Baby brothers beat all odds after horrific attack

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nurses, anesthesiologists and surgeons were crowded into an operating room at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare’s main hospital, racing to save the life of a young boy with a knife lodged in his skull. Suddenly, the phone rang, and everything stopped. “Before you pull the knife, I want him baptized,” the frantic voice on the phone said. The caller was Gail Brown, the grandmother of the boy who was lying on the operating room table. Brown also happened to […]

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Morning Hope: Redeemed Women founder empowers Dallas’ Bonton community

DALLAS – The Bonton neighborhood is a severely impoverished Dallas community in need of help. But there lives a woman inspiring and empowering the women of South Dallas. “They need a light. Bonton is a very hard, dark place. They need someone showing up with a smile,” says Alecia ‘Chocolate’ Watson. She’s a shining light in the community and the founder of Redeemed Women, a non-profit she runs to help empower women she relates to closely. “I grew up in poverty,” Chocolate says. […]

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Baby in tiny cap and gown ‘graduates’ from NICU at Alabama hospital

MOBILE, Ala. – An Alabama hospital held a “graduation ceremony” for a baby who defied the odds after being born at just 22 weeks, weighing 13.9 ounces. Video posted by the University of South Alabama Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Mobile shows Cullen Potter dressed in a black cap and gown, the star of the show, as he is walked down the hallway of the hospital. Cullen, who is now 5 months old, is still small, so his parents had […]

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Pink stops concert, walks into crowd to comfort teen whose mother died

BRISBANE, Australia – While on tour in Australia, singer Pink stopped her Brisbane show Tuesday after noticing a girl in the audience holding a sign. “My name is Leah – I’m 14 years old. I lost my beautiful Mom last month. I would LOVE a hug… Please!” the words read. The 38-year-old singer didn’t hesitate to walk into the crowd and find the grieving girl, identified by Yahoo News Australia as Leah Murphy, of Queensland. Pink embraced her before leaving […]

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New Jersey principal creates in-school laundry room to combat bullying

NEWARK, N.J. – He’s only had the job for a couple of weeks, but that’s all it took for a determined principal to realize a bold change was needed to fight bullying at West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey. “They were choosing to stay home rather than coming to school to be bullied or ridiculed,” Principal Akbar Cook told The Star-Ledger. “We didn’t know until we started making calls.” Cook told the paper that students would mock others […]

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81-year-old runner breaks records, but says ‘the best is yet to come’

Jeanne Daprano wants the world to know something: She’s not leaving anything behind. No regrets, no fear. At 81 years old, she’s still pushing her body to the limit. She’s still running competitive races, breaking world records and taking on new challenges. Why? More like — why not? “The thing I’m learning about aging is, it’s inevitable,” Daprano said. “I’m not going to escape it. There are two ways to go: You can either press on or give up. Do […]

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Store employee’s simple gesture meant the world to a teen with autism

BATON ROUGE, La. – A grocery store employee is being lauded for helping a teen with autism stock shelves in a fridge. Sid Edwards and his son Jack Ryan Edwards, 17, visited their local Rouses Market in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday. Jack Ryan, who is on the autism spectrum, took notice of what one of the employees was working on: stocking shelves in a fridge. Edwards said Jack Ryan was mesmerized by what the store employee was doing. At […]

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Thankful fawn licks officer after rescue from California wildfires

REDDING, Calif. – Following the deadly and devastating wildfires in California these past few weeks, a heartwarming moment surfaced on Saturday. A California Highway patrolman deployed to the Carr fires in Redding, Calif., received a little love from a fawn that was saved. City cops in the country! SF CHP deployed to the #CARR fires in Redding. Not sure we know what we’re doing in this pic but baby deer pulled from fires and turned over to rescue org. God […]

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Slain NYPD detective’s ‘Miracle Baby’ turns 1

NEW YORK — The sparkle could be seen coming into Wei Tang Liu’s eyes when he proudly carried his granddaughter Angelina into a party for the baby’s first birthday. The little girl was wearing a rainbow skirt and special shirt with the number 1 written in pink, topped by a princess crown in gold. “My granddaughter has made us very happy,” Liu said in Chinese to photographers gathered at the Brooklyn On Fun Association, which held a celebration for Angelina […]

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Teacher brought to tears on flight when strangers give over $500 after hearing her passion

CHICAGO — Sometimes it pays to be chatty. Talking is one thing Kimber Bermudez has no problem with, especially when you ask her about her job, and one of those conversations set off a chain reaction of kindness that netted her over $500. “I am a talker, I had no idea that it would turn into this,” Bermudez said. Bermudez is a first grade teacher at Carlos Fuentes Charter School on the Northwest Side. She was on a Southwest flight to […]

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