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Life Has Its Share Of Beautiful Moments

March 4, 2016 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Life, main |

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90-Year-Old Forgoes Cancer Treatment To Travel The Country In An RV

March 1, 2016 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Life |

While many people’s first instinct after hearing a cancer diagnosis is to fight, others choose to forgo the treatments and make the most of their time rather than spending their last months in a stuffy hospital being poked and prodded by doctors and nurses.

Just two days after her husband of 67 years, Leo, passed away in July, this 90-year-old woman from Michigan named Norma was dealing with her own health crisis. Doctors found a large cancerous mass on her uterus, which would require surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Instead of resigning herself to months of brutal treatments, which her five-foot, 101-pound frame would likely not survive, she boldly announced to the doctor that she would be ‘hitting the road’ instead. “We explained to the well-meaning doctor and his student that we live in an RV and that we will be taking her wherever she wants to go,” Norma’s son Tim wrote in a post to Facebook. “He didn’t hesitate to say, “RIGHT ON!” We asked if he thought us irresponsible for this approach. His reply was telling.”

Instead of resigning herself to months of brutal treatments, which her five-foot, 101-pound frame would likely not survive, she boldly announced to the doctor that she would be ‘hitting the road’ instead.

“We explained to the well-meaning doctor and his student that we live in an RV and that we will be taking her wherever she wants to go,” Norma’s son Tim wrote in a post to Facebook. “He didn’t hesitate to say, “RIGHT ON!” We asked if he thought us irresponsible for this approach. His reply was telling.”

“As doctors,” he said, “we see what cancer treatment looks like every day. ICU, nursing homes, awful side effects and honestly, there is no guarantee she will survive the initial surgery to remove the mass. You are doing exactly what I would want to do in this situation. Have a fantastic trip!”

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12 Clips Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better About Life

February 26, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

Cheerleader Asks Boy With Autism To Prom. 

Mikal Bartosik had already been to prom twice before, so for her senior year, she wanted it to be different — something special. Mikal started spending lunches with Jonathan, who goes by JMR, and other students from his special-education class long before she decided to ask him to the prom. After she realized not only how badly JMR wanted to attend the dance, but also that none of Park Vista’s special-education students attended last year’s prom, she became determined to execute her plan.

 

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The Stuff They Don’t Teach You In School

February 26, 2016 | 11 Comments » | Topics: Life |

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This Loyal Dog Refused To Leave Autistic Boy’s Side At The Hospital

February 24, 2016 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Animals, Life |

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Wherever James Isaac goes, Mahe follows – even into the boy’s hospital bed.
The 9-year-old is autistic and relies on the black labrador to keep him safe and calm. James does not speak and flinches from human touch and eye contact, but with Mahe things are different. He will curl up happily with Mahe.

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The Memorial To UTA Flight 772 Is The Most Beautiful And Least Accessible Memorial On The Planet

February 22, 2016 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Life |


Wreckage of UTA Flight 772

Wreckage of UTA Flight 772

UTA Flight 772 was a scheduled flight operating from Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo to Paris CDG airport in France.

Flight Path

Flight Path

On Tuesday, September 19th, 1989 the aircraft exploded over Niger in the Tenere region of the Sahara Desert. French investigators determined a suitcase bomb planted by Libyan terrorists to be the cause. All 170 people on board died.

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10 Clips Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better About Life

February 19, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

Teacher doesn’t remember the last time he had a birthday cake so his student threw him a surprise party

 

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Kind Vet Eats Breakfast In Cage With Terrified Rescue Dog

February 18, 2016 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Humanity, Life |

A terrified rescue dog found comfort Sunday when a Georgia veterinarian climbed into her cage and sat by her until she felt brave enough to eat her breakfast.

The vet explains that when Graycie was first rescued she was in a bad state – “emaciated, starved (20 lbs), dehydrated, hypothermic (temp of 95), anemic, and with a vaginal prolapse.” He even considered putting her to sleep but decided against the idea and chose to nurse her back to health.

Graycie has since made a lot of progress but still has a long road to recovery. The pooch still finds her cage most comfortable and usually hides in a corner when someone tries to meet her.

So, hoping to comfort the little thing and make sure she eats to regain her strength, Dr Mathis spent breakfast in the cage with her. He can be seen eating his own breakfast next to her, hoping she will take a cue from him and eat her own food.

It takes a while for Graycie to eat but she can be seen polishing off her kibble by the end of the video. She even licks the vet’s hands in appreciation.

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4 First Hand Accounts Of Different Life Experiences

February 12, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers, Life |

What is it like to have an autistic child?

My daughter is nearly 19, she is the 5th of 5 children and if she had been first there would likely have not been more. She is time intensive and energy draining. She is not adaptive. She is at the higher end of the specturm although she has some very extreme deficits as well. 

This past week she told me that she hates my guts, that she never gets enough attention, that is is unreasonable to only get 5 to 6 hours of my attention and conversation a day. We could never get up and just decide to go to the zoo, because she doesn’t operate on spur of the moment. Everything has to be planned well in advance. This makes life very difficult for her, because life is full of small things like ‘this road is closed, detour’ which can result in hours long rants. On some occasions it results in violent tantrums. One time, someone was running through town shooting. It was impossible to get her away from the window and onto the floor for safety, because she had a “right” to look out the window.
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This South Korean Woman Has Saved 200 Dogs And Cares For All Of Them

February 12, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Humanity, Life |

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61-year-old Jung Myoung Sook from South Korea has been saving dogs for the last 26 years. In all, Sook has saved over 200 dogs, picking up stray pups from the streets and even buying others from dog meat farms and restaurants.

Jung’s incredible kindness is considered strange in South Korea, where dogs aren’t popular as pets. She’s had to move house seven times after neighbours complained about the noise of her one-woman dog sanctuary.

Most of the dogs live with Jung full time and she says she spends nearly $1,500 a month on their care, relying largely on donations of dog food and money to get by.

Jung said, “Some people talk about me, saying, ‘Why is that beggar-like middle-aged woman smiling all the time?’, but I just focus on feeding my babies. I’m happy and healthy.”

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