Amazing Display of Sportsmanship at Cross Country Race Applauded
Posted on : 10-23-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
An wonderful act of sportsmanship at a cross country meet is being celebrated by local residents in Iowa.   A video making its rounds on social media captures Evan Hansen, a sophomore at City High School, helping his friend cross the finish line. Hansen's friend is Adam Todd, a junior at Washington High School who has epilepsy and associated autism.   During the meet, Todd ran off course after a passing ambulance captured his attention. Such distractions are common for Todd in track meets, as his condition makes focusing difficult.…
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Little Free Pantrys Help Out The Neighborhood
Posted on : 10-03-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
Chances are that you've heard of or seen a little free library. It's a place where people can go when they need a new book to read. The only requirement is that they have to leave a book as well. It now seems that someone has taken this idea, and turned it into a "Free Little Pantry." According to Reddit, The Little Free Pantry is a place where people can go when they need necessities such as food, supplies, feminine products, and more. It's a place to help out those…
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The Olympic Spirit Shines Through During A Recent Race
Posted on : 10-01-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
The Olympics are all about competition. Country versus country until one comes out on top as the best. Individual athletes are also competing against themselves and their previous records. They are always trying to do better and keep their eyes on the prize which is the gold medal. Every now and then, stories come out proving that sometimes the competition isn't the most important part of the Olympics. Sometimes it's the sportsmanship. According to Reddit, a story of inspiration and triumph came out of the semifinal of the women's 5,000-meter…
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Paralyzed Walks Down the Aisle at Her Wedding
Posted on : 09-30-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
When Jaquie Goncher was just 17-years-old she suffered from a freak accident that left her paralyzed from the neck down. She dove into a friend's swimming pool and broke her neck. It left her instantly paralyzed. Doctors told her that she would never walk again. Well, at 25-years-old now, Jaquie just proved doctors wrong. A month after her surgery, she was able to move her big toe. Her doctors were very surprised. In 2015, Jaquie got engaged to her boyfriend Andy. She knew then that she wanted to be able…
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Teen with Cancer Does Inspirational Photo Shoot
Posted on : 09-29-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
Going through cancer treatments can be tough, especially as a young person. Already battling self-esteem issues, losing your hair can really take a toll on your confidence levels. One teen who is undergoing chemotherapy has recently shared an inspirational message with the world, showing others that going through treatment and losing your hair does not have to define your beauty standards. Seventeen-year-old Andrea Sierra Salazar was diagnosed with stage two lymphoma after doctors found a tumor on the teen's neck and one in her chest. She began treatment immediately, which…
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