When Lacey Buchanan was pregnant, she had no idea what was in store for her. She was excited to know that she was pregnant and that she was having a boy. But, as her baby grew, something went wrong. Doctors weren’t sure what was happening to the small child inside of her… And many people suggested she abort the baby. But this mother refused to give up on her unborn child (grab your tissues). Once Christian was born, Lacey had to be even stronger. People would stare, ask questions, and judge her family without knowing the truth. One person even [More]
People get surprises all the time. Some bad, some good, and some that will leave you bawling like a little baby. This video would be the latter. When this little girl’s parents told her to read a letter, she had no idea what she was in for. Prepare your heart and watch. Share this sweet girl’s wonderful moment with others by clicking Share below. Read more: http://viralnova.com/girls-amazing-surprise/
It usually starts relatively small. Maybe Dad needs a little help at home because getting around is becoming difficult. Other times, it arrives like thunder, with a catastrophic injury or a shocking medical diagnosis rendering a loved one completely dependent on outside help. No matter how an illness or disability arrives, the person who steps up to assist their stricken family member earns a title. That person becomes a caregiver. In the United States, 40 million people provide unpaid care to elderly, ill, and disabled people. Most of these caregivers don’t even distinguish themselves as such. To them, helping family [More]
Florida has one of the largest homeless populations in the United States. According to the 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Florida has an estimated 47,862 homeless individuals. That’s about eight percent of the total U.S. homeless population. Perhaps because of this, Florida is also considered to be the most dangerous state in the country to be homeless according to the National Coalition for the Homeless. Compared to the next most dangerous state, California, Florida had double the number of homeless hate crimes in 2012. This makes the work of nonprofit Impact Homelessness [More]
Thousands of people gathered in Newport Beach, California this weekend to honor lifeguard Ben Carlson, who died last week while attempting to rescue a struggling swimmer. Carlson was a 15-year veteran of the Newport Beach Lifeguards and he became the first city lifeguard to die in the line of duty. City spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said about 5,000 mourners and supporters watched from the pier and shore as about 2,500 people took boats and boards. They made their way out past the breakers where they formed a circle and chanted, “Ben, Ben, Ben” to honor Carlson’s life and connection to the [More]
While a life insurance commercial from Thailand is an unlikely source of inspiration, it certainly is a welcome one. The ad follows a Thai man who goes out of his way to help other members of the community on a day-to-day basis. It’s really quite touching to see how his actions, however small, make such a big impact on the lives of his neighbors. In the end, he receives quite the reward, something you cannot buy in stores or even put a price on. You don’t have to be in Thailand or even the market for life insurance to take [More]
The population of homeless people in America is not shrinking, and it’s something most of us try to ignore. We turn a blind eye when we walk down the street and push it out of our minds so we don’t have to feel guilty or weird or unsettled by their unfortunate circumstance. But for many of the homeless fighting stay alive each day, they’re able to find hope through the unwavering love of their companions: dogs. Unlike us, these animals don’t care that their owners have fallen on such hard times. Many of their owners sacrifice having their own meals in [More]
When this stray dog was found wandering the streets of Athens, Greece, she had such horrific mange that it was as if she was turning to rock. Her rescuers decided to call her Petra, meaning stone in Greek, and after months of love and care, she was transformed into a totally new dog. Petra’s journey from near death to full of life is nothing short of incredible. If I had been shown a picture of Petra before her rescue and one from now, I’d not have believed it was the same dog. What a mind-blowing transformation! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/petra-dog-rescue/
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Depending on how you look at him, you could say that this adorable little dog walks like a human, like a T-Rex, or like a kangaroo. Crest, a precious rescue dog, was scheduled to be euthanized due to the fact that he had no mobility in his front legs. Luckily for the little guy, the amazing people at Vet Ranch took him in and gave him the surgery he so desperately needed. Now that he’s healing, they hope that Crest will be adopted into a loving home to get the affection he deserves. What a strong [More]
Getting into college is no small feat, and for one young woman with Down syndrome, it was a goal she hadn’t stopped thinking about since the moment her brother went off to school. Wanting to experience the excitement of a college acceptance letter for herself, 20-year-old Rachel Grace worked tirelessly to send out college applications that highlighted her many strengths. After graduating from high school, Rachel applied to four colleges, but one stood out to the determined young woman and her parents — East Stroudsburg University. After months of waiting, an envelope arrived from ESU that changed everything. After carefully [More]