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CBN NewsWatch: September 17, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Sept. 17: Motives of navy yard suspect still a mystery, Obama: Health law delay will mean 'economic chaos', and Russia: UN report not proof Assad behind attack, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

THE DAY AFTER THE DEADLY

SHOOTING IN THE NATION'S

CAPITAL.

A LOOK AT THE GUNMAN AND

WHAT COMES NEXT.

Wendy: PLUS,

FLOODWATERS BEGIN TO

RECEDE.

HOW "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING VICTIMS IN

COLORADO.

Mark: AND SIX KIDS

BECOMING SUPER HEROS, ALL

BECAUSE OF ONE WOMAN'S

EFFORTS TO MAKE THEM FEEL

BETTER.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MAR MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

A DAY AFTER THE SHOOTING IN

THE NAVY YARD IN WASHINGTON,

OFFICIALS REMEMBERED THE

VICTIMS IN A CEREMONY.

Mark: MEANWHILE LAW

ENFORCEMENT CONTINUES TO

INVESTIGATE THE SHOOTER,

AARON ALEXIS.

DALE HURD HAS TONIGHT'S TOP

STORY.

Reporter: DAY AT THE

MEMORIAL IN DOWNTOWN

WASHINGTON, DEFENSE

SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL AND

OTHER OFFICIALS PAID THEIR

RESPECTS TO THE VICTIMS OF

MONDAY'S SHOOTING.

AMONG THE 12 WHO DIED,

51-YEAR-OLD ARTHUR DANIELS,

A GRANDFATHER OF NINE, AND

KENNETH PROCTOR, AGE 46, WHO

WORKED FOR THE GOVERNMENT

FOR 22 YEARS.

[SIRENS]

Reporter: AUTHORITIES

SAY 34-YEAR-OLD AARON ALEXIS

WAS THE SOLE SHOOT SHOOTER

BEHIND THE SHOOTINGS.

HE RECEIVED AN HONORABLE

DISCHARGE.

BUT ALEXIS HAD PROBLEMS, AND

IF THE NAVY HAD DECLARED HIM

MENTALLY UNFIT, HE WOULD

HAVE LOST HIS SECURITY

CLEARANCE.

BUT HE STILL HAD THAT

CLEARANCE, AND WAS ABLE TO

USE A VALID PASS TO GET INTO

THE NAVY YARD, WHERE HE

KILLED 12 PEOPLE WITH A

SHOTGUN AND TWO HANDGUNS

BEFORE BEING GUNNED DOWN BY

POLICE.

HE WAS HEARING VOICES IN HIS

HEAD.

HE WAS UNDERGOING TREATMENT

FROM VETERANS' AFFAIRS.

MEANWHILE, THE F.B.I. WENT

THROUGH THE SHOOTER'S RENTAL

CAR AND VISITED A NEARBY

RESIDENCE INN WHERE HE HAD

BEEN STAYING.

WE'RE LOOKING TO LEARN

EVERYTHING WE CAN ABOUT HIS

RECENT MOVEMENTS, HIS

CONTACTS AND HIS

ASSOCIATES.

Reporter: THE F.B.I.

ALSO WENT TO HIS PARENTS'

HOME IN BROOKLYN.

THEIR HEARTS ARE GOING

OUT MORE TO THE VICTIMS THAT

GOT HURT.

Reporter: ALEXIS HAD A

HISTORY OF DISTURBING

BEHAVIOR.

ARRESTED IN 2010 FOR

DISCHARGING A FIREARM INTO A

NEIGHBOR'S APARTMENT.

AND IN 2004 FOR SHOOTING OUT

THE TIRES OF ANOTHER MAN'S

CAR.

NAVY OFFICIALS HAVE YET TO

EXPLAIN WHY A MAN WITH SO

MANY SERIOUS MENTAL ISSUES

STILL HAD A TOP SECURITY

CLEARANCE.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Mark: DAN GANER IS THE

VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS

AND CULTURE AT THE MEDIA

RESEARCH CENTER AND HE JOINS

US WITH MORE.

THE MEDIA AND A FEW

POLITICIANS, LIKE DIANNE

FEINSTEIN ARE ALREADY

JUMPING ON THE GUN CONTROL

BANDWAGON AFTER YESTERDAY'S

SHOOTING.

DO YOU THINK CONGRESS AS A

WHOLE HAS ANYC ANY DESIRE

TO REIGNITE THIS DEBATE?

I THINK THE HOUSE

DOESN'T.

I THINK DEMOCRATS DO.

THEY SEE AN ISSUE HERE WHERE

THE MEDIA ARE REALLY IN SYNC

WITH THEIR POSITION, SO THEY

NATURALLY WANT TO GO AFTER

IT, AS A QUICK WAY OF

SCORING POINTS.

Mark: WELL, THE MEDIA

ALSO JUMPED ON INITIAL

REPORTS THAT ALEXIS USED AN

AR-15 RIFLE IN THE ATTACK

AND USED THAT TO CALL FOR A

RENEWED ASSAULT WEAPONS

BAN.

BUT WE HAVE SINCE LEARNED

THAT ALEXIS DID NOT USE AN

AR-15 AT ALL, BUT NONE OF

THOSE CALLING FOR MORE

GUN-CONTROL LEGISLATION HAVE

ACKNOWLEDGED THAT.

WHAT DOES THAT SHOW YOU

ABOUT THE MEDIA'S AGENDA?

WELL, THE AGENDA HERE IS

NOT ONLY ANTI-GUN, BUT ANTI-

A PARTICULAR GUN.

I SAW NBC REPORT THAT THE

WEAPON USED WO WAS AN

AUTOMATIC WEAPON.

I DON'T THINK OUR SECURITY

GUARDS OR OUR ATTACKER WERE

DEPLOYING OOZIES.

THE JOURNALIST DON'T N KNOW

WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT

WHEN IT COMES TO GUNS.

LIKE MIKE LOOPACA WHO WROTE

A WHOLE ARTICLE BASHING.

Mark: WHY DO YOU THINK

PEOPLE ARE NOT AS QUICK TO

LOOK AT THINGS LIKE VIOLENT

VIDEO GAMES, FOR EXAMPLE?

WELL, THE MEDIA ARE ALSO

REFLECTIVELY PRO-FREE

SPEECH.

SO THEY DON'T WANT TO LIMIT

IT.

BECAUSE THEY FEEL IT IM

PINCHES ON THEIR TERRITORY.

Mark: CNN KEPT A BANNER

UP SAYING THAT THE GUNMAN

USED AN AR-15 SHOTGUN,

INSTEAD OF IDENTIFYING IT AS

A RIFLE.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS A

LITTLE MORE.

DOES THAT KIND OF IGNORANCE

TAKE AWAY FROM THE MEDIA'S

CREDIBILITY?

IT SHOULD.

THE PROBLEM HERE IS THAT THE

MEDIA THEN WILL NOT FOLLOW

IT UP.

THEY ALSO MISREPORTED -- TWO

OF THE THREE MAJOR NETWORKS

REPORTED THE NAME OF THE

SHOOTER AS SOMEONE ELSE.

THERE IS NO REAL ACCOUNTING

FOR ACCURACY THERE.

IT GOT WRITTEN UP BY REM

READER IN "U.S.A. TODAY".

IT IS A PROBLEM THAT

JOURNALISTS DON'T CARE IF

THEY'RE FACTUALLY ACCURATE

ABOUT GUNS BECAUSE THEY FEEL

LIKE THE PEOPLE WHO CARE

ABOUT SUCH THINGS ARE ALL ON

THE OTHER SIDE OF THEM.

Mark: ALL RIGHT, DAN

GANER OF THE MEDIA RESEARCH

CENTER.

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME, DAN.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: THE RAINS HAVE

FINALLY CEASED IN COLORADO.

GOOD NEWS AS OFFICIALS

CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR THE

MISSING FROM THE HISTORIC

FLOODING THERE.

RESCUE HELICOPTERS ARE BACK

IN THE AIR, SEARCHING FOR

THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE STILL

UNACCOUNTED FOR.

CHARLENE ISRAEL REPORTS.

Reporter: THE BUZZ OF

PROPELLERS CAN BE HEARD OVER

COLORADO.

21 HELICOPTERS TAKING

ADVANTAGE OF THE CLEAR SKIES

TO FAN OUT OVER THE

MOUNTAINSIDE, LOOKING FOR

THOSE STILL NEEDING HELP.

THERE IS ABOUT A THOUSAND

RESIDENTS THAT ARE UP IN THE

VARIOUS ISOLATED AREAS IN

NEED OF EVACUATION.

Reporter: MORE THAN

THAN 11,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

EVACUATED.

AND ABOUT 19,000 HOMES

DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.

WE BASICALLY HAD A

WATERWAY THROUGH OUR HOUSE.

Reporter: LOCAL

CHURCHES IN BOULDER COUNTY

ARE BANDING TOGETHER TO HELP

VICTIMS.

CHURCH MEMBERS ARE DOING

EVERYTHING FROM CLEANING THE

UNIFORMS OF THE NATIONAL

GUARD CREWS TO CLEANING OUT

DAMAGED HOMES.

IT IS NOT EVEN THE FACT

THAT WE'RE MAKING A HUGE

DENT AND SHOVELING MUD OUT

OF SOMEBODY'S BASEMENT, IT

IS JUST THEY'RE NOT DOING IT

ALONE.

THEY FEEL LOVED.

THEY KNOW THESE CHURCHES

AREN'T HERE JUST TO USE AND

ABUSE THEIR CITY, BUT

THEY'RE HERE TO SERVE THEIR

CITY.

IF WE WANT OUR LIGHT TO

SHINE THE BRIGH BRIGHTEST,

IT IS ABOUT TAKING THE LIGHT

THAT WE HAVE FROM GOD TO

DARKER PLACES.

IT PRESENTS A UNIQUE

OPPORTUNITY FOR US AS THE

BODY OF CHRIST TO CARRY

GOD'S LIGHT TO THE PLACES

MOST IN NEED.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING" CREWS

ARE PROVIDING MUCH-NEEDED

CLEANUP SUPPLIES, AS WELL AS

PRESCRIPTIONS, DIAPERS, AND

BABY FORMULA.

IT IS SO GREAT TO HAVE

"OPERATION BLESSING" COME

AND BE A PART OF OUR

COMMUNITY.

WE DON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES

AND THE WISDOM THAT YOU ALL

HAVE.

YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN IN SO

MANY SITUATIONS AND

DISASTERS, AND THIS IS OUR

FIRST ROUND.

WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR THE

WISDOM THAT WOULD COME FROM

"OPERATION BLESSING."

Reporter: AND

VOLUNTEERS ARE OFFERING

EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL

SUPPORT THROUGH PRAYER.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: AND YOU CAN FIND

OUT MORE ABOUT "OPERATION

BLESSING" AND WHAT YOU CAN

DO TO HELP IN ITS RELIEF

EFFORTS BY VISITING OUR

WEBSITE, CBN.COM.

Mark: IN ECONOMIC NEWS,

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS HE WILL

NOT NEGOTIATE OVER THE

EXTENSION OF THE DEAD

CEILING.

THAT AS THE U.S. FACES

ANOTHER POSSIBLE GOVERNMENT

SHUTDOWN.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS

REPUBLICANS WILL CAUSE

ECONOMIC CHAOS IF THE BUDGET

IS DELAYED OVER OBAMACARE

FUNDING DEMANDS.

President Obama: THE

PROBLEM IS AT THE MOMENT

REPUBLICANS AND CONGRESS

DON'T SEEM TO BE FOCUSED ON

HOW TO GROW THE ECONOMY AND

BUILD THE MIDDLE CLASS.

Mark: LEADERS WANT

SPENDING CUTS, BUT ALSO SAY

THEY ARE WILLING TO

NEGOTIATE.

HOUSE G.O.P. LEADERS HOPE TO

MAKE A DECISION THIS WEEK ON

A TEMPORARY SPENDING MEASURE

TO PREVENT A SHUTDOWN.

THE PRESIDENT'S REMARKS CAME

ON THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF

THE FINANCIAL CRISIS.

WHILE UNEMPLOYMENT HAS

DROPPED AND THE HOUSING

MARKET IS SLOWLY RECOVERING,

THE INCOME GAP BETWEEN THE

VERY RICH AND THE REST OF

THE POPULATION IS THE

BIGGEST SINCE 1928.

Wendy: BILL FREZA IS A

BOSTON-BASED VENTURE CAP

CAPTAI CAPITALIST AND JOINS

US NOW.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: WE'RE HEADING

FOR ANOTHER DEBATE OVER THE

BUDGET.

SHOULD AMERICANS BE WORRIED

THAT LAWMAKERS AREN'T COMING

TO AN AGREEMENT?

AMERICANS SHOULD BE

WORRIED, BUT WHETHER OR NOT

THEY COME TO AN AGREEMENT IS

PROBABLY AT THE MINIMOUS

BECAUSE THE DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES SO

SMALL, THAT THE ECONOMIC

TRAGEDY THAT AWAITS US IS

NOT GOING TO CHANGE A LOT.

NEITHER PARTY IS FOCUSING ON

THE REAL PROBLEM, WHICH IS

ENTITLEMENT REFORM.

A LOT OF POLITICAL THEATER

IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE THE

LONG-TERM TRAJECTORY OF THE

COUNTRY.

Wendy: THE PRESIDENT IS

ESSENTIALLY BLAMING

REPUBLICANS FOR NOT

NEGOTIATING OVER THE

BUDGET.

IS THAT REALLY FAIR?

WELL, THE PRESIDENT IS

THE ONE WHO SAID HE REFUSED

TO NEGOTIATE OVER THE

DEFICIT CEILING.

THE REPUBLICANS ARE WILLING

TO NEGOTIATE OVER THE

BUDGET, ALTHOUGH THEY ARE

TAKING A HARD LINE.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE

TWO PARTIES ARE ACTUALLY

VERY SMALL.

THEY'RE ONLY TALKING ABOUT

CUTTING THE RATE OF GROWTH

OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BY

A LITTLE BIT, AND ONLY

TALKING ABOUT DISCRETIONARY

SPENDING AND NOT ENTITLEMENT

SPENDING.

IT IS A REAL THREAT TO THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE IS RUN-AWAY

ENTITLEMENT SPENDING, WHICH

IS SOCIAL SECURITY AND

MEDICARE, AND NEITHER OF

THOSE ARE ON THE TABLE RIGHT

NOW.

Wendy: WHEN SAW THE

SEQUESTER DEBATE, THERE WERE

ALL OF THESE WARNINGS.

IS THIS LATEST BUDGET

WARNING HYPE OR WILL IT HAVE

AN IMPACT?

ALL OF THE BUDGET

WARNINGS ARE HYPE.

IT WILL ONLY HAVE AN IMPACT

IF THEY CHANGE THE NATURE OF

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

THE COUNTRY IS OPENING OPEN

LOOP, AND RUNNING ON

PROGRAMS PUT IN PLACE A LONG

TIME AGO THAT GROW

AUTOMATICALLY.

WE HAVE A GENERATION OF

BABY-BOOMERS GETTING READY

TO RETIRE, THAT ARE GOING TO

PUT TREMENDOUS DEMANDS ON

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

AND MEANWHILE, WE HAVE ALL

SORTS OF ISSUES AT THE

STATE, LOCAL, AND CITY LEVEL

WITH UNFUNDED PENSION

LIABILITIES, AND THAT'S A

TRAIN WRECK ABOUT TO

HAPPEN.

Wendy: DO YOU SEE THE

AMERICAN ECONOMY IMPROVING

AT ALL?

WE ARE ENTERING A LONG

PERIOD OF LITTLE OR NO

GROWTH, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU

MEASURE INFLATION.

THE ONLY WAY TO INCREASE OUR

PROSPECT IS TO GET GROWTH

BACK TO 4%, 5%, 6%, 7%, AS

WE HAD BEFORE.

THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN

WITHOUT RADICAL SURGERY ON

OUR MONETARY POLICY AND OUR

REGULATORY POLICY.

THE THING THAT WASHINGTON IS

DOING NOW TO SUPPRESS

ECONOMIC GROWTH ARE

UNPRECEDENTED.

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT TURNED

THE STOCK MARKET CRASH AND

THE 10-15 YEAR DEPRESSION,

AND WE WORRY ABOUT THAT

BEING REPEATED.

Wendy: THE DIAGNOSIS

APPEARS DIRE.

BILL FREZA, THANK YOU FOR

YOUR INSIGHT.

Mark: COMING UP, HOW

CBN DISASTER RELIEF IS

HELPING A VILLAGE UNDER

ATTACK BY A REBEL MUSLIM

TROOP.

Wendy: RUSSIA SAYS THEY

ARE UNCONVINCED THE ASSAD

REGIME IS RESPONSIBLE FOR

THE DEADLY CHEMICAL WEAPONS

NEAR DAMASCUS LAST MONTH.

IT INSISTS A NEW SECURITY

COUNCIL RESOLUTION SHOULD

NOT ALLOW THE USE OF FORCE

IN SYRIA.

THE U.S., BRITAIN, AND

FRANCE SAY ALL OF THE

EVIDENCE FROM THE U.N.

REPORT INDICATES THE ASSAD

REGIME IS RESPONSIBLE FOR

THAT ATTACK.

MEANWHILE, A CAR BOMB

EXPLODED IN A

REBEL-CONTROLLED POST ALONG

THE TURKEY BORDER, LEAVING

AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE WOUNDED.

REBELS ARE ASKING FOR SWIFT,

INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE.

FRANCE AND THE U.S. SAY

MILITARY ACTION IS STILL ON

THE TABLE.

Mark: EGYPTIAN SECURITY

FORCES HAVE RETAKEN A TOWN

THAT HAS BEEN RULED BY

RADICAL ISLAMISTS SINCE

EARLY JULY.

IT IS HOME TO MORE THAN

20,000 CHRISTIANS.

FOR 11 WEEKS, THE ISLAMIC

MILITANTS HAVE RULED THE

CITY.

THEY RANSACKED AND BURNED

CHURCHES AND FORCED

CHRISTIANS TO PAY THEM

PROTECTION MONEY.

AT LEAST TWO CHRISTIANS WHO

REFUSED TO PAY THE ISLAMIC

TAXES WERE KILLED.

ONE OF THE CHURCHES BURNED

IS BELIEVED TO BE MORE THAN

1600 YEARS OLD.

SECURITY FORCES ARRESTED 56

PEOPLE FOR ASSAULTS ON

POLICE, AS WELL AS ATTACKS

ON GOVERNMENT AND RELIGIOUS

INSTITUTIONS.

Wendy: A CATHOLIC

PRIEST IS BEING TREATED AT A

TANZANIA HOSPITAL FOLLOWING

AN ACID ATTACK IN ZANZIBAR.

THE ACID BURNED AREAS OF HIS

FACE, CHEST, THIGHS, AND

LEGS.

THE ATTACK OCCURRED IN A

CROWDED PART OF TOWN FRIDAY

AFTERNOON.

THIS IS THE FIFTH ACID

ATTACK IN ZANZIBAR SINCE

NOVEMBER.

JUST LAST MONTH SOMEONE

THREW ACID IN THE FACES OF

TWO YOUNG BRITISH WOMEN

DOING VOLUNTEER WORK.

POLICE HAVE YET TO MAKE AN

ARREST IN ANY OF THE

ATTACKS.

Mark: A HOSTAGE STAND

STANDOFF WITH MUSLIM REBELS

IN IS ITS NINTH DAY ZAM

BORANGA.

NEARLY 100 REBELS ARE STILL

HOLDING OTHER HOSTAGES IN

THE AREA.

A CBN TEAM IS IN THE REGION

HELPING VICTIMS.

A CBN DISASTER RELIEF

TEAM DROVE 22 HOURS TO THE

CITY TO HELP FEED MORE THAN

15,000 EVACUEES ARE THERE.

EVERYONE IS URGED TO PRAY

FOR A PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO

END THE FIGHTING.

HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE

SOON.

Mark: NEARLY 82,000

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DISPLACED

IN THE CITY AS A RESULT OF

THAT FIGHTING.

Wendy: THANKS,

LUCILLE.

UP NEXT, HOW TINY CAPES ARE

HELPING SOME SPECIAL KIDS

FIGHT IN THE FACE OF

SICKNESS.

CRIERCH

.

Mark: WHEN A SICK CHILD

IS BATTLING FOR LIFE, THEY

NEED A LOT OF PRAYER AND ALL

OF THE HELP AND

ENCOURAGEMENT POSSIBLE,

ALONG WITH THE BEST MEDICAL

CARE AND SUPPORT FROM FAMILY

AND FRIENDS.

Wendy: BUT NOW CHILDREN

WHO ARE SERIOUSLY ILL HAVE

ACCESS TO ANOTHER WEAPON TO

HELP FIGHT DISEASE, A SUPER

HERO CAPE CUSTOM MADE JUST

FOR THEM.

Mark: IN TONIGHT'S

FOCUS REPORT, DAVID BRODY

TELLS US BEHIND THE WOMAN

BEHIND THIS UNIQUE APPROACH

TO HELPING KIDS HEAL.

THE MAN OF STEEL!

David: WATCH OUT

SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, AND

BATMAN, TOO.

TIME TO STEP ASIDE.

THE NEW SUPER HEROS ARE IN

TOWN.

MEET SUPER ANTHONY, SUPER

MIKEY, AND THERE ARE

THOUSANDS MORE LIKE THEM.

YOUNG CHILDREN ACROSS

AMERICA OUTFITTED WITH SUPER

HERO CAPES AS THEY BATTLE

THE FORCES OF DISEASE.

THE FORCE BEHIND THIS LEAGUE

IS ROBIN ROSENBURGER, OWNER

OF TINY SUPER HEROS IN

SEATTLE.

LAST YEAR SHE MADE A FEW

CAPES FOR FUN, AND THEN SHE

SENT ONE TO A GIRL WITH A

SEVERE SKIN CONDITION, AND

THEN A FEW OTHER SICK KIDS,

TOO.

AND NOW THE CLOSEST CAPE IS

FULL WITH REQUESTS FROM

ALMOST EVERYWHERE.

1700 KIDS FROM AROUND THE

COUNTRY WEAR THESE CAPES

BRANDED WITH THEIR FIRST

INITIAL FOR THE WHOLE WORLD

TO SEE.

ROBIN QUIT HER JOB AS A

SOFTWARE MANAGER TO KEEP UP

WITH THE DEMAND.

IT IS QUITE LIFE CHANGING

TO, FIRST OF ALL, KNOW HOW

MANY KIDS THAT ARE OUT THERE

THAT ARE DEALING WITH

SOMETHING QUITE EXTREME.

AND THEN IT HAS ALSO BEEN

LIFE CHANGING TO SEE HOW A

PRETTY SIMPLE PIECE OF

FABRIC CAN REALLY CHANGE THE

PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT IS GOING

ON.

David: THAT PIECE OF

SIMPLE FABRIC IS IMPORTANT

TO 7-YEAR-OLDS LIKE

ONE-OF-A-KIND SUPER

CAMERON.

SUPER CAMERON IS

AMAZING.

I LOVE HIM.

Reporter: HE WAS

ADOPTED A FEW DAYS AFTER HIS

BIRTH.

THEN AT AGE TWO, DOCTORS

DIAGNOSED HI WITH

RESTRICTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY.

WITHOUT A HEART TRANSPLANT

SOON, HE WILL DIE.

THE ISSUE IS THEY GO INTO

SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST.

ALL OF A SUDDEN OF HEART

STOPS.

Reporter: HE IS NOW

FIRST ON THE TRANSPLANT

LIST, AND THAT MEANS

CARRYING A PAGER AT ALL

TIMES, READY AND HOPEFUL IT

WILL BRING GOOD NEWS.

WHEN IS IT GOING TO

BEEP?

BECAUSE THEY MIGHT HAVE A

HEART.

Reporter: CAMERON IS NO

DOUBT DESERVING OF HIS SUPER

HERO CAPE.

ONE TIME DURING A THREE-DAY

HOSPITAL STAY, DOCTORS TOOK

16 TUBES OF BLOOD, BUT

CAMERON WAS CONCERNED WITH

NORMAL KID STUFF.

EVERY TIME THE DOCTOR

COMES IN, I ASK HER, CAN I

HAVE A POPSICLE?

Reporter: THOSE TIMES

IN THE HOSPITAL DID MAKE HIM

THINK OF WHAT HE WANTS TO BE

WHEN HE GROWS UP?

I WANT TO BE A DOCTOR.

Reporter: WHY DO YOU

WANT TO BE A DOCTOR?

BECAUSE I WANT TO HELP

OTHER KIDS.

TO BE HEALTHY.

Reporter: MAYBE HELPING

OTHERS WILL COME SOON FOR

SUPER CAMERON.

BUT RIGHT NOW HE JUST CAN'T

DO NORMAL KIDS STUFF, AND

THAT'S WHY HIS CAPE IS SO

IMPORTANT TO HIM.

WHEN HE IS OUTSIDE WITH

HIS FRIENDS AND THEY WANT TO

PLAY BALL, HE SAYS, LET'S

PLAY SUPER HEROS AND I'VE

GOT A CAPE.

AND IT KEEPS THINGS

LOCALIZED AND KEEPS THINGS

AT HIS LEVEL, AND GIVES HIM

SOME CONTROL OVER HIS LIFE.

Reporter: CAMERON'S

FAMILY KNOWS THAT ULTIMATELY

GOD IS IN CONTROL OF IT

ALL.

IF WE DIDN'T BELIEVE THAT

GOD WAS GOING TO TAKE US

THROUGH THIS, I DON'T KNOW

HOW WE WOULD DO IT.

Reporter: CAMERON'S MOM

SET UP A Facebook PAGE

CALLED PSALM 147: 3, ABOUT

HOW GOD HEALS THE

BROKENHEARTED AND BINDS UP

THEIR WOUNDS.

IT SEEMS SO FITTING

BECAUSE CAMERON'S HEART IS

BROKEN, AND HE WILL GET A

LOT OF WOUNDS IN ORDER TO

FIX HIS HEART.

THAT VERSE REALLY SPOKE TO

ME.

Reporter: AS CAMERON

FEARFULLY WAITS FOR HIS NEW

HEART, HE PLAYS WITH HIS

SIDE-KICK BROTHER, AND READS

UP ON HIS BIBLE.

I HAVE A BIBLE.

Reporter: AND CAMERON

IS RAISING SOME MONEY FOR

THOSE HEFTY MEDICAL BILLS.

FIVE BUCKS A PIECE FOR A

CAMERON BRACELET.

THE BEAUTY BEHIND THE TINY

SUPER HEROS' EFFORT IS THIS

IS NOT JUST ABOUT SEWING

CAPES.

IT IS ABOUT SELF-ESTEEM,

EMPOWERMENT, AND WORKING

TOGETHER WITH FAMILIES TO

RAISE CASH, AWARENESS, AND

HOPEFULLY MEDICAL HELP FOR

THE KIDS.

THESE KIDS AREN'T SAD AND

FEELING SORRY FOR THEMSELVES

OR WEAK IN ANY WAY.

THEY ARE MORE JOYFUL AND

MORE STRONG AND MORE BRAVE

THAN I EVER WAS AT THEIR AGE

WITH NO HEALTH PROBLEMS.

Reporter: AND NOW

THEY'VE GOT THEIR SUPER HERO

CAPE READY TO CONQUER THE

BATTLES AHEAD.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS, IN

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.

Mark: WHAT A GREAT

MINISTRY.

UP NEXT, A VETERAN NEARS THE

END OF A 31 YEAR LONG

JOURNEY THAT HAS TAKEN HIM

THOUSANDS OF MILES.

CRIERCH

Wendy: AND FINALLY,

THIS WEEK MARKS NATIONAL

P.O.W. AND M.I.A. DAY.

ON FRIDAY, THE COUNTRY WILL

REMEMBER SOLDIERS CAPTURED

OR LOST DURING WAR.

Mark: ONE VETERAN

RECOGNIZES THE DAY BY

COMPLETING HIS OWN MISSION,

ONE THAT HAS TAKEN HIM

58,282 MILES.

MICHAEL BOWMAN IS STEPS AWAY

FROM REACHING HIS GOAL.

IN 1982, HE VOWED TO RUN ONE

MILE FOR EVERY NAMED CARVED

ON THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL.

THE FLAGMAN, AS HE IS

CALLED, BATTLED CANCER, KNEE

SURGERIES DURING THE

JOURNEY.

HE EARNED THAT NICKNAME

BECAUSE HE CARRIES THE FLAG

FOR P.O.W.s AND THOSE

MISSING IN ACTION.

I HAVE A LITTLE GUILT

COMPLEX BECAUSE I DIDN'T

HAVE TO SERVE.

I DIDN'T GET WOUNDED.

I WAS IN DURING THE WAR, BUT

NOT IN THE WAR.

I WAS IN GERMANY.

I'VE GOT ABOUT 20 MILES TO

GO.

IT IS ALMOST HARD TO

BELIEVE.

BUT IT'S HERE.

I'M HAPPY.

IT'S MY OWN PERSONAL

MISSION.

IT'S ALMOST OVER.

Mark: IT HAS TAKEN OVER

THREE DECADES.

ON FRIDAY HE WILL END HIS

MISSION WHERE IT BEGAN, AT

THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL.

HE SAYS HE WILL CONTINUE TO

RUN AND CARRY THE FLAG WITH

HIM.

OUR HATS OFF TO HIM.

HE IS DEFINITELY DOING A

GREAT THING THERE.

Wendy: AND TO BE ABLE

TO RAISE ALL OF THAT

AWARENESS AND ATTENTION.

Mark: HE IS A HERO.

Wendy: THAT IS GOING TO

DO IT FOR THIS EDITION OF

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