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Oakland Athletics’ 8-year-old Make-A-Wish signee predicts home run in 5-4 win over Rangers

The Oakland Athletics made a clutch signing before the trade deadline, an addition they say “sparked the W” against the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.

The A’s added 8-year-old August Wold to their roster on a one-day contract through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Wold, who lives in the Northern California town of Redding, has suffered from a gastrointestinal disorder that’s required numerous surgeries. His dream is to play for the A’s.

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation partnered with the team to get Wold a mock contract and signing, including a press release announcing the deal.

“This close to the trade deadline, we were excited August Wold was still available, so we have signed August to an A’s contract to be a member of our 2019 A’s team,” A’s General Manager David Forst said at a pre-game press conference introducing their newest player.

As the Little Leaguer’s big league dreams were coming true, he boldly predicted that third baseman Matt Chapman would hit a home run during the game, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser. And Chapman didn’t disappoint.

The slugger hit his 23rd homer, a two-run shot, off Adrian Sampson in the fifth inning, helping the A’s to a 5-4 victory. In a post-game tweet, the A’s wrote, “August Wold joined the team, sparked the W.”

As part of the team, Wold donned a green No. 19 Athletics jersey, hung out with players in the clubhouse and watched batting practice on the field. First baseman Matt Olson gave Wold a pair of his gray batting gloves, even though they were a few sizes too big, while pitcher Liam Hendriks helped the young shortstop tape up his bat in the dugout.

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Eight-year-old August Wold waits for Oakland Athletics’ Liam Hendriks to finish taping his bat in the dugout. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The young player eventually stepped into the batter’s box and was credited with the first hit of the game – a single off of Oakland infielder Jurickson Profar. Players from both teams watched and cheered as Wold sprinted down the first baseline.

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Wold has Hirschsprung’s disease, a birth defect in which the infant is missing some nerve cells in a part of the bowel. He was diagnosed when he was 7.

The 8-year-old’s health is far better and “he’s on the road to recovery, hopefully,” said his dad, George.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Florida couple asks for school supplies for kids in need instead of wedding presents

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In lieu of gifts, a Florida couple asked for something a little different on their wedding day.

Matt and Kelli Cameron, of Tampa, asked their friends and family not for presents to start their new life together, but for school supplies for around 70 local children.

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“We knew we didn’t need much of anything. Anything we did need, we could handle on our own,” Kelli, a teacher, told WTVT. “We started thinking of different charitable acts we could do, and as a teacher, I really liked the school supply idea. So I talked about it with Matt, and we decided on the idea.”

Matt said he “wasn’t a fan of the whole wedding gift idea, or wedding in general,” and so asking their guests to help children “worked out well.”

Each guest who attended their June nuptials was asked to consider donating a backpack full of the supplies.

Kelli, who has worked as a teacher for seven years, said everyone “got a little description of who they were buying for and what size they were for uniforms, and what grade they were in for school supplies that were needed.”

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The supplies were donated to Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Tampa, the news outlet reported. Kelli said the school she works at didn’t need help, so she reached out to the elementary school to see what they needed.

“Being a teacher, I know a lot of kids come with nothing to school,” Kelli said. “And you see the kids so excited about the little things: a backpack, or new shoes. It’s so important that they can start school excited, and a lot of teachers spend their own money for their kids. This helped out a little bit.”

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Idaho high school football team attends autistic boy’s birthday party after only one classmate accepts invitation

High school football players in Idaho surprised a 9-year-old boy with autism by coming to his birthday party after only one classmate accepted his invitation.

Video taken by Lindsay Barrus Larsen at last month’s party showed the Nampa High School players giving her son Christian a football as a gift and playing with him.

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Lindsay Larsen explained on Facebook in May that she passed out invitations to Christian’s class of 25 students, but only one girl responded that she would come.

“The hardest thing, is I do understand. It can be uncomfortable to try to be a friend with someone who has had outbursts and cried in class,” she wrote in the post, adding that she was “grateful” for the one girl who said she was going to attend.

In another Facebook post days later, Lindsay said that her friend reached out to Nampa High School Football Coach Dan Holtry after reading the first post about Christian’s birthday party. Nampa is located about 20 miles from Boise.

“Before I knew it, Coach Dan was reaching out to me, asking if he could come to the party with some of his best players,” Lindsay wrote, adding that she “happily accepted” the coach’s offer.

Coach Holtry told KTVB-TV he texted his team to tell them about the birthday party.

“The kids, before I could finish the text, it feels like they were like, ‘We’re in … Coach, we are in!’ They were like, ‘When do we do it? Let’s go!'” Holtry told the station.  “I was amazed how much they wanted to participate in this and take care of Christian.”

Donovan Estrada, a Nampa High School football player, said he “instantly” wanted to attend, adding that he knew his teammates did too.

“Right away we texted back, ‘Yeah, let’s do it! We’re in!'” Estrada told the station.

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On the day of Christian’s party, the team showed up in their jerseys and chanted his name.

“I literally pretended to pass out when I saw them, it was really cool,” Christian told the television station. “I was wowed! I can’t explain it! Wowed!”

“He just looked so happy to see us,” Estrada said. “We were all so excited to be there and all.”

He added, “He just wanted to play football with us, showing the presents that he got, he wanted us to stay for cake and stuff like that.”

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 Christian Larsen opened a gift from Nampa High School Football players who attended his birthday party. (Lindsay Barrus Larsen)

Christian told KTVB, “This is probably the best birthday ever, I have lots of best days in my life, and this might be one of them.”

“It was truly amazing to watch them,” his mother wrote on Facebook. “Those High School seniors stayed until the end of the party.”

She said the team played games and sang “Happy Birthday” to him.

“Even my not naturally athletically inclined Christian, was running “touch downs!” Lindsay wrote.

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Nampa High School Football players and Christian Larsen at his birthday party. (Lindsay Barrus Larsen)

Holtry told  KTVB it was an honor for the team to be a part of Christian’s birthday party.

“It was just an opportunity to take care of a guy that was going through adversity,” Holtry said. “We’re blessed here at Nampa High School. We have a lot of great kids. We know about adversity and we have our fair share, and we know how to fight through it.”

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“There is so much good in this world,” Christian’s mom wrote on Facebook. “And when things are hard, the good shines even brighter.”

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Trump drops in on ‘MAGA’-themed wedding, as attendees chant ‘USA!’

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After a tumultuous and bizarre week in Washington, President Trump unexpectedly dropped in on the “Make America Great Again”-themed wedding of PJ Mongelli and Nicole Marie Mongelli on Saturday night at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey, as enthusiastic attendees broke into chants of “USA.”

Fox News is told the bride and groom are huge fans of the president, had dreamed of him attending their wedding and got engaged at the golf club in 2017.

The bride said she’d sent numerous requests to the president in hopes he would attend — and that Trump ended up paying two visits to separate wedding events. At the first event, he vowed to show up to the second, and kept his word.

As Trump talked with members of the family, a man approached him and shouted, “I’m the father, I’m the father! Thank you so much!”

“Great job. You did a good job,” Trump responded.

In videos posted to social media, Secret Service agents were seen keeping most attendees at bay while the bride and groom approached Trump and hugged him.

“Where’s the groom? Handsome — look at his shoulders,” Trump said. “Nobody’s gonna mess with him.”

“Staten Island is the greatest,” Trump said, when told hundreds of guests from the borough would be attending a party later that he also attended. “I love it.”

The president has a history of personally reaching out to fans, both inside and outside his properties — but his wedding drop-ins on his properties are especially well-known.

“If he is on-site for your big day, he will likely stop in & congratulate the happy couple,” a since-discontinued brochure from the golf club previously advertised. “He may take some photos with you but we ask you and your guests to be respectful of his time & privacy.”

In March, Trump fulfilled a terminally ill Connecticut man’s dying wish with a phone call — with a little help from the man’s sister, an elected Democrat.

Video of the episode showed 44-year-old Jay Barrett, of West Haven, reacting with shock when he realized Trump was on the phone.

“You look good,” Trump said. “I wish you could come to a rally. I wish you could come, I know you like that stuff. I wish you could. It sounds like you have a great sister, Jay.”

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Trump promised Jay that when he’d have a rally nearby, he’ll “be sitting front row, center.” Trump added, “I know where you live,” and said he was very familiar with the area.

Barrett, however, died just days after the call.

Fox News’ Ben Evansky contributed to this report.

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Fox News’ Ed Henry out of hospital, ‘beyond grateful’ for support after giving sister part of his liver

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Fox News’ chief national correspondent Ed Henry announced Sunday he’d left the hospital, a major step forward five days after he gave 30 percent of his liver to his sister, Colleen, in a transplant operation.

Henry, who became emotional on-air days before the surgery, shared her positive prognosis on Twitter and said she’s recovering at a good pace.

He’d told “Fox & Friends” his only goal was to “give her a little life.”

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Henry posed for a photo at the hospital alongside Colleen and her son Frank, whose shirt read, “nothing less than the best.”

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He also tweeted a moving photo of a card from his colleague and fellow Fox News personality Martha MacCallum, which came with flowers and a promise of “prayers.”

“I am so gratified that both Colleen and I continue to make progress every day. And I am beyond elated to have gotten out of the hospital already with all of my vitals in the right place, and a functioning liver of my own. This has been a remarkable seven days, starting when I nervously opened up about all of this on ‘Fox and Friends,'” Henry told Fox News. “To think one week ago we were unsure about Colleen’s future, and anxious about two surgeries, yet tonight she has the greatest gift of all — life.

“We have had talented surgeons, doctors, nurses, and support staff. Plus loving parents and family and friends by our sides at every key moment. But opening up about it to a broader audience brought a dimension we could not have anticipated — the love, prayers, and well wishes of thousands upon thousands of wonderful people we have never met. We are blessed and beyond grateful.”

Henry also told Fox News the surgery was an immediate success and that he and his sister will be resting and recovering for the next several weeks.

“We have always known the road to full recovery will be longer for Colleen. But her surgeon says as soon as he put part of my liver in her it started working immediately — a miracle,” he continued. “She still has family and friends by her side every step of the way. And now she has a prayer army that nobody can beat. Our thanks and love always for your continued support.”

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“For now the only marching order I have gotten from our CEO Suzanne Scott is to rest up for awhile. I will listen even though I will be champing at the bit to get back to work. All I know is I will be ready and eager to get back as the doctors and Suzanne give me the green light because I miss our audience and my Fox colleagues, who have brought my family to tears with their outpouring,” he concluded.

Both Henry and Colleen are expected to regain 100 percent of their livers in about 6-8 weeks, according to transplant specialist Dr. Joe Galati.

“Yes indeed over 6 to 8 weeks, the liver will regenerate for Ed, regenerating back the 30 or 40 percent that he donated. Similarly, his sister who received a portion will get back to 100 percent in a similar time frame,” Galati told Fox News in an email.

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“Keep in mind that the liver is the only such organ that can regenerate like this, which is an amazing feature more people need to know about,” he added.

A GoFundMe page has been taking donations for Colleen Henry’s recovery.

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South Carolina deputy saves choking 12-day-old infant after stopping speeding vehicle

A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy is being hailed as a hero after a dramatic video showed how his quick thinking saved the life of a 12-day-old baby girl last month.

Deputy W. Kimbro with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office pulled a vehicle over on June 11 in the Summerville area for speeding. After the car stopped, one of the passengers exited and explained to Kimbro that they were rushing a small infant to hospital after she was found choking and had stopped breathing.

Kimbro immediately jumped into action, “Let me have the baby.”

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In the footage released Thursday, the deputy was captured on his own body cam feeling for a pulse before beginning to massage 12-day-old Riley’s chest. He attempts to open the child’s airway by lifting her neck and inserting his finger in her mouth.

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The infant can be seen making small movements and crying every so often but there is one point in the video where she appears to stop moving all together. (Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office)

“As long as she’s crying like that she’s breathing,” he can be heard saying

According to the girl’s mother, the infant was in her bassinet sleeping when she went to go take a shower. The woman’s stepmother alerted her when she said that the baby was choking on what might have been milk.

“Her lips are a little blue, I’m worried about her circulation,” Kimbro could be heard telling another deputy.

“Come on, come on baby. She’s breathing as long as she’s crying like that she’s breathing but I’m worried about her because it looks like she’s going in and out,” he continued.

The infant can be seen making small movements and crying every so often but there is one point in the video where she appears to stop moving altogether.

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Kimbro clears her airway of saliva and continues to tap on her chest to keep her awake. Again, the infant starts to cry.

“She’s okay, I think she’s going to be okay,” Kimbro said.

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Deputy W. Kimbro with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is congratulated by another deputy (pictured) after his quick thinking saved the life of a 12-day-old baby.  (Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office)

The newborn’s chest begins to move and the deputy seems confident that she can now breath. She makes a dramatic movement and stretches her arms out, appearing to signal she’s okay.

“I didn’t feel a heartbeat earlier so I started massaging her heart and now I feel it’s real strong now,” Kimbro told the worried mother.

EMS arrived on the scene shortly after and took over.

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“Because of Deputy Kimbro’s steadfast, professional and heroic response, the 12-day old baby was able to live. Please join us in congratulating Deputy Kimbro for his gallant actions that prolonged human life,” the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

Deputy Kimbro was awarded the “Life-Saving Medal” for his actions.

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New York high school grad with autism honored with ‘silent ovation’

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The silence was golden at a high school graduation ceremony in New York last week as classmates gave a student with autism and noise sensitivity a silent ovation.

Students barely touched their palms together in largely inaudible claps with hushed enthusiasm for their classmate Jack Higgins, who held his fingers to his ears as he walked on stage to accept his diploma from Carmel High School in Putnam County, N.Y., anticipating raucous cheers.

Instead, his classmates stood quietly and allowed him to enjoy his moment in silence.

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Lou Riolo, the principal of the high school, told Fox News on Thursday that originally, Higgins’ parents, Barbara and Pat, requested that their son participate in graduation alongside his special education teacher, Erin Appelle.

“Erin brought it to me,” Riolo said. “Knowing Jack is Autistic and nonverbal and is hypersensitive to loud sounds and crowds at times there were some concerns.”

He said Appelle had planned with aides to set up a practice in an auditorium.

“After thinking on it for a few days, I came up with the idea of asking the entire auditorium to stay silent so that Jack could receive his diploma,” the principal said. “We planned on doing it immediately after the singing of the National Anthem because we knew Jack sitting there with all the commotion for over 45 minutes would be too much.”

Riolo, a Carmel alum who taught for 26 years and has been a principal for five years, said he initially ran the plan past a few other school faculty members, all of whom were supportive.

“I did run it past our Assistant Principal Mr. John Fink because he would be honest if he thought it was as I called it ‘Shooting the moon.’  He loved it.  I also informed our [superintendent] Mr. Andy Irvin and before I finished his answer was ‘I love it, let’s do it!’  I met with Barbara and Pat, Jack’s parents, and they thought it was a great idea,” Riolo said.

He added that despite the possibility that Higgins would become overwhelmed if the auditorium got too loud, they decided to try anyway, saying he trusted his students to try their best to make the situation comfortable for their classmate.

“I know my school my students and community,” Riolo said. “They always step up.”

Riolo said he couldn’t be prouder of his students.

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“Their actions of standing up in honor of their classmate was their idea. It was not rehearsed.  It was genuine,” he said, adding that he was “not surprised but in awe of their caring.”

Higgins parents were “ecstatic and overcome with happiness for their son,” who is set to attend Ability Beyond in Chappaqua, N.Y., a program tailored to students with disabilities.

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Philadelphia goalie skates with 9-year-old fan recovering from partial foot amputation

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Philadelphia Flyers goalie Carter Hart gave one of his biggest fans a birthday wish to remember on Wednesday when they hit the ice together.

The boy, 9-year-old Brandon Hull, was marking his return to the ice after recovering from a partial foot amputation.

Hull, who also plays goalie, lost his right foot after falling from a lawnmower a few years back and undergoing several surgeries. His goal was to get back on the ice as soon as possible and the doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia did just that.

He is back on his youth hockey team and on Wednesday, as part of his birthday wish, Hull joined his favorite Flyers’ player at the team’s locker room before the pair spent some time skating laps, FOX 29 Philadelphia reported.

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“I feel like I want to be like him when I’m older and I want to play for the Flyers just like him,” Hull said of his role model. He’s the netminder for his youth team.

Hull had a smile on his face as he met the Flyers favorite in the locker room, where they discussed the hockey, goaltending and their respective equipment. Hart also signed a cast Hull wore on his arm due to a recent kickball injury.

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“Have some fun and work hard,” Hart said to his resilient fan. “I think those are probably the two biggest things. Everyone says it, but at the NHL level, I know we’re professionals, but you gotta find time to have fun, too. The work never stops. You gotta always try to be at your best.”

Fox News’ Tyler Olson contributed to this report.

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Good Samaritans in Georgia turn in cash picked up on highway after armored truck mishap, police say

Georgia cops were pleasantly surprised when several Good Samaritans turned in thousands of dollars that spilled out onto a highway earlier this week after the side door of an armored truck suddenly opened.

Dunwoody Police said several people have turned in money they picked up along I-285 near Ashford-Dunwoody Road on Monday night, when the door mishap sent an unspecified amount of money flying into the air.

“So, believe it or not, some people have been returning the money that fell from the armored car,” police said in a Facebook post, calling it a “bizarre occurrence.”

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Randrell Lewis brought back $2,100 after stopping Monday night to pick up the free cash. (Dunwoody Police Department/ Facebook)

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Police shared the image of one do-gooder who was later identified as Randrell Lewis.

According to The Washington Post, Lewis brought back $2,100 while other people brought in a combined $2,300.

Lewis told WXIA that while he thought about what the money could do for his family, he ultimately decided to return it because it wasn’t worth the legal trouble.

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At least $4,400 was returned to authorities.  (Dunwoody Police Department/ Facebook)

Authorities said that anyone caught taking the money would be liable for theft.

Officials were still urging greedy drivers on Wednesday to stop blocking the roadway as “THERE IS NO MORE MONEY!” police said in another post.

The initial report of money flying across the highway came in at around 8 p.m. Monday. Callers informed dispatch that there were at least 15 cars on the highway that stopped to pick up the cash.

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Once on the scene, police discovered the armored truck as the source of the money. The crew was only able to gather a few hundred dollars at the time.

Police estimate the total missing cash at around $175,000.

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Ed Henry and his sister, Colleen, both recovering and making ‘good progress’ after liver donation surgeries

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Fox News chief national correspondent Ed Henry and his sister, Colleen, are making good progress in their recoveries after liver donation surgeries, their family said Wednesday.

Both siblings are “awake, chatty, and visiting with family,” and incredibly, Ed was even able to walk down the hall on Wednesday to see his younger sister for the first time since the surgery.

Ed’s family said doctors have been encouraged by how well both surgeries went and how their old and new livers have been performing so far.

Ed and Colleen have remained in the ICU, where doctors said they’ll continue recovering.

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Editor’s Note: Interested in becoming an organ donor while you are alive or after death? You can learn more and sign up at the U.S. government website organdonor.gov.

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The Fox News correspondent also wanted to thank everyone for the outpouring of love, support and prayers that have been shared since Henry emotionally revealed last weekend he was donating part of his liver to save his sister’s life.

In a piece for FoxNews.com, Henry wrote: “My goal is much simpler: I am determined to do whatever I can to give my sister the greatest gift of all, which quite simply is life.”

He added, “The fact is that the risk of mortality for me is extremely low – less than 1 percent, according to the doctors. I will gladly take on the small risk of what the paperwork I signed at the hospital last week calls a “large midline incision” for the gigantic reward of having my sister around for a very long time.”

Speaking about the decision on “Fox & Friends,” he said the people around him at his job and in his life have helped him bear the burden of taking on the unknown to help save his baby sister.

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“Now that I’ve caught my breath, my parents have been great, my wife’s been great, my kids are strong beyond their years,” he said.

“I can’t forget to say that Suzanne Scott, our C.E.O., you know, it’s funny, you feel a burden and then you feel like it’s lifted when people around you help you. Jay Wallace our president, Lauren Petterson as well, one of our great executives — they were asking me to do all kinds of things like go to the debates in Miami and do these things… but you’re running out to the hospital, taking another blood test. I finally just said, Suzanne, I can’t do this, and she was like, go help your sister. Everybody at Fox — and they are amazing… we’re family.”

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GoFundMe page has been taking donations for Colleen Henry’s recovery.

Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.

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