Friday, August 1 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:55:15 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
CHANDLER, AZ (CBS5) -
A Chandler firefighter is helping save the life of a young boy thousands of miles from Arizona. Captain Keith Welch traveled to Tucson to donate his bone marrow after he was identified as an identical match for the young patient who is suffering from leukemia.
"I was contacted a few weeks ago by Be the Match, which I signed up for four years ago for a friend of ours that came down with Leukemia," explained Welch.
Be The Match pairs possible donors with those needing blood or bone marrow transfusions.
"It really hit home for me about the importance of this. Where can I sign up? How fast can I get there? What do I need?" said Welch, recalling his reaction to getting the call.
What makes Welch's donation even more poignant is the fact that he has a 5-year-old son, Jack, who began battling Leukemia a little over one year ago.
"(Jack) is currently in treatment right now and is responding well," explained Welch.
(There is) the potential for him - if we go down a different path - to have a bone marrow transplant," continued Welch.
With his son's condition improving, Welch says he hopes his donation helps the young 6-year-old thousands of miles away.
"A lot of the little things that we really take for granted in life are really the most important things, and if I can give that guy the opportunity to do that, then that's what life is about," said Welch.
"I do believe in karma. Hopefully these good works, you'll get some good in return," he continued.
Welch was not given any other information about the young boy who is receiving the marrow donation. After one year, if the treatment is successful, there could be the opportunity for the two to meet.
For more information on Be The Match, or on the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, click here or here.
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Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.