Tag: illness

Jake Olson – A Young Man Loses His Sight, But Finds His Way

When he was 9 years old, cancer forced the removal of Jake Olson’s left eye. After that, he overcame the return of cancer eight times…but the ninth time proved too much and his right eye also had to be removed. But Jake’s courage and optimism in the face of potential blindness has… Read more »

PS22 Chorus – 5th Graders Use the Gift of Music to Help and Inspire

The PS22 Chorus, from Staten Island, New York, is made up of about 60 to 70 5th grade students. Students are chosen to be in the choir after auditions each year. They practice twice each week. On the surface, they sound and look like many other school choruses around the world.… Read more »

Great Hero Quotes for Kids

When you think of the word “hero”, who comes to mind? A firefighter? A soldier? A comic-book crimefighter? Well, these do all fit into the category of hero, but many others do as well. For instance, an animal that rescues its family from a fire is most definitely a hero! So… Read more »

2 First Graders Show The World The True Meaning of Friendship

Zac Gossage and Vincent Butterfield are first graders and best friends from Missouri. But theirs is no ordinary friendship. After Zac was not feeling well for several weeks, he was found to have Leukemia, the most common form of cancer in children. Each year, nearly 200,000 children around the world are… Read more »

Hailey Scheinman – Don’t Give Up. Give Back.

She may be a young girl, but when it comes to sisterly devotion and giving back, Hailey Scheinman is wise beyond her years! 10-year-old Hailey has a twin sister named Olivia (Livy), and the two are practically inseparable. This is true despite the fact that physically, the girls are very different…..Hailey… Read more »

Wilma Rudolph – She Defied the Odds to Achieve Olympic Glory!

As the first American female ever to win three Olympic gold medals, Wilma Rudolph is one of the world’s most celebrated athletes. However, her Olympic success was not easily won – it was the result of incredible strength and determination, as Wilma fought to overcome odds that were stacked high against her. Wilma was… Read more »

13 Year Old Shelby Grebenc is One Good Egg

Shelby Grebenc is a young girl who lives on a farm with her family in Broomfield, Colorado. When she was 10 years old, her mom was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and her family was on the edge of losing their home.  Instead of reacting with fear or by feeling sorry for herself,… Read more »

Ben Carson – From Troubled Youth to Inspirational Success!

When Ben Carson was a boy, most people didn’t think he’d do much with his life. He was poor, he got bad grades, and he got into trouble a lot. But in one way, Ben was very lucky – he had a mother who believed in him and pushed him… Read more »

Henry’s World – Where Cats and Dogs Are Changing Lives

Once upon a time, there was a cat named Henry and two dogs named Tink and Dolly, and they all lived happily together in Henry’s World….. Although this may sound like the beginning of a fairy tale, these characters and their life together are very real. Henry is a cat… Read more »

Loyalty and Compassion at Their Finest, Canine Style!

To an outsider, Bosko the labrador retriever may seem like an ordinary dog. However, to those who know him, he is anything but. You see, one cold night on his family’s ranch, Bosko proved just how special he really is. On that night, Bosko discovered a sick and wounded calf on the… Read more »