Recently, a police officer from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department in Georgia was called in for back up after another police officer found an unsupervised toddler wandering around outside. Officer James Hurst came to the child’s aid and took him to the hospital in his police cruiser. At the hospital, the had to have a medical examination. During the medical exam, the 18-month-old child became frightened and upset. He began to sob and would not cooperate with the medical staff. But, the real story is what the cop did to help out the toddler. [Read more…]
On Saturday, a 54-year-old man graduated from college. While his age alone makes his story unique, his prior employment makes it even more special. For close to a decade, Michael Vaudreuil worked as a custodian for Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Michael owned a plastering business, but the economic recession in the mid 2000’s left him and his business bankrupt. He and his family lost their home, their car, and essentially everything else. [Read more…]
Some individuals who have Autism have difficulty interacting and communicating with other people. Aaron Cahal, a 23-year-old man who has Autism would be one of those people. Aaron is non-verbal and has difficulty communicating with other people. However, Aaron is very aware of what is going on around him and uses his cell phone to communicate with other people. You won’t believe what he did when he came across a family in distress. [Read more…]
Early yesterday morning, on Mother’s Day, a 20-year-old woman went into labor. Sasha Murphy and her boyfriend were driving as fast as possible to the hospital and sailing through red lights. [Read more…]
12-year-old Lexi Brown started “Bald for Lexi” fundraisers to raise money to help children battling cancer. Her fundraising events have raised almost $90,000! [Read more…]
Women tend to seek out auto mechanics to care for and maintain their cars. In fact, the auto industry is largely dominated by men. One woman decided this needed to change. [Read more…]
Recently, 20-year-old Rachel Grace received a letter in the mail notifying her that she had been accepted to college. For Rachel, her acceptance into college was a very big deal. Rachel has Down Syndrome, which is a genetic disorder that causes developmental and motor delays. The letter informed Rachel that she had been accepted into The Career Independent Living and Learning Studies program at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. The program gives students who have intellectual disabilities an opportunity to earn a certificate. Many children and adults who have Down Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities do not have the opportunity to continue their education beyond high school. This is largely due to the fact that these types of certificate programs are not widely available at this time.
Rachel’s parents recorded her heartwarming reaction to the exciting news of her acceptance. Their plan was to send this video with family members and friends so that they too could share in Rachel’s happiness. News of the video spread, and it has now been viewed more than 15 million times! Rachel and her family are shocked by the number of views the video has received and by all the positive comments the video has gotten from strangers around the world.
Check out the video below. Rachel’s excitement and enthusiasm will certainly make you smile! Way to go, Rachel!
Daisy Ridley is an up-and-coming celeb who recently played the role of Rey in the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. Daisy recently posted a selfie to her Instagram account that was clearly altered with filters and displayed the hashtags #nofilter and #nomakeup. [Read more…]
Glamour magazine recently listed Amy Schumer as one of the most “Inspiring” larger women. This set Schumer off, but not because of the obvious. It was something much bigger than that. [Read more…]
It takes a lot of courage for anyone to get up and perform in front of a large crowd of people. Even celebrities’ nerves get the best of them from time to time. Jagger Lavely, a 13-year-old middle school student who has autism was going to perform “Let It Go” from Frozen in front of a large audience at his school talent show. [Read more…]