My Birthday Wish…

I woke up today knowing that I most likely have fewer sunrises in front of me than those I’ve left behind. In 48 years, I have experienced some amazing peaks and a few very deep valleys. Each have left their mark, with some more evident than others. I have felt the cold of the darkness…

Why I followed four homeless teens for nine months…

“Being out there… it’s not nice,” says Josh, 18*, as he queues for a bed in a homeless shelter in Blackpool. “You have to guard everything when you’re sleeping. You hide your shoes in your sleeping bag, sleep on your bag, hide your phone down your pants. Druggies have tried countless times to nick my…

Teacher finds help battling leukemia

Friends and family of Douglas County School elementary teacher Monica Hart have organized a blood drive in her name Sunday. The blood drive will take place from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 Source: Teacher finds help battling leukemia

Boy battling cancer granted wish to be firefighter for a day

A Sacramento firefighter who helped make a sick boy’s wish of becoming a fire-eater come true on Wednesday said he knows first-hand what the Make-A-Wish experience can do for a child. Source: Boy battling cancer granted wish to be firefighter for a day