TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Back in May, Shriner John Wycoff won our Make a Difference award.
He regularly drove a wheelchair bound boy named PJ to the St. Louis Shriner's hospital to treat Cleft Foot.
We can tell you John and PJ's mom truly made a difference for him.
Today the Terre Haute boy is walking, running and even climbing.
After PJ's last surgery, doctors said he could be walking in six to eight months.
PJ had other ideas.
It's only been eight weeks since his last surgery.
PJ's mom said her son didn't let pain stop him.
"He would say, ‘Mom, it hurts,' and I would say ‘buddy, just sit down, it'll be alright,' and he'd say, ‘mom, I can do this,' he would just keep going, he wouldn't stop," Rae Bendsza, PJ's mother said.
PJ's hopes his story inspires other kids to make their dreams come true. He also wants other kids to look at Shriner's Hospitals if they need help.
Thursday night’s church fire in Prairie Creek in Vigo County was still smoldering Friday afternoon.
An assault leaves one man seriously injured.
The warmer weather is a thing of the past, and it's expected to get worse.
Local Marines helped spread some holiday cheer today.
Terre Haute Police filed citations against one Terre Haute towing business earlier this year. Andrews Towing and investigators were in city court Friday morning for the first time.
Seven new Indiana Conservation Officers officially joined the DNR Division of Law Enforcement during graduation ceremonies Friday at the Indiana Government Center South.