Most people would not know what it is like to lose hearing. It almost seems impossible to imagine living life without it. Over five percent of the world's population -- over 360 million people -- has some form of hearing loss, including Maggie Gleason. But with today's advancements something miraculous occurs for Maggie.
This story is about one determined teenager who overcomes her profound hearing loss in the most amazing way. Maggie fought for her life as a child, only to cope with deafness as a teenager.
Fortunately, a miraculous auditory implant was given to her, completely bypassing her ear and going straight to the brain. The device is still in its tril period and not yet approved by FDA, but it was Maggie's first chance at being able to hear. She is the first to receive surgery jusing this technology. more >>
Christian surfer Bethany Hamilton and husband Adam Dirks announced on Monday that they are expecting their first child.
The two decided to go surfing to make the announcement, with a video posted on Facebook. In it, the couple paddles out to catch a wave and Dirks lovingly holds his arm around Hamilton's waist. Then the two address the camera and say, "So we have a little surprise for you … Baby on board!" They then finish surfing and Hamilton states that she is 22 weeks along, "which is about halfway there."
"It's been a pretty crazy last four months finding out that we're going to be new parents," Hamilton says. "Life's kind of going to be changing and kind of just started to prep for bringing a new little being into the world. It's really exciting. I've been surfing throughout my whole pregnancy. I plan to surf as long as I can. Once the belly's pretty big maybe just like mellow it out and spend more time swimming and just enjoying the ocean and doing other activities." more >>
A Missouri teen fell into an icy lake, and was stuck in there for 15 minutes. After being airlifted and brought to a nearby hospital, this boy was dead for 45 minutes. Until his mother started to pray and God sent them a miracle.
This teenager, John, was with a few friends and make a poor decision to walk on the frozen lake. He then fell into the lake and was stuck in their 15 minutes. Paramedics performed CPR on him for over 20 minutes and there was no response. After being taken to the hospital, they finally got a response from him 45 minutes later. But that wasn't until his mother came in and began to pray loudly over him. The doctors are even chalking this miracle up to God.
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One of the hardest things to do in life is forgive someone when they have hurt you deeply. It may take days, weeks, or even years. Christian music star Matthew West's song "Forgiveness" has truth and a powerful meaning behind it.
Some would say she has done the impossible, others would say she is "crazy." But what this woman has done has truly inspired people to forgive, no matter how bad the situation may be. In her case, this man was drunk driving and killed her daughter in a car accident. Matthew West received this story and decided to write an inspiring song about it. Not only that, he does something amazing for her at the end. When you hear this song, you will be moved!
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27-year-old Rocky Peter was abandoned by his father at a young age, leaving him and his family with no money. Every day was a struggle. They were starving and suffering because they couldn't afford food. But that didn't stop Rocky from chasing his dream.
No matter what the circumstances were, Rocky always found time to sing and play his guitar. His incredible journey eventually lands him an "American Idol" audition and he doesn't fail to deliver. Rocky gets up there and sings an original song that he wrote.
Through all the struggle, God gave him a gift to sing and play him an instrument that can one day make him a star. He is overcoming heart ache and doing something that can inspire anyone to never give up! more >>
Carrie Underwood thanked fans after earning her seventh Grammy Award with her faith-filled hit song "Something in the Water" on Sunday night.
Although the heavily pregnant singer was unable to attend the awards show in Los Angeles last night, Underwood took to Twitter to say she was "so blessed" to have the Best Country Solo Performance honor.
"I WON A GRAMMY! Watching the telecast now online right now & I'm so happy! Thank you to @TheGrammys and my incredible fans! So amazing," the 31-year-old singer wrote. "I'm seriously so happy that 'Something in the Water' won a Grammy. This song means so much to me… I feel so honored and blessed!" more >>