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An Unexpectant Visit for a Father

Going through a difficult time like a serious illness is hard enough when you are surrounded by your families but even harder when your family is far away.  This is one of those videos that really touch your heart.  This father is having a serious life threatening cancer surgery in only a few days.  He thinks his son is in the Philippines speaking to him on the phone.  But Surprise!  Here he comes his son … Standing behind him in the same room.Family is what we need to get us through these types of difficult situations.  This story is from last year and the update is that the Dad overcame the surgery, went cancer free for a year, now is fighting again with success. Best wishes to this family and use the strength of your family to get through it all.

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Friends Helping Friends

Neighbors helping Neighbors.  What would you do to help a neighbor in need?  Here is a real feel good story.  There are many things that a farmer has to do but the one thing that matters the most is to harvest their crops.  This is a story about a farmer who became ill  with terminal cancer and was not able to get his crops in at harvest time.  That is when his neighbors came in to help.  Many farmers  help harvest hundreds of acres in one day to help friend with terminal cancer. When a small community in Illinois learned of a local farmer’s terminal cancer diagnosis, they pulled together the way they usually do and harvested all of his 450 acres of corn – in one day. Carl Bates, 55, of Galva, Illinois, has a “fast, aggressive cancer,” according to his younger brother.  When it was time to get his crops harvested his friends and neighbors came to help.  This is what friendship is all about.  They were able to accomplish something in one day that would have taken him much longer.  He was not able to get his crop in and would have lost this whole season.  His friends wouldn’t let that happen.  What a wonderful thing for them to do.

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Woman wakes from coma to baby’s cry

A mother Shelly Cawley who slipped into coma after the birth of her child had miraculously woken up after the she heard her baby’s cries. The family of the woman thought they were going to say their last goodbye to the woman as they were escorted through the hallways of North Carolina Hospital. Her blood pressure was dangerously low (60/40, doctors later told the family) and her heart rate was soaring (more than 180 beats per minute). Cawley was hooked up to what doctors called “the last-chance ventilator,” a machine pumping air into her lungs with such force that it rattled her hospital bed with each artificial breath, her husband, Jeremy Cawley, said. They were willing to try anything to give this mom a reason to live.  So they stripped the baby down and put her skin to skin on her mother’s chest.  They wanted her to feel, smell and hear the baby giving her a reason to fight. And they thought Rylan Grace Cawley — just hours old — might be the only one who could help. They had to tickle and pinch the baby a bit to get her to cry so her mother could hear her. When the baby did, her mother’s vitals jumped . e said he was told it may have given her the strength she needed to push through. A week later, Shelly Cawley woke up and met her baby daughter. Even though in a coma the mother still knew her little girl was there and that she needed her.  What a heart warming story.

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Siri to the Rescue

Many have used the help tool Siri (found on Iphones) to ask for receipes, directions, location of your favorite restaurants.  Recently one 18 year old used Siri when he could not get help from anyone else.  He was working on his truck and it slipped off the jack.  The over 5000 lb truck landed on Sam Ray from Murfreesboro, Tennessee as he was pinned underneath his truck and used the personal assistant-like service to call for help.  He leaned against his phone and heard Siri say ,”This is Siri here , How may I help you?”.  That is when he said, “Dial 911″.  He was pinned for nearly 40 minutes before help arrived.  He had broken ribs, bruised kidney and cuts and bruises.  He had to be airlifted to a local hospital. He has the 911 dispatch driver and Siri to thank for his rescue.  Sometimes technology is there to rescue us whether we are just lost and can’t find that house we are going to or in this case it saved his life.  How amazing.  So happy to hear you are ok Ray.  Hope you learned not to work on your truck alone.

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Siri to the rescue

Twin Brothers Find Each Other after 70 Years

I first need to warn you that this video today is very long.  The good news is you can get the majority of the story in just the first few minutes.  It is a great story that is worth the time to watch the entire story but if you don’t the best part (the reunion) is just a few minutes in.  Now for the story. This is a great story of two men who were born brothers but were separated at birth.  They did not even know that they were brothers let alone that they were twins.  They were removed from their mother when she was sent a labor camp in Germany.  They were adopted by two different families.  One brother only learned he was adopted when he went into the army. They knew that one day they would find each other.  They made arrangements to meet each other in Poland.  Once they met they spoke that they will not look back that the past is the past and they needed to look forward  and get to know each other.  The Red Cross helped then find each other and found information about their father in a museum – that he was an American soldier.  They found that by error the children were sent to Poland without their mother being notified.  So she didn’t give them up but that they were removed.  Now they have found each other and that is all that matters. How wonderful for these two men to find each other.

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Two brothers find each other

Amazing Found Dog Story

This dog and her owner were in a bad traffic accident in the desert back in June.  Volunteers have been looking for the dog for the last 65 days.  They had an idea that the dog was in a certain area so they set a trap to bring her home.  Rose Sherman thought she would never see her sweet Ily ever again.  During the accident Ily ran off scared after the crash.  A group of volunteers watched the cage and listened on a baby monitor for the dog to wander in.  Finally she came by and they were able to trap the dog so that they could bring her home to her family.  Ily had avoided all human contact until she was reunited with Rose.  What a wonderful reunion it was.  Rose thought she might never see her faithful dog again.  Rose is still recuperating from her injuries she sustained in the accident.  Ily had missed a few meals but for being in the desert for 65 days she looks extremely well and is very glad to be back home with Rose.  What an amazing reunion.

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Girl finds sister on Facebook

Katie is looking for her mom an sister.  She has been looking for years and decided to finally try social media. She started a facebook page and posted a video of her reading a sign she created with all the details of her life and her family that she was looking for.  Within hours she was given the contact information of her sister. They were able to connect on the phone.  ”It wasn’t as uncomfortable as I thought it would be”, she said.  It was like they knew each other always.  What a wonderful thing this social media is when it can help families come together.  Let’s all spend our time on social media helping eachother like this situation.  What a wonderful story.  I look forward to hearing more great stories like this families coming together.  We can help people in many ways.  Watch for these ways when they come to you.

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Labor Day – What does it mean?

What are you doing on Labor Day?  What should we be doing on Labor Day?  Labor Day has turned into the “End of Summer” celebration.  A day that we head to the beach or to the hills to just get together with family and friends for one last bash for the summer. But that is not how Labor Day started.  Watch this short video to find out why and how we got Labor Day.  You might think you know the whole story but I am guessing that there are a few things that got us here to this Labor Day that you might not realize.  Enjoy this little lesson from the History Channel on how we got to this place.  Then go out and enjoy Labor Day the way you want but take a moment to remember those that we should remember the people who suffered to get us where are we are today. For those of you who have to work on this day , like those from many years ago, we thank you for being there for those of us who have the day off and forgot to buy that item from the store to complete our celebration.  Happy Labor Day.

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Two Vets Reunited

Two Navy shipmates and Vietnam War veterans have been reunited after a 38-year search. Rick Mueller and Joe Martinez served together in 1971 aboard the U.S.S. White Plains.“They called us M&M – Martinez and Mueller,” Martinez said. Mueller tried to reach out to Martinez in 1976 at a Denver gas station with a phone booth and five dollars in change calling numbers in the phonebook, but was unsuccessful. He sent out many letters trying to find his friend. Then, recently, Mueller received a letter from Martinez, which said, “I have been trying to reach you. You were my best friend.” This is a homecoming that was 38 years in the making.  These two were thrown together when they met in the military.  They found an immediate connection and became lifelong friends.  At the end of the war they lost touch.  Now in this video they find each other and it is like they never lost eachother.  A friendship as special as this one is hard to come by.  How wonderful that they were reunited.

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Amputee Learns to Walk for His Bride

13 years Kevin Taylor broke his leg and then contracted a nerve condition.  Doctors told Kevin he had the worse case they had ever seen.  He had to have his leg amputated.  He met Kim and fell in love.  The fact that he is in a wheelchair does bother her.  She fell in love with the man not the chair.  Kevin has been working on how to walk.  He has never been able to walk since she met him.  Once he decided to ask her to marry him Kevin started secretly working with a therapist to gain strength and learn to walk.  He has been doing it so he could give this gift to his bride on their wedding day.  When the minister says all rise, that is when Kevin will stand for the first time in front of Kim and walk to her.  She was shocked.  She knows that he will be able to do anything now.  It just proves that unconditional love makes miracles.  The lesson of the is story is to Be positive, Love often and make every day count.

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amputee learns to walk for his bride