Photo taken of young girl running with sparklers in the backyard.
This is how it came out. The girl had been battling cancer
Local Fox interview the parents in the video below.
KIRTLAND, OH (WOIO) -Believer or not, the image behind Erin Potter, a Kirtland girl battling leukemia, is stunning. It certainly stunned her mom.
"My reaction immediately, it's Mary, they hear us, she's there," Jen Potter said.
The picture of Erin, running with sparklers, was taken in her backyard by a friend just after the family learned that Erin's cancer was back, for the third time, and she was facing a second bone marrow transplant.
"I didn't necessarily see it as a sign that Erin is fine and is going to walk out of this, but it's a sign that we're watching over her," Jen added.
19 Action News has documented Erin's cancer battle before. Kevin Potter, her father, actually introduced President Obama at a campaign stop, as the president spoke of the family's fight to stay insured to keep alive the fight for Erin.
Just after the picture was taken, Erin had that transplant, and right now, she's cancer-free.
"I know she's not alone, I know we are not alone and people who don't want to believe it, that's OK," said Kevin Potter. "Whatever happened, you know something powerful and special was there with us."
Here's the video
KPTV - FOX 12
May 25, 2013
- 20% believe the IRS targeting came from some rogue employees in Cincinnati
- 65% believe it came from Washington
- 39% say this came directly from the White House
- 57% say it was politically motivated
- Majority say this is a scandal, not an embarrassment
Scott Rasmussen on CNBC's Kudlow believes the IRS scandal is the most damaging of the 3 (IRS, Benghazi, AP).
O'Reilly (last night) gave the results of a factor poll that asked which situation is more damaging, Benghazi or IRS?
77% said the IRS (25K voted)
First 1000 fans receive an empty box
The gag went even further with a section of the ballpark reserved for fans with imaginary friends, a pretend kiss cam, an air guitar contest and an imaginary food fight.
"It's meant just to be a fun promotion and nothing more than that, and especially in January, we're trying to gear up for your season, sell some season tickets, sell some group outings. There's not a lot we can do to get attention in January," the team's General Manager said.
'An amazing gimmick'
Watch the video
It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press
It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech
It is the soldier, not the organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate
It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag, And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the flag
Trippi believes that the White House has made a mistake by not getting the facts out rapidly, at the very beginning of all these scandals. The 'drip, drip, drip' Trippi says of information that is coming out is taking a toll on the administration and that criticism is now 'crossing party lines.' Administration need to 'reset'
Video from On The Record
Video from On The Record
May 24, 2013
NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg's group has went after Jeff Flake, Marco Rubio, Kelly Ayotte and Pat Toomey, all Republicans. Now they are running a new web ad against their first Democrat, Mark Pryor of Arkansas
Washington (CNN) - A large gun advocacy group is hitting its first Democrat in their most recent campaign to increase gun control measures. Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded by independent New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced an ad Friday criticizing Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor for his recent vote against gun legislation in the Senate, including expanding background checks.
A spokesperson for the organization that includes mayors from across the country said they are putting $350,000 into 30-second spot, which features a woman who lost her friend to gun violence.
"I was so disappointed when Mark Pryor voted against comprehensive background checks," Angela Bradford-Barnes says in the spot. "On that vote he let us down. Tell Mark Pryor to take another look at background checks."
Pryor, who also knew the gun victim, said in a statement the ad is politicizing his death by "misleading people into thinking that his bill would have prevented Bill Gwatney's tragic death.
-He 'let us down'
Mark Pryor has released a statement calling this new ad 'disgusting'
CRAWFORD Fourteen soldiers who were seriously wounded while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan were treated to a special weekend with former President George W. Bush.
From Thursday through Saturday, wounded veterans will participate in the third annual Warrior 100k, a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride, a Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative event. Bush’s initiative has two programs, “Team 43 Sports” which encompasses the W100k and the Warrior Open, a competitive golf tournament, as well as the “Circles of Excellence” which brings experts together from various institutions to brainstorm new programs for veterans.
This weekend's event highlights the bravery and sacrifice of military personnel and also recognizes veterans’ organizations. Participating warriors come from a variety of ranks from all across the nation. Three reside in Texas. “The Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge,” “Team 4MIL,” and the “Navy SEAL Foundation” are three veterans' organizations that will be recognized. The ride will run over the course of three days at the Bush’s Prairie Chapel Ranch
Video: Bush gets emotional talking about the wounded warriros
Friday afternoon, the Democratic National Committee sent out an official email accusing Republicans of "making up so-called scandals," doctoring emails and stirring up "false rumors" about White House cover-ups.
Friend -- Getting in President Obama's way has been the top priority for Republicans in Congress since day one. But now they've gone too far.
They've been caught red-handed making up so-called 'scandals' out of thin air to stir up false rumors of vast 'cover-ups' happening in the White House. Did they find a single shred of evidence to back up their outrageous claims? No. But rather than let the truth stand in their way, Republicans actually doctored emails between administration officials about Benghazi.
Then, they released them to the press, trying to pass them off as real in order to create their scandal. Fortunately, they got caught in the act when the White House released all of the actual emails.
Tell President Obama you've got his back right now, no matter what Republicans come up with next.
....Stand with President Obama today -- and send the message to Republicans that it's time to stop playing political games and get back to work for the American people:
Its time for them to do their damn jobs.
Thanks, Brad Brad Woodhouse
Democratic National Committee