‘To the woman in the Target parking lot’ – Daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal shares emotional story

Five years later, even those who have never set foot near Newtown, Connecticut, can conjure the scene painted by police of a first-grade classroom transformed into a killing field. Dawn Hochsprung, the slain Sandy Hook principal, ran toward danger in her attempt to save students. Hochsprung’s daughter, Tina Hassinger, shared a story on Thursday about an unknown hero from that day: the “woman in the Target parking lot:” “To the woman in the Target parking lot, five years later: It […]

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‘To the woman in the Target parking lot’ – Daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal shares emotional story

Five years later, even those who have never set foot near Newtown, Connecticut, can conjure the scene painted by police of a first-grade classroom transformed into a killing field. Dawn Hochsprung, the slain Sandy Hook principal, ran toward danger in her attempt to save students. Hochsprung’s daughter, Tina Hassinger, shared a story on Thursday about an unknown hero from that day: the “woman in the Target parking lot:” “To the woman in the Target parking lot, five years later: It […]

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7 brothers and sisters split into 3 foster homes finally adopted by 1 Florida couple

MARIANNA, Fla. — A Florida couple just became a family of nine after adopting seven children – all brothers and sisters and all at once! Sofia and Dashoan Olds said they always knew they might adopt some day, according to Today. The Olds said once they saw a news story about the siblings, it just felt right to adopt. “There was no question, if they allow us to adopt these children, we will do it,” said Sofia. “I like to say […]

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Fort Worth ‘Homeless Christmas Tree’ inspires community to love those often forgotten on holidays

FORT WORTH– If you have even one Christmas wish tucked away, there’s a tree in Fort Worth that sure could use that extra little blessing. Off of I-30 it stands, endearingly known as the ‘Homeless Christmas Tree.’ Let’s start from the beginning, back at least 30 Christmases ago. The woman who literally wrote the book about the tree, Leslie Gordan, used to pass the tree on her way to work. She, like many Texans, wondered why the tree was decorated, […]

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10-year-old gets multi-organ transplant after waiting for 8 years

CLEVELAND – A 10-year-old boy is a living miracle after waiting eight years for a multi-organ transplant. “I just thought about it at night; I laid in bed thinking about him being in there all by himself,” Annie Lykins remembers the nights before she decided to take legal custody of Victorious Nera. Victorious, also known as Vic, is a fighter. He was born with Short Gut Syndrome, which almost killed him as a baby and requires him to get all […]

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Man donates kidney to stranger to save his wife’s life

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Every single day, Jill Deitz wakes up hoping that she will get a kidney. “I have been diabetic for 43 years and my kidneys started to fail 12 years ago,” Dietz, a prospective living kidney recipient, told WXIN. After all, her life depends on it. “My health has been our biggest hurdle,” said Deitz. Right now in Indiana, the wait for a kidney from a deceased donor could take up to five years. “If you are on […]

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Woman donates kidney to stranger after seeing Facebook post

SOUTHINGTON, Ohio –A woman living in the small town of Southington, Ohio donated her kidney to a stranger after seeing his post seeking a donor on Facebook. She donated the kidney to a 25-year-old man, according to WJW. “When I read it, I just felt I wanted to do it,” said Lesley Tietz. Tietz and her family live about a mile from Joe Dorsey, but the two didn’t meet until after his GoFundMe post was shared on Facebook. Dorsey found […]

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Woman donates kidney to stranger after seeing Facebook post

SOUTHINGTON, Ohio –A woman living in the small town of Southington, Ohio donated her kidney to a stranger after seeing his post seeking a donor on Facebook. She donated the kidney to a 25-year-old man, according to WJW. “When I read it, I just felt I wanted to do it,” said Lesley Tietz. Tietz and her family live about a mile from Joe Dorsey, but the two didn’t meet until after his GoFundMe post was shared on Facebook. Dorsey found […]

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Albuquerque police officer adopts woman’s opioid-addicted baby

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Police officers will often tell you there’s no such thing as a routine call when you’re patrolling the streets. But when Albuquerque police officer Ryan Holets responded to a possible theft at a nearby convenience store, it had all the hallmarks of a mundane assignment he could quickly clear from the call log. It didn’t turn out that way. As Ryan left the convenience store on September 23rd, he noticed out of the corner of his eye […]

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Australian paramedics grant dying patient’s wish to see the ocean one last time

HERVEY BAY, Australia – A dying woman in eastern Australia was granted her final wish of visiting the beach one last time, according to local authorities who shared a photo on Thursday. A pair of paramedics in the coastal town of Hervey Bay, about 150 miles north of Brisbane, were transporting the woman to a palliative care facility when she expressed her desire to be near the ocean before she died, the Queensland Ambulance Service said in a Facebook post. The […]

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