ICYMI: Family Pleads for Blood Donations; Is Ft. Lauderdale Unsafe?

Here’s a look at this week’s top stories:

Family Pleads For Rare Blood Donors For 2-Year-Old Battling Cancer:

A 2-year-old is battling neuroblastoma, a cancer usually found in small glands on top of the kidneys. Now, the family is desperately looking for blood donors for their daughter who has a rare blood type. And her parents are not a match. Click here for the full story, along with details of the type of blood she needs.

A family is in need of blood donors to help save the life of their 2-year-old daughter battling cancer. NBC6 Reporter Stephanie Bertini explains.

Man’s Car Damaged By Pothole, City Refuses to Pay for Repair

One South Florida man thought he did everything right after hitting a pothole that damaged his car. He filed a police report, took pictures and shopped around for repair estimates. He got estimates totaling more than $800 to repair his car. He filed a claim to be paid for the damage with the Town of Medley but the town denied to pay it. Here’s what the NBC6 Responds team did to help the man.

A flooded street and a pesky pothole cost a South Florida driver pay hundreds of dollars in damages in his car. Sasha Jones reports.

Is Fort Lauderdale One of the Least Safe U.S. Cities? New Study Says Yes. Police Say No

According to WalletHub, Ft. Lauderdale landed in the 181st spot of 182 “Safest Cities in America” for 2018. One day after the study was released, the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department proudly announced that crime in the city decreased 14.5 percent during the first half of the year. Click here for more details of the study and Ft. Lauderdale Police’s response.

Family Raising Funds to Build ADA-Compliant Smart Home for South Florida Woman

A community is stepping up to help a family build an ADA-compliant smart home. One woman became septic while she was in the second trimester of her second pregnancy. She lost her baby and became a quadruple amputee. She hasn’t lost her spirit and now a fund has been started to help raise money for the new home. Click here for more details on the fundraiser.

A family is raising funds to build an ADA-compliant smart home for a South Florida woman whose limbs were amputated after she contracted sepsis. NBC 6’s Stephanie Bertini reports.

“Smart” Basel: A How-To Guide On Navigating Miami’s Art Week

All eyes are on South Florida as Art Basel and Miami Art Week are back and in full force. We’ve compiled a list of some fun events around town, as well as some tips on how you can avoid the traffic. Click here for your Smart Basel guide.

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