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Once Homeless, Now Home Builder

Once Homeless, Now Home Builder

A formerly homeless Utah man now designs temporary shelters for others without a place to live. Seventy-three-year-old Gary Pickering of Pleasant Grove, Utah, who was homeless in the late 1980s due to a divorce, used his personal experience as inspiration to begin creating these “survival pods.” “I believe a person needs the dignity of something […]
Humanitarian Stories,Inspiring Stories

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Inspiration can come from many places. For Shannon Leavitt of Pocatello, Idaho, it came from her son. Seven months before starting the program, Leavitt saw 10-year-old Kaden run out to help their elderly neighbor with her trash, and his good deed sparked a thought. She told Yahoo! Shine, “He ran outside and dragged her bag […]
Fun Stories,Humanitarian Stories,Inspiring Stories

A Baby Re-Born

A Baby Re-Born

Mothers know best, right? When doctors had declared Jamie Ogg – the newborn son of Australian Kate Ogg – deceased after birthing complications, she refused to let go of her son.  Instead, she decided to use her own form of treatment on Jamie. The Kangaroo Care technique has seen a recent influx in select hospitals […]
Inspiring Stories

A Pit Bull and a Wedding Ring

A Pit Bull and a Wedding Ring

Pit bulls have long been stereotyped as dangerous dogs. But one pit-bull in particular is proving that with a little love, attention, and kindness, any dog can be man’s best friend. Sean Stinchcomb, a musician from Baltimore, adopted his pit-bull, Delilah, from a shelter two and a half years ago, as the perfect Christmas gift […]
Animal Stories,Fun Stories

From Convict to Hero

From Convict to Hero

Turning on the news, all one really ever sees are the tragedies that are occurring in the world: the bombings, fighting, lying, and kidnapping. But in every one of these horrible situations, the good in humanity always overpowers the evil of the world. Prime example: Charles Ramsey. To most, Ramsey might seem like the most […]
Humanitarian Stories,Success Stories

An Unexpected Friendship

An Unexpected Friendship

To most, being driven in a police car is not a good thing. But to 18-year-old Christian Felix, getting picked up by Phoenix Police Sergent Natalie Simonick allowed for an unlikely friendship to form. On March 6, 2013, Sgt. Simonick was patrolling the streets at night when she spotted Christian wandering the streets alone. Initially, […]
Humanitarian Stories

An Inspirational Run

An Inspirational Run

Some people run to relieve stress. Others are simply following doctor’s orders. For Frank Fumich, ultra marathon runner, each mile is full of meaning. Frank Fumich, a 45-year-old small business owner from Arlington, Virginia, ran three consecutive marathons to fundraise for victims of the Boston Bombing tragedy. He wanted to run one marathon for each […]
Humanitarian Stories,Inspiring Stories

Heroic Acts in a Time of Need

Heroic Acts in a Time of Need

During an emotional week for the entire nation, one thing was known for sure: the Boston Marathon participants, first responders, law enforcement, and spectators, risked their own lives to help the injured all around them. “Boston police, firefighters, and first responders as well as the National Guard responded heroically, and continue to do so as […]
Humanitarian Stories

Estella’s Brilliant Bus Aids Local Students

Estella’s Brilliant Bus Aids Local Students

Florida, with its sandy beaches and sunny weather, is one of the top locations for Americans looking to retire, relax, and enjoy their golden years. But not everyone has the same picture of what makes a perfect retirement. Growing up in the segregated south, and working since she was 6 years old, 76-year-old Estella Pyfrom, […]
Fun Stories,Humanitarian Stories

Ben’s 10-Mile Journey to Jade

Ben’s 10-Mile Journey to Jade

Some say they left their heart in San Francisco; for Ben, the 4 ½ year old German Shepherd/Husky mix, it was Terre Haute, Indiana. Ben walked 10 miles in a 24 hour period from his new home in Youngstown Meadows back to the Terre Haute Humane Shelter he was adopted from. He ran away just […]
Animal Stories