We Believe in Oklahoma
The world seems to shatter when a mother hears her child is sick. That’s what happened when Niki Bobo learned that her three year old daughter has leukemia. Little Olivia started treatment, but one side effect of the treatment left her feeling different. Something any child struggles with.
Not long after fighting in World War II, Sylvester Franklin began teaching in the town of Haskell. For 65 years he helped educate the children of his community. He inspired kids to reach for a brighter future. He helped them to know they were valued. Mr. Franklin retired from teaching fulltime recently - at the age of 90.
Owens Fire Department
You might agree that firefighters are heroes, risking their lives to save others. Oklahoma has hundreds of fire departments run by volunteers, people who work other jobs in addition to battling fires. These small departments often struggle to buy and maintain expensive equipment.
Meiki Parker has always rooted for the underdog. And a couple of years ago she had the chance to make a difference when she discovered and rescued two abandoned dogs. She was inspired to set out on her own journey to rescue and protect even more. Meiki decided to join others who dream of a safer world for the vulnerable.
When she opened Stutts House of Barbeque in 1992, Almead Stutts wanted to share her grandmother’s Mississippi home cooking. Over the years, her business, like most, has had its ups and downs. But even when times were tough, Stutts House of Barbeque has never stopped sharing with people in need.
Titus & Tobias
It started with a letter. A ten year old boy hoped to find a way to borrow a jogging stroller. That request introduced us to a beautiful example of brotherly love that brought tears. Tobias simply wanted to take his profoundly disabled brother outside, so Titus could be a little like other kids.