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i can focus on my small business. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> molly: a day of remembrance nationwide as we honor our fallen heros on memorial day. hello, and welcome to a special third hour of "happening now," i'm molly line. >> leland: nice to be with you, nice to be with you at home, i'm leland vittert. jon scott and jenna lee have the day off. president trump visiting arlington national cemetery a few hours ago. this is unusual for a president, made an unannounced stop at section 60. the final resting place for members of the military who have been killed in the war on terror since 2001. those families have gathered there to be with their loved ones. had this young than ma,
president trump and vice president pence, speaking with the families of fallen soldiers. you can see sharing a moment with a young boy whose father is laid to rest there, who he was there to visit. the president also laying the traditional wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier on his first memorial day as commander in chief. >> president trump: words cannot measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love, off the totality of their courage. we only hope that every day we can prove worthy. not only of their sacrifice and service, but of the sacrifice made by the families and loved ones they left behind. >> leland: lucas tomlinson live at the pentagon with more on what the president had to say and the man who runs the pentagon as well. >> hey, leland.
president trump went down to section 60 where all of those who have been killed in iraq and afghanistan in the past 16 years of been buried. he went down there to visit the grave of the son of his homeland security chief, retired marine general john kelly, whose son, robert, is buried there. earlier in his speech president trump did not mince words when talking about the sacrifice of so many. >> president trump: we pay tribute to those brave souls who race into gunfire, roared into battle, and ran into hell to face down evil. they made their sacrifice not for fame, or for money, or even for glory but for country. >> president trump told the stories of two soldiers killed in afghanistan. greener about ray andrew buyers, army specialist christopher horton.
earlier horton's widow spoke on "fox & friends." >> we have service members that have volunteered to fight and die for us. we owe them and the service members on the ground a real clear strategy to win. >> leland, the man charged with coming up with that strategy is jim mattis, defense secretary, spent more than 40 years in the marine corps. >> the kid on the line who never had a chance to grow old will always be there to teach us that suffering has meaning if it is accepted out of love for others. to the families of the fallen, both here and at home, no words will ease your pain. but i beg you, let it have meaning. unite your sorrow to their awesome purpose. >> mattis retired as a general after leading central command leading all forces in the middle east and afghanistan. he led an infantry battalion in iraq, led the first the marines
on the ground in afghanistan after 9/11. mattis commanded the first marine division following the invasion of iraq in 2003. bottom line, leland, nobody knows the face of combat like secretary jim mattis. not many understand their sacrifice. he will be planning the strategy for not just afghanistan but all combat operations moving forward. >> leland: we'll see how the trump doctrine evolved. thank you. molly has more. >> molly: president trump back from his first foreign trip returning to mull tich many plit kl head cakes in washington, the "washington post" report that his son-in-law and top advisor, jared tusher in, talked with the russians last december about setting up a secret backchannel communication. this amid ongoing investigations that the president may be considering a white house staff shakeup. let's bring in james freeman, assistant editor at the "wall street journal." he's also a fox news contributor. thanks for being here.
>> good to be here. >> molly: let's kick off with the possibility of a staff shakeup. we have heard this from the beginning of the administration, he was still setting up his staff. here we are, a little more than 100 days in, things continue to grow, we keep hearing it. is it likely at all or would it help? >> i think you have to say eventually it'll happen, the white house, under all presidents, these things tend to happen. the job is a grind. he also looked at the history of candidate trump last year, went through several campaign managers, new to politics, still figuring it out. i think it could happen eventually. but i'm not sure that will change much. >> molly: in essence, would it help at all, would there be a shift in what many people see as an upheaval, focus on the russian investigation, focus on other potential problems? would he be able to shift to the legislative agenda, the things he wants to get done, if things are different with the manpower? >> that's what i question, whether if he had a different group of players whether it would really change much.
he is an unconventional politician. he likes to give people kind of an unfiltered view, whether through twitter or other places. sometimes you find it refreshing, sometimes people are justifiably angry, sometimes scratching their heads. i'm not sure different communication staff would really alter that. >> molly: if he had legislative successes, managed to get tax reform done or healthcare reform done, would that change the way people are looking at things being rolled out right now? >> yeah, i think, you mention tax reform especially. the other issue, he has a hostile media that's going to continue, i don't think that will change with any staff he puts in place in the white house. the challenge for him, really, is to make sure the economy is growing faster next year, make sure his republican majorities in the congress are maintained. i think to do that, he's got to get a tax cut done now. he's ready to sign it, it's really up to paul ryan and the
house and pitch mcconnell in the senate to deliver. >> molly: that can be a difficult challenge working with congress. if he does manage to get something done, if there is healthcare reform, tax reform, one person's success or view of the success is another person's view that something has gone horribly wrong in washington. in that essence, would the media be any friendlier to him? there will be people railing against whatever it is, is accomplished on capitol hill. >> i don't think their tone is going to change. much of the press has decided he is a great threat to democracy, and they adopted an adversarial posture. go back to last year, "new york times" in the news sections running a piece saying basically it's time to throw out the normal rules of objective journalism that we have used to cover other candidates. this guy is different. that's not going to change. but if he gets tax reform done, if he can get obamacare rewritten, he's already seated a good supreme court justice, he has gotten the deregulation
process a little relief for businesses going in various rule changes. i think he has something to sell next year. the tax cut is the big one. he has to show people the economy is growing at a faster rate. >> molly: a break for the overseas trip, now back to washington. >> right. >> molly: thanks for joining us, appreciate it. >> thanks, molly. >> leland: on this memorial day we can't forget the americans still fighting across the globe. u.s. advisors along with their local counterparts say they are closer than ever to kicking isis out of iraq. troops already reaching the syrian border after securing a string of small villages west of the city. connor powell is live from the jerusalem bureau with the fight. >> after nine months of heavy fighting, iraqi forces are close to controlling almost most if not at all of mosul. but there's still a few rockets of isis resistance in the city. this is the big fight in the next few days, next few weeks
that we'll see to reclaim the entire city. we've seen an uptick in the fighting by iraqi forces, backed by u.s. air strikes in the air, then on the ground backed by u.s. special forces as well. now, the final battle against isis, though, in mosul will be no easy task. insurgents are duck in. this is a densely populated area. enter mentioned are 200,000 or so civilians. also a maze of twisting and turning small streets. iraqi forces to have forego most of the heavily up-armored vehicles, doing most of the fighting on foot. house by house. isis is pinned in by the tigris river and surrounded by the advancing iraqi forces by the north, south, also the west. this will be an intense fight. but iraqi forces have isis pinned into a small area. now, june 10, 2014 was when isis actually took control of mosul.
and iraqi commanders are very desperate to sort of seize the overall city, the entire city, and have isis kicked out of there by this june 10. probably a bit of optimistic overreach in terms of how quickly they can do it. it's ramadan, the holy month, and also the entire fight for mosul has gone a lot slower than iraqi commanders and even u.s. commanders have talked about how fast it would go. there's probably a bit of overly optimistic time on this fight to retake mosul. but they're desperate to get it done the next couple of weeks. they want to have it wrapped up by the end of the summer, something the u.s. pent gone commanders and iraqi commanders are looking to have done. >> leland: secretary of state mattis saying they're, quote, using annihilation tactics. we'll see if that hems the time line were you talking about. connor, thank you. >> molly: another provocation from north could rearc the country's ninth missile -- north
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in south florida earlier today. the former world number one taking into custody for driving under the influence. the website for the palm beach county cher ef's office says woods was booked early this morning. he has since been released. >> leland: a fox news alert, japan is taking -- vowing to take action alongside the united states towns stop north korea. this after the communist regime launched yet another ballistic missile. the short range missile flying for about six minutes yesterday and landing in the sea of japan. president trump tweeting this -- >> leland: now is when you need the prompter to go up. meantime, we'll get over to greg in london, the latest on the
manchester investigation, british authorities have nabbed, another suspect now, greg. >> it continues. it is almost one week since that brutal manchester attack. and according to police, their investigation is going full tilt. that means full speed ahead. they arrested another possible suspect, couple hundred miles south of manchester in southern u.k. he is said to have been the manager of a libyan website. there was another raid around manchester today. so far, there have been 14 people now in custody being interrogated by the police. police have been circulating new images of the bomber, 22-year-old british libyan man salman abedi, one where he seems to be carrying and trailing a suitcase with or without dangerous stuff inside. these survey lance images taken away the round of the attack. police are looking for his exact
movements. he had returned, remember, from libya just the thursday before where his father and his brother live. now it's believed that he assembled that terrible backpack bomb around his home, and in a rented apartment near the arena site. remember, there were 22 killed, now 52 remaining in the hospital. many of them in critical care. the investigation does continue, even at a landfill joument side of manchester, may be looking for police say could be another bomb that is out there. now, they're investigating why they let abedi get through their net. he was in a larger group of would-be geed aie, jihadi, about 20,000 of them, but was not in the smaller group of 3,000. according to the sister network, sky news, the authorities had been alerted to his potential security risk as many as flee times in the past couple of
years. 1,000 police are working this case. finally, a long holiday weekend here, just as in the united states, a lot of events were planned to go on in manchester. a big marathon, and 10k run, 40,000 runners involved. guess what. they went on. according to the folks that i talked to during our week spent there last week this, is the best way to show defiance in the face of terrorism. back to you. >> leland:blitz, the brits know about deny answer. greg, live in london, thank you. >> molly: british airways is working to get back to normal after a global i.t. failure grounded tens of thousands of people over the weekend. but the ceo has to say, ahead. a new effort to honor those who died in the line of duty serving in the vietnam war. we're live with that story.
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one that keeps you connected to what matters most. >> molly: travelers flying british air wares keeling -- airways dealing with a third day of problems with a massive i.t. failure. the airline said a power failure, not hacking, is to blame. its chief executive denying claims that the computer failure is a result of british airways outsourcing jobs from britain. >> leland: military families are known for moving a lot as they face multiple deployments. that makes it especially hard for their spouses to find or keep a job. this memorial day we look at a nonprofit working to help solve that real problem. allison barber live in washington with how it works. hi, allison. >> hi. the founder of america's career force is very quick to say
they're just getting started with all of this. but since officially becoming a nonprofit last year, about 25 military spouses have found remote jobs with their help. 2012 study by the rand corporation found that 42% of military spouses who are mostly women are not in the labor force. the number nearly two times higher than civilian counterparts. that's what they're trying to change. lee says that number is not necessarily because military spouses want to stay home, but because they don't have much of a choice. she's a military spouse where self. her family has moved 11 times. even with the law degree she couldn't find work. >> all of these locations were extremely remote. i realized that, i think it was our fourth, move, perhaps that work wasn't going to be an option for me. i started working remotely for a few companies. i realized that that was how i was going to be able to maintain employment.
>> she technically started america career force three years ago, hoping to help people avoid the problems she had. the idea is to connect military spouses with companies looking for remote workers. >> almost one remote job in every company. but it's not always advertised. not everyone wants to work. and not everyone wants to work from home. but my big dream is if they want to find something that fits their educational background and experience, then they can. >> so far, it's working. some big names are noticing. i lanka trump posted about the organization on her personal website last year, and president trump shared that post on facebook as well. leland? >> leland: allison barber in washington, keeping up the work on the home front. thank you. >> molly: a solemn remembrance and tribute continues n washington thousands pay respects to those lost in the vietnam war a live report on that ceremony. and new plans for the vietnam
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weekend a somber ceremony there today to honor those who lost their lives in the vietnam war. the names of more than 58,000 service members are etched into the wall. and now some are working to bring the memorial into the 21st century and put a face to every single name on that wall. garrett tenney is live at the vietnam memorial in washington. >> molly, this is about making sure that we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. not just today put for years to come. there's a lot of concern among veterans groups that many in the rising generation either don't understand or can't connect with the sacrifices that our veterans made and what they went through. that's why the vietnam veterans memorial fund which helped found the wall is working to ensure the more than 5,000 veterans memorialized here are more than just a list of names of the over the last eight years, the group has been collecting pictures for every soldier on the wall. in order to create a virtual wall of faces online where can
you put a face with every name. find out who they were, what they were like, and be able to fully appreciate the sacrifices they made. there are still thousands of pep pictures missing, though. they're asking the public to help. >> many people want to know what can i do, what action can i take, to instead of just remember, to actually do something to remember people. helping to find the photos for the wall of faces is something that almost anyone can do. and we still need 6,600 photos from locations around the country. we need volunteers to step forward and do that. >> can you submit photos online, on the vietnam veterans memorial fund website. also view the pictures that they already have there. and the details of the men and women memorialized here on the wall. eventually they're hoping to have an education center just across the street that will feature a real life sized wall,
of faces, it will be two stories tall, to ensure that these men and women are remembered for years and years to come. >> molly: thank you, somber occasion in washington. >> leland: since president trumped inauguration, six american servicemen have died as they fought in afghanistan, yemen, iraq, somalia. an army ranger died in syria last week when a vehicle rolled over on him. just a week after taking office, mr. trump welcomed home the remains of navy seal ryan owens killed in yemen and laid to rest not far from where the president spoke today. mr. trump now facing the challenge of balancing his campaign promise to get us out of wars with the need to keep us as safe and in his words destroy isis. vince editor and chief of the daily caller and kathy, hoe coast of red mom blue mom, since you're not wearing it today, you are the blue mom.
vince, starting off with this, how does this balance happen between the president who said he wanted to get us out of wars and now the commander in chief who seems to not have a problem using the might of the u.s. military. >> he's always made a promise of two things during the campaign trail of importance to the military. one is growing it, and that is true in his budget. he obviously wants to grow the military. but he's always said he wants to grow the military to a side that is so unbelievable that he never has to use it. the other is unpredictability. he promised during the campaign he doesn't want to telegraph his punches when it comes to strategy. that's exactly what we have seen, both the mow be a strike against -- moab strike against isis and missile attack after the chemical attack in syria. both of those came suddenly, without much notice. that is where you are beginning to see the formation of trump's operating philosophy, strike quick and fast, don't telegraph your punches and try to resist big shows of force with troops on the ground.
the people you mentioned are special operations guys involved in close quarters contact with the enemy. >> leland: and also adding the unpredictability of secretary of state, yesterday said nothing keeps me up to night to paraphrase him, i keep other people up at night. this a point where democrats and republicans can come together on foreign policy? or are we seeing once again a split? >> well, we don't know, i mean he is unpredictable. we know his personality is off-putting and amusing to foreign leaders. so we don't know if this is a good or a bad thing. we don't know if this is genius or insanity. we don't know if it's unpredictability, that is off-putting in a good way or bad way. we don't know if he's keeping america safer, if his america first approach is keeping us safer or if it's actually hurting us. i'm not sure democrats or republicans really know if this is a good or a bad thing.
unpredictability of it all is unpredictable. >> leland: fair to say we have not come up with a trump doctrine? >> i think the formation of the trump doctrine is in place and that, again, i think lanes somewhat on the unpredictability question. to go back to the obamaed a mshgs, you see syrian -- obama administration, a syrian line drawn f you do this then this. syria commits another chemical attack and obama didn't react to it despite the fact he made the threat. trump did and is taking credit for enforcing obama's red line. if the adversaries say a credible threat can come from a guy that's unpredictable that serves better than making open threats and not living up to them. >> leland: that is a policy discussion. let's listen to the president at arlington and switch gears a little bit. >> president trump: they died in war so that we could live in peace.
i believe that god has a special place in heaven for those who laid down their lives so that others may live free, from fear, in this horrible oppression. >> leland: cathy, as we watch the president in his speech and later in the unannounced visit to section 60, one got the sense this was a man who felt the weight of the responsibility on his shoulders. also took it personally as he met with folks. how does he then translate that into the rest of his presidency? >> well, it was wonderful because he stuck to the script. it was a beautifully written i don't think he wrote it. so that's why it was so beautiful and so appropriate. i'm glad he didn't tweet and go on a tweeting storm and say whatever he was thinking. he was very somber, he took it very seriously, he was very appropriate. and i think it's because he actually didn't write that speech.
and he stuck to the script. and i appreciate that on a day like today. that he did take his job quite seriously. >> leland: as you talk about, though, his tweets, cathy, want to bring this up that just came in a little bit a while ago. the president also tweeting out a little bit about those killed inner on gone, saying that he condemned that -- oregon con dpeming that attack and shouldn't have happened. we talk about the president's tweets when they're unpredictable, today they're on point and on message. vince, appreciate your time, cathy as well, thank you both. >> thank you. mps thanks. >> leland: molly? >> molly: decades-old legal battle between vietnam vets and the u.s. government could be heating up. our legal panel discusses next. >> leland: a fox news alert, stunning pictures from the streets of venezuela, huge protests under way amid severe food shortages and allegations of mass political corruption. these have turned violent in the past.
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venezuela. demonstrateors marching against the president there, president maduro, amid severe food short ans and allegations of political corruption. these protests have at times gotten deadly. moduro sent out the police to crush it. venezuela's economy is collapsing, as it is essentially a socialist or communist economy. we see this on the streets. big question as to how long the president there can last and whether he will allow the people to continue on the streets. we'll keep monitoring kara kas and what is becoming an -- caracas, what is becoming a volatile situation, throughout the day. >> molly: president trump promised on the campaign trail
to fight for veterans. some veterans could use help in the fight they've been waging for decades, a legal fight against the cia and the military and u.s. justice department. claudia cowan has more. >> you see this guy being carried by his medic and his nurse, that's what it was like when i was taking the test. >> in 1968, while bill was serving in the army, he volunteered to be a test subject at edgewood arsenal the army's research lab outside washington, d.c. >> the medical volunteer company is an essential link in the chaen of our national defense. >> chen 1956 and 1975, thousands of soldiers took part in top secret experiments to help the army develop biological and chemical warfare. bill says he was exposed to cf tear gas three times and believes it caused his chronic health problems including leukemia. >> i inhaled a drug, a chemical.
within five minutes i couldn't feel my legs. >> 50 years later, frank says he still has nightmares after testing a potent la moussegenic, so strong he thought the frequent ols his arms had become insects. >> i went in the bathroom and tried to cut the bugs out of my skin. >> they speak for 5,000 cold war veterans who filed a class action lawsuit demanding treatment for health problems they claim were caused by these experiments. tests to develop weapons, the army said would incapacitate enemy soldiers. >> incapacitated, not really hurt, but temporarily useless in a military operation. >> in 2015, the ninth circuit court ruled the army must treat the so-called edgewood vets. but the involvement has refused saying the court's injunction would, quote, improperly limit their discretion by specifying how the army provides medical care. >> when did you first notice effects. >> the army insists the veterans
must prove their disability was at edgewood, and can be only at v.a. citizens. >> we can't wait for the v.a. to say five, six, seven years down the road. >> no one from the army or justice department would take to fox news citing the pending litigation. former justice department lawyer and u.c. berkeley john professor says the government wants to maintain control over what medical care is provided. >> the government has to balance costs and benefits and try to find the most effective least costly way to get the job done. >> even with the litigation going, on it seems like the government is kicking it down the road. >> frank and bill argue the case has languished long enough and hope president trump will order a meaningful settlement soon. >> he can be the hero, he can be the champion. >> he made a lot of promises. i'd like to see him keep those promises. i think it would do good for him to do that. >> president trump recently
signed a bill making it easier for some veterans to see their private doctor if they want to bypass the v.a. system but the law does not directly impact the edgewood veterans or the ongoing legislation against the justice department and cia in its eighth year. claudia cowan, fox news, oakland, california. >> molly: for more let's bring in the legal panel. bob bianci, former head attorney. and rebecca legrand, criminal attorney as well. what do you think, bob, does the government have a leg to stand on here? are they doing the right thing or is this just wrong? >> they're not doing the right thing. they don't have a legal leg to stand on. it's morally reprehensible that this class of 7,000 people given the health that we have on this day, memorial day, these are people who were literally dying by lawsuit because they cannot get the care that they're entitled to get unthe act. in the ninth circuit, they have ordered that these people get
the appropriate care and still it's twisting around and through the legal system. people should stand up and do the right thing, take care of these 7,000 people. irrespective, these people were human test dummies, guinea pigs. it's laughable when you look at the clips that they could think injecting these substances, making them inhale substances wouldn't have prolonged effects. this is outrageous. and i have very good confidence given what president trump has done so far that this will be rectified. in a momentarily action of executive order, all these lawsuits can go away. >> and still suffering decades later. >> molly: your thoughts, rebecca, should the government step up and take spochbt? >> i agree the government should step up. a lot of fighting is how involved the court should be. that does get complicated, there are arguments about not wanting courts to micromanage how care is provided. obviously it is important to
take care of the veterans, who had chemical agents tested on them in terrifying ways. i'm hopeful the more recent decision in california will allow a way forward that makes sure the government does the right thing without getting courts involved in do i ta day decisionmaking. understandably it can be complicated and problematic. >> and there's one reality, this is something where president trump and the ninth circuit can get along on. >> molly: we'll see what happens, they are calling on the president to do something. we'll see what happens. we're also learning that a federal judge dismissed a wrongful death case against hillary clinton filed by the parents of two ben ghazi victims, tossing it out on technical grounds, ruling that the former secretary of state did not domain the parents when she contradicted their version of the events. was this in essence to be expected, is there any surprise here that the case was thrown out, rebecca? >> no, this was to be expected. there were two kinds of claims, one was wrongful death claim,
which is serious but the court found it had to be brought against the government not against hillary clinton as an individual. the plaintiff didn't meet the right steps to bring the claim. the court didn't address it on the merits. the other is defamation. this is a high standard. the court found comments by secretary clinton saying she didn't remember conversations the same way, disagreed, didn't rise to the level of odious statements that are required for a defamation claim. it's not surprising, but the merits of the more troubling claim of the wrongful death claim weren't reached, it was thrown out on a technicality. montana. >> molly: a lot of people wanted to see millry clinton held responsible. is this another step showing that responsibility won't be found possibly in the civil courts either? >> we need to be careful when we start infusing politics into legal matters. and what tends to happen, the viewership, depending which side of the spectrum are you on, want
to use the judicial system as being a fan of one side or the other. i agree with the guests, this was an appropriate decision maced on the law. i don't believe it was a tech any k589. what they indicated, they can't show that the intelligence that was on the server causely related to deaths. secondary, government officials, myself included when i was one, are protected by a doctrine called immunity, you just can't sue government officials in civil cases, the follow si, sde spite how bad what they did is we don't want government officials afraid to make decisions of the court balances that interest. this doesn't come near a slander case. i feel bad for these two women who lost their sons, they're decent people. but as a lawyer if they came before me, i would have respectfully said your lawsuit will no go nowhere. in the court of public opinion it means something but not a court of law. >> molly: thank you, bob, rebecca, appreciate you joining us today. >> thank you. nch thank you.
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>> molly: is there reminder that america needs a tangible reminder of a flower on every grave that takes us away, perhaps, for a moment from the barbecues and the golf games and beach trips? >> i think so. i think most americans celebrate this weekend as the beginning of summer. especially, younger americans don't really know what it's about. so the ability to do one small
gesture, that will mean so much to the gold star families coming out here to visit their loved ones, ee norrously important. >> leland: dave there during a show at arlington. what struck me the most, molly, yesterday was that we were under a pouring rain at arlington. >> molly: you can see it. >> leland: you can see it, hear it come down. we were under a tent. volunteers were louisiana putting a flower on every single grave at arlington. >> molly: stretch into the distance. >> leland: they stretch into the distance. not only arlington. the flower on every grave, rally dot point is the name of the organization dave works with. it is a flower on every grave at arlington and every cemetery around the country. down in the south at the civil war battlefield or out west as well. >> molly: eundertaking. >> leland: very simple. >> molly: a massachusetts man is
dedicating himself to making the world a better place while he still can. he's been diagnosed with an incurable brain disease and choosing to use the time he has left to give the gift of play to children who may never otherwise have been able to experience it. it's a classicsome bol of childhood freedom, a -- classic symbol of childhood freedom, a bike. bob spends evenings making sure his children in one of massachusetts's poorest areas can ride. >> new wheels, new brakes, new gears, new pedals. >> he takes something old and makes it gleam. >> just because these kids are poor or live in poverty situations they don't need to feel that way. they need to be the happy, proud that they're riding something new that looks new and shiny to them. >> he works with the sense of urgency. he is terminally ill. diagnosed with cte, chronic traumatic even self lop think, a progressive brain disease. >> it gives me a sense of purpose.
when i do get to see the smiles on the kids' faces it makes it all worth it. >> he started years ago, but a teacher recently contacted local news outlets and bike donations soared. behind the auto shop there are well over 100 bikes waiting for remain and more coming in all the time. he's already rebuilt hundreds of bikes bringing joy to needy children including dozens of kids at the deberry elementary school in springfield. >> some of the students have never had a bike before. they were excited to get the bikes. then they had the opportunity to go home and share them with their siblings. >> i would say i thank you and i love you very much. i will not trade the bike for the world. because it is a gift from some one else. >> and the gratitude pours out in cards and notes. >> when you have somebody in first grade write you a letter it really means a lot. it's huge. >> childhood is short and precious. and he just wants to make every second count. >> i'm going to do this as long
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