For years, Lisa Vilella has been helping people with autism Downriver after quitting her job and founding the nonprofit Mimi's Mission.
Nonprofit Mimi's Mission provides people with autism and their families with resources, help, and access to fun.
When Susie succumbed to her illnesses at the age of 31, it left her mother and the rest of her family with tough questions. Since then, they've found many ways of honoring her.
Mary Welsh's daughter Susie died when she was 31 years old after a long fight with illnesses, including sepsis. She honors her every day with a charity that donates gift bags to kids.
Time almost stood still for Timothy Lang when his patrol unit was hit with an IED in 2006, killing his friends and wounding him for months.
Non-profits Semper Fi and America's Fund helped change the trajectory of one soldier's life after he was wounded in Iraq in 2006. For Timothy Lang, the experience has been one of hard work and perseverance.
Ashley and Nicholas Batt always knew they wanted to be parents. After college, they got their shot - but life doesn't always work out the way you'd expect.
Ashley and Nicholas Batt have lost two children due to a rare genetic condition. There sons' deaths left them crushed. They have responded with trying to help other families that find themselves in similar situations. Learn more at: brysonandbakerbattfoundation.com
May is Foster Care Awareness Month. Judson Center offers resources and tools for families looking to take in foster children. For more information call 866-5-JUDSON or visit JudsonCenter.org.
Everyone knows when the 'teeth lady' has arrived by her iconic teal-colored van. Inside is everything a hygienist would need for teeth care on the go.
A Detroit hygienist isn't waiting for patients to come to her. Instead, Deena Alexander has taken her dental practice on the road and treats people's teeth ailments and gives them cleanings from her van. Learn more at thehygieneonwheels.com
Wish Upon a Teen hosts its 12th annual Evening of Dreams Prom for kids facing medical issues.
American Brain Tumor Association brings Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K to Kensington Park on May 6.
Individuals and businesses alike can donate new or gently-used dresses at Comerica bank locations for their upcoming Prom Dress Drive. From April 3-21, donations can be given at 11 different locations.
Red Wings Alum & local hockey players team up to raise awareness and money for Michigan United Cerebral Palsy.
Oliver Kovac suffered a serious injury while playing last October. The family is inviting the community to enjoy "A Night Out for Oli" to help raise money for his medical expenses. You can also search "Oli's Fight for Life" on gofundme to make a donation or go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/olis-fight-for-life-praying-for-a-miracle.
Kelly, an intern with the Mason & Starr morning show on 105.9 Kiss-FM, became a popular part of the program when she grabbed the microphone and took on a new role.
For the past few months, a new voice has been greeting the fans of 105.9 Kiss-FM in Detroit. Meet Kellie McClaine, who linked up with the station through the Michigan Works program
Buried in the governor's budget proposal for the state is a plan to provide free breakfast and lunch meals at Michigan public schools. The plan would help feed 1.4 million kids, helping pay down school lunch debt in the process.
The school lunch debt in the seven schools near Jessica and Patrick's restaurant has ballooned to $21,000.