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2 years 4 months ago

Pearl Harbor survivor recalls chaos, confusion

Rocco Piganell of Pueblo is among the roughly 3,000 living Pearl Harbor survivors. During a ceremony today he recalled the chaos he witnessed on Dec. 7, 1941. "You could see those planes flying around, bombs dropping, people running around, horns blowing. It was just helter-skelter, pell-mell," said Piganell. On...

3 years 1 week ago

Survivor brings awareness to sexual violence

The Statistics are alarming. Every two minutes someone in our country is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. In Colorado, one in four women and one in 17 men are victims of sexual violence, according to the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault. April is sexual...

3 years 10 months ago

Hundreds of cancer survivors to gather

Hundreds of cancer survivors will gather for a celebration on Friday. The theme is "Love Heals." This the 5th year for the celebration, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers. Six hundred cancer survivors, patients and community members are expected. It happens at 3027 N. Circle Drive from 11:30...

3 years 10 months ago

Holocaust survivor receives honorary diploma

In Pueblo, there was a special honor Thursday for Holocaust survivor. Lili Susser received an honorary diploma from the McClelland School during a school graduation. When she was younger, Susser was taken to an Auschwitz concentration camp and never finished school. The school's 8th grade class wanted to give Susser...

4 years 2 months ago

Woolley returns back home

Dan Woolley arrived at DIA late Tuesday night. There were friends, family and co-workers from Compassion International waiting there to greet him at the airport. Woolley is the Colorado Springs man who was rescued from the rubble after three days of waiting for help in an elevator shaft that collapsed...

4 years 6 months ago

Monument woman defies the odds

As she limbers up for the 50+ mile bike ride ahead, Valerie Cox of Monument realizes she nearly didn't make it to this point. "A year ago today (Sunday) I had a surgery that saved my life." She explains. For eight long years Valerie dealt with an intestinal infection that...

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