Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
October 10, 2007
Homerville - Rachel Abbe was diagnosed with epilepsy and cerebral palsy at birth.
Her lack of motion was so severe, doctors feared she'd never live to see her first birthday. "She lost the ability to hold a cup or a spoon and most be fed by someone else and given something to drink by someone else," says Rachel's mother Martha.
She's now 21 and her motion is getting better every day.
Her family attributes this to a chance meeting with Fred Carlo, a Valdosta inventor looking to test a new therapeutic wheelchair. "Rachel stayed in the fetal position all the time. We didn't even know if she'd sit up," Carlo says. "Rachel got in the chair from the fetal position and actually sat up."
It's a memory that still brings her mother to tears. "She had the most beautiful smile on her face, I'm probably going to cry and she had her hands raised looking towards heaven just smiling away and that was something she could not do," Martha recalls.
15 years after that meeting, Carlo has now patented the Genesis chairs, a strength training wheelchair for the physically handicapped. "They can do stretches, do range of motion, they can do exercises, they can do anything they want to do with it," Carlo explains.
He has presented Rachel with the first one off the production line.
Now that Rachel can use this chair every day, her family is optimistic they'll see dramatic improvements in her condition. "I'm really excited about the chair that it will help her, it will help tone her muscles because her muscles are very flaccid. I'm just really excited about the possibilities."
They hope the rest can help benefit others like it has with Rachel.