Kristen Bell just made one very brave girl’s day. Avery Huffman, 6, recently was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and her family has been documenting her battle on caringbridge.org. “On June 30th, our sweet Avery was diagnosed with a brain tumor, a cancerous tumor that is inoperable … a brain tumor found in the […]Read more "“Frozen” Princess Leaves Voicemail For Child With Brain Tumour"
An Indiana man has embarked on a grand gesture designed to win back his estranged wife and get himself into shape: He is biking across the country. Eric Hites, 40, created a website and blog dubbed “Fat Guy Across America” to share his story as a 563-pound man attempting to cross the continental U.S. with […]Read more "Obese Man Bikes Across USA To Lose Weight"
Gillian Norris’ son died in a road accident when he was just 14. Twenty-three years on, Gillian put her head to a stranger’s chest and listened to his heartbeat. It was an emotional moment when she came face to face with transplant patient Daniel Titley, 35. Daniel was just 11 when he received Stephen’s heart. […]Read more "Mother Listens To Son’s Heartbeat Through Donor"
Some of Roger Federer’s biggest—and youngest—fans are probably too tiny to know about his victories on the tennis court, and too touched by poverty to care much. They just know he’s the man behind the creation of preschools across southern Africa where now are learning and growing healthy, with a hearty meal every day. They […]Read more "Tennis Player Builds 50 Preschools In Africa"
John Lohan, an MBTA bus driver for nearly 19 years, looked back at the scattered passengers on the 35 bus Thursday afternoon and popped the question: Who wants to stop at the child-run lemonade stand on the side of the street? His treat. “I said to them, ‘If any of you are in a hurry […]Read more "Bus Driver Stops At Kid’s Lemonade Stand"
A Newcastle man ran into his burning house on Tuesday to save his best friend – his dog Ditch. Mark Woodbury ducked down to shops for 10 minutes to get some supplies for a fishing trip, but when he returned home he noticed smoke billowing from a back window. “The first thing I thought of […]Read more "Man Runs Into Burning House To Save Pet Dog"
Heather McManamy, a cancer patient and mom, is determined to remain in her daughter’s memory — so determined that she’s filling out greeting cards for the 4-year-old’s future milestones. “I did them from when she’s older or younger — random encouragement, bad day, wedding, driver license, even first breakup,” McManamy, 35, of McFarland, Wisconsin, told […]Read more "Mother Dying With Cancer Writes Cards For Toddler’s Future Milestones"
The man called 911 to report trouble breathing, although in fact his plan was to commit suicide with a pistol and have paramedics find him. But when the fire-and-rescue truck arrived at his Leesburg apartment, he was still alive, holding his gun. The paramedics backed away and called the police. Sgt. Mark Davis and Officer […]Read more "Police Officer Convinces Suicidal Man To Reconsider"
It isn’t easy for Rhonda Thill to tell this story. It starts with her husband of 18 years, Randy Thill, killed one night last month in a motorcycle crash. But it’s the story’s ending Rhonda wants you to hear. “It means a lot,” she said. In the days following Randy’s death — when Rhonda received […]Read more "Bikers Find Missing Ring For Depressed Widow"
When Bruno Barba first saw Lola, he never could have guessed how much the young pig would affect him. “She’s changed my life so much and I just haven’t been able to look at anything the same anymore,” Bruno told The Dodo. Now the 16-year-old high school student is paying her back with the ultimate […]Read more "Boy Breaks Rules To Save The Life Of A Pig"