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    Victoria's Wish



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    Published on May 20, 2015
    As a result of the wildly popular "Shake It Off" Video, the Dover Police Department heard about 13 year-old Victoria Marsh. Victoria has down syndrome, and was recently diagnosed with Osteosarcoma; a form of bone cancer. She is actually just 1 of 3 people in the US with both down syndrome and Osteosarcoma. Her wish is to meet Taylor Swift. We wanted to send Victoria to a Taylor Swift concert, but her doctors can't let her go because of the chemo treatments. She gave the tickets to her sisters for their support. So we made this video in hopes that Taylor Swift will see it and Facetime or meet Victoria when she stops in Philadelphia on her tour. Please share and use #SwiftAWish #TeamVictoria and help make Victoria's wish come true.
     
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    Some good news with a lot of inspiration.................

    Krystal Cantu - Krystal Strong



    https://youtu.be/HWoQUcR0qJE

    Published on Jun 1, 2014
     
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    A $100,000 check awaits mystery recycler of rare Apple 1 computer

    By Fiona Ortiz

    (Reuters) - A $100,000 check is waiting for a mystery woman who donated a rare Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) 1 computer to a Silicon Valley recycling firm.

    CleanBayArea in Milpitas, California, is trying to track down a woman in her 60s who dropped off some electronic goods in April, when she was cleaning out the garage after her husband died.

    In one of the boxes, buried under worthless keyboards, personal computer pieces and wires, was a 1976 Apple 1, a groundbreaking home computer. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak designed and hand-built the computers and sold them for $666.66 each. Only a few dozen are known still to exist.

    The recycling firm sold the Apple for $200,000 in a private auction. Its policy is to split the proceeds 50-50 with the person who donated the equipment.

    "The body was made out of wood. I've never seen anything like that. My first reaction was it was a fake. Then we started looking at it," said Victor Gichun, vice president of marketing for CleanBayArea.

    Gichun declined to say who bought the Apple 1, only that it was a private collector. He's not sure whether the Apple is still operational.

    He said he will recognize the woman, who he believes is local, when he sees her and will write her out a check for $100,000.

    The boxes sat in the company's warehouse on a pallet for a couple of weeks because they didn't expect to find anything valuable, Gichun said.

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    This teacup poodle rides elevators to visit friends



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    Published on Apr 13, 2015
    This black teacup poodle named Nala is making everyone smile at a nursing home in Minnesota. She scurries from room to room, even riding the elevator by herself, to see her friends.
     
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    This 14-Year-Old's Homework Assignment Sparked A Mission to Feed America's Hungry



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    Published on Sep 25, 2014
    The result? Katie's Krops, a collection of student-run gardens that feed the hungry. Katie Stagliano is featured in the documentary The Starfish Throwers. Find out more: http://www.thestarfishthrowers.com
     
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    [h=1]New Jersey waitress who bought meal for firefighters as thank you for their service is rewarded when they help raise $30,000 for her father's wheelchair van[/h]
    • Liz Woodward paid for firefighters' breakfast after North Brunswick warehouse fire that took 12 hours to get under control
    • Tim Young and Paul Hullings, impressed by the random act of kindness, shared her note on Facebook and expressed their gratitude
    • Firefighters realized that Woodward was raising money so that her quadriplegic father can have a wheelchair-accessible van
    • GoFundMe for Steve Woodward has since raised tens of thousands


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    There's a huge 'gathering of the clans' of the Shuswap indians about a mile from here. Tousands and tousands, almost five hunnert. :haha: I was invited so I took my old horse (named Chief) down there and gave the kids rides. Chief is a really high powered roping horse, better know what you're doing if you get on him, but those little kids swarmed him and he never moved. Little indian kids hanging off his legs and he never moved a foot. hoof. Absolutely great horse.
     
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    [h=1]Moment that desperate whale approached boat full of fishermen for help after getting a plastic bag caught in its mouth - then stuck around for selfies to say thanks[/h]
    • A whale surprised a group of fishermen north of Sydney
    • The whale appeared to be asking for help as it swam closely to their boats
    • One of the men removed fishing lines and rubbish bags out of its mouth
    • Another fisherman took selfies at the same time
    • The whale apparently showed its appreciation by flapping its fin


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    [h=1]Photographer captures the incredible moment a quadriplegic father WALKED his daughter down the aisle at her wedding, before shaking the hand of her groom-to-be[/h]
    • Photographer Nicole Ashley, 29, from Edmonton, Alberta, snapped the memorable image of John Boden at his daughter Kendra's wedding
    • [SIZE=+0]Despite being left a quadriplegic after a car accident, John was able to use a walker to give his daughter away to her husband John Badry[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=+0]Guests at the St Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Camrose were moved to tears by the 'incredible' gesture[/SIZE]


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    [h=1]'I love you!' Cute video shows one-year-old Jaxon who has half a skull telling his mother the heartwarming phrase[/h]
    • Jaxon Buell was given just days to live at birth due to a rare condition
    • He was sent messages from across the globe after celebrating 1st birthday
    • Little Jaxon from Orlando, Florida, has defied the odds in surviving
    • He has received support from thousands of people across the globe


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    [h=1]Family of disabled boy, 10, who was blessed by Pope Francis are given $115k by kind strangers to help buy him a new van[/h]
    • Pope Francis blessed disabled boy Michael Keating, 10, in Philadelphia
    • He stopped his motorcade to kiss him on the forehead in touching moment
    • Michael has cerebral palsy and needs a new van to help him get around
    • 1,000 kind strangers have now donated $115,000 to help his family buy one
    • Hollywood director J.J. Abrams and his wife gave $50,000 to the Keatings


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    The fuel pump in my brother's truck went in my yard not when he was 200 miles down the Cassiar Stewart highway and I got to spend the afternoon with him :coolbeer:
     
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    [h=1]Devastated bride's mother holds $35,000 wedding reception for the homeless at four-star hotel after the groom got cold feet days before[/h]
    • Quinn Duane was set to wed Landon Borup in a lavish ceremony yesterday
    • Duane's mother Kari said Borup called off the wedding at the last minute
    • So the Duane family offered the feast to Sacramento's homeless residents
    • The gourmet spread, originally intended for the wedding's 120 guests, included salmon, steak and gnocchi


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    [h=1]Cutest video of the year? Man rescues injured fawn, fixes its broken leg and releases it into the wild - except the baby deer just doesn't want to leave his side![/h]
    • A man named Darius, who is believed to live near Yellowstone National Park, saw an injured fawn being left by her family last spring
    • He took the fawn into his home and rehabilitated it over a two-week period
    • Once the fawn was healthy, he tracked down her family and released her into the wild
    • Since returning her, he has seen the fawn with her family several times


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    Delaware cop caught... giving shoes to barefoot homeless man

    A Delaware River Port Authority policeman was called to escort a homeless man off a bus because he wasn't wearing shoes. He did and then proceeded to buy the man a pair, an act of decency that was caught on camera by a passing citizen.

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    [h=1]Cancer-stricken woman, 83, who hugged every soldier for luck before they went off to war is being repaid by servicemen queuing up to embrace her in Texas hospital bed[/h]
    • Elizabeth Laird hugged as many soldiers as possible at Fort Hood, Texas
    • But recently she was hospitalized after her breast cancer spread to bones
    • Now the 83-year-old is being embraced in her bed by grateful US soldiers
    • They are among an estimated 500,000 to have been hugged by Mrs Laird
    • One serviceman visiting her in hospital said she had 'touched' his heart


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    [h=1]Heartwarming picture of elderly couple teaching man how to tie his tie at Atlanta subway station goes viral[/h]
    • Young man was struggling to tie his tie at the Lindberg Center in Atlanta
    • Elderly woman spotted him and told her husband to go over and teach him
    • The elderly man showed him how while waiting for the train to arrive
    • Photo has been liked over 300,000 times since being posted yesterday


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    [h=1]'My new heart': Seriously-ill children who are celebrating Thanksgiving in the hospital share the things they are most grateful for this holiday season in poignant images[/h]
    • The thanks given by youngsters who have been suffering in Atlanta Children's hospital, that really puts things in perspective
    • Their hopes and dreams have been brought together in a series of heartwarming photos
    • The children give thanks to everything from their hugs to their health


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    [h=1]Well wishers donate floods of toys to single mother-of-two who tried to sell her camper on Facebook to buy her kids presents[/h]
    • Elizabeth Garcia offered to sell a camper she had bought earlier this year for $500 on Facebook
    • It was so that she could give a real Christmas to her two young children
    • Although she got no offers for the camper, the replies brought her to tears
    • A store offered to let her pick out presents for her kids
    • People donated toys, store gift cards and grocery store cards


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    Every dog has his day! Pooch jumps for joy after realising he is being adopted from a shelter
    • Benny, an eight-month-old pit bull, was abandoned last month at Carson Animal Care Center, a high-kill shelter in Gardena, California
    • On December 10, a family was charmed by the shy pup and decided to take him home, sparing his life
    • In a video taken of Benny being taken out of the shelter, the dog becomes overwhelmed with joy


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    Delta Air Lines pilot turned plane around and returned to gate to pick up family so they wouldn't miss their father's funeral after seeing distraught son through window
    • The Short family arrived late due to a delay on the first leg of their journey
    • Plane was pulling away from the gate at Minneapolis-St Paul airport
    • Airline staff told the family the tower wouldn't allow the plane to return
    • Pilot made the call to turn around after seeing distraught family members
    • They made it to Memphis on time and were able to attend the funeral


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    Best present ever! Husband kept $2MILLION lottery win a secret so he could surprise his wife on Christmas Day
    • Robert Bowlin, of Platte City, won a Missouri Lotto jackpot on December 3
    • But he kept his win a secret so he could surprise his wife for Christmas
    • The father-of-three eventually collected his winnings on December 29
    • Bowlin purchased his winning ticket from Trex Mart 2 in Tracy, Missouri


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    Good guy. If only we had more people like that in this world. More people who gave a damn about others and went the extra step. Knowing that they could go that extra step to help someone in need instead of the canned response "The tower won't let me, "TSA won't let me" "DHS won't let me" "company policy won't let me." We have become a country and culture of BS policy following sheep where we forgot that, yes we can actually do that instead of living by a 1,000 page company policy manual.
     
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    'I don't think of it as heroic': Jamie Foxx describes the moment he rescued driver from burning truck with seconds to spare
    Published: 12:32 EST, 19 January 2016 | Updated: 08:17 EST, 20 January 2016

    The Oscar-winning actor was at his home in Thousand Oaks, California when he heard a car crash The 48-year-old ran to the scene of the fiery crash, and with another Good Samaritan, helped pull victim Brett Kyle, 32, from the vehicle Foxx spoke out about the crash on Tuesday, as he met Kyle's father From his hospital bed, Kyle said of Foxx: 'Just the fact that one human being is willing to help another one means a lot to me' After he is discharged, Kyle will face drunk driving charges

    By Rachel Mcgrath For Dailymail.com

    Jamie Foxx has spoken publicly about how he rescued a man from a burning vehicle after it crashed right outside his luxury home but insisted he is not a hero.

    The Oscar-winning actor told local LA news reporters that he just did what he had to do when he rushed to the aid of a driver trapped inside his pick up truck that was already on fire.

    'I don't think of it as heroic,' he told NBC4.




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    Real life action man: Jamie Foxx met with local news reporters outside his luxury home on Tuesday and described how he rescued a man from a fiery wreck outside his front gates on Monday night

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    Fiery wreck: A 32-year-old man was trapped inside his rolled over pickup truck after crashing on the rural road near Los Angeles and it was already on fire when help arrived on scene

    Foxx, 48, and another man used EMT scissors to break the truck's window and then, Foxx told ABC7, 'I climbed in and I try to hit his seat belt but he's huddled over it so I grab the scissors and cut the seatbelt.'

    'We cut if off from his neck and then, as the flames do come into the cabin, I lean back,' the Ray star added.

    'I think what (the seatbelt) did, it hit his legs which made him extend and when he extends, he extends out of the cabin. We pull him out and as we pull him out, within five seconds later, the truck goes up.'

    The Hollywood star revealed to LA station NBC4 that as he pulled the man from the wreckage, he told him: 'You have angels around you.'

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    Quick thinking: The actor, 48, heard the crash and alerted emergency services before running to the scene of the accident and with another man, broke a front window of the truck and cut the man free from his seatbelt

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    Close shave: The star of Ray and Collateral described how he manged to pull the driver to safety seconds before the flames reached the cab

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    Played it down: Foxx said he wasn't a hero; he just did something he had to do

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    Heartfelt: The actor shared this emotional photo on his Facebook page Tuesday night and once again played down his heroism in a touching message to his fans

    Ventura County firefighters and paramedics arrived on scene and the victim, named by law enforcement as Brett Kyle, 32, of Newbury Park, was transported to the Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in nearby Thousand Oaks.

    He was found to have a broken collarbone and a punctured lung and remained in the hospital Tuesday night.

    The CHP says he has been charged with DUI.

    From the hospital, Kyle spoke with NBC 4 to express his gratitude towards Foxx, who he says he didn't recognize in the chaos.

    'They cut me out of the seatbelt,' Kyle said. 'I didn't know who it was.'

    'Just the fact that one human being is willing to help another one means a lot to me,' he added.

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    Solo wreck: Fire fighters arrived on scene and extinguished the flames. The 32-year-old driver was transported to hospital and later cited for DUI

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    Isolated area: The accident occurred on a stretch of rural road in the exclusive community of Hidden Valley

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    Meeting: Foxx met with the father of the driver on Tuesday at his home where he showed him surveillance video of the crash that had been captured by cameras on his property

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    Grateful: An emotional Brad Kyle, father of 32-year-old Brett Kyle, thanked Foxx for saving his son's life

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    Embracing: At the end of their meeting, Kyle's father gave Foxx a hug near the scene of the crash

    Meanwhile, Brett's father Brad Kyle visited with Foxx at his upscale estate on Tuesday afternoon to thank him for saving his son's life.

    Afterwards, an emotional Brad told reporters: 'It doesn't matter to me who it was or what they do for a living. Just the idea that someone would do that is so much more than I could fathom.'

    His said his son has three siblings.

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    Woman, 64, gets kidney transplant during blizzard after paramedics refused to give up even when they got stuck in the snow
    • Melanie Chirichella, 64, had been waiting for a transplant for 1.5 years
    • She was notified of a perfect match just as Storm Jonas was about to hit
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    'I want to be just like you someday': The touching moment a soldier buys a meal for two hungry little boys
    • Lt. Col. Robert Risdon was returning to Columbus, Georgia, from Mobile, Alabama with his friend Jason Gibson when he spotted two hungry boys
    • The boys, age 9 and 12, were selling baked goods but Risdon did not have any money on him so he offered to buy them dinner on his card
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