Gospel singer with leg paralysis uses music to uplift others
Updated: 9:37 PM EST Jan 1, 2022
CONTINUE TO PERFORM GOSPEL MUSIC IN THE COMMUNITY. AND HE DOESN’T PLAN ON STOPPI.NG — STOPPING ANYTIME SOON. CHRISTINE: THANK YOU. IT IS BEING CALLED A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIEE.NC WHAT SETS THIS FIREFIGHTER TRAINING EVENT APART FROM ANY OTHERS. AND, PROGRESS ON GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN. CREWS SAY THEY ARE GETTING THE UPPER HAND ON THE FIRE BURNGIN NEARLY A WEEK NOW. CHRISTINE: WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE. FIRE CREWS ARE MAKING PROGRESS ON THE WILDFIRE BURNING RIGHT NOW ON GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN. OFFICIALS SAY, THE LOST VECO FIRE HAS GROWN TO A THOUSAND ACRES. BUT, IT’S NOW 60% CONTAINED. THAT’S A 40% JUMP FROM YESTERDAY. THE FIRE, WHICH STARTED ON CHRISTMAS EVE, IS BURNING THE WILSONRE CEK WATER-SHED IN ARYVE COUNTY. TRIAD TRAINING FOR FIREFIGHTERS, IGNITING QUITE THE SIGHT TAYOD IN HIGH POINT. A NUMBER OF FIRE CREWS GOT THE CHANCE TPRO ACTICE THEIR SKILLS DURING A LIVE-BURN DRILL AT THE OLD AMERICAN SUITES HOTEL BUILDING. AROUND 125 FIREFIGHTERS OKTO PART IN THE HISTORIC TRAINING. THEY RARELY, IF EVER, GET THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM A LIVE-BURN TRAINING ON SUCH A LARGE BUILDING. >> FMRO WINSTON-SALEM, UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO RN SBUTRUCTURES. SO WE HAD TO GO TO OTHER COUNTIES TO TRAIN OUR FIREFIGHTERS. EACH YEAR WE ARE RELEASING RECRUITS INTO THE STATIS ONIN WINSTON-SALEM. THIS OPPORTUNITY, THIS INVITATION FROM HIGH POINT, WAS TREMENDOUS TO TRAIN OUR FIREFIGHTERS. CHRISTINE: WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY. THE CITY DONATED THE BUILDING TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SO THIS TRAINING COULD HAPPEN. IT WAS A WARM WELCOME HO FORME THE WOLFPACK. DOZENS OF N.C. STATE FSAN GATHERED AT THE MURPHY CENTER TO SHOW OFF THEIR PACK PRIDE. THE TEAM LEFT SAN DIEGO THIS AFTERNOON WITH THE HOLIDAY BOWL TROPHY IN HAND. THEIR POST-SEASON CAME TO A SUDDEN END YESTERDAY WHEN JUST FIVE HOURS BEFORE KICKOFF, UCLA PULLED OUT OF THE GAME BECAUSE OF COVID ISSUES. LAUREN WALSH HAS MORE FROM THE WOLFPACK, COMING UP IN SPORTS. THE BATTLE OF THE CAROLINAISS STILL SCHEDULED FOR 11:30 TOMORROW MORNING AT BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM IN CHARLOTTE. UNC VERSUS USC. IT’LL BE THE TAR HEELS AND THE GAMECOCKS’ SIXTH MEETING IN THE LAST 30 YEARS. SPORTS DIRECTOR LAUREN WSHAL WILL BE IN CHARLOTTE TOMORROW, AND WILL BRING YOU ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS. SHE IS BUSY THIS WEEK. THE GATOR BOWL IS STILL ON FOR FRIDAY. THE DEMON DEACONS ARE GETTGIN READY FOR THEIR GAME AGAINST RUTGERS. KICKOFF IS SET FOR 11:00 A.M. IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA. GATOR BOWL OFFICIALS SAY BOTH TEAMS ARE HEALY.TH BUT THEY WILL BE READY, IF ANYTHING CHANGES WITH THE COVID-19 SITUATI.ON LET’S FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE STORMS THAT COULD BE HEADING OUR WAY. WHAT DO YOU THINK? OVERNIGHT HOURS, EARLY TOMORROW? DAVE: OVERNHTIG PREDOMINANTLY, THE NEXT FEW HOURS. BUT IT MAY WKEEAN, SO WE WILL SEE ABOUT THAT. YOU WERE LKTAING ABOUT FOOTBALL AND MAY BE A LOT OF YOU GOING TO CHARLOTTE TO WATCH THE MAYONNSEAI BOWL, CAROLINA VERSUS SOUTH CAROLINA. SHOWERS. IT WILL BE WARM. YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE WINDS AND SHOWERS THAT WILL BE OFF AND ON AND MAY AN ISOLATED THUNDER STORM. AT THIS HOUR WE ARE WATCHGIN THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE CHARLOTTE AREA, UPSTATE NORTH CAROLINA. SOME CELLS HAVE HEAVY RAIN. THEY WILL MAKE IT TO THE TRIAD AND EAST THE REST OF THE NIGHT. YOU CAN SEE ANOTHER LINE OF SHOWERS. YOU CAN SEE CLOUDS COME IN MORE. THIS LINE HAS BEEN ACTIVE AS WE GO THROUGH THE LATRTE PARTS OF THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. NOTHING SEVE.ER THERE ARE TORNADO WATCHES IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND AREAS OF GEORGIA. THE NORTHERN EXTENT IS WEAKENIN G, BUT THERE IS EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY AND RAIN CELLS. THIS ENHANCED SWARM RISK — STORM RISK IS IN PLAY FOR EXTREME SOUTHERN PARTS OF TENNESSEE. WE HAVE A MARGINAL RISK IN THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. WE MAY SEE A THUNDERSTORM OR BRIEF, HEAVY DOWNPOUR. THAT WILL CARRY ON INTO THE DAY TOMORROW, ESPECIALLY AS WE GET A BREAK MIDDAY. IN THE AFTERNOON, A BETTER CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS. AS WE GO THROUGH TONIGHT AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING, MAY BE BRIEF HEAVY RAIN OR GUSTY WINDS. THE HAIL AND TORNADIC THREAT IS ON THE LOW SIDE. YOU CAN STAY UPDATED WHIT NOAA, THE RADIO, AND GET THE WXII APP. YOU CAN HREA ALL THE ALERTS GO OFF WITH THAT. HIGH POINT, 66. BREEZES AT THE SOUTHWEST AT 8. 69 IN FAYETTEVILLE. PLENTY OF WARM AIR. THE ATMOSPHERE IS NOT REAL UNSTABLE, BUT WE WILL SEE HOW STORMS MOVE THROUGH. GOT TO A HIGH OF 70. WE MISSED IT BY A FEW DEGREES. THE MOST ACTIVE PERIODS THROUGH SUNDAY ARE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTOS.RM FRIDAY NIGHT, GOOD CHANCES OF RAIN AROUND MIDNIGHT TO SATURDAY MORNING. SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF RAIN, ISOLATED STORMS, AS A COLD FRONT MOVES AIR. THIS FRONTAS H BEEN PLAYING WITH US, MEANDERING. THAT WILL BE THE FOCAL POINT OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AS WE GETOT THE DAY TOMORROW. COLDER AIR IS OUT WEST. THAT WILL MOVE IN THE FIRST PART OF THE WEEK. SHOWERS THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. NOT RAINY, BUT ISOLATED THUNDER AND DWERY OUT MONDAY. OUR HIGHS GET COLDER. THEY ARE CLOSER TO NORMAL. HERE IS THE RANGEVE ORNIGHT TONIGHT. TOMORROW WE START OFF WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 60’S AND SPOTTY SHOWERS HERE AND THERE. MOST THUNDER SHOWERS SHOULD HAVE GONE BY THE WAYSIDE. TOMORROW AFTERNOON, SHOWERS. IN THE EVENING, THUNDERSTORMS MIGHT DEVELOP. NEW YEAR’’ EVE FORECAST RIGHT NOW, A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND RAIN TOWARD MIDNIGHT. THEN WE WILL SEE MORE SHOWERS AS WE GET INTO NEW YEAR’S DAY WITH TEMPERATURES AROUND THE 70 DEGREE MARK. STLIL MILD SATURDAY, THE FIRST DAY OF 2022. A THUNDERSTORM MIGHT CROP UP HERE AND THERE. THE SEVEN-DAY FORECAST SHOWS UNSETTLED WEATHER THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THEN WE DRY OUT AND COOL OFF FOR THE FIRST PART OF NEXT WEEK. CHRISTINE: THANK YOU. LATER, CALL IT A SIGN OF THE TIMES. THE THREAT THIS MASSIVE GLACIER IS FACING, AND THE IMPACT IT COULD HAVE ON THE WORLD. >> WXII 12 NEWS IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE ON THE FREE WXII APP. STAY CONNECTED TO CHRISTINE CRUZ ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE. CHRISTE:IN WELCOME BACK. COVID-19 HAS CLAIMED ANOTHER LOCAL NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION. THE AVETT BROTHERS POSTPONED THEIR DECEMBER 31 SHOW AT THE GREENSBORO COLISEUM COMPLEX. THEY SAY IT’S OUT OF CONCERN FOR THE SAFETY AND WELL-BEING OF THEIR FANS AND EMPLOYEES AT GREENSBORO COLISEUM. THE BAND IS WORKING TO RESCHEDULE THE SHO ONE NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION THAT IS STILL ,ON THE MT. OLIVE PICKLE DROP. IT WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY AT 7:00. FIREWORKS WILL GO OFF RIGHT AFTER. AND OF COURSE, THERE WILL BE FREE PICKLES FOR ALL TO ENJOY. YOU CAN ALSO WATCH IT FROM HOME. THEY WILL LIVESTREAM THE EVENT ON MTOLIVEPICKLES.COM. YOU’RE TAKING A LIVE LOOK AT TIMES SQUARE IN NEW YORK CY.IT THE NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION WILL BE SCALED BACK, WITH THE CROWD LIMITED TO 15,000 PEOPLE. THAT’S FOUR TIMES SMALLER TNHA USL.UA THAT ONE FINAL PREPARATION LEFT TO CHECKOFF WAS TAKEN CARE OF TODAY, THE CONFETTI TEST. ORGANIZERS LET LOOSE HANDFULS OF COLORFUL CONFETTI FOR A TEST FLIGHT AND GRAVITY DID ITS JOB. IT WAS A SUCCESS. ABOUT 51. TONS OF CONFETTI WILL COME DOWN AT THE STRIKE OF MIDNIGHT TO RING IN 2022. THEN THEY HAVE TO CLEAN IT UP. CHMU MORE COMING UP IN OUR NEXT HALF-HOUR OF NEWS SAFETY ALERT , INCLUDING A SAFETY ALE FORRT PARENTS. A WOMAN IS SHARING HER DAUGHTER’S STORY ABOUT THE DANGEROUS CHALLENGE THAT CAME FROM THEIR ALE.XA AND IT’S BEEN AN EVENTFUL FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE FOR PRESIDENT BIDEN. WE HAVE A LOOK AT THE MAJOR STEPS AND CHALLENGES HE FACED. >> YOU ARE WATCHING WXII 12 NEWS ON THE TRIAD CW. CHRISTINE: LET’S GET A LOOK AT THE UNSETTLED WEATH HEREADING OUR WAY. DAVE: WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE RADAAR GOOD PORTION OF THE AFTERNOON. IT HAS BNEE INACTIVE, JUST A FEW SPRINKLES AND SHOWERS OFF AND ON AND AN ABUNDANCE OF CLOUD COVER. WE STILL HAVE CLOUDS OUT THERE. WATCNGHI CLOUDS MOVE OUT OF THE CHARLOTTE AREA AND WEAKENING. NOT QUITE AS STRONG AS THEY ONCE WERE. WE COULD SEE SHOWERS PUSHING TOIN DAVIDSON COUNTY. THE MAIN CONCERN IS OVER THE STWE, PORTIONS OF TENNESSEE WHERE THERE HAS BEEN AN ICE LINE. IT HAS WEAKENED A BIT. TORNADO WATCH TO THE SOUTH AND YOU CAN SEE LIGHTNING, BUT IT HAS WEEKEND A BIT AND WE WILL ESE HOW IT MOVES ACROSS. THERE IS A TORNADO WATCH JUST ISSUED AND THAT INCLUDES PORTIONS WEST OF THE ASHEVLEIL AREA, UPSTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA. IT WILL PROBABLY GO BY THE WAYSIDE BEFOREHA TT. OVER WINSTON-SALEM IT IS 67. A SOUTHWESTEYRL BREEZE, VERY HUMID. WATCH FOR SHOWERS AS WE GO INTO THE OVERNIGHT. WARM WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW 60’S AND MAYBE AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTO.RM THAT STORM MAY HAVE A GUSTY WINDS OR CELLS WITH HEAVY RAINS. ISOLATED ACTIVITY WILL GO OFF AND ON INTO TOMORROW MORNING. WE WILL HAVE THE REST OF YOUR THURSDAY FORECAST AND TAKE A LOOK INTO THE FIRST WEEKEND OF 2022. CHRISTE:IN YOU CAN STAY AHEAD OF ANY STORM IN THE FORECAST WITH THE FREE IIWX NEWS APP. IN ADDITION TO THE INTERACTIVE RADAR YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE CURRENT AND FUTURE RADAR AS WELL AS SIGN UP FOR SEVERE WEATHER ALERTS. TONIGHT, A MOTHER TALKING ABOUT A DANGEROUS SITUATION INVOLVING AMAZON’S ALEXA AND HER TEN-YEAR-OLD CHILD. ACCORDING TO A TWEET BY KRISTIN LIVDAHL, HER DAUGHTER ASKED ALEXA FOR A CHALLENGE. ALEXA REPORTEDLY TOLD THE GIRL TO PLUG IN A PHONE CHARGER ABOUT HALFWAY INTO A WALL OUTLET, THEN TOUCH A PENNY TO THE EXPOSED PRONGS. THAT IS THE SO-CALLED PENNY CHALLENGE THAT WENT VIRAL ON TIKTOK LAST YEAR. IT’S A DANGEROUS STUNT THAT RUNS THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL FIRESND A INJURIES. AMAZON SAYS IT HAS SINCE FEDIX THE ISSUE WITH ALEXA, AND IS TAKING STEPS TO PREVENT SOMETHING SIMILAR FROM HAPPENING AGN.AI PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND RUSSIA’S PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN WILL SPEAK TOMORROW, AFTER PUTIN HAS STEPPED UP HIS DEMANDS FOR SECURITY GUARANTEES IN EASTERN EUROPE. THE TALKS COME AS THE U.S. AND WESTERN ALLIES HAVE WATCHED THE BUILDUP OF RUSSIAN TROOPS NEAR THE BORDER OF UKRAINE, GROWING TO AN ESTIMATED 100,000, AND FUELING FEARS OF A RUSSIAN VAINON.SI IT ‘T ’S BEEN QUITE A FIRST YEAR FOR THE BIDEN WHITE HOUSE, BETWEEN MASSIVE UPS AND DOWNS WITH A GLOBAL PANDEMIC,UC SCESSES AND CHALLENGES ON CAPITOL HILL, AFGHANISTAN, RUSSIA, CLIMATEND A MORE. NBC’S MONICA ALBA LOS OKBACK AT THE PRESIDENT’S FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE, AND WHAT HIS ADMINISTRATION FACES IN 2022. RE PORTER: EVERY PRESIDENT’S FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE TESTS THE POWER OF PROMISE MARKED WITH CAMPAIGN PLEDGES KEPT AND THOSE STILL UNFULFILLED. PRES. BIDEN: WE WILL KEEP UP THE FIGHT UNTIL WE GET IT DONE. REPORTER: BEFORE JOE BIDEN WAS EVEN SWORN IN, HE KNEW THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC WOULD LARGELY DEFINE THE BEGINNING OF HIS TE.RM PRES. BIDEN: TO HEAL, WE MUST REMEMBER. REPORTER: HONORING THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS DEAD ON THE EVE OF HIS INAUGURATION. PRES. BIDEN: THIS IS AMERICA’’ DAY, A DAY OF HISTORY AND HOPE. REPORTER: THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION LAUNCHING A MASSIVE EFFORT TO GET AMERICANS VACCINATED. PRES. BIDEN: IT IS TIME TO ACT. WE CAN REDUCE SUFFERING IN THIS COUNTRY. REPORTER: LEADING TO THE PRESIDENT’S FIRST LEGISLATIVE VICTORY IN MARCH IN E THFORM OF A $1.9 TRILLION COVID RELIEF BILL. AS 100 DAYINS OFFICE MARKED MORE THAN 100 MILLION COVID VACCINE SHOTS ADMINISTERED. PRES. BIDEN: GO GET VACCINATED, AMERICA. REPORTER: STILL, MANY REFUSED TO ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES, EVEN AS WNE VARIANTS BROUGHT SPIKES AND SURGES. PRES. BIDEN: IT’S BECOME A POLITICAL ISSUE, WHICH IS A SAD, SAD COMMENTARY. REPORTER: THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S VACCINE MANDATES FOR FEDERAL WORKERS, CONTRACTORS, AND PVATERI BUSINESSES CHALLENGED IN COURTS. >> IT’S NOT ABOUT JUST GO AND GET THE VACCINE. IT’S ABOUT HAVING THE CHOICE TO GET IT. REPORTER: RULES AND ENFORCEMENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY A TANGLED WEB AS U.S. COVID DEATHS TOPPED 800,000 AND NORMAL NEVER QUITE RE0,000 AND NORMAL NEVER QUITE TURNED. PRES. BIDEN: DO NOT WAIT, GO GET YOUROO BSTER IF IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO DO SO. REPORTER: OVERSEAS, HIGH-STAKES CHALLENGES ON THE WORLD STAGE. AS THE U.S. REJOINED THE PARIS AGREEMENT, THE INTERNATIONAL TREATY ON CLIMATE CHANGE. PRES. BIDEN: THE UNITED STATES IS DETERMINED, DETERMINED TO REENGAGE WITH EUPE.RO REPORTER: WHILE ALSO PLACING SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA. AHEAD OF A CRITICAL FACE-TO-FACE SUMMIT WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN IN SWITZERLAND. YET IT WAS AFGHANISTAN THAT WOULD MOVE FRONT AND CENTER. AFTER THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED HIS DECISION TO WITHDRAW ALL TROOPSRO FM THE COUNTRY BY THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11. PRES. BIDEN: WE’LL DO IT RESPONSIBLY, DELIBERATELY AND SAFELY. REPORTER: UNDERESTIMATING HOW QUICKLY THE TALIBAN WOULD TAKE CONTROL. RESULTING IN A CHAOTIC AND DEADLY EVACUATION. PRES. BIN:DE I AM PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE BUCK STOPS WITH ME. I DO NOT REGRET MY DECISION TO END AMERICA’S WARN I AFGHANISTAN. REPORTER: THE PRESIDENT FOLLOWED UP ON HIS PLEDGE TO COMBAT GLOBAL WARMING AT A MAJOR U.N. SUMMIT IN GLASGOW. PRES. BIDEN: WE MEET WITH THE EYES OF HISTORY UP UONS. REPORTER: CLIMATE ALSO A KEY PART OF THE PRESIDENT’S DOMESTIC AGENDA -REVOKING A PERMIT FOR , THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE AND HALTING NEW ENERGY LEASING IN ALASKA’S ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. ALSO KEEPI HNGIS WORD WHEN APPOINTING A DIVERSE CABINET AND REPEALING THE BAN ON TRANSGENDER PEOPLEN TH IE ARMED FORCES. PRES. BIDE TRANSGENDER PERSONNEL, IF QUALIFIED IN ERYVE OTHER WAY, CAN SERVE THEIR GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. REPORTER: ON CAPITOL HILL, AFTER MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS AND DEMOCRATIC INFIGHTING A EDALSC , BACK $1.2 TRILLION INFRASTRUCTURE BILL IS SIGNED INTO L.AW PRES. BIDEN: AMERICA IS MOVING AGAIN AND YOUR LIFE IS GOING TO CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. REPOERRT: WHILE THE SECOND HALF OF THE PRESIDENT’S ECICOMON AGENDA A MASSIVE SOCIAL SPENDING AND CLIMATE PLAN REMAI INSN LIMBO WITH NO CLEAR PATH FORWARD, ALONG WITH OTHEMAR JOR PRIORITIES STILL STALLED IN CONGRESS, LIKE VOTING RIGHTS. >> THE PEOPLE NEED THE ACT. REPORTER: POLICE REFORM. >> AIN’T NO JUSTICE IN THIS TOWN. REPORTER: CREATING A PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP. >> THE PROMISE OF PROTECTION FOR IMMIGRANT FAMILIES, NOTHING HAS CHANGED. REPOERRT: AND MAKING ROE V. WADE THE LAW OF THE LAND. >> ABORTION STILL NEEDS TO BE LEGAL. REPORT:ER WITH MUCH STILL UNFINISHED, THE PRESIDENT WILL TAKE THE COUNTRY INTO A NEW YEAR WITH CHANGE AND CHALLENGES AHEAD OF THE CRITICAL 2022 MIDTERM ELECTIONS. MONICALB AA, NBC NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE. CHSTRIINE: STILL AHEAD TONIGHT NEXT YEAR, THERE WILL BE ONE , LESS HEADACHE FOR PEOPLEHO W FIND THEMSELVES IN THE HOSPITAL. STILL TO COME, MORE ON A NEWAW L PROTECTING PATIENTS, AND THE GROUPS WHO ARE SUING THE WHITE HOUSE OVER IT. AND LATER, THE SECRET HIDING IN THIS GIANT ROCK THAT HAS VERY LIKELY SET A NEW RECORD INHE T SCIENCE WORLD. CHRISTINE:HE T NEW YEAR WILL ALSO RING IN A NEW HEALTH LAW. SUPPORTERS SAY IT’LL PROTECT MILLIONS OF PATIENTS BY STOPPING SURPRISE MEDICALIL BLS. BUT, SOME HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT A PROVISION IN THE BILL, AND HAVE SUED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. MANDY GAITHER HAS MORE IN TONIGHT’S HEALTH MINUTE. REPORTER: IT’S CALLED THE NO SURPRISES ACT, NEW FEDERAL PROTECTIONS FOR PATIENTS, AGAINST SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS, — BILLS. >> THIS HAS BEEN A PERVASIVEND A ABUSIVE BILLING PRACTICE BY SOME PROVIDERS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SITUATIONS WHERE THE PATIENT HAS NO ABILITY TO CHOOSE. REPORTER: THE LAWS I SET TO GO INTO EFFECT JANUARY 1. A REPORT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SAYS IT PROTECTS PATIENTS WITH MOST INDIVIDUAL AND EMPLOYER INSURANCE PLANSY B NO LONGER ALLOWING THEM TO BE BALANCE-BILLED FOR EMERGENCYND A CERTAIN NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES PATIENTS WILL ALSO NOT BE IN THE IN MOST CIRCUMSTANCES. PATIENTS WILL ALSO NOT BE IN THE MIDDLE OF BILLING DISPUTES BETWEEN PROVIDERS AND INSURERS, AND THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PREDICTS THE LAW WILL REDUCE HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS. >> WE CAN NOW GO TO EMERGENCY ROOMS AND GET EMERGENCY CARE WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT AN OUT OF NETWORK CHARGE. REPORTER: BUT, THE AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION AND AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION HAVE SUED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, CHALLENGING A PRVISION OF E THRULE ISSUED IN SEPTEMBER, AIMED AT DETERMINING FAIR PAYMENT FOR SERVICES BYUT O OF NETWORK PROVIDERS. IN A JOINT STATEMENT, THE ORGANIZATIONS SAY, THE BILLING RESOLUTION PROCESS ALSO SHOULD NOT IMPEDE PATIENT ACCESS TO CARE BY MAKING FEWER CAREGIVERS AVAILABLE IN THEIR INSURANCE NETWK.OR THIS IS WHY THE AHA AND AMA ARE ASKING THE COURT TO BRING ETH REGULATIONS IN LINE WITH THE PATIENT-FRIENDLY, BALANCED APPROACH CONGRESS INTEND.ED THE LAWSUIT IS NOT EXPECTED TO STOP THE CORE OF THE LAW FROM MOVING FORWA.RD FOR HEALTH MINUTE, I’M MANDY GAITHER. CHRISTINE: THE LAW WILL ALSO REIRQUE A NATIONAL HOTLINE TO BE ESTABLISHED, WHERE PEOPLE CAN FILE COMPLAINTS ABOUT SUSPECTED SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLING DAVE: WE HAVE SEEN A FEW SHOWERS ACROSS THE AREA THIS EVENING. OVERNIGHT, SHOWERS STILL IN PLACE OFF AND ON. UYO CAN SEE THIS LINE BACK OUT OVER TENNESSEE GETTING READY TO VEMO INTO THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS. A FEW TORNADO WATCHES OUT. WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT AND YOUR WEEKEND FORECAST. CHRISTINE: WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE. I’’S THE LATEST VICTIM OF GLOBAL WARMING. SCIENTISTS WARN THE SO-CALLED DOOMSDAY GLACIER IN ANTARCTICA COULD COLLAPSE IN THREE TO FIVE-YEA.RS THE GLACIER IS THE SIZE OF FLORIDA, AND IS THE WIDEST GLACIER IN THE WOR.LD SCIENTISTS SAY SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW THE ICE SHEETS AROUND IT ARE FRACTURING, AND COULD EVENTUAL SLYHATTER. EXPERTS SAY IF THAT HAPPENS, IT WOULD CAUSE THE BIGGEST THREAT TO SEA-LEVEL RISE THIS CENTURY. THE GLACIER ITSELF HOLDS ENOUGH WATER TO RAISE SEA LEVEL BY MORE THAN TWO-FEET. IT COULD GO AS HIGH AS 10 FEET IF IT TAKES THE SURROUNDING GLACIERS WITH IT. UNCLE SAM IS ABOUT TO GET A WINDFALL JUST SHY OF $11 BILLION, COURTESY OF ELON MU.SK THAT’S HOW MUCH THE TESLAEO C OWES IN TAXES, AFTER SELLING MORE THAN 10 MILLION SHARES OF HIS COMPANY. MUSK HAS BEEN HOLDING ONTO MILLIONS OF STOCK OPTIONS SINCE 20.12 THEY WERE SET TO EXPIRE IN AUGUST. HE EXERCISED THEM THIS YEAR TO GET IN ON THE 40% TAX BRACT,KE THAT THE CASH PUTS HIM IN. FORBES STILL ESTIMATES HISET N WORTH TOE B AROUND $280 BILLION, SO IT WON’T HURT HIS WALLET TOO MUCH. A WARNING, THIS STORY MIGHT GIVE YOU THE CREEPY-CRAWLS.IE THAT IS THE TECHNICAL TERM WE ARE USING TONIGHT. SCIENTISTS IN EUROPE BELIEVE THEY HAVE FOUND OF THE BIGGEST BUG THAT EVER LIVED AFTER A COMPLETE FLUKE. BACK IN JANUARY 2018, A CHUNK OF SANDSTONE FELL FROM A CLIFF ON A BEACH IN NORTHERN ENGLAND. IT CRACKED OPEN REVEALING THE , FOSSIL OF A GIANT MILLIPEDE. IT’S NAMED ARTHROPLEURAAN, DATES BACK 326 MILLION YEARS. SCIENTISTS ESTIMATE THE BUG WOULD HAVE WEIGHED MORE ANTH 100 POUNDS, BEEN 22 CHINES WIDE AND EIGHT FEET LONG. THE FOSSIL IS SET TO GO ON DISPLAY IN ENGLAND NEXT YEAR. DAVE, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? DAVE: I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU WOULD AVOID IT. WHERE DID THEY COME UP WITH THIS STUFF? WHAT WE HAVE COME UP WHIT OUR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY TO OUR WEST. NOT TOO MUCH ACTIVITY ACROSS THE PIEDMONT. IF YOU SHOWERS OVER RANDOLPH COUNTY, LIGHT IN SOUTHERN DAVIDSON COUNTY. MORE IN THE WAY OF CELLS IN CHARLOTTE. NO THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WITH THOSE. TO THE WEST, WE HAVE ENBE WATCHING THIS LINE. THE NORTHERN EXTENT HAS LOST INTENSITY AS YOU SEE YELLOWS AND ORANGES HAVE DISSIPATED. THERE WAS A LINE AND THE SOUTHERN EXTENT AS IT PUSHES TO THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS, AND SOUTH CAROLINA. ALSO THERE HAS BEEN ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR EXTREME WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA. THESE ARE STORM REPORTS OVER THE PAST 12 TO 24 HOURS OVER BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. ISOLATED ACTIVITY OVER TENNESSEE WITH ISOLATED HAI
Gospel singer with leg paralysis uses music to uplift others
Updated: 9:37 PM EST Jan 1, 2022
A quadriplegic singer is using the obstacles he faces to help others going through a difficult time in his music.Semaj Moore, also known as “Showoff Praise,” is a gospel artist in North Carolina.The 33-year-old is known within his community for sharing positive messages in his trap gospel music.Moore said many songs have negative, sexual, or drug-related content. He said he wanted to change that with his own music, and dedicated his life to God.However, in 2016, his life took a turn.Moore, a sophomore at Winston-Salem State University at the time, said he was walking near campus when a vehicle struck himThe driver of the car drove off, and Moore was left in a coma for two weeks, he said. He has not been able to walk again since.However, he’s not letting that stop him from sharing his belief, and helping others in the community, especially his little girl.His 5-year-old daughter, Smara Moore, said, “I want him (Moore) to walk, and take me places everywhere like Chuck E. Cheese, Dave & Buster’s, and Disney, and drive a car with me.”Moore said that he’s determined to help others, and walk again, to teach his daughter important lessons in life.”So I could motivate her not to give up on anything in life,” he said. “Once she (Smara) sees me accomplish this, and she knows that her daddy done this, she would be able to accomplish anything.”Moore said he’s currently raising money for medical rehab to help him walk again.In the meantime, he said he plans to continue to perform his gospel music within the community.He said he will continue to rely on his faith in God, and support his little girl.”It don’t matter what it looks like. Give it to God. He’ll turn it around,” he said.A GoFundMe was created to help Moore receive medical rehab. If you’d like to help out, please click here.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —
A quadriplegic singer is using the obstacles he faces to help others going through a difficult time in his music.
Semaj Moore, also known as “Showoff Praise,” is a gospel artist in North Carolina.
The 33-year-old is known within his community for sharing positive messages in his trap gospel music.
Moore said many songs have negative, sexual, or drug-related content. He said he wanted to change that with his own music, and dedicated his life to God.
However, in 2016, his life took a turn.
Moore, a sophomore at Winston-Salem State University at the time, said he was walking near campus when a vehicle struck him
The driver of the car drove off, and Moore was left in a coma for two weeks, he said. He has not been able to walk again since.
However, he’s not letting that stop him from sharing his belief, and helping others in the community, especially his little girl.
His 5-year-old daughter, Smara Moore, said, “I want him (Moore) to walk, and take me places everywhere like Chuck E. Cheese, Dave & Buster’s, and Disney, and drive a car with me.”
Moore said that he’s determined to help others, and walk again, to teach his daughter important lessons in life.
“So I could motivate her not to give up on anything in life,” he said. “Once she (Smara) sees me accomplish this, and she knows that her daddy done this, she would be able to accomplish anything.”
Moore said he’s currently raising money for medical rehab to help him walk again.
In the meantime, he said he plans to continue to perform his gospel music within the community.
He said he will continue to rely on his faith in God, and support his little girl.
“It don’t matter what it looks like. Give it to God. He’ll turn it around,” he said.
A GoFundMe was created to help Moore receive medical rehab. If you’d like to help out, please click here.