John Cena had long ago turned “Never give up” from his wrestling catchphrase into a motto for sick children who have to fight daily more than the WWE superstar ever has inside the ring. On Monday, he will become the first celebrity to grant 500 wishes in Make-A-Wish Foundation history. “I just drop everything,” Cena […]Read more "WWE Star Grants 500 Make-A-Wish Requests"
For 20 straight season, the Padres have made one of the best and most meaningful minor league contract signings in all of baseball. It’s nothing you’ll find in a transactions log though. San Diego has signed former left-hander Matt LaChappa to a minor league deal each year since 1996, when LaChappa suffered a heart attack […]Read more "Padres Sign Crippled Pitcher"
Students in the LeBron James Family Foundation program could see their college tuition paid for by the basketball star. James has announced his foundation will provide full scholarships for all qualifying students in his mentoring program to attend the University of Akron, where a year’s tuition is about $9,500. There are currently 1,000 students enrolled […]Read more "LeBron James Sends Kids To College"
Netflix announced Tuesday that it’s allowing employees to take unlimited maternity or paternity leave during the first year after their child’s birth or adoption. During that first year, Netflix employees will be able to take off however long they feel they need to. They can return on a full- or part-time basis, and even take […]Read more "Netflix Announces Unlimited Parental Leave Policy"
LEGO’s toy dominance over the last half century has been built on petroleum-based plastics. The toy company is investing hundreds of millions of dollars dedicated to research, development and implementation of new, sustainable, raw materials to manufacture LEGO elements as well as packaging materials. By 2030, the Danish-based toy company says that their plastic bricks will no longer […]Read more "LEGO Searching For New Environmentally Friendly Material"
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"
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"
On Wednesday, a seventeen-year-old boy named Martunis from Banda Aceh, Indonesia, was announced as the newest addition to Sporting Portugal’s U-19 football team. He will wear the green-and-white hoops and train at the very same academy where his idol, three-time FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo, learned his trade. When unimaginable tragedy struck […]Read more "How Soccer Saved A Boy’s Future"
A woman who made millions out of coal mining investments is now hundreds of thousands of pounds in debt after she spent her fortune adopting 75 orphans. Li Lijuan has spent the past 19 years using the money she made from her investments in the 1980s to house the abandoned children. The former garment business […]Read more "Millionaire Spends Fortune On Adopting Orphans"
Taylor Swift has surprised one of her young fans who was devastated when her diagnosis with leukaemia meant she would miss seeing the pop star in concert. Naomi Oakes, 11, has acute myelegenous leukaemia and is currently being treated in hospital in Arizona. After being told she could not leave the hospital for at least […]Read more "Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 To Fan Battling Leukemia"