Teen with terminal cancer has one final request: Be kind

NEW BRUNSWICK, Canada — Seventeen-year-old Rebecca Schofield has three months to a year to live, doctors say. The bold Canadian teen in Riverview, New Brunswick, has cancer, and a final request. “I wanted to leave my mark. I wanted to do my part to change the world,” she says. After almost two years of chemotherapy,…

Sawhorse Revolution: Seattle teens build mobile tiny homes for local homeless community 

We love stories about youth channelling their ideals into life-changing projects, especially when there are tiny homes involved. Last year, with guidance from the non-profit organization Sawhorse Revolution and various architecture, construction, and engineering professionals, a group of teens designed seven tiny homes for the Nickelsville homeless community network in Seattle. With construction, made possible…

Teen creates ‘Hatsgiving’ for cancer patients

A teen in Albany, New York has been collecting and donating hats to people who need them most.Thirteen-year-old Jeremy Wernick has been shaving his head since he was a third grader for cancer patients. Once his hair came off, the teenager started to notice something.”I realized that your head gets pretty cold when you shave…

Douglassville teen helps raise pediatric cancer awareness

Katie Sorah never got the opportunity to meet Aidan Dunion.The teenager missed getting to know the youngster, who adored superheroes and loved playing video games. She knew him only as the brave 4-year-old fighting a rare form of brain cancer who lived down the street. But that was enough. Aidan, the son of Pat and…

Cerebral palsy doesn’t limit Central Valley’s Noah Barilaro

Source: Timesonline.com / Mike Bires Though he was born with cerebral palsy, Noah Barilaro has always found ways to celebrate life. He feels fortunate that he’s able to do almost anything he wants even though odds were against him. After he was born, doctors told his parents that their son might never be able to walk…

Teen With Cancer’s Wish for Puppy Is Granted

Source: ABC News / NICOLE PELLETIERE A Florida teen who battled cancer has been granted her one wish. Lacey Dietz, 15, of Coral Springs, Florida, was introduced to her new best friend, Casper, a miniature American Eskimo dog, on Aug. 13. “She still had a couple of close friends come visit her, but for the most…

Roseburg teen battles cancer — six times

Source: The News Review / Carisa Cegavske Jazmyn Dream Zeller, 15, has had many experiences that most teens have not. She has watched the ball drop at Times Square in New York City on New Year’s Eve, thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and has gone backstage to meet the actors in the Broadway musical “Chicago.” She’s…