physical... Read full article: 14-year-old beat stage 4 cancer just in ...→

Firefighter Chili Challenge Winner Revealed: Who Brings the Heat?

NBC4’s annual firefighter chili challenge has crowned it’s winner, who made a standout Firehouse Chili. It took the judges multiple tastings to crown the winner. Read full article: Firefighter Chili Challenge Winner Revea...→

'Survivor' Removes Player for First Time Ever

'Survivor' Removes Player for First Time Ever

For the first time in "Survivor" history, a contestant has been removed by the show. Dan Spilo was kicked off the show on Wednesday following reports of "another incident, which happened off-camera and did not involve a player." Read full article: 'Survivor' Removes Player for First Time...→

‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game for First Time Ever

On Wednesday’s episode of “Survivor: Island of the Idols,” a player was removed from the competition for the first time in the show’s history. Dan Spilo was pulled from the competition by production for unacceptable behavior following an of Read full article: ‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game ...→

‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game for First Time Ever

‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game for First Time Ever

In tonight’s episode of Survivor: Island of the Idols, a player was removed from the game for the first time in the show’s history. At the very end of the episode, right after tribal council, we saw Jeff Probst approach the camp, which is a rarity in itself. He announced to remaining players Lauren Beck, Janet Carbin, Dean Kowalski, Noura Salman, and Tommy Sheehan that Dan Spilo had been removed from the game. “I just spoke privately with Dan, and i want to update you guys. A decision has been made, and Dan will not be returning to the game. He won’t be coming back to camp, he won’t be on the jury, he’s gone,” he said. Survivor Is “Discussing” Changes After Kellee Kim Spoke Out A message on screen then read: “Dan was removed from the game after a report of another incident, which happened off-camera and did not involve a player.” CBS declined to comment beyond that statement. Dan was involved in a controversial episode earlier on in the season when contestant Kellee Kim accused him of inappropriate touching to her fellow tribemates. Tribemates Missy Byrd and Elizabeth Beisel then made up their own complaints to manipulate other players to vote out Dan, and it became a giant mess, forcing viewers and players alike to ask questions about how far this game should go. Kellee had issues with Dan from the very first episode, and Dan was warned for his behavior on day 22. Kellee ended up being voted out on day 22 instead of Dan. Missy and Elizabeth soon followed, and all three are now on the jury. As Jeff said, Dan’s removal means he will not serve on the jury for the final tribal councils. This news comes around the same time as news of a change in the way the show’s finale will work. EW reports that Instead of taping live next Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, the present-day portions of the finale and reunion show will be taped earlier in the day, and will then air during the show’s normal timeslot. EW says that per a source, “the change was made due to the sensitive nature of the material this season,” in order to make players feel comfortable discussing what happened during the season. In an interview with EW, Jeff Probst explained that we will likely not be getting any further information about why Dan was removed. “I’ve endeavored to be as forthcoming as possible with you regarding everything that has happened this season. In this situation, out of respect for privacy and confidentiality, I can’t say anymore,” he said. As for how he, the production team, and the network decided it was time for Dan to leave, Jeff said there was a lot of time spent discussing the season with various departments. “It has been an unprecedented season,” he said. “Complex social issues were woven into the game in a way we have never seen before. With our contestants’ welfare at the forefront, we have spent a lot of time discussing every layer of the situation with human resources, diversity and inclusion representatives, show therapists, lawyers, publicists, and standards and practices. We all worked diligently throughout the entire process to make the right decisions and portray an accurate depiction of what took place. We have learned a lot and it will inform our process moving forward.” Survivor Is “Discussing” Changes After Kellee Kim Spoke Out Jeff said Dan “was not happy” when they first informed him of the decision, but eventually he accepted it. “We talked through everything for quite a while and by the time he got on the boat to leave he had calmed down and was actually very respectful as he departed,” Jeff said. Kellee Kim also weighed in on Dan’s removal in a post on Twitter. “Tonight on CBS Survivor, Dan Spilo was kicked off the show for, once again, inappropriate touching. While Dan’s dismissal has validated the concerns that I raised from the beginning of this season, I wish that no one else had to be subjected to this type of behavior,” she wrote. “CBS and Survivor were on notice of Dan’s behavior from the very first days of the game. And, as Survivor fans know, shortly after I spoke up on camera, I was voted off the show. Since then, I’ve accepted genuine heartfelt apologies from fellow castaways, but I’ve continued to feel disappointed by how this pattern of behavior was allowed to occur for so long.” “While I wish many things had gone differently, I’m glad that my decision to speak up made a difference. What is most important to me now is how all of us–CBS, Survivor, other organizations, and all of us as individuals–decide to learn from this story and commit to take action,” she continued. “Lastly, I am grateful to the many people who have reached out to me over the last few weeks to share their own stories and messages of solidarity. These messages, of feeling supported and believed, have been an incredible gift. Thank you.” Survivor’s season finale will air next Wednesday at 8 p.m. on CBS. Read full article: ‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game ...→

‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game for First Time Ever

In tonight’s episode of Survivor: Island of the Idols, a player was removed from the game for the first time in the show’s history.... At the very end of the episode, right after tribal council, we saw Jeff Probst approach the camp, which is a rarity in itself. He announced to remaining players Lauren Beck, Janet Carbin, Dean Kowalski, Noura Read full article: ‘Survivor’ Removes Player From the Game ...→

Cancer survivor, 25, pays it forward with music therapy for needy kids

Cancer survivor, 25, pays it forward with music therapy for needy kids

Luke Putney refuses to let cancer stop him from his life mission to be a blessing to other people. Read full article: Cancer survivor, 25, pays it forward wit...→

11 year-old cancer survivor collecting Christmas gifts for kids in hospital

11 year-old cancer survivor collecting Christmas gifts for kids in hospital

IONIA, Mi (CNN) — An 11-year-old girl in Michigan is spreading Christmas cheer and collecting gifts to give to children with long-term hospital stays. Over... Read full article: 11 year-old cancer survivor collecting C...→

Florida mother, father and teenage son all battling cancer at the same time

Florida mother, father and teenage son all battling cancer at the same time

(CNN) — It’s difficult enough to have one loved one experience cancer, but three at one time? Unimaginable. But that’s reality for the Desclefs family.... Read full article: Florida mother, father and teenage son a...→

Georgia Boy Declared Cancer-Free Just in Time for Christmas

Georgia Boy Declared Cancer-Free Just in Time for Christmas

A young boy in Macon, Georgia, was recently declared cancer-free after undergoing treatment for almost a year. Read full article: Georgia Boy Declared Cancer-Free Just in...→

Breast cancer survivor hit with unexpected costs for diagnostic mammograms

Breast cancer survivor hit with unexpected costs for diagnostic mammograms

Kristen Hoffman fought breast cancer a year ago. Now she's battling her insurance company to pay for her mammograms. Anna Werner explains. Read full article: Breast cancer survivor hit with unexpect...→

Breast cancer survivor fights for insurance coverage of follow-up tests:

Breast cancer survivor fights for insurance coverage of follow-up tests: "It's all about money"

Mammograms can save lives, but CBS News has learned in some cases, insurance companies are refusing to cover them – even for breast cancer survivors. We heard from hundreds of women who told us they could not afford the follow-up tests their doctors had ordered, like additional mammograms, ultrasounds and MRIs. Anna Werner reports. Read full article: Breast cancer survivor fights for insura...→

"I was being penalized for having breast cancer": Survivor fights with insurance over follow-up tests

Mammograms can save lives, but in some cases, insurance companies are refusing to cover follow-up tests ordered by doctors Read full article: "I was being penalized for having breast...→

Young Martial Arts Students On Staten Island Helping Fight Pediatric Cancer One Judo Throw At A Time

Young Martial Arts Students On Staten Island Helping Fight Pediatric Cancer One Judo Throw At A Time

Donors signed up to pledge money -- a quarter, $1, $10 per throw -- to buy toys, games, superhero pajamas and anything to make a sick kid happy. Read full article: Young Martial Arts Students On Staten Is...→

Cancer Survivor Turns Paperwork from Health Journey Into Art

Cancer Survivor Turns Paperwork from Health Journey Into Art

Jennifer Beyer saved every piece of paper from her medical journey and turned a scary time into something beautiful. Read full article: Cancer Survivor Turns Paperwork from Hea...→

Yang hosts rally in Chicago Dec. 5; brings presidential campaign to city for first time.

Yang hosts rally in Chicago Dec. 5; brings presidential campaign to city for first time.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren hits Chicago on Saturday for her second town hall in the city, in advance of the March 17 Illinois primary. Read full article: Yang hosts rally in Chicago Dec. 5; brin...→

Gophers’ cancer survivor Casey O’Brien will have surgery to remove spot

Gophers’ cancer survivor Casey O’Brien will have surgery to remove spot

Gophers placeholder Casey O’Brien, a four-time cancer survivor, said Monday he will have surgery this week to remove a “small spot” on one of his lungs. The Cretin-Derham Hall graduate said the spo… Read full article: Gophers’ cancer survivor Casey O’Brien w...→

Young cancer survivor meets her weatherman hero

Young cancer survivor meets her weatherman hero

Nine-year-old cancer survivor Kaylee Tolleson is one bright meteorologist-in-training. Make-a-Wish Georgia and The Weather Channel teamed up to give the young weather enthusiast an exclusive behind… Read full article: Young cancer survivor meets her weatherm...→

Make-A-Wish helps 9-year-old ovarian cancer survivor meet her hero

Make-A-Wish helps 9-year-old ovarian cancer survivor meet her hero

The magic of Make-A-Wish helps 9-year-old ovarian cancer survivor meet her idol, Jim Cantore! Read full article: Make-A-Wish helps 9-year-old ovarian can...→

Breast Cancer Survivor & Social Media Influencer Alicia Staley

Breast Cancer Survivor & Social Media Influencer Alicia Staley

While battling cancer, Alicia Staley helped start weekly Twitter chats using #BCSM, connecting patients with each other, and with experts. Read full article: Breast Cancer Survivor & Social Media In...→