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Kentucky by Heart: Book recounts young boy’s effort to give other sick kids ‘something to look forward to’

Steve Flairty KyForward Columnist It was over twenty years ago, and Lexington’s Fox 56 veteran anchor/reporter Marvin Bartlett scrambled to piece together a short news item about a cancer-stricken boy in a local hospital. It was a hectic time in the newsroom — certainly not an unusual thing — but it was also “March Madness” tournament time for the Kentucky Wildcat men’s basketball...

It All Started with Jarrett: How one boy’s ‘joy,’ love, service inspired a decade of DanceBlue

  For the past 10 years, DanceBlue has grown to be a cause that is dear to many students, faculty, staff, alumni and Kentuckians everywhere. Many are aware that DanceBlue is the University of Kentucky’s 24-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon that benefits the Golden Matrix Fund and DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic; however, few know...

It All Started with Jarrett: How one boy's 'joy,' love, service inspired a decade of DanceBlue

  For the past 10 years, DanceBlue has grown to be a cause that is dear to many students, faculty, staff, alumni and Kentuckians everywhere. Many are aware that DanceBlue is the University of Kentucky’s 24-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon that benefits the Golden Matrix Fund and DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic; however, few know...

Kickstarter campaign aimed at bringing Jarrett and his famed Joy Cart to big screen

By Megan Smiddie KyForward intern   Jarrett’s Joy Cart, a legacy left by 13-year-old Jarrett Mynear that has inspired thousands of people across the country, may soon make its debut on the big screen.   Lexington’s Lucky Day Studios and Blitz Media are teaming up to produce a movie about Jarrett and his famed Joy Cart, which he created to provide toys and games to sick children...