Kimberly McBroom, WDBJ7

Kimberly McBroom

WDBJ7

Roanoke, VA, United States

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Past articles by Kimberly:

EARLY YEARS: Roanoke County middle schooler collects donations for classmate in need

One seventh grader raised $500 through Facebook to provide clothes, shoes and other items for his friend. → Read More

EARLY YEARS: How kids spend their after-school hours can help make them more successful

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia have a new focus on making kids more confident in the classroom → Read More

EARLY YEARS: Making kids more resilient as children can help prevent issues like substance abuse down the road

Roanoke Prevention Alliance launching new campaign to help reduce the impact of trauma on youth → Read More

EARLY YEARS: Think consignment, shopping apps and buying in bulk to save money on Back to School

Getting ready for the new school year doesn't mean you have to break the bank → Read More

EARLY YEARS: Don't wait until the night before to get settled in Back to School routine

Whether it's your child's first day of school ever, or first day at a new school, preparation is key → Read More

EARLY YEARS: Bambino Babysitting Roanoke offers parents a qualified sitter on an app

New app matches parents with sitters, who rate each other, much like Uber. → Read More

A Roanoke mom is hoping to turn her heartbreak into action

EARLY YEARS: Karen Cobb shares story of her son's death from gun violence, as she helps launch Roanoke chapter of Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence → Read More

Opioid epidemic is creating more "grandfamilies" in Virginia

EARLY YEARS: Nearly 55,000 children in Virginia currently being raised exclusively by grandparents, many due to opioid addiction → Read More

Sex trafficking, and other dangers often pose a threat to children in the foster care system

EARLY YEARS: Director of The Foster Care Institute Dr. John DeGarmo is on a mission to get more homes for kids in foster care → Read More

If you're thinking about fostering a child, that might mean the time is right

The Making of a Family Part Four: There are several options potential foster parents have when it comes to helping a child → Read More

Roanoke City Schools making strides to help homeless students

EARLY YEARS: Roanoke brings down number of homeless students from 604 in 2015, to 488 this year. → Read More

Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea previews State of the City Address

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea stopped by WDBJ7 Thursday morning, ahead of his State of the City Address at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. Lea said he will stress the importance of unity to prevent crime, and will also discuss economic development projects. → Read More

Floyd County high school student heading to national rodeo competition

EARLY YEARS: Kendall Hamm is making strides on the rodeo circuit, while raising awareness about the sport. → Read More

Gun expert and author says all parents need to teach their kids about gun safety

EARLY YEARS: Would your child know what to do if he or she found a gun? → Read More

Time is running out for high school seniors to choose a college

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Choosing a college can be stressful for both students and parents. A major deadline is coming up soon. Monday, May 1st is National Decision Day, and that means the pressure is on for high school seniors to make their final college choices. Erin Healey is the vice president of enrollment management at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina. She says it's crucial for students to… → Read More

Time is running out for high school seniors to choose a college

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Choosing a college can be stressful for both students and parents. A major deadline is coming up soon. Monday, May 1st is National Decision Day, and that means the pressure is on for high school seniors to make their final college choices. Erin Healey is the vice president of enrollment management at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina. She says it's crucial for students to… → Read More

Pediatrician says to start protecting kids from spring allergies now

EARLY YEARS: Taking showers at night and keeping sheets washed will help reduce allergy symptoms. → Read More

Lynchburg nonprofit HumanKind specializes in therapeutic foster care

At last report, Lynchburg and surrounding counties have just under 300 children in foster care. HumanKind, a nonprofit agency in Lynchburg, offers a foster care program for children who might be tougher to place. → Read More

New study says more Americans will have serious vision problems in the next few decades

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) The number of Americans who are blind or visually impaired is expected to double in the next 35 years. That's according to a study from the University of Southern California. May is Healthy Vision Month. Dr. Stuart Tims from Vistar Eye Center says some of the reasons for the expected growth in severe vision problems is that macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic… → Read More

A Salem boy shares a life-saving bond with his dog

The bond between a boy and his dog is like no other. For a Salem boy who suffers from seizures, it's a life-saving friendship. → Read More