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A Story of Determination and A Boy’s Dream Come True

17 October, 2017

When Aiden, who has type-1 diabetes, was 8 years old, he heard about service dogs who can monitor glucose levels.  Incredibly, these dogs can sense low glucose levels 30 minutes before a blood meter can pick this up.  These dogs cost $15,000, but Aiden wasn’t deterred and started saving one penny at a time.  After four years he had put away $6000 in coins.  Then a local news station picked up on his goal and unwavering determination.  The story went...

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Dr Jeff Bulington Teaches Chess To Elementary Children in Mississippi

10 October, 2017

Franklin County in a remote corner of Mississippi has two stoplights, one elementary school, and long ago lost its only train stop.  Could kids learn chess here?  Would they even want to?  Dr. Jeff Bulington took on the challenge, accepted a contract from an anonymous benefactor, left his home city of Memphis, and moved to Franklin.  Predictions were that Bulington could perhaps find a dozen interested kids.  He found hundreds! Bobby Poole, Bulington’s assistant chess coach, put it: “All the statistics...

Lifestyle

People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH), Bring Together Community Residents

05 October, 2017

We all need to recognize that our well-being is inextricably tied to that of other people and the planet itself.  There are no throwaway people and no throwaway places.  When communities are fully engaged in problem-solving, they can come up with holistic solutions that lift up the voices of the marginalized and regenerate forgotten places.  Buffalo NY is a wonderful example of what can be achieved.   By 2005 Buffalo had lost half of its 1950 population, and its  residents were struggling...

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Pins to Represent Solidarity in England

29 September, 2017

A campaign has been launched in England for people to wear safety pins to show that they are “safe” allies to immigrants or anyone else facing hatred, racism, and bigotry.  Hate crimes have dramatically increased in Britain as well as in the U.S., and here is one small way for people to stand up for kindness, respect, and good will.  It is a signal that shows people facing hate crimes that they’re not alone, that there are people willing to...

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Boy Grows Hair To Give To Girls With Cancer

28 September, 2017

10-year-old Thomas Moore heard about a 5-year-old girl who had lost her hair due to chemotherapy and on his own decided to grow his hair long to give to the girl.  His hair had to be continually cornrowed to keep it neat, and after two years it was ready to be cut.  Sadly, the little girl who had inspired him to do his good deed had passed away, however his hair was enough to make three wigs for children with...