Mornings with Bob Robbins 5-10am Monday-Friday
Jennifer is originally from Morrilton, Arkansas. Graduated from there in 1992 and then from UCA in Conway in 1997. She is married to Micah Hines. They have two sweet little girls, Madison (7) and Willow (1 year in Sept), and two pets-Phineas(Guinea PIg) and Ferb (Chinese Sharpei).
Camryn is dressed in a purple shirt with a matching purple bow in her hair. In each hand, she holds a purple and white pom pom. An energetic little girl whose family has nicknamed her Diva, she waits on the sidelines with the other little cheerleaders, their energy palpable. When the team they're rooting for, the Tomcats, scores on the field, Camryn shakes the pom poms wildly and jumps up and down, chanting loudly for her team.
Two years ago, when Camryn was found to suffer from Wilms tumor, a type of kidney cancer, her parents worried their little girl, so full of life, might never feel good again.
In January 2011, Camryn woke up one morning screaming and clutching her side. Her parents thought she had appendicitis and rushed her to the emergency room. The doctors thought it was appendicitis, too, but a CT scan soon revealed that there were several tumors on Camryn's right kidney and one large tumor on her left kidney.
Camryn's family was quickly sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where her treatment included chemotherapy, surgery to remove the tumors and radiation. Throughout Camryn's fight with cancer, doctors worked to keep her kidneys functioning so that she wouldn’t need dialysis.
In the beginning, Camryn was scared, but St. Jude helped her with that. "Every time we tried to explain cancer to Camryn, I was about to cry," said Camryn's mom. "So the Child Life specialist came in, and she explained everything to Camryn so that she could understand it."
When people asked Camryn why she didn't have hair, she told them that it was because of the medicine that "gets the bad stuff out of my belly."
Camryn's mother is an elementary school teacher, and her father is a 4-H instructor getting his master’s degree in agriculture education. They have good insurance, but the family was relieved that whatever insurance didn't cover, St. Jude did. "I've heard so many times that people have had to declare bankruptcy or lost their homes when a family member gets sick, but St. Jude takes care of its families," Camryn’s mom said.
Camryn is now done with treatment and visits St. Jude for regular checkups. She loves cheering for the Tomcats, dancing and singing. Camryn, who is in first grade, has even started to write her own songs. When she grows up, Camryn wants to be a dance teacher.
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman have a marriage made in heaven. According to their pastor at The Cathedral of the Incarnation, the couple's faith and love for each other gives them strength. “If I were to hear that they were breaking up, I think I would just have to give up my job. You know I’ve been doing this for 30 years, it’s the whole body language thing you just see it. Their body language suggests that they are a man and woman madly in love. The way you see them talk about the children . . . just to see them strolling about the campus they are like a couple that are clicking -- it’s obvious.”
A new study shows that regularly eating fast food isn't just bad for your waistline, it can also damage your liver in a big way.
Researchers found that changes in liver chemistry have a lot in common with the effects of hepatitis, which can ultimately cause liver failure.
The worst of the worst are french fries, because of the extra ingredients restaurants add – especially the sugar that gets thrown into the mix to make the fries extra crispy.
I am so tired of being sick that I will try anything. Since many of you have told me you are in the same boat, I will share what I saw on Dr. Oz's show yesterday. They did research on the benefits of grape juice on your immune system. For only one week, one group drank a 1/2 cup every day, while the second group did not. At the end of one week, the people that drank the grape juice had increased their T-cell count. I will try whatever!