Only Love Can Heal the Hate…

We all have prejudices, usually based on our experiences or beliefs. And these prejudices get amplified by the company we keep, as many people like to associate with like-minded people. Unfortunately, this can create a false sense of reality, allowing us to live in an “echo chamber of truth.” It is incumbent upon each of…

“Look for the helpers…”

On days like this (and everyday, frankly), “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Mr. Rogers

A man wore a sign to find his wife a kidney donor

It was a Friday afternoon like any other. I ate lunch, dropped off my dry cleaning, then stopped by my local Target to pick up some prescriptions.But on the way to the counter I noticed a man in a black coat, wearing a backpack bearing a sign: “In need of a kidney for my wife,…

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…

In a first, Gerber names boy with Down syndrome ‘Spokesbaby’

An 18-month-old boy with Down syndrome has been named by baby food maker Gerber as its “Spokesbaby” for 2018, the company said on Wednesday, an action hailed by advocates for people with the genetic condition. Source: In a first, Gerber names boy with Down syndrome ‘Spokesbaby’

7th annual Jacob’s Run raises money for children’s hospital

WINTERVILLE, NC (WITN) – The 7th Annual Jacob’s Run is being held on September 16th in memory of Jacob Floars, who was killed in an auto accident at 17 years old back in 2000. Jacob’s parents, Allen and Catherine Floars, started the fundraiser for the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital shortly after their son…

Two Grand Rapids boys throw pizza party for homeless, those in need

  GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A local 10-year-old younger brother spent their summer this year collecting pop cans and fundraising because they wanted people in need to have a chance to enjoy their favorite food — pizza. When the Graves brothers saw a homeless man panhandling on a family vacation, they became inspired to raise…

Firefighters plan fundraiser for cancer-stricken comrade

  Bryan Carper has been a familiar sight at fires in Scott Township. Paralyzed in an accident in his younger days, he could not actually fight the blazes. But he came in his wheelchair and did what he could to help to his fellow members of the volunteer fire department, passing out food and drinks…