16: OK and North TX

Experimental OMRF drug shows promise in rare brain cancer

Five years ago, Mike Schuster’s life changed forever.

That’s when the Norman, Oklahoma, resident was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer and the same disease took the lives of Sen. Edward Kennedy and Sen. John McCain.

As Schuster nears the five-year anniversary of his diagnosis with the deadly cancer, he’s almost tripled the average life expectancy for patients with glioblastoma.

COVID-19 response by the Regional Food Bank

The COVID-19 pandemic and extreme economic challenges has brought about an unprecedented need for food assistance in the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's 53 county service area. The organization's network of partners in central and western Oklahoma have reported a 30% increase in new clients during the pandemic. To address this need, new and innovative methods have been implemented to respond accounting for safety and for those high risk individuals. In April alone, the Regional Food Bank distributed 6.2 million pounds of food to its network.

Don a 62-year-old homeless veteran living with chronic dental pain.

Don a 62-year-old homeless veteran living with chronic dental pain.
Don served our country proudly for 22 years. He had some bad breaks in life, found himself homeless, and in desperate need of dental care; he does not qualify for dental care through the V.A. because his condition is not 100 percent related to his service. He was forced to live with the pain.
The pain is so great that you look for pain medication off the street and found himself addicted.