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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Advance Directives

Posted: 04/17/2014 - If you got sick and couldn't take care of yourself, do you know how you would be cared for or what type of decisions would be made regarding your health? A simple form called an Advance Directive could help you answer those questions. April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day and in our Martha Jefferson Healthwise report, Stephanie Satchell met with Doctor Karen Starr to find out how the forms work.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Dogwood Village Volunteers

Posted: 04/15/2014 - Volunteers are using their melodic voices to give back at a senior living facility in Orange County. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, Stephanie Satchell is featuring the Bluebirds of Happiness singers who perform for residents at the Dogwood Village.

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Stephanie’s Heroes: Lauren Hensley

Posted: 04/07/2014 - An Albemarle County native and now Liberty University student is making little girls feel like royalty. In this week’s Stephanie’s Heroes, CBS19’s Stephanie Satchell is featuring Lauren Hensley.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Camp Kesem at UVa

Updated: 03/24/2014 - A special summer camp is helping children cope with cancer. Camp Kesem at the University of Virginia is for children and teens whose parents have cancer, are in remission or have succumbed to the disease. In this week's Stephanie's heroes, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell is featuring some of the organizers and has more on a big fundraiser coming up to benefit Camp Kesem.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Adam Nock

Updated: 03/17/2014 - In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, the once troubled Murray High School Student, Adam Nock is now using snowboarding to turn a rough upbringing into a successful future.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Effort Baptist Church Outreach Group

Updated: 03/10/2014 - A Fluvanna County church is helping to make sure teen girls who can't afford prom dresses have everything they need for the big event. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell is featuring the outreach group at Effort Baptist Church where volunteers are putting on a special program called Glass Slipper.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Derek & Mark Leach

Posted: 03/03/2014 - From running practice and coaching on the hardwood to impacting young lives, two basketball coaches are making a difference for local 5th and 6th grade girls. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell has more on a pair of coaches who volunteer for a Christian basketball league and they also happen to be brothers.

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Stephanie's Heroes: David Tinta

Updated: 02/24/2014 - A UVa. student is being called, a role model, mentor and hero. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell is featuring David Tinta, who's mentoring children in Albemarle County. He's helping them with school work and boosting their confidence.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Aquanett

Posted: 02/10/2014 - In this weeks' Stephanie's Heroes, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell is featuring the members of 80's hair metal band Aquanett.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Dr. John Hayes

Posted: 01/20/2014 - In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell is featuring Dr. John Hayes who's been volunteering for the last seven years providing spay and neuter services for the Greene-Madison Humane Society.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Greg Lowery

Updated: 01/13/2014 - This week's Stephanie's Heroes is featuring Greg Lowery, who's helping an Orange County family in need build and move into a new home.

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Stephanie's Heroes: "Be a Santa to a Senior"

Posted: 12/23/2013 - The community is coming together to make sure seniors have gifts to open on Christmas morning. Home instead Senior Care is running its 9th annual "Be a Santa to a Senior" campaign. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell is featuring the many volunteers making this project possible.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Ryan Thomas

Updated: 12/16/2013 - CBS19's Stephanie Satchell introduces us to Albemarle High School senior Ryan Thomas who's excelling in sports while also, volunteering at a middle school and maintaining a 4.57 grade point average.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Shawn Bradley

Updated: 12/02/2013 - A Charlottesville veteran is turning his life around after being an alcoholic, homeless and dealing with medical issues. People who know Shawn Bradley say he’s their role model for inspiring other to do the same.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Francis Deane

Posted: 11/18/2013 - In this week's "Stephanie's Heroes," Francis Deane is going above and beyond to help out the theater. Many say he's more than just an actor with the Four County Players in Barboursville. He keeps the place going by volunteering his time and doing whatever he can to keep shows on the stage.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Monticello High School Drama Students

Posted: 11/11/2013 - A group of Monticello High School students is giving back in a big way. Drama students are putting on a big variety show to raise money to help a classmate and his mother after a fire destroyed their Albemarle County home this summer.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Denise Hood

Posted: 11/04/2013 - When you think of volunteers at the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, dog walkers and cage cleaners probably come to mind but one volunteer is giving back in another a big way. Denise Hood is helping to raise thousand of dollars for animals and she's this week's hero.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Jimmy Stewart & Michael Combs

Posted: 10/28/2013 - Two local hearing specialists are working together to give the gift of hearing. Michael Combs and Jimmy Stewart are fitting Hospice patients with hearing aids and they're this week's heroes.

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Stephanie's Heroes: UVa Day in the Life Volunteers

Posted: 10/21/2013 - Students at the University of Virginia are showing some sixth graders what it's like to be a college student. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell is featuring the volunteers in the Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity for their work with UVa's Day in the Life Program.

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Stephanie's Heroes: OC Free Clinic Volunteers

Posted: 10/14/2013 - In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, several nurses, doctors and other medical staff are coming together in Orange County to provide medical care for the uninsured and they're doing so without getting paid.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Tom Short

Posted: 09/30/2013 - This week's hero is no stranger to education. Tom Short is a retired Orange County principal. Even after spending decades working in the Orange County School System and filling in as interim head master at Grymes Memorial School in Orange, he's still finding time to help students, faculty and staff.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Erika Proctor

Posted: 09/16/2013 - A Fluvanna County woman is helping dogs and humans all at the same time. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell is featuring Erika Proctor who's using her dog rescue Green Dogs Unleashed to help animals and people in the community.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Beverly Whitlock

Updated: 09/09/2013 - A retired librarian is using one of his favorite hobbies to make a difference for seniors at The Senior Center in Charlottesville.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Maya Proulx

Posted: 09/02/2013 - A Nelson County woman is on a mission to rescue horses. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, CBS19’s Stephanie Satchell is featuring Maya Proulx. She created the Hope Legacy Equine Rescue in 2008 to take in abused, abandoned and neglected horses. Five years later, the program is still going strong.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Chuck Gross

Posted: 08/26/2013 - A local man is advocating for abused and neglected children. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell is featuring Piedmont CASA volunteer Chuck Gross who's going the extra mile to ensure the safety of area children.

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