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One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
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The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that wouldMore >>
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.More >>
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Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide.More >>
MOORESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - If you travel along Brawley School Road in Mooresville, you'll likely see Susan Gandy out walking. The woman walks 10 miles everyday. Not for exercise. Not for fun. Susan walks because some of the foster kids thought no one cared enough to do something so big, just for them.
Susan is on the board of Children's Homes of Iredell. She's seen first-hand the trauma caused by being left without parents. She's also seen what happens when kids turn 18 and aren't eligible for state assistance anymore.
Susan decided, at the prodding of the kids to do something to draw attention to their efforts to get grant money to set up a transitional housing program for aged-out kids. Pepsi is giving away $250,000 to 2 lucky non-profits who get the most votes in an online program.
Susan decided to walk up and down the road every single day wearing a shirt with the codes to vote for their organization. She decided to do it after one kid said no one cared about him enough to take on such a task.
Susan has walked so far in a month, if she were to have been traveling on a straight path, she'd be on the outskirts of Atlanta, GA.
Her team is in 30th place right now for the grant prize, but she says it's not even about winning anymore. While it would certainly help a lot of they did, now the kids know they're special enough to wear out Susan's shoes. They're precious enough to be worth the blisters that cover her feet.
The kids mean the world to her, and if given the chance, she'd likely take her walk around the world for them.
For more information on the grant program, click here.