Local stories of resilience, caring and community spirit
Local stories of resilience, caring and community spirit
MAY 2020
HEART

Meet the Bearded Warrior 

High School student Jonah Howell was famous for his beard, which meant he was saddened by the prospect of losing his signature look during cancer treatment. So in order to provide a symbol of solidarity and support, his parents organized a shave party where friends, family, coaches and teammates came together to shave their heads for Jonah.
> BY ALLISON KIBBE
SEE THE SHAVE-PARTY RESULTS
DRIVE
Saving Planet Earth, One Tree at a Time
Diego Madani isn't your "typical" 11-year-old; with all of his wisdom and maturity, he identified a problem with the planet, and has now decided to plant trees to prevent climate change. Meet him and his father, and hear about his earth-saving mission.

> interview by PAIGE GALEOTO

PASSION
Making Masks for Families in Need
Low-income families can have a hard time finding vital resources like masks. Thanks to a donation from Custom Ink, the team at iCelerate – High Sierra Industries tackled this need, making 1,100 masks for distribution through the Boys & Girls Club.

> by MIKALEE BYERMAN

HEART
Thanking a Guardian Angel
Reno resident Kip Lee wrote this touching story of gratitude about  his guardian angel, Kathy “Auntie Moo” Williams. She was there for him through his cancer treatment and has now knitted more than 100 blankets for other patients in need. 

> by KIP LEE

SMILE
Learning About Our Kids
This pandemic has taught us much about ourselves – and for some of us, even more about our children. Here's a round-up of insights from parents, sharing the things they've learned about their kids while they #StayHomeForNevada.

> by JACKIE SHELTON

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