Faith in Humanity: Man paints toenails to support wife with cancer

Jun 12, 2014, 7:03 PM | Updated: 7:03 pm
...

As many families know, cancer is not a battle fought by one person. It affects everyone in the family, friends and coworkers.

According to the Huffington Post, one man, Ralph Kapostins, had his toenails painted purple in an attempt to cheer up his wife who was diagnosed with lung cancer. It worked.

His wife, Valerie Brosdal, liked the idea so much she posted a photo on Facebook and encouraged others to paint their toenails to show support for lung cancer research.

The idea has taken off on social media.

So far, Ralph told NBC, about 400 people — “good friends, complete strangers, women, men, kids, entire families and pets, including dogs, cats and even a couple of horses” — have shared photos.

A friend of the couple is working on a living mural of photos shared on social media.

Pamela Hughes

Kevin Stone

Arizona AG preparing decision on disputed airport Uber/Lyft fees

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said his office will issue an opinion next month on whether new fees on Uber and Lyft rides at Sky Harbor Airport violate the state’s constitution.
3 years ago
Rodney Puckett (Pinal County Sheriff's Office photo)...
KTAR.com

‘Bruce and Pamela’ listeners named this the ‘Crazy AZ’ story of 2019

KTAR News 92.3 FM's Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes Show listeners this week chose this craziest Arizona story of the year.
3 years ago
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman (KTAR News Photo/Steve Zinsmeister)...
Jessica Swarner

Hoffman says vaccine exemption, Pledge of Allegiance bills unnecessary

Arizona's top education official says there's no need for two education-related bills being pushed by a state representative. 
3 years ago
frank milstead...
KTAR.com

Arizona DPS head says he’s ‘surprised’ he was not given speeding ticket

Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Col. Frank Milstead says he was surprised he didn't get a ticket when he was pulled over for going 90 mph on Interstate 17.
3 years ago
(Facebook Photo/Mountain Pointe Football)...
Kevin Stone

High schools linked to Phoenix coach scandal could face postseason bans

High schools sent inside information from a Phoenix coach were directed to investigate their own staff’s involvement and could face postseason bans.
3 years ago
(Facebook Photo/Mountain Pointe High School)...
KTAR.com

Phoenix HS coach allegedly shared information with opponents

A Valley high school was “shocked” to learn that a coach allegedly had been sharing information about the football and boys basketball teams with opponents.
3 years ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Company looking for oldest air conditioner and wants to reward homeowner with new one

Does your air conditioner make weird noises or a burning smell when it starts? If so, you may be due for an AC unit replacement.
...
Quantum Fiber

Stream 4K and more with powerful, high-speed fiber internet

Picking which streaming services to subscribe to are difficult choices, and there is no room for internet that cannot handle increased demands.
...
Quantum Fiber

How high-speed fiber internet can improve everyday life

Quantum Fiber supplies unlimited data with speeds up to 940 mbps, enough to share 4K videos with coworkers 20 times faster than a cable.
Faith in Humanity: Man paints toenails to support wife with cancer