Cancer Survivor Gives Back to Charity That Covered His Medical Bills

When Brady Lucas was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia as a teenager, his family didn't have to pay or worry about any medical costs. They received aid from Four Diamonds, a charity that helps families of pediatric cancer patients pay for costs not covered by insurance at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, where he was treated. Another gesture that the program provided for Lucas was having the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity "adopt" Lucas' family, offering them emotional support during his recovery in 2011.

Five years later and in remission, Lucas wants to thank those who helped him. Now a member of the same fraternity that sponsored him, Lucas and his frat brothers participated in THON, the school's yearlong campaign that culminated in a 46-hour dance marathon, which ended Sunday, that gives millions of dollars to Four Diamonds. They were one of 15,000 student volunteers and 430 student organizations that participated in the dance marathon.

"It's more cool for me to be able to stand for all the children that unfortunately can't have the opportunity to stand or who are fighting every single day to just live their lives," Lucas told ABC News. "I hope that one day every single child can grow up and attend a university or college, and their parents can see them graduate high school -- the little milestones that we often don't think about."

This year, THON raised $9.7 million dollars for pediatric cancer.

Ballerina Struggles to Balance Health, Family, and Work (Barely Breathing Ballerina E5)

** To commemorate Husband Appreciation Day, OGTV is sharing an episode from our original series, Barely Breathing Ballerina, about a deaf dancer struggling to balance health, home and career, and her loving and supportive spouse. **

Bailey Vincent desperately wants to get back to doing the things she loves as she battles a lung infection that followed her most recent surgery. In this episode of Barely Breathing Ballerina, she will stretch herself as far as she dares in order to participate in a family outing followed by a dance rehearsal with her Company360 youth ensemble.

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How To Recycle Lemons into Planters - Mission Repurpose With Mar Jennings

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We've heard how optimists can turn lemons into lemonade, but in this episode of Mission Repurpose, host Mar Jennings puts on his green thumb and shows how a hollowed out lemon half can be the perfect vessel for planting herbs. Now you can have your lemonade while you watch your seeds grow!

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Farm Becomes Sanctuary for Animals After Tragedy

** Watch this OGTV "GOOD STORY" about a farm in Texas that was flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Somehow the animals found a way to survive and have inspired the owners to convert the farm into a rescue sanctuary. **

The impetus for the creation of the Ima Survivor Animal Sanctuary was the awful week in August 2017 when Hurricane Harvey meandered about southeast Texas unleashing biblical amounts of rain and wreaking havoc on the people and animals who lived there. The survival of a donkey named Ima Jean from 6 foot flood waters, her struggle to live and the fight to survive by her and the other animals from Lester Morrow's ranch is the inspiration for this unique habitat.

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Using Music and Art to Build Friendships on the Border

** OGTV celebrates World Art Day with a heartwarming story about a small town on the US-Mexico border where a teacher shares her love of music and art to help bring kids and communities together. **

In a small, brightly decorated building only a stone's throw from the border wall between Mexico and the USA, 50 to 100 children a week come to do hands-on art projects, learn a musical instrument, or just socialize with others. In this special place, Director Gretchen Baer's mission is to show kids that anything is possible if you think creatively, no matter who you are or where you came from.

Nonprofit Studio Mariposa is a free transformative art center for kids in Naco, Mexico, along the Arizona border. For the past three years, kids come to the small studio once a week where Gretchen and her volunteers set up art projects and music lessons. The art projects include painting, making bracelets, mosaics and weaving on a loom.

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How to Pack a Suitcase for Trouble Free Travel - Life Organized with Barbara Reich

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In this episode of Life Organized, expert Barbara Reich provides some expert tips on luggage choices, packing order, and how to keep clothing neat and wrinkle free so that you can look your best no matter where your travel takes you.

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Helping the “Unhoused” One Shower At A Time

** Watch this OGTV "GOOD STORY" about a woman in San Francisco who figured out a way to repurpose out-of-service buses into showers that provide this critical service to the Unhoused. **

What is universally despised in large, modern, metropolitan areas more than its public transportation, and in particular, the city bus? Slow, crowded, unpleasant – it mostly reminds us of lean times of struggle. However, a creative group of folks from San Francisco have come up with a brilliant idea that repurposes this inner city workhorse, converting it from a people mover to a mobile oasis where unhoused neighbors can seek comfort.

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Autistic Adults Thrive At Florida Car Wash

** OGTV celebrates National Car Care Month with this inspiring story about a Florida Car Wash that hires autistic adults and gives them a chance to have a meaningful job and a feeling of success and independence. **

Lots of entrepreneurs build businesses around their personal skill sets. The D'Eri family decided to build their company around a very specific type of talent and ability: those possessed by people on the Autism spectrum, including Andrew D'Eri, one of the family's two sons.

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How to Make Arroz Con Pollo – With Marysol and Her Mom

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There is nothing like cooking delicious family recipes with your Mom. In this episode, Kitchen Hack expert Marysol Castro takes on Arroz Con Pollo and learns about Mom's secret ingredient that has made this a popular family favorite for years!

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