Taking Flight: Soaring with Support

Ashland, Ore. — Almost exactly a year after discovering a brain tumor, an Ashland Middle School student is getting some extra support.  That support is coming from Alex Shepherd’s own classmates. Ashland Middle School students adopted Alex as their sparrow this month.  Alex said, “It feels like an honor and a blessing to have all … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Hope Behind Bars

Grants Pass, Ore. — For the first time ever, Sparrow Clubs is reaching an unlikely group of students.  The students are inmates with the Oregon Youth Authority. A 2-year-old is sharing strength with young men at least six times her age.  Her name is Liliana Maupin and she is Newbridge High School’s sparrow.  She has … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Soaring on Stage

Medford, Ore. — A toddler who doctors said would never walk is doing that and much more.  In fact, she’s performing in a talent show. Logos Charter School adopted Lila Gridley as their Sparrow.  The toddler has spina bifida.  After her first surgery at six months old doctors said not only would dancing be unlikely, … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Legacy of Love

MEDFORD, Ore. — A family who was once taken under Sparrow Clubs’ wing when their child was adopted as a Sparrow is now giving back. For the first time. The Ethan Jostad Foundation is getting involved as sponsors. In a recent Sparrow assembly, McLoughlin Middle School was introduced to their Sparrow: a 4-year-old battling leukemia. … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: What Money Can’t Buy

Eagle Point, Ore. —   As a student teller for Rogue Credit Union’s Eagle Point High School student branch, Jourden Ellison is used to dealing with money.  Now she’s using money to do some good for her school’s Sparrow, “He is very close to all of our hearts.  He was just a normal kid a couple … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Lila

MEDFORD, Ore. — The non-profit organization, Sparrow Clubs is expanding, reaching new students while helping another child in need. For the first time, Logos Charter School is adopting a Sparrow. It’s not only a first for Logos, it’s also a first for Sparrow Clubs: adopting a child to home-schooled students. For a group of home-schooled … Continue reading »

Asante Receives Funding for Child Health

MEDFORD, Ore. - Members of the community and the Kohl’s Cares program donated thousands of dollars to Asante’s Children’s Miracle Network on Saturday. Five years ago, Chloe Staten would have never been able to volunteer at the mall during the holidays. After she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer Chloe went through six months … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Forgotten Carols

Friday was opening night for North Medford High School’s Musical, “Forgotten Carols”. The play was put together entirely by a high school senior. NewsWatch 12′s Danielle Craig has more on how the high school students are taking the stage to help their Sparrow take flight.

Taking Flight: Seeing with Soul

MEDFORD, Ore. — When South Medford High School students adopt a Sparrow through Sparrow Clubs, they add their own twist to the assembly. Students create a theme and an entire program dedicated to the sparrow and family, and that is no different this year. At just five months old, Isaiah Harris was diagnosed with a … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: A Second Fight

MEDFORD, Ore. — North Medford High School students always fight for their sparrows.  Three years ago, that’s exactly what they did for 4-year-old Jared Ramirez-Ponce. At the time Jared was battling a rare form of childhood cancer.  Within a year and a half of his diagnosis he went into remission.  But his dad, Juan Ramirez, … Continue reading »

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