Community Support Needed for Chance to Earn Major Donation for Operation HeartF.E.L.T.

The Brooksville nonprofit Operation HeartF.E.L.T. (Feeding Empty Little Tummies)--a grassroots, volunteer-run non-profit backpack program--provides more than 260,000 nutritious meals annually to Hernando County children suffering from food insecurity. The meals allow the children to get through weekends, holidays, and extended school breaks.

More than Sisters

From a childhood bedroom to a strong Christian faith and so many common interests, sisters Brenda Prelog and Spring Hill's Linda Ravenhorst have shared so many things--including what can only be called a Lifelink.

Brenda Prelog, a high school math teacher, traveled from Maryland to Tampa, FL, to donate a lifesaving kidney to her sister, Linda Ravenhorst on April 30, 1996.

Dash for the Dawn Center

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. And while many survivors feel alone throughout what may be the toughest ordeal of their lives, a group of concerned supporters for the Dawn Center of Hernando County, a non-profit organization serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence, are making a mad dash to show that they care.

Local boy receives lifesaving bone marrow donation

It was every parent's worst nightmare; Austin and Bailey Cook of Spring Hill received the awful news that their precious 1-year-old son Avery Cook had been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)—the most common type of leukemia for children. They saw the evidence of his illness in the form of bruises that afflicted his body, revealing the outline of his spine, shoulders, and hip bones. He underwent treatment but relapsed with a more deadly cancer, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), soon afterward.