Grandma Saves the Day

Rosemary was working at the customer service desk at Target when she heard a commotion going on outside.  She went out to investigate and found a van on fire. That is when this grandma of 5 went into action.  She notice the driver doors opening while the van was on fire.  He was not getting out. She knew that she needed to do somthing. She ran to the van and began pulling the disabled man out.  He was stuck but she didn’t give up.  Even when his jacket caught on fire she just kept pulling.  She was able to get him out of the van before it was too late.  If it hadn’t been for her he would not have survived this fire.  Rosemary ran in to help without concern for herself.  After it was all over she noticed that even though she has ailments that would keep her from doing this she was able to help.  She got him out without one burn or cut to herself.  She believes that this truly was deivne intervention.  she is a hero in the eyes of the other witnesses and in our eyes too.  Way to go Rosemary.

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Grandma saves the day

A First Grader Knows How to be a Friend

Vincent and Zach are good friends. Recently Zach was not feeling well only to discover that he had  cancer. Zach is a strong boy and fought his cancer.  He had many treatments but rarely missed school and his friend Vincent.  Vincent was there to help Zach’s spirit.  Vincent learned about cancer and what it was doing to his friend.  He learned that treatment for Zach’s cancer was expensive so he and his mom made scarves and sold them to give the money to Zach.  One day Vincent came to school with a stocking hat on and told his teacher that he had a surprise for Zach.  He removed his cap to expose a shaved head so that Zach was not the only one to not have hair.  This little boy’s love and care for his friend is huge beyond his years.  Zach is continuing to get treatments.  Vincent says “Friendship is a beautiful thing”.  As they say in this report, “Wisdom doesn’t always come with age”.  Thanks Vincent for showing us all just how to be a true friend.  Thanks to Patricia M for sharing this story today.

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She Believed In Me- Marc Mero

Marc Mero is an incredible sports figure.  He is a former WCW and WWE Champion.  In this video he talks about his success but more importantly he talks about his mom.  She believes in him through all his trials and temptations.  He lived through susbstance abuse and now spends his time telling young people his story.  He speaks of how his mom believed in him.  She would wait up when he came home drunk with his friends.  She always believed in him.  All she ever wanted to do was to talk to him.  She loved him.  He tells these students that life is not about winning the race. Life is about how we finish the race.  We need to be kinder to each other.  Life is so precious.  This talk is to help these kids know how you can off the right path but it is not too late to get back on the right path and finish the race.  Life is a race and you make it what it will be.  What a powerful gift he gave to these students and to us.  Take the time to reflect on this message and take action now.  Before it is too late.  Care for others and show them that you know how precious life is.  ”Love is just a word until someone gives it meaning.  You are the meaning.”

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Tattoo Artist Makes Woman Feel Normal

Here is a story you may not have seen.  It is a simple story of the right way to treat people. You see Suzie wanted a tatoo.  So she walked into Hamilton’s Muscle and Ink tattoo studio and asked to have her stick-on tattoos put on her arm, tattooist Jason Ward happily obliged. “The first time she came in, she just walked in, slapped a couple of stick-on tattoo packets on the desk and asked me to put them on her arm. I am sure he thought what on earth.  He asked her again what she wanted.  She said it again that she wanted them on.  Other people may have sent her away but not Jason.  Jason said he treated her the same as he would any client, except he didn’t charge her for his work. Suzie has Down Syndrome. “In our industry you wear gloves so I put gloves on, it’s a matter of hygiene, and then I put the stick on tattoos on her. She didn’t say thank you or anything, she just got up and left, and that was that. And then she came back the following Friday. She  has returned many times and he continues to care for her.  He does it just to make her smile.  If only we would do things just to make others smile.

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Wedding surprises from Maroon 5

This may not be news but it really made the news a week or so ago.  Maroon 5 and their lead singer Adam Levine decided to promote their new song “Sugar” by hitting the road and seeing how many weddings they could crash in Los Angeles one day.  It turns out that the groom and the wedding coordinator was in on it at each wedding but they kept it a secret to the bride and all the guests.  This is a great way to promote your new song but what an awesome gift to each of the couples and their guests.  I also saw some background to this video from someone who was actually there at one of the events.  They tell us that the stage was already set when the guests arrived.  After they played with new song Sugar for the actual video the group sang a special song to the happy couple before grabbing thier stuff and heading off to the next wedding.  This was a great way to bring joy to some lucky couples and promote your new song at the  same time.   Can you just imagine being one of these wedding parties and having a group like Maroon 5 come to play at your wedding?  This is something no one will quickly forget.

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Boy Surprised with Vacuum

Dylan has had a facination with vacuums since he was two.  Dylan, who has autism, was never into “normal” toys, his mother Jodie told WTVR.  In an effort to help make her son’s birthday special, Dylan’s mother sent an email to the Kirby Company, the Cleveland-based makers of the Kirby vacuum.  The middle school student turned 14 over the weekend and celebrated his birthday with a party that included close friends, family and a vacuum salesman.  Dylan’s mom just wanted this birthday to be something special so she reached out to the Kirby company to send someone out to just do a demonstrations.  She even had a cake made for him with a vacuum on it.  But what she got was much more.

In addition to sending Dylan a soccer ball, a hat and a T-shirt with the Kirby logo, a Kirby salesman traveled from Fredericksburg to Chesterfield to perform a vacuum demonstration at the party.He knew more about the Kirby than I did,” an obviously impressed Al Archie said. “I have never experienced anything like that.” Archie, who has been selling vacuums for Kirby for 25 years, said he was moved by Dylan’s knowledge and was taken aback by photos of a much younger Dylan dressed up as a vacuum salesman.

At the end of the demonstration he gave Dylan a brand new Kirby vacuum.  There was not a dry eye in the house.Kirby vacuums are not a cheap, but Archie said he decided to get one for Dylan as a way to celebrate the child’s passion” said Dylan’s mom. A big thanks out to the Kirby company for making this special young man’s birthday so great.

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Opening Doors – Opens Hearts

Josh was just an average kid.  When his father passed away suddenly Josh found himself the object of bullies.  They saw how upset he was and picked on him. It got so bad that he and his mom packed up and moved to the city …to a new school for a new start.  Josh knew he had to make a difference at Clark Road Secondary school.  He wanted to be someone.  He wanted to reach out to people.  He started a new tradition.  He opened doors.  People thought it was weird.  It took some time for people to get used to it. He wanted to make feel welcome and he wanted to be welcomed.  People started looking forward to seeing him.  He changed their attitudes and it changed him too.  They started to feel honored to have Josh at their school.  They even picked him as prom king.  He changed.  He started public speaking.  He started talking about his story and shared his feelings with others. He was able to  help other kids by sharing his story.  One simple act can change your whole life.  Look around and see what simple act you could do to make a difference on others.  Thanks to Patricia M for sharing this story with us.

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Opening Doors opens hearts

Purrrfect Place for a Cat

Our weekly pet story takes us to special house.  This house is being customized by Greg Krueger for his pets.  His special pet cats. He has created many overhead catwalks and passageways.  He says he just loves trails and paths.  That is why he has been working on this for the last 15 years.  He has Aspergers Syndrome.  His passion and his condition work together to bring him joy in continually creating this home for his cats.  He puts a very detailed craftsmanship into this passion.  He relates to his cats and they to him.  It is wonderful to see a man enjoy his pets so much that he will spend so much time to make their home a special one.  People like Greg may not relate to other people as well as they do to pets.  After all how many people think of their pets as another member of their family.  He says he may just never finish. He keeps thinking of new things to add.  I am so glad that Greg has his cats.  Everyone needs something to care for.  Do you know someone who needs a pet to share their love?  Tell them about Greg and his cats.  Visit a local shelter and take a pet home.

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Purrrfect place for a cat

A Big Surprise for a Deserving Woman

This video starts out as a commercial for Eastern Bank.  What it ends up being is an act of kindness from a community.  Deedee Zgonis owns a pizza parlor with her husband Yani.  Yani passed away at 54 years old and left her alone to run the restaurant.   We all know how difficult it is to lose a loved one but imagine how much harder when that loved on is your business partner. She found it hard to even come into work. She had to learn all aspects of the business.  She stepped up and learned all about the business. She went to the bank for a loan and they learned her story.  The bank and the community wanted to help her.  The bank sent her and a friend on a spa weekend.  She went off with her friend to relax and that is when the fun started.  The community came togther and gave her pizza parlor a makeover.  When she returned from her trip she found a whole new look and all with the help of her daughters.  This is just what she needed and also what the community needed to help one of their own.  What an awesome giftto this deserving woman. I know it is a commercial for the bank but it really was so much more.

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Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Get Married

This is a story of one little girl and one little boy.  Brittney Husbyn and Briggs Fussy walked down the aisle in Minnesota during a wedding of of some friends. Not recently, no this was about 20 years ago as the flower girl and ring bearer. Many years later they ran into eachother. One day they reconnected in school.  She remembered him when they ran into each other in college.  She told him that she had his picture on the wall at home.  That meeting lead to a first date which led to many more.Now they are walking down the aisle again but this time it is time to get married.  After 5 years together they are now back where they were almost 20 years ago…walking down the aisle at their own wedding.  What are the chances?  Isn’t this a great testimony on how a chance meeting can turn into something much more.  Take time when you meet someone new.  You may have a connection that will bring you back together years later.  We wish the best for these two.  Many happy year together.

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