Dreams Come True

Freedom for Anthony

Anthony Ray Hinton lived on death row for nearly 30 years.  He was innocent but no one believed him.  He had a team of attorneys (The Equal Justice Initiative) that worked every day to help him gain his freedom.  He waited believing that someone would figure it out that it was not him.  He kept his faith.  In this video we watch as he experiences new and old things like feeling the rain on his face for the first time in 30 years.  He learned how to use the ATM, learn about Instagram and Facebook.  He doesn’t blame people. He has a strong faith and is now ready to learn to live again.  He will now work on fixing up his home that he shared with his mother when he was arrested.  They had information that they bullets used in the crime did not match the gun that was owned by his mother.  Things like this happen but the story here is that this man has a wonderful soul and joy.  He will make a new life now out and free.  It is amazing how things like this happen but the good news is that he is free and determined to make himself a good life.  What a strong spirit this man has.  ”Bitterness kills the soul” he says.  May he have a good life and reconnect with his family.

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Freedom for Anthony

Alumni makes a touchdown

WWII Veteran and Kansas football’s alumni Bryan Sperry who, at 89-years old, makes scoring a touchdown one of the greatest accomplishments we’ve seen. Brian Sperry proved he still has the moves when he returned to the University of Kansas, where he played college football in his teens, and scored a touchdown in an alumni scrimmage game. Just watch the joy on his face and the other teammates when he scores the winning touchdown.  He said he has not run like that for years.  It was a dream of his to return to the gridiron.  He actually played for KU after returning from war.  Many people just enjoyed watching him run down that field.  It just goes to show that you are never too old to live out your dreams.  What an inspiration.

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Alumni makes a touchdown

How a Blind Mom Sees Her Unborn Baby

Here is another story that is not exactly news but it is a great story.  It is  the story of Tatiana who is a mother that is waiting on the birth of her child.  Huggies diapers created this commercial to tell her story.  Tatiana is a mother like many soon to be moms.  She is looking forward to the birth of her chilld.  She has everything ready and is just waiting for Murilo to come into the world.  The big difference here is that Tatiana is BLIND.  She will never see her baby so her doctor did her sonogram and then uses a 3D printer to create an image that she can touch to “SEE” her baby.  He first describes the baby to her.  We wonder why he is he is describing the baby and why the mother is not looking at the monitor.  Then we figure it out.  What a wonderful gift for this woman to expereience to be able to see her baby before it is born. What a great idea.  Thank you to Huggies for sharing this touching video.

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How a blind mom sees her unborn baby

Dancing with their Daddy

Charlie has a brain tumor.  He will not recover from this but what he will do is live while he can.  When Charlie Kwentus stopped fighting his brain tumor, he decided to make the most out of the life he has left, especially with his two daughters. After hearing that there was not much more they could do for Charlie, he and  his family decided to take a three week vacation to make memories.  During their trip they started thinking about the facts that he would not be there for graduations, proms or weddings a non-profit called Annie’s Hope stepped in.  Marion and Zoe are getting all made up at a salon and dressed up to take a limo ride stopping for photos and then to restuarant for dinner and dancing.  These memories will stay with them forever.    For one night they had a night that they would never forget.  Thanks to Annie’s Hope to bring this night to this family.  Their lives will never be the same thanks to you and your organization.

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Dancing with their Daddy

The Ride of His Life

Kenneth Broskey is a grandfather who has discovered he has battle with cancer that he can’t win.  Knowing he doesn’t have long to live Kenneth decided that he wanted to earn money to pay of his house to help take care of his daughter and grandchildren.  Kenneth decided to give rides for money by becoming an Uber driver.  He wants to earn as much money as he can to pay of his house so that his daughter and grandchildren can continue to stay in the house once he is gone.  One ride changed his life.  Roland Gainer called for a ride but got so much more.  In hearing of Ken’s story Roland is helping Ken earn the money he needs in the time he has left.  Roland set up a GoFundMe page to ask people to help him get to the goal to pay off his house.  What a great gift to give to his man to help him get through this difficult time.  The real good news here is that they reached their goal of $95k in just 13 days.  Thanks to the 3,714 people who donated and helped them reach this goal.  Thanks to Patricia M for bringing us this story.

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The ride of his life

A Town Celebrates Her Day

A 10-year-old girl with a rare genetic disorder just wanted people to come to her birthday.Mackenzie Moretter has Sotos Syndrome–it left her with some brain damage and makes it difficult for her to make friends. When no one responded to invitations to her birthday party, her mom reached out on Facebook and Mackenzie got much more than a party. Mackenzie thought no one would come to her 10th birthday party.“I have a hard time making friends at school,” she said.But when people heard her story, they responded in a very big way. Everyone showed up to celebrate — from neighbors, to strangers, to big names. Even former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson came out to celebrate with Mackenzie.“I know how it feels to be at a low point, and I just wanted to come here and show her that people do have hearts,” Johnson said. Mackenzie’s mother, Jenny, was overwhelmed with the support for her daughter.The City of Shakopee even declared April 18 as “Mackenzie Moretter Day.” She opened presents and guests enjoyed the 30 dozen cupcakes that were ordered for the event.It’s a birthday Mackenzie will never forget. All together, about 400 people came to celebrate and all of the food was donated from local businesses as well. Thanks to Patricia M for sharing this story.

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A Town Celebrates Her Day

Louisville Police Officer Helps Runner Finish

Asia Mystory Ford decided  to start losing weight after her husband lost a limb due to diabetes.  She lost over  217 lbs.  To celebrate her weight loss she decided to compete in The Rodes City Run which is a 10k in historic downtown Louisville, Kentucky.  As she was only 2 miles from the finish line she started to feel bad.  She was approached by Officer Aubrey Gregory who offered to get her an ambulance to take care of her.  She said she did not want to stop so Officer Gregory stepped up to help her and do the last two miles together. Asia, her son and Officer Gregory walked the last two miles together and finished the race.  This story spread fast on social media.  It is wonderful to hear a good story about a police officer who spent his time helping a citizen achieve her goal.  Not only did he help her complete the race. He got a forever friend.  You are amazing Asia Ford. You may not have been the fastest runner but you made it.  You are a hero Officer Gregory. You both are inspiring to us all.

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Louisville police officer helps runner

Woman wakes from Coma

A tragic accident in East Tennessee could never be called good news.  That is not where this story ends.  Sharista Gailes was in a horrible accident that put her in a coma.  Sharista was 5 months pregnant at the time.  The doctors told her family that she would probably never wake up.  One month later she gave birth prematurly. Her little boy weighed less than 2 pounds.  He is now growing and getting bigger.  Last week her family got a call with great news.  She was awake from her coma.  She had opened her eyes and could even squeeze her hand.  Her family even watched her amazingly as she followed with her eyes a picture of her little baby.  What a joy.  What a miracle.  The doctors don’t know quite yet just how much brain activity she will get back and how much she will be able to do but this is truly a miracle times two.  Let’s all just pray for this little boy and his mama that they will be able to grow stronger together.

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Woman awakes from coma

This Grandma is a huge help

Emily Jordan and her husband always wanted to have the same thing that every couple wants, to start a family.  As they made plans something terrible was discovered.  Emily found out that she had cervical cancer at a young age facing a radical hysterecomy.  Emily Jordan underwent that  radical hysterectomy in 2010. She thought she and her husband would never have their own children.  The doctors were able to save ovaries. Then her mother made a surprising offer. She offered to carry their baby for them.  Who would ever imagine a 50+ year old being able to carry a child with no problems.  She was very healthy so they said it would be possible for her to do this. It was the most wonderful gift that she could give her daughter and her husband.  The love they have for this little baby is the most important thing for this Grandma.  She knows that her role in this was to deliver a healthy baby and to be the best grandma she could be. She said that this was not hard that she would even offer to do it again.  Now the fun time of spoiling this little one. Great job Grandma. Thank you to Patricia M for bringing us this story.

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This Grandma is a huge help

Friend helping friend – only 7 years old

Colin Cox and Ryan Branson are old friends.  Well, they have really only known each other for two years.   Colin spent some time as little boy with a dibilitating disease.  His mom thinks it made him more compassionate.  Colin came home from school and told his mom that his friend’s house burned down. He asked his mom to make a video to help Ryan’s family.  He had lost everything and he needed help.  So Colin made a video asking for help.  Thanks to his help they have already raised over $9000 to help Ryan’s family.  How beautiful to hear these little 7 year olds talk about what Colin did, “Because that is what friends do, they help each other.”  These two are like little “old souls”.  As they say to each other at the end of the video, “Your the best friend ever. What would I do without you”.  How awesome that these two boys can show us all the true meaning of friendship and how to help each other in hard times.  Colin, you are amazing and what a great friend you truly are. You are true example to all of us.

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friend helping friend