Sophia Myers came home on Monday, September 18, 2017, to a beautifully decorated room, deck and secret garden that was installed by friends, family and community members for her homecoming. Sophia was hospitalized three weeks ago in the pediatric intensive care unit at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Mobile. She is suffering from a rare, terminal brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic potine glioma.
Sophia Myers comes home to a wonderland
Resident worries about downtown Ocean Springs feral cat colony
Are mammograms enough for all women?
Scene of wrong-way wreck that killed two
Mother gives eulogy for Sophia Myers
Father gives eulogy for Sophia Myers
Sophia Myers was an angel among us
Ocean Springs tickets owners
A different kind of breakfast in Ocean Springs
Get a balloon's-eye view of Bayou Casotte in Pascagoula
A rare brain cancer is killing children on the Coast
ABC News' '20/20' will feature inspirational Pascagoula doctor
Former Ocean Springs Hospital administrator Dwight Rimes wants women in Mississippi to be told by their doctors if they have dense breasts. His wife is now battling Stage IV breast cancer after getting annual screenings as required. She has dense breasts, which make detecting cancer via mammograms more difficult.
Sophia Myers died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, less than a month from her eighth birthday. She had been diagnosed in February with DIPG, a rare form of brain cancer. Sophia captured the hearts of people across South Mississippi and the country as she bravely fought against the fatal disease while her parents, Angel and Josh Myers, did all they could to make her final days happy and comfortable.
Gulf Restoration Network provides "low-cost" aerial photographs of Bayou Casotte in Pascagoula and the industries along it for a neighborhood who has been fishing industrial pollution coming into their neighborhood. Cherokee Concerned Citizens has filed a federal lawsuit against V.T. Halter Marine for violating the federal Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. they hope these photos will help prove their case.
This is Diagnosis: Death, a seven-month Sun Herald investigation into DIPG, an inoperable brain tumor that has affected at least three children in Jackson County. The series publishes on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.
Dr. Tyler Sexton, a staff pediatrician who overcame the odds and became a doctor with disabling cerebral palsy, is being featured on an upcoming ABC News “20/20” to promote their new television series, “The Good Doctor." The film crew was in Pascagoula on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, to film Dr. Sexton on the job.
In the wake of destruction from Hurricane Harvey, St. Martin High School has adopted Rockport-Fulton High School in Rockport, Texas. They are collecting school supplies, hygiene items and gift cards that they will deliver once roads are passable.