(WBNG) — One Southern Tier woman has returned home to help in the fight against COVID-19. The transfusions work by matching Guglielmo with someone of the same blood type. The antibodies from her body have already helped fight off the virus, so by donating them to someone else, it can help them build up the same kind of defensive response. Kristina Guglielmo grew up in Greene but moved west to Arizona, where in March she tested positive for the virus. After two weeks of isolating in her room and not being able to sleep, she has since made a full recovery. “They’re taking the antibodies out of your plamsa and giving blood transfusions to people who are sick to help fight the virus off,” Guglielmo told 12 News. “My blood will help three blood transfusions, and sometimes one person will need three blood transfusions.” While visiting her son back home, she heard about a new program, a chance for survivors like her to help others in their fights against the virus. She said she is a home healthcare nurse by trade, so helping people is both her job and her passion, and she’s happy to be helping back home in Upstate New York.
Organizers said Saturday’s ‘Rocks and Fossils Day’ was meant to get kids out of the house and learning, while staying safe. The event taught them how to identify rocks and minerals, and create their own fossil imprints, all the while wearing masks and practicing social distancing. “One of the main components of our mission here is to provide education to the community so to be able to do that is incredibly exciting,” she said. “To be able to do that in a safe environment is most important to us too.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — After a more than five-month hiatus due to the coronavirus, in-person educational programming at the Roberson Museum and Science Center made a comeback this weekend. Roberson’s director of education Christina Mack said the event was a much needed opportunity for parents to get the kids out of the house, while also helping the museum get things a little closer to normal. In addition to social distancing and mask requirements, Mack said the museum is sterilizing the facility daily and all materials used for educational programs are single-use only.
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – The Ironman Challenge will help bring the curtain down on the 30th annual Deery Brothers Summer Series.Drivers with perfect attendance through the first 16 IMCA Late Model tour events of the season and previous series champions are guaranteed starting spots in the race, to be held during the Saturday, Sept. 24 at West Liberty Raceway.Sponsored by Ideal Ready Mix of West Burlington, the Ironman Challenge pays $1,000 to win and a minimum $100 to start.Justin Kay was the winner of the Ironman Challenge held last season, also at West Liberty.“The Johnson family and Ideal Ready Mix have been the longest-tenured and most influential supporters of the IMCA Late Model division since its inception and we’re thrilled to partner with them for the Ironman Challenge again this year,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Having this event as part of the Ideal-sponsored Liberty 100 weekend is a great way to cap the Deery Brothers Summer Series and showcase the best Late Model drivers in the Midwest.”More information about the event will be available from Yoder at the IMCA home office, 319 472-2201.