Noah Moore was born with congenital heart defect. He had open-heart surgery when he was only seven days old, during 2012 American Heart Association Beach Ride. Noah’s grandfather Robbie Dunaway, who has come to the Beach Ride for more than a decade, missed the ride that year. It was then he started to realize that the ride is more than having fun on the beach. “It’s about raising and doing all we can, to raise as much money as we can so that other kids have the same opportunities that Noah has had,” said Dunaway. That year, Dunaway and his families and friends formed Team Noah.
In his latest attempt to rid the world of mosquito-borne disease, Dr. Matthew DeGennaro of Florida International University has created a new trap for the deadly insect. DeGennaro calls for an “all hands on deck” approach to saving the lives of 735,000 people who die annually from disease spread by mosquitoes.