(WXYZ) - Make sure to tune into 7 action news this week as I revisit some of the compelling stories that have made a difference in my life.
As I head toward retirement, I wanted to take some time to thank some of the people I have met during my career, who remain my friends forever.
I'd like to share with you how their stories profoundly changed my life.
Tonight (Monday At 5 p.m.): The Mattic Family of Detroit -- They lost their sister Margaret when the world trade center crumbled. I'll tell you why I invited them to the studio for one more compelling conversation.
Tuesday 6 p.m.: Jason Bowens: His brother Matthew was a Detroit Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty. It's a story I never even covered in the field. I would anchor it from the studio, not knowing any of the people whose lives were touched by tragedy. Until one day , I picked up the phone. I'll explain how Jason and his family very dear friends.
Wednesday At 5: A young girl sexually abused as a foster child was seemingly crushed by her personal tragedy. I became her friend while she was at rock bottom and remained so ever since. How encouraging to see her conquer her past and embrace her future.
Wednesday At 6: The Kidney Guys: Omie Smith & Bill Ratliffe. When Omie needed a kidney, his best friend stepped up. Now 8 years later, they are ambassadors for the Gift Of Life. Organ Donation is a cause dear to my heart. I was deeply touched by this duo in the series of stories I reported on them. I'm proud to call them friends. And I want you to see why they mean so much to me.
Wow, what an exciting week ahead. Thanks for looking in everyone!
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Ten people are now homeless after an overnight fire ripped through an apartment building on Detroit's west side.
A private donor is now raising the reward to find who's responsible for the recent arsons at various homes at Detroit's Heidelberg Project.
DDOT bus passengers like Edward Prowell are happy to hear more than $40 million in federal grant money is now going to be spent to fix buses.