The Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne was founded to offer exciting, enriching experiences for children who are battling life-threatening illnesses, and to provide medical treatment for them, as well. The best part is that they'll never have to pay a cent.
Kathy and Ken Buckley started sending out packages to their two sons who were serving overseas, and now they send out 1,200 a month. They share why they do it and how big things can come out of small spaces.
Before 9-year-old Catie Hoch succumbed to neuroblastoma, she asked her parents to help other sick kids have a "day off from cancer." The Catie Hoch Foundation has since become one of the area's most ardent crusaders in the fight against childhood cancer.
The April 23rd shooting at Virginia Tech will always be remembered as a tragedy. But it will also be remembered as a moment when some, like Professor Libiu Librescu, would make the ultimate heroic sacrifice.
This month's Hero is not on the front lines of the Iraq War or the War on Crime. Instead, Dee Sarno has spent over a decade working behind the scenes to advocate the arts and education and in the process has enriched our community.