“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar
Freedom begins in the mind, and one 13-year-old girl aims to liberate children the world over with a book campaign to advocate world literacy.
When she was only 8, Maria Keller took it upon herself to begin collecting books for kids. She founded her own nonprofit, Read Indeed, and this month surpassed her goal of sending over a million books to children in various parts of the globe.
NEW YORK -- Tyler Doohan, the 8-year-old upstate New York boy who rescued six relatives from a fire but died while trying to save his grandfather, will be laid to rest Wednesday with a ceremony and honor befitting a fallen firefighter, according to local fire officials.
Penfield Fire Company has kept an honor guard standing by the remains of the boy during calling hours since Monday, and at the end of a church service on Wednesday, Penfield Fire Chief Chris Ebmeyer will declare Tyler an honorary firefighter and present his family with a special fire helmet inscribed with the boy's name.
And your "I'm too old" excuse just went right out the window! Just goes to show that if you can dream it--you can do it.
CANADA -- A 104-year-old Winnipeg man swam his way into the record books, finishing two races and becoming the world's oldest masters swimmer.
Pan Am Pool was packed with family members, friends and swimming fans who cheered on Jaring Timmerman as he completed the 50-metre backstroke and 50-metre freestyle races at a masters swimming meet Friday night. Simply by finishing, Timmerman — who turns 105 in February — has established two world records and created a new competition category for swimmers aged 105 to 109. ...
Leading by example, this grandma is doing a heck of a lot of good!
Karen Bowersox knew little about Down syndrome until her granddaughter Maggie was born. As Maggie grew and she learned more, one of the things she realized was that the girl had problems finding clothes that actually fit her. Then when her granddaughter was four, Maggie’s mother challenged Bowersox: Why not start a clothing line for people with Down syndrome?
The guys over at Give Back Films on YouTube have done it again. Surprising someone deserving with a significant tip. This time they zeroed-in on a Housekeeper at a Hotel who definitely needed a
10-year-old Jahmir Wallace had a dream: to play the trumpet. Watch how he made 'the impossible' a reality. Oh, and you have zero excuses now!
Hey guys, Wade is back with a brand new WadeWire Radio Show.
This week Wade brings you three good news stories, including one of tremendous courage among a group of kids sticking up for a bullied peer and taking action to stand for what's right.
Also, don't miss the feel good song of the week as well as a special uplifting message that focuses on how to have a better day--and life.
Plus, your emails, tweets and messages!
Meet Ric Elias.
Ric was a first class passenger on the flight that Captain Sully landed in the Hudson a few years back. In those brief moments, Ric's life changed forever. He thought it was all over for him. Suddenly, what he thought was important was no longer relevant and what he didn't pay much attention to before the flight he refocused his attention entirely on after.
Watch Ric explain in his own words the three things he learned coming out of what could have been the moment that ended his life.
It was just a scruffy toy bear, with fur a bit worn and stuffing getting lumpy, but 12-year-old Jessica Malcolm hadn't spent one night of her life without it. "Jessica's grandmother had a teddy bear shop and gave her Teddy when she was born," Jessica's mother, Libby Malcolm, told the Daily Telegraph, "and she has slept with her every single day since." That is, until Tuesday. Returning home to Sydney, Australia from a vacation in London, Jessica lost her treasured stuffed animal somewhere in the airport.
One of those stories that helps remind you good people--even strangers--exist.
In June, after feeling ill and tired for weeks, first-grader Zac Gossage was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a fast growing cancer of the white blood cells.
Here's your tissue warning! This story is an incredible tale of just how important friendship is, courtesy of two best buddies in the first grade.
If you want some pep in your step or a dash of good cheer, look no further than the grocery store’s shelves. Not only are foods rich in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids healthful, but studies show they can also increase happiness, lessen symptoms of depression and quell anxiety.
How can foods improve our moods? It all comes down to the brain. A healthy cognitive system is essential to regulating mood, and certain nutrients have a profound impact on maintaining normal brain function.
“Kindness is a magical spell—performed by enlightened beings—meant to enchant hearts and lift weary souls that they might fly.”
TEXAS -- As the Super Bowl approaches, one deserving 7th-grader has more to be excited about than most.
Last week, Tyler Sampson, 13, learned he was winner of the NFL's "We Love Football" contest, and was surprised with tickets to the championship game by his favorite player, Dallas Cowboy DeMarcus Ware.
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