Birmingham, Ala. – Normally, Jessica Borklund, who is a co-host on The Line on WYDE is the one asking the questions, but today, she joined The Mark White Show to share her daughter McKaylee’s cancer journey. Listen Below (final segment).
Huntsville, Ala. – On September 27th, Girl Power 2 Cure will host their 1st Annual Rockin’ For Rett Huntsville Dinner at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. At the event, Blakely Goodman, Tiana Vega, Jessi Watts, twins Charlie & Olivia Foster, and Violet Monson will all be honored along with their families. Tickets and tables for this special event and sponsorship opportunities are currently available. For more information, contact Kevin Pierce at (256) 468-1787 or email him at Kevin@GP2C.org. Listen to the promotional ad below.
Athens, Ala. – On Friday morning, several special guests shared their adoption experience on The Mark White Show. Joining me were Rebekah Penner, Norm Webb, Sr., Julie Adams, and Sam Calloway. Listen to the conversations below.
Ft. Payne, Ala. – John Dersham, photographer & president of Dekalb County Tourism, came to The Mark White Show to discuss his work in the photography & travel industries. Below, you can isten as John talks about how he became interested in photography 57 years ago through his dad’s 1930 Kodak Brownie camera. You’ll also hear about a new Alabama travel photography book coming out soon! For that and much more, listen below.
Decatur, Ala. – Author & Historian Peggy Towns joined The Mark White Show to discuss her American history research. She discussed her two books, Duty Driven & Scottsboro Unmasked Decatur’s Story. Our conversation can be found in the final segment of the show. Listen below.
Scottsboro, Ala. – When Easton was just three years old, he was diagnosed with cancer for the first time. Easton is now eight years old and has relapsed for the fourth time, with that said, Easton has recently been approved for special treatment in Memphis. His mom, Keisha Dolberry, came on the show to talk about their experience and to talk about ways others can help on Easton’s journey. A PayPal account has been set up to help with expenses. I had Keisha join me during The Mary Faye Headrick Good Deed Segment. You can listen to our conversation below.
Killen, Ala. – I first met Todd & Eileen Lancaster, owners of Lancaster’s wStorybook Acres, at a fundraising event at the North Alabama Flea Market for JM’s Journey. Right off, I saw the unique opportunity they had as small business owners to make a difference in the lives others. Eileen asked me what characters to bring to the studio and I left that decision to my four year old daughter, Cora. Having Anna, Elsa, and Olaf in studio was special for her. Listen to our conversation below.
Birmingham, Ala. – On Friday morning, ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann joined The Mark White Show to talk about his longtime friendship with WHNT 19 Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson and to help promote a special fundraiser for Jason’s son, Brody, as he faces further treatment at Children’s of Alabama. Listen to the interview below.
Athens, Ala. – Last Saturday, Caressa Houchins and her husband, Jeremiah, were in a motorcycle accident. Caressa was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital due to severe injuries. After several days in the hospital, it was determined that Caressa was not going to survive. At that point, there was a difficult decision to make. While in good health, Caressa had chosen to be an organ donor and the family chose to honor her wishes. This week, Caressa was recognized during The Mary Faye Headrick Good Deed Segment for her final selfless act. Her choice to give life to others is certainly worth recognizing. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses. My condolences to the family and friends of Caressa Houchins.