Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:45:44 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to...More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:35:39 GMT
Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:28:26 GMT
After starting in Kentucky earlier in the month of August, post about "Purge" events have quickly spread across the country. It all started in Louisville, when a picture popped up on social media statingMore >>
The Montgomery Police Department say they have been made aware of the picture that is circulating social media, and are taking the matter very seriously.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:55:59 GMT
Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.More >>
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.More >>
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -
Ella Kate Anderson is four years old. As a Cystic Fibrosis patient, she knows she has special needs.
And she has a very special friend, 3-year-old Ava, who has needs of her own.
"She doesn't have any hair 'cause she has Leukemia," said Ella Kate.
Her mom, Shannon Anderson, said it's a simple concept.
"We've always tried to teach Ella Kate that it's good to give," said Shannon.
Ella Kate is donating her own hair, in Ava's honor, so that someone like her friend can have a wig, while fighting a deadly disease.
"I guess she got her first cut around one. And we decided to let it grow and whenever we found out about Ava, we decided that giving her hair to Locks of Love would be a way for her to give back when so many people have given so much for her," said Shannon.
As the mother of a child with health needs, Shannon and her husband know how much the action of others helped Ella Kate during a health struggle.
"We have always been surrounded by wonderful friends and family who have been very supportive of us and our cause, and so that is something that we have wanted to teach Ella Kate - that it's very important to give back to others when you can," she said.
With just a few snips, Ella Kate knows her pretty locks will be a big help to another person, maybe someone like her friend.
Even at age 4, Ella Kate is making such a difference. She's learning a lot about life, love and giving back in Bobby's Bama.