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TCU Cheerleaders Cheer on Young TCU Fan Battling Cancer



    TCU Cheerleaders Cheer on Young TCU Fan Battling Cancer

    The TCU Horned Frogs played in the Alamo Bowl Thursday night, and one special fan cheered them on at home. You could call it returning the favor. (Published Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017)

    Emme Nees, 11, had one plan Thursday night. She was going to stay up past her bedtime to watch her favorite team, the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, play the Stanford Cardinal in the Alamo Bowl.

    "They're great," said Emme, who cheers for Spirit Extreme, a squad for children with special needs.

    She has Down syndrome, but her biggest battle is with cancer.

    "It's horrible to have a child with leukemia," said Emme's grandmother, Salley Nees. "It can be pretty intense. We're very lucky to have her home this Christmas."

    Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    [DFW] Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
    Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
    The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
    Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    Emme was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2013. She relapsed last August.

    "When you see how loving people are and what a family it becomes, it's really terrific," Salley Nees said. "The cheerleaders are part of that at TCU."

    TCU cheerleaders heard about Emme and took the pep rally to her a couple of weeks ago. In it, Emme is seen cheering, "Let's go Horned Frogs" alongside TCU cheerleaders.

    Emme's mother, Vicki Nielson Nees, posted a clip on Facebook, just in time for the Alamo Bowl.

    "She loves to wave to the crowd," said big sister, Kenzie, as she pointed out how Emme can turn on her smile and ham it up for the camera.

    Emme is undergoing two-and-a-half years of cancer treatments.

    Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    [DFW] Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
    The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
    Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
    Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
    Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    ONLINE:If you'd like to follow Emme's journey, click here.

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