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Maggie O'Mara


Boise, ID, United States

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Recent articles by Maggie:

7's HERO: St. Luke's employees donate 240 hours of paid time off to fellow employee for surgery

Elizabeth Obregon battled cancer, COVID-19 and had her first child during the pandemic. Her coworkers rallied around her to donate much-needed PTO. → Read More

7's HERO: After his traumatic childhood, Nampa man living life to the fullest

More than 30 years after he was found abandoned at a rest stop, Ed Tuinman is a true testament to the resilience and the love of the community after all this time. → Read More

How to develop a fire safety plan to protect your family

Scott Buck, the fire marshal for the Eagle Fire Department, says it is important to practice how to get out safely in the event of a fire. → Read More

Hello Idaho: Semicolon tattoos spark conversation about suicide awareness

"It signifies a person's decision to continue living and continuing their story." → Read More

7's HERO: Fruitland High School football team honors 13 U.S. service members lost in Afghanistan

The players held 13 American flags during a special tribute to the fallen at a recent game. The whole community was touched and inspired by the patriotic gesture. → Read More

7's HERO: Kuna High School student rescues boy after his foot became tangled in a rope in the water

When Trystan Herrera and his brother heard a panicked mom screaming in the strong current of Indian Creek, he jumped in and helped her son get to safety. → Read More

7's HERO: New Boise public charter high school for pregnant, parenting teens opens this week

Cardinal Academy Public Charter School gives teenagers in Ada and Canyon Counties the chance to get their high school diplomas while they parent. → Read More

Wednesday's Child: Adrian, an 11-year-old boy who loves water

We caught up with Adrian at a local splash pad where he was enjoying the water features. → Read More

7's HERO: Meridian mom's Facebook post advocating for her kindergartner with special needs goes viral

Emma Case has Rett syndrome and is non-verbal. Her mom wrote a letter to her classmates and teachers to introduce her, and to spark inclusion and acceptance. → Read More

Wednesday's Child: 17-year-old Tanner hoping for a forever home

Tanner is this week's Wednesday's Child and is in need of a permanent home. → Read More

7's HERO: Meridian wheelchair rugby player will play for the USA at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Kory Puderbaugh, 25, is a proud member of Team USA Wheelchair Ruby. He is one of the top players in the country, and you can watch him compete this week in Tokyo. → Read More

7's HERO: Boise teen returns home after "life-changing" heart transplant

Jacob Serre underwent a heart transplant surgery in early May. Four months later, he is back in Boise and responding well to his new heart. → Read More

7's HERO: Boise teen celebrates the end of grueling cancer treatment by ringing the bell at St. Luke's

Jessie Severns, 17, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2019. After almost three years, she rang the bell in front of friends, family and the heroes who saved her life. → Read More

Pierce Brosnan poses with fan at human rights memorial in Boise

It was the second sighting in the capital city this week. Brosnan was at the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in downtown Boise. → Read More

7's HERO: Boise veteran takes on the Pacific Crest Trail to battle PTSD, depression

As he continues his battle with mental health, Bobby Sutcliffe decided to tackle the grueling 2,650-mile-long trail to find himself again and inspire others. → Read More

7's HERO: Meridian non-profit helps victims of human trafficking

Human sex trafficking occurs in every state, including Idaho. Community Outreach Behavioral Services (COBS) works to rescue and serve local victims. → Read More

7's HERO: U.S. Army reservist crowned Miss Idaho 2021

Torres will represent the state of Idaho and the U.S. Army at Miss America in 2021. She will no doubt be a role model for women and girls all over the country. → Read More

Hello Idaho: Poi spinning in the park

Boise therapist Julie Meeks says poi spinning has multiple physical and mental health benefits. → Read More

7's HERO: Idaho City teenager organizes a barbeque & fishing event for local veterans

Hailey Highland is going to be a senior this year at Idaho City High School, and she wanted to devote her senior project to our veterans. → Read More

7's HERO: Community of Weiser rallies around 5-year-old girl with rare brain tumor

After a surprise cancer diagnosis and the death of her mother, 5-year-old Danni Harris has received an outpouring of love and support from her hometown community. → Read More