Teen turns challenges into positives for others


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Kody Omphalius is a true renaissance teen, and is being recognized in Monday’s Student Spotlight. The Hamburg High School and Erie 1 BOCES student has managed to turn several challenging experiences into positives to help others.

Kody raises money for diabetes charities. He also joined the Hamburg Junior Firefighters program as a way to honor his father who passed away a few years ago.

He’s now a probationary member at Armor Volunteer Fire Department and is working toward his EMT certificate.

If you would like to help us recognize students in western New York who are making a difference, email us at WakeUp@wivb.com. Be sure to include a picture or video.

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