Newsfeed Now: Marathoner running 50 races; Mom battles for law change


On Newsfeed Now for March 25:

A man is on a mission to run 50 marathons in 50 states, including one on the famed Chisholm Trail. Yasir Salem (@yasirsalem) is running in memory of his late wife. KSNW’s Sara Berlinger caught up with him this weekend in Wichita, Kansas. She joined us to share what he told her about his journey.

This is a heartbreaking story of a mom’s battle to change the law that compounded the tragedy of her son’s sudden death. The mother discovered her son’s heart was taken after autopsy and years later destroyed. Now she is closer than ever to getting the law changed so it never happens to another family. WKRG’s Debbie Williams was with us to share details. 

In East Texas, the Nacogdoches Rodeo is known for many things, from bull riding to mutton busting. On Friday night, a young girl who is on the verge of beating cancer was honored during the festivities. KETK’s Matt Thibodaeux was there for the special ceremony and joined our conversation to tell us all about it. 

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