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Sep 1, 2016
Utah Woman Left Infertile After Brain Tumor Goes to Hospital with Seizures, Stuns Doctors
Brooke Williams had a brain tumor when she was a little girl. After doctors successfully removed it, they told the girl and her parents she'd never be able to have kids. Fast forward about 20 years...
Sep 1, 2016
This Photo of a Middle Schooler With Autism Eating Lunch at School Is Taking the Internet By Storm Today
Sometimes Leah Paske is grateful that her son, a newly minted middle-schooler, has autism. Like most of us, she remembers the horror that was middle school--the way kids shun you for the slightest...
Aug 31, 2016
Mom Is Convinced Restaurant Will Kick Them Out After Son's Epic Meltdown. Then Waitress Brings Note
Moms of special needs children always have their antenna up when they go out as a family. All sorts of embarrassing mayhem might happen. People may stare at their kids, or ask rude questions. Or...
Aug 17, 2016
Paramedic Daughter Dies in the Line of Duty, Mom Gets Letter Beyond the Grave
Police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics--all these first responders have something inspiring in common: They consider what they do a calling, not a job. They are so ready to help that...
Jul 18, 2016
Classmate Invites Autistic Son to Birthday Party, But It's the Note Inside the Invitation That Makes This Mom Cry
Little kids start out being inclusive enough--prompted by their parents, they're happy to invite every classmate to their birthday parties. (More presents!) But as they get into grade-school, they...
Jul 8, 2016
This Mom Found Herself Alone on the Side of the Road While Her 2-Year-Old Had a Seizure. Then She Saw a Stranger Approach
A toddler having a febrile seizure is a very scary thing. Even though they aren't usually signs of epilepsy or cause long-term damage, the sight of your little one shaking uncontrollably and losing...
Jul 8, 2016
Mom Keeps Eye on the Girl Watching Her Down Syndrome Daughter at the Pool. What Happens Next Is Completely Unexpected
Michelle Odland, a mom of three, is used to kids' reactions when they first encounter her 9-year-old, who has Down Syndrome and doesn't speak. They ask questions like "What's wrong with her?" or...
Jul 8, 2016
She Was Celebrating Her Birthday When a Firefighter Suddenly Showed Up at Her Door and Insisted She Get Out of the House
Talk about birthday surprises. Jeanette Carty was quietly celebrating her 100th birthday when she heard someone at the door. Standing outside was a member of the Norfolk Fire and Rescue, waiting to...
Jun 16, 2016
Flight Attendants Find Out the Grandmother of an Orlando Shooting Victim Is on the Plane. What Happened Next Is the Talk of the Internet Today
In times of national tragedies, Mr. Rogers told us to look for the helpers. After the Orlando nightclub shooting, there were many inspiring stories about people giving aid and comfort to...
Apr 15, 2016
Boy with Brain Disorder Sends Mom's Cancer-Stricken Co-Worker a Get-Well Card. But It's What She Sends Back That Stunned the Family
Donna Mott's son, Luke, has a rare brain disorder called Chiari malformation. The condition, which can develop in the womb as well as in adulthood, is caused by defects in the brain and spine. Some...
Apr 4, 2016
Family Pays Cops' Meal at Kansas City Eatery, But It's What Their Teenage Daughter Left Behind That the Officers Will Treasure Forever
Police officer Rance Quinn and his partner were eating lunch at a Chili's in Kansas City a couple of weeks ago when they were taken aback by a show of support at the restaurant. It's not like the...
Mar 23, 2016
When a Distraught Widow Broke Down at the Drive-Thru, the Employees Knew JUST What to Do
The newly widowed woman from Vancouver, WA, probably wasn't expecting this type of service when she stopped by the Dutch Bros Coffee drive-thru over the weekend. Her husband, only 37, had died the...
Feb 19, 2016
Children with Cancer Had Gathered for an Emotional Church Service When the Most Unexpected Visitor Wandered in and Brought Back Joy
The main cathedral in the city of Cochabamba in Bolivia has witnessed a lot of inspirational moments in its long history. But perhaps never one quite like this. Earlier this week, the priest was...
Jan 26, 2016
Asked Why God Created Grandmothers, Little Southern Boy Gives the PERFECT Response That'll Make Any Meemaw Swoon
There's nothing like grandparents. Sure, kids love their moms and dads but for unconditional adoration and the ability to spoil like no other, a grandparent is the BEST. So we are totally in...
Oct 2, 2015
A Blind Deer Couldn't Find Food, But What It Did Find Solved All Its Problems
There are plenty of animal lovers in Illinois, but one 10-year-old stands out. After a blind deer showed up in the neighborhood, the boy walked her from one grass patch to another to make sure she...
Sep 28, 2015
Pope Francis Spotted Something in the Crowd That Sent Him into a Giggle Fit
Pope Francis loves children. And it's a sure bet that any time he's wading into a crowd or riding in the Popemobile, he'll stop to bless dozens of babies and toddlers. But one particular baby this...
Sep 25, 2015
8 Things That Would Truly Surprise You About the Pope's Past
We've been reading plenty of articles about Pope Francis over the years, but when we uncovered these gems, we were pretty surprised too. Here's what we learned recently: Pope Francis taught a...
Sep 24, 2015
Man Builds Tiny Train to Give Rescue Dogs the Fun Little Rides They Deserve
The way 80-year-old Eugene Bostick found his second career was kind of accidental. As the Fort Worth, Texas, native told The Dodo, he and his brother had a horse barn down a dead-end street, and...
Sep 8, 2015
When a Boy in a Car Crash Needed Comforting, This First Responder Did Something Incredible
First responders are true heroes. Not only do they save lives, but they also keep calm in a crisis so they can calm those around them. That's what happened during this past holiday weekend. An SUV...