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A Few Photos To Remind You That Life Is Beautiful

March 2, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

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A Few Clips Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better About Life

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Elderly man making sure his dog won’t get wet

 

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Marathon Runner Adopts Little Dog That Followed Him For 77 Miles Of The Race

March 2, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

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The 4 Deserts Race Series are no joke. These world-class rated races are extremely tough and not for the faint of heart. One race in the series, however, holds a story for more than just the human competitors. In fact, the biggest hero is a tiny, stray dog that surprised everyone.

In March 2016, ultrarunner Dion Leonard ran the 155 mile race through China’s Gobi desert. Along with 101 other competitors, he set out on one of the adventures of his lifetime. What he didn’t expect, however, was to come home with a dog!

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A Few Clips Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better About Life

February 23, 2018 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Life |

Girl Follows Her Dad Around With a Confetti Cannon

 

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A Few Photos To Remind You That Life Is Beautiful

February 23, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

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

February 21, 2018 | No 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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A Childhood Friend’s Small Act Turns a Man’s Life Around

February 20, 2018 | 4 Comments » | Topics: Life |

kenyan woman rescues drug addicted friend

Wanja Mwaura, a nurse from lower Kabete, Kenya, was leaving the market when a tall man with bulging eyes, an emaciated frame, dirtied black overalls and an equally stained thick woollen hat “called her by her name.”

She did not recognize him. But when Patrick “Hinga” Wanjiru, 34, introduced himself, Wanja says she found herself in shock. Standing before her was a friend she had known since she was seven years old.

The last time Wanja had seen Hinga, he was a shining student and “one of the brightest boys in class,” she recalled.

But sadly, his life was full of struggle. Hinga was estranged from his parents and lived with his grandmother in a squat. When she couldn’t afford to pay his school fees, he was forced to skip classes. Eventually they were evicted even from the squat. But against all the odds, Hinga did well in his exams, until his grandmother died – then he dropped out of school and his life began to take a downward trajectory.

Hinga started abusing drugs, first marijuana and then heroin. He spent hours sifting through garbage to find things he could sell on the streets.

Wanja knew that she had to do what she could to help her old friend.

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A Dutch Nursing Home Has A Genius Plan To Help The Elderly By Giving Students Free Housing

February 19, 2018 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Life |

Humanitas is one of the Netherlands’ main social services organizations and is a nonprofit association which seeks to provide support to people who are temporarily unable to manage on their own, and one of their major areas of focus is elder care. Social isolation and loneliness is a chronic problem for the elderly, but a Humanitas nursing home in Deventer, Netherlands is now taking a unique approach to solve that.

The home is offering free housing to local students, and in exchange the students agree to spend a minimum of 30 hours per month interacting with the 160 seniors living there. This can be anything from helping with meal prep, shopping trips, teaching them to use computers, playing games and much more.

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A Few Clips Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better About Life

February 16, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

Teacher has a personalized handshake for every student

 

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A Few Photos To Remind You That Life Is Beautiful

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