Jeff Watkins looked the picture of health. He ran and worked out all the time. Then he found out he had a deadly form of leukemia. The doctors said he had one shot at surviving: a bone marrow transplant. But could he find a match? Jeff is African-American, and the registry is 73% white. Minorities are vastly underrepresented. So Jeff's family started their own search here in Las Vegas. Did they find a match? Why do so few minorities register? What happens to the sick patients in the countries that have no registry at all? And why do officials say so many people are afraid to register in the first place? We talk to 3 men: one who sought to find his match before time ran out, another who got 100,000 people to register after his mother died, and a third who filmed a documentary called "More to Live For" about racing the clock to find a match.
David Bain goes through 10 gallons of milk and 40 loads of laundry every week. That's because he and his wife have 13 kids. They're foster parents - taking in kids who have suffered from neglect and other abuses. So besides a big fridge, what does it take to raise a foster family? How do you navigate carpooling and taking your kid to family court? How do you deal with biological parents with drug addictions, and how do you hand a child back to her family after she has lived with you for years? We talk to David Bain and other foster parents about what it takes to make a family.
Remember the days when a driver would stop and help someone with a flat tire? Or when someone would buy a homeless stranger a hot meal? What happened to those days? Do people still reach out to others? Two college filmmakers are traveling the United States and testing out the kindness of strangers, and they tell us what they found in Nevada. Do you reach out to help others? Or have you faced tough times, and has someone been kind to you? Are there any stories that really touched your heart? In this recession, where are we seeing the kindness of strangers? Share your story with us below.
Reed Cowan was a married father when he came out as gay. He was also a Mormon. His latest documentary, 8: The Mormon Proposition, claims the Mormon Church heavily influenced the Proposition 8 battle in California to stop gay marriage. We talk to Reed Cowan about his documentary, and how people are responding to it.