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 »

Sparrow Clubs Discusses Newest Sparrow

MEDFORD, Ore. — Sparrow Clubs is the nation’s only youth-based charity of its kind. It works to provide financial and emotional support for children in need of medical attention and their families. The program also empowers kids to help other students in their communities through support and encouragement. Here to talk to us about the … Continue reading »

Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars

In two weeks, the 5th Annual Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars will take to the stage! Eleven local celebrities will dance to raise money for Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs and USA Dance. One of this year’s stars is Tim Tidball, who has donated his time to photograph Sparrow Clubs families for the past 3 … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Picture Perfect Smile

MEDFORD, Ore. – A good photo means capturing that smile. Tim Tidball is taking pictures of the happy moments, because of the hard ones. “It helps tell their story, it shows what these kids are going through,” Tidball said. Since 2010, Tim has taken photos of the children adopted as sparrows. The pictures are used … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Art for Sparrows

Medford, Ore. — Rogue Valley artists are working to perfect their craft with an artist you may recognize from PBS, Stefan Baumann.  Among the 20 artists, is actress Adrienne King. The local group of artists, called the “Grand View Fine Arts Society” held its first exhibition over the weekend to benefit Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs. … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Soaring Success

MEDFORD, Ore. — The school year has wrapped up and more than a dozen local schools have wrapped up a school year of service. In just a school year’s time, students did more than 12,000 hours of community service. Through sponsored community service and fundraising events 16 local schools raised nearly $80,000 for children dealing … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Friends Flocking Together

Medford, Ore. — Making friends in elementary school isn’t always easy, especially if a child stands out. That was the case for Angelica Sanchez. That is, until Sparrow Clubs stepped in. Angelica said, “I’ve been through a lot of stuff.” That “stuff” started when she was just a baby. Angelica was born with only one … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: “Walk for Williams”

MEDFORD, Ore. — This weekend, you can lace up your tennis shoes to bring attention to a disorder only 1 in 10,000 people have. The “Walk for Williams Awareness Walk and 5k Run” is happening Saturday. The goal is to put “Williams Syndrome” in the spotlight. The genetic disorder comes with serious heart problems, developmental … Continue reading »

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