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Man Paralyzed on Hawaii Vacation Gets Help to Get Flight Home

Todd Duitsman was enjoying a vacation in Hawaii when the unthinkable happened. Duitsman was body surfing at Big Beach on Maui along the shore break. A large wave picked him up, swept him inward and slammed him, head first in the sand. The incident left him paralyzed from the neck down and stranded for weeks […]

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Shelter Dogs Used to ‘Rescue’ and Enhance the Lives of Office Workers During Lunch Breaks

Shelter dogs are those that are housed and cared for in some sort of animal rescue center. Often they are abandoned or neglected pups that have been taken in by the center in hopes of finding new, loving homes for the dogs. Towards that end, the shelters often hold events designed to raise interest in […]

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A Memphis Church Hosts a Prom for People with Disabilities

While some had attended a prom in the past, for others, it was the first and probably only time they’d ever have the experience. Whether it was the first time or not, the event was a reason to be catered to and pampered and the cause of much joy and celebration. The Memphis Joy Prom […]

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Cat Rescued after Being Stuck Atop a Utility Pole for 3 Days

We’ve all heard stories about the local fireman rescuing a cat stuck in a tree. What happens when the cat is stuck atop a utility pole with powerful electrical cables running off in several directions? That’s what one Las Cruces, New Mexico family found out about recently when the family pet climbed a utility pole […]

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Girl Scout Cookie Season Begins

Every spring thousands of girls around the United States begin one of the most anticipated and appreciated fundraisers ever, the sale of Girl Scout Cookies. This fundraiser is not only a great way to keep this incredible organization alive and well, it is also a much anticipated time of year for the millions of Americans […]

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Man Finds Child’s Letter to Santa and Fulfills Her Wish

Joie, a 5-year-old member of the kindergarten class at St. Rose of Lima in Chula Vista, wrote her Christmas wish on a scrap of paper meant for Santa. She and her classmates attached their wishes to balloons and set them free, filling the sky with colorful balloons. Her letter to Santa asked for a mermaid […]

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Man Throws $1000 into Mall Crowd; Wants To Do It Again

Visitors to the Mall of America were astounded when money started falling from above on Black Friday. A Minnesota man, Serge Votobyov, went to the mall with $1,000 in small bills that day with the intention of making some people pretty happy. As a crowd gathered round a trio that was performing the Christmas carol, […]

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Vermont Waitress Gets $500 Tip from Man Honoring Brother’s Last Wish

Seth Collins has been traveling the country doling out $500 tips to deserving waiters and waitresses to honor the last request of his younger brother. On Wednesday, Julie Bombria was the recipient of the 81st such tip when she had the good fortune to serve Collins’ party of 8. Bombria, 18, had worked at Friendly’s […]

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Christmas Tree of Toys from Town’s Display Will Be Donated to the Needy

The town of Silver Spring, MD has taken the spirit of the season to a whole new level and it involves the town’s Christmas tree display in a way that helps those in need. This is the second consecutive year that the Downtown Silver Spring, a local group of shopping merchants and The Arts and […]

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San Franciscans Rescued by a 5 Year-Old Cancer Patient Living Out His Wish as Batkid

The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the citizens of San Francisco made 5-year-old cancer survivor, Miles’ wish come true – he got to be Batkid for a day and rescue slews of citizens from iconic Batman villains. The northern Californian kid is in remission from leukemia and had the foundation if he could become Batman. He was […]

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