The Darkest Night Since My Son Died

Last week marked one year since my 15-year-old son Christian died tragically and unexpectedly. The last 365+ days have been the darkest night my soul has known. St. John of the Cross detailed a dark night of the soul in his poetry as “a spiritual crisis in the journey toward union with God.” Other perspectives…

Delivering happy birthdays to homeless children – Itemlive

SALEM — Hannah Finn, the daughter of a Lynnfield woman and a Peabody man, began the One Wish Project when she was just 14 years old as a way to SALEM — Hannah Finn, the daughter of a Lynnfield woman and a Peabody man, began the One Wish Project when she was just 14 years…

Philadelphia Phillies go gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

A special pregame ceremony took over the field at Citizens Bank Park. PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — It was a big night at the ballpark on Friday, and not just because of the Phillies, or even the fact that First Lady Jill Biden was there. The true stars were the kids. A special pregame ceremony took over…

Princess Diana showed the world how to use celebrity for good

It’s been exactly 25 years since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. But her legacy of activism and charity (not to mention the bike shorts) lives on. Diana died at age 36 on August 31, 1997, of injuries sustained in a car crash in Paris, which also killed her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri…

City murals tell stories of growth, love and renewal

Winnipeg artists are bringing life and colour to the city with large murals for the West End Biz’s Renewal Art Project. Beginning earlier this month, artists of various cultures and ethnic backgrounds have come together to create 12 vibrant monuments in the west end of Winnipeg, 943 portage Avenue, where onlookers can determine the meaning. “It’s in partnership with the West…

Dad of 18-month-old who needs a new heart launches appeal for a donor

Little Beatrix Archbold, from County Durham, underwent a series of operations earlier this year after suffering heart failure and is now facing a grueling wait for a successful donor. The parents of a toddler who desperately needs a heart transplant has issued a fresh appeal to find a donor who can help save her life….

Couple gets engaged at St. Jude after meeting as volunteers

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Jordon Watson met Kelly Quiroz at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “This is where I met her. This is where I found fondness for her, this is where I really grew to love her and wanted to ask her out,” said Watson. So naturally, Watson got down on one knee asking Quiroz to…