A boy named Ben Jackson was told by doctors that he would never walk again due to cerebral palsy. But, that didn't stop him from chasing his dreams, quitting was never an option for Ben.
20 years later, Jackson is an athlete for his school and competes in wrestling and weightlifting. Although he suffers from this disease, God has given him many other beautiful gifts.
If this doesn't inspire you to chase your dreams, than nothing will. more >>
The residents and staff at the Diana Isaac Retirement Village in New Zealand, put together a very "Happy" tribute. They celebrate 80 years and show they have lots of energy left. This song was made for people all over the world to get happy when they sing it. You can tell these residents definitely are happy and want to show their friends and family what they are made of.
Thank God for allowing them to sing and dance as well as they do!more >>
Hillsborough, New Jersey teen Jared Colon died after being punched by another teenager. However, his mother is determined that his death not be in vain and that something good come from her loss.
"He had such incredible empathy and concern for everyone and everything around him," Beth Colon told NJ.com. "He was really about helping others," she then told ABC Eyewitness News. "He had an incredible capacity. He was just so wise beyond his years. You just looked into his eyes and you knew what a great old soul he was."
The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office said that the young man who punched Colon is in custody, charged with second-degree reckless manslaughter. Because he is a minor, his name has not been released by the press. more >>
Marijuana, especially the legalization of it for recreational or medicinal purposes, has been a controversial topic since the '60s. Overwhelming data exists about the harm this chemical causes, but many people with a loud voice continue to demand access to it — via easier and easier avenues.
One fact is clear: the compulsive and extreme pursuit by those interested in the legalization of marijuana proves that the substance is addicting. Proponents have persevered with a singular focus and have overcome many obstacles and consequences to increase and ease access to their next high. This, almost in itself, would be a strong indication of the addictive component and effects of marijuana.
Think of it this way: What if one of your favorites were taken away? Twinkies, ice cream or ESPN? Would you go to incredible lengths of time, money, energy, effort and consequences to fight for a snack or a TV network? Only if you are addicted to it, because that is the definition of addiction. more >>
Meriam Ibrahim, her husband, Daniel Wani, and their two children will be greeted quietly Thursday afternoon by Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter upon their arrival at the Philadelphia International Airport, in another leg of a harrowing persecution case that nearly resulted in the Orthodox Christian woman being executed for her faith by Sudanese authorities.
The family departed earlier this morning from Fiumicino Airport in Rome, where they had been transported after a hellish year-long ordeal that has enshrined Ibrahim, 27, as a near-martyr and resulted in her giving birth to her youngest child while shackled in prison.
The family is expected to touch down on an American Airlines or US Airways flight at the Philadelphia International Airport just a little after 3 p.m. According to an email sent Thursday morning by the Philadelphia mayor's office, "Mayor Nutter will welcome Meriam Ibrahim and her family at the airport." more >>
At first you won't believe what you are actually seeing, but this is real! A love affair between a retired salesman, Dominic Ehrler, and a Toulouse goose named Maria. They have attracted many people to watch and see what they are up to, being that this is a rare occasion.
As a close friend or lover would, this overprotective goose makes her defensive presence known every time this pair is seen together. It all started when Maria started following Dominic and now they can't leave one another's side. Even when he drives his scoter away!more >>