Friday, December 13 2013 8:55 AM EST2013-12-13 13:55:56 GMT
A Duluth High School senior has been suspended for one year and won't graduate on time for hugging a teacher last month.Sam McNair, 17, was suspended last week when a school hearing officer found he violatedMore >
A Duluth High School senior has been suspended for one year and won't graduate on time for hugging a teacher last month.More >
Apple sold more than 5 million i-phones in its first week of release, despite glitches like its new mapping service. While you are saving up the $200 for your new phone be sure to stash away more for all the accessories. More >
Apple sold more than 5 million i-phones in its first week of release, despite glitches like its new mapping service. While you are saving up the $200 for your new phone be sure to stash away more for all the new cases, cords, and adaptors you will need.More >
"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night. More >
"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children. That's why we separated, and we separated back in November," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night.More >
Oregon Police are investigating another home break-in - the third in two days.More >
FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Thirty-one years old is young to be diagnosed with breast cancer, so it came as a surprise to Holly Correll. Faith played a big role in Holly's cancer journey, as did her two young children. Although Holly lost her battle last December, the way she lived her life inspired so many that this year's first Findlay Race for the Cure is named "In Memory of" Holly Correll.
Her family will tell you their lives will never be the same without their mom, sister, and daughter.
Her sister Rhonda Barto describes her as "Bubbly." Her brother, Jon remembers, "If she walked into a room, the room would light up!"
Holly grew up in Tiffin and settled there when she had her kids, son Jeremy and daughter, Olivia. It was in 2006 that she found a lump in her breast and went to the doctor to have it checked out. She was having lunch with Jeremy at school when her cell phone rang. Jeremy says he remembers it like yesterday.
"She got the phone call and I knew right away what it was," Jeremy said through tears.
Holly's dad Jerry said the family wasn't really too worried when she was first diagnosed.
"My wife Diana, her sister had breast cancer but it went into remission and never came back and I figured well, that's what will happen with Holly" said Jerry.
After a partial mastectomy, chemo and radiation, Holly was in remission for several years, living life to the fullest with her family and friends. But in September of 2011, Holly went to the hospital in pain and doctors found the cancer had returned to her bones. It was stage 4.
Rhonda says Holly's first thoughts were about her children.
"She was just concerned about not being there the rest of their lives, missing their graduations, birthdays, weddings," said Rhonda.
So Holly found ways to make lasting memories with Jeremy and Olivia in those final months--even letting them shave her head when her hair was falling out from chemo. Olivia feels her mom did a good job of hiding her sickness from them.
"She probably would have given up if she didn't have a family," Olivia said. "She said if it wasn't for us, she'd be lost."
Holly's family and her faith kept her going longer than the doctors expected, but eventually it became clear that Holly wasn't going to be able to fight the cancer much longer. Jon remembers how strong and giving she was right up to the end.
"On her deathbed, I'll never forget: the cousins, aunts, uncles--everyone in the room--she said a prayer for each and every one of them. She's like ‘Don't worry about me, God has a bigger plan for me. Don't lose your faith...just keep doing what you're doing,'" recalled Jon.
"I always had faith," said her father Jerry through tears. "I never ever believed that she was ever going to die. Right up until the last day I just couldn't believe she was ever going to leave."
On December 18th of last year, Holly Correll took her last breath.
"She fought this a lot longer than they said," Rhonda explains. "They gave her roughly 6 months and she made it over a year and a half."
Holly's cancer journey was so inspirational to so many that this year's first Findlay Race for the Cure will be run in memory of Holly Correll. Her family knows Holly will be there with them in spirit, as she is every day. They're proud for Holly to receive this honor.
"I know she's my sister and it sounds kind of corny, but she's the toughest woman i ever had the pleasure of knowing," Jon said with tears in his eyes.
"I still feel her in my heart always. There isn't a day that goes by that i don't think about her," agreed her father Jerry.
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:08 PM EST2013-12-13 01:08:26 GMT
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for most of the KCTV5 viewing area.A narrow band of moderate to heavy snow will begin Friday afternoon and last through Friday night. The snowMore >
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for most of the KCTV5 viewing area.More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 9:28 PM EST2013-12-13 02:28:13 GMT
A would be burglar may have landed himself and an innocent victim in the hospital tonight. The rather bizarre incident occurred this evening in Liberty. Liberty Police said officers were responding toMore >
A would-be burglar may have landed himself and an innocent victim in the hospital Thursday night. More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 9:00 PM EST2013-12-13 02:00:04 GMT
The Kansas City Zoo said they are saddened by the loss of Intan, a 24-year old female orangutan. She passed away Thursday morning. The zoo said Intan arrived from the Los Angeles Zoo in early NovemberMore >
The Kansas City Zoo said they are saddened by the loss of Intan, a 24-year old female orangutan.More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:59 PM EST2013-12-13 01:59:06 GMT
Police are asking for help finding gunmen who robbed two area thrift stores this week.City Thrift saw its store at 77th Street and Wornall Road robbed about 7 p.m. Wednesday. About two hours later, twoMore >
Police are asking for help finding gunmen who robbed two area thrift stores this week.More >
Friday, December 13 2013 5:30 AM EST2013-12-13 10:30:08 GMT
The bond between two elementary school co-workers has grown even more through a unique donation. Michelle Lewis teaches third grade at Gladden Elementary in Belton, MO. In October 2012 her husband DamonMore >
The bond between two elementary school co-workers has grown even more through a unique donation.More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:13 AM EST2013-12-12 16:13:40 GMT
"I just ate cotton." Consuming large amounts of cotton is what some people are doing to lose weight. It's called the cotton ball diet and it's extremely dangerous. There are hundreds of dietary supplementsMore >
Consuming large amounts of cotton is what some people are doing to lose weight. It's called the cotton ball diet and it's extremely dangerous.More >
Wednesday, December 11 2013 7:17 PM EST2013-12-12 00:17:24 GMT
Officials are incredibly tight lipped about a fire that claimed the lives of two children in Ray County.The fire was reported about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the 9600 block of Shach Creek Road, whichMore >
As state investigators probe the cause of a fire that claimed the lives of two boys, family members are trading accusations and blame.More >