Fifth-grader jumping for dad’s memories one of nation’s top fundraisers

Reghan Haynes, a fifth-grader who devoted school fundraising efforts to her father after he died from heart disease late last summer, finished among the nation’s top fundraisers for the Jump Rope For Heart program.

Reghan, from Hays, Kan., raised a total of about $5,700, which is more than $5,000 more […]

5th grader jumping in father’s memory keeps exceeding fundraising goals

As the daughter of a flight paramedic and an intensive-care nurse, Reghan Haynes has grown up with a keen devotion to improving and saving lives. Given her own chance to help as a third-grader, Reghan became her elementary school’s top fundraiser in the Jump Rope For Heart event.

Reghan is […]

An artist at heart, man donates wooden sculpture to American Heart Association

Robert Wazelle regularly frequents the wood shops of Oregon, searching for freshly hewn cedar burls. He has long used these knotted clumps of dense wood to make sculptures resembling undersea coral .

But while perusing lumber one day last summer, Wazelle found a burl unlike any he’d ever seen.

“I came […]