Earlier this summer, News 8’s Abbie Alford introduced you to two Poway third graders who are the best of friends - Kamden Houshan and Paul Burnett.
Paul and Kamden met on the playground at Pomerdo Elementary School in Poway when they were in kindergarten. A few months ago, Paul recognized his buddy Kamden, who is in a wheelchair, was in need of some new wheels heading into third grade and decided to launch a fundraising campaign to “Keep Kamden Rollin’.”
Alford made a follow-up visit to Poway Tuesday to check in on the boys and to get a first-hand look at a special surprise Pomerado Elementary School Principal Laura Crow and a Walmart co-manager planned for them.
Crow said Kamden and Paul's friendship is a shining example of the school’s motto: "Work hard, be kind and let no excuse stand in our way.”
The surprise for the “everyday heroes” was a pair of backpacks filled to the brim with new school supplies and Legos.
Kamden is still waiting on his new chair as well as his return to the classroom. The warehouse building his chair is in Texas and was severely delayed by Hurricane Harvey. Another speed bump for Kamden was a gastrointestinal operation that will keep him recovering at home for about three more weeks.
Kamden is in good spirits, though. The new school supplies and Legos, as well as frequent visits from his buddy Paul should keep him entertained.
Henry Avocado Corporation is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados sold in bulk at retail stores because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
At least one person was killed and three were injured in a crash on state Route 163 in Balboa Park early Saturday morning.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose on Saturday to its highest amount since Sept. 2, 2015, increasing 3.6 cents to $3.462, one day after recording its largest daily increase since Nov. 4, 2017 -- 3.8 cents.
A 21-year-old man was stabbed early Saturday morning after he got into an argument with three males over the volume of music that was playing.
The city of San Diego's Environmental Services Department is hosting an automotive product recycling event on Saturday at San Diego Miramar College.
Active Valor, the combat veteran non-profit organization in San Diego, will host its fifth Valor Adventures of the year in Bonsall on Sunday at Rawhide Ranch.
A 48-year-old woman was struck by a car and fatally injured Friday night near San Diego State University.
Mexico's national soccer team on Friday night won its game against Chile at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium in Mission Valley.
In an effort to rally voters, Senator Bernie Sanders on Friday returned to San Diego for the first time since announcing another bid for the White House and held a rally at the Waterfront Park.