He pays little attention to it, and when other kids ask him about it, Oliver simply says, "I was born that way." He's not thinking about it on this day, in the thick of the summer on a ball field in South Omaha.
Coaches for both teams say the Nebraska-Iowa rivalry motivated their players, but ultimately the camaraderie is what they appreciated most.
On Wednesday, she walked out of Madonna with a #McKinleyStrong T-shirt, a pink helmet protecting her skull and a supportive family by her side.
If it weren’t for her infant daughter, Beth O’Brien may not have learned she had breast cancer.
Still recovering from a heart transplant, Rick Ganem wouldn't be able to make her wedding. So she brought the ceremony to his hospital room at the Nebraska Medical Center.
Nebraska was in the pageant limelight last month when Sarah Rose Summers was crowned Miss USA. But the state has another crown-wearing winner: Teresa Scanlan. The Gering, Nebraska, woman was named Miss America in 2011.
More than 30 kids with special needs attended a basketball camp with members of the Creighton University men’s basketball team and physical therapy students.
The workouts — which can incorporate high-rep body-weight exercises and weightlifting — force her to keep thinking and stay focused. That same mentality helps her on the job, too.
Mortel Crawford’s journey — one slow, brave step at a time — is showing those around him what is possible.
A year after Michelle Graft's multiple sclerosis diagnosis, the Council Bluffs woman is running a 166-mile segment of the MS Run the US relay. Her segment this week stretches from Vernal, Utah, to Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
The Fonz himself swung into town Tuesday — arriving by plane, not motorcycle — to speak to a crowd of 1,000 on the topics of aging gracefully and following your bliss, whatever your age.
The 46-year-old business owner, husband and father of two still works part-time as a paramedic and teaches weekly classes at three gyms. He’s done it all while undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
Seth Wannamaker, a 26-year-old who broke his neck last year and was believed to be paralyzed from the shoulders down, has somehow clawed his way back into a go-kart that he drives like a skilled madman.
With her 50th birthday only a few years away, Nancy Nygren didn't want to hit the milestone as obese. So she made changes to her eating habits and got off the couch.
For Jack Mallett, it’s not about winning or losing. The Council Bluffs native just loves the game.
Once her children were grown and she was retired, Mary Manhart decided to get fit. The 79-year-old Omaha woman works out daily and regularly attends a weightlifting class at the YMCA. Her main mode of transportation is walking.
A two-year veteran of the La Vista Police Department was recognized for quickly administering aid to a 57-year-old woman, who had stopped breathing and had no pulse.
Theresa Vacanti, who weighed 314 pounds at her heaviest, struggled with weight growing up.
Last year, 44-year-old Rik Zortman wanted to run to honor his son, who died from brain cancer. So he mapped his route to spell the toddler’s name, “Armstrong,” on his GPS fitness tracker.
When Steve Nabity first took up triathlon training, he didn’t know how to swim, and he didn’t own a road bike. The 61-year-old has since put six Ironman competitions under his belt.
Bodybuilder, powerlifter and motivational speaker Chris Ruden was ashamed of his disabled hand for most of his life, and he hid it under a cloth glove for 17 years.
Since he started his exercise efforts a little over three years ago, he’s dropped more than 100 pounds. But he’s most proud of cutting back on medication to manage his Type 2 diabetes.
He walked 3 miles to the nearest meeting at age 25, announced himself as an addict and alcoholic, and on April 5, 2007, stopped cold turkey. He says he hasn’t had a drink or taken a drug since.
Fleming, now 26, revamped his diet and started an exercise routine. In four years, he lost more than 100 pounds.
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"Mountain climbers look at mountains and think, 'I can climb that,'" the 52-year-old said. "Swimmers look at (water) and think, 'I could swim that.'"
Omaha man Paul Shadle is one of 25 individuals featured in a national campaign from the nonprofit Fight Colorectal Cancer. The campaign, which features video and images of the individuals, runs through the month of March.