The family of a 10-year-old California girl who died after pushing a 2-year-old out of the path of a runaway car raised tens of thousands of dollars by Friday in donations for the victim's funeral. Kiera Larsen "is truly a hero," Alissa Jenkins said. Jenkins is the mother of the two-year-old who survived, Fox 5 reports. A 1999 Mercedes had started to roll down a Lakeside driveway in neutral on Monday night, investigators said. It's unclear how it happened, but local reports claim another child may have set the car in motion. After the car struck Larsen, paramedics rushed her to a nearby hospital where she later died. A GoFundMe page set up for the Larsen family had raised more than $70,000 by Friday afternoon. “A child died heroically, I mean if you think about it, she sacrificed he
Because this penguin was born blind, Blindy has had a tough life. At only 12 weeks old, the poor thing lost its family. Without help, Blindy surely would've died in the wild. Fittingly enough, however, a woman named Shireen Helps decided to lend a helping hand. Now living at the woman's penguin sanctuary in Flea Bay, New Zealand, Blindy is learning more every day. Next up? Learning how to swim! Even though Blindy will never be able to return to the wild, Helps hopes that the penguin will find a forever home at a zoo one day.
Being homeless is a tragedy that most people wouldn't wish upon their greatest enemy. While falling into homelessness because of a job loss is terrible enough, being born into the unfortunate living situation is arguably worse. And that's just what happened to poor Benji. This dog grew up homeless, terrified, and hating humans, but once he was shown compassion, all of that changed. If you would like to find out how to get involved with the wonderful work that Hope For Paws does, head over to their website to donate, volunteer, or just watch more of their amazing rescue videos. We wish the best for Benji in the years to come! Source: VIRALNOVA COM
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Many people think that they are helping the elderly by donating money to charities or volunteering at local food drives. While these are excellent displays of solidarity, more direct acts of kindness are usually the most effective. With that in mind, these people got their hands dirty when one of their neighbors needed help. A 90-year-old woman named Agnes turned to her neighbors when she found herself in a bad place. She was facing steep fines because her house was deemed "too dirty," and she was told that the government would take action if she didn't clean up. Luckily for Agnes, some kind people came to the rescue. (via Wimp) Who could possibly fine her now? Never underestimate the generosity of strangers! Kudos to these people for helping out a woman when she needed them most. So...
A coroner is writing to hospital bosses after an inquest revealed a pensioner who suffered a head injury was not given a brain scan. Penelope Schofield, West Sussex coroner, said she will be expressing her concerns to Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust, which runs the Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Sussex County Hospital after 74-year-old Anthony Turner was admitted to A&E following a fall – but was not given a CT scan. Mr Turner, of Wickham Close, Haywards Heath, fell over in Horsham town centre on December 2, 2015, after spending the day Christmas shopping and having lunch with his wife. He died at the Royal Sussex County Hospital on December 10. An inquest into his death was held at Parkside in Horsham on February 23. Coroner’s officer Chris Clinch said: “Tony
Nursing homes contain an enormous amount of senior citizens who are all but anonymous. As their memory fades and their functionality diminishes, so do the relationships they have with family. What used to be a visit here or there, is now just a phone call to the facility asking how they are. On top of that, the staff at these facilities can become so busy with their daily duties that they really don’t get a chance to get to know the seniors and establish any sort of deep relationships with them. It’s a very sad situation. When Mak Filiser died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home, the nurses believed that he left nothing behind of any real value. It came time to clean out Mak’s room after he passed on. One of the nurses then noticed something. It was a poem that Mak had
As the Zika virus spreads in Latin America, Catholic leaders are warning women against using contraceptives or having abortions, even as health officials in some countries are advising women not to get pregnant because of the risk of birth defects. The challenge posed by Zika for the Roman Catholic Church comes as Pope Francis is making his first trip to Mexico, where the virus appears to be spreading. After a period of saying little, bishops in Latin America are beginning to speak up and reassert the church’s opposition to birth control and abortion — positions that in Latin America are unpopular and often disregarded, even among Catholics. “Contraceptives are not a solution,” said Bishop Leonardo Ulrich Steiner, the secretary general of the National Council of Bishops of Brazil, and a
Many parents sing to their babies in a bid to calm them down, soothe them to sleep or make them smile, but Lauren Meggs Furr's son Leland had a completely unexpected reaction to his mother's singing. In a one-minute video posted by the Tennessee native on Facebook recently, the youngster was seemingly moved to tears by his mother's sweet lullaby. The clip shows Lauren feeding baby Leland while singing Chris Tomlin's Good, Good Father to him. While at first the tot gives a smile as his mother serenades him, his blue eyes begin to fill with tears and he appears visibly moved by the melody. Baby Leland initially smiled at his mother while she sang to him Lauren continues singing nonetheless while her son remains enraptured by the song with tears streaming silently down his face. The l...
Celine Dion has faced a year of tremendous highs and lows, from career triumphs such as her American Music Awards tribute to Paris's victims of terrorism to struggles with husband René Angélil's health. Through the roller-coaster ride of it all, she's continued to showcase the "Power of Love," always putting her loved ones first and taking time off from her Las Vegas residency to care for René. Her beloved spouse, who lost his several-year battle with cancer on Jan. 14, was the one who nudged his wife back onto the stage where she belongs. From breathtaking performances to social media debuts, here is a look back at Celine's emotional year. TAP FOR GALLERYCeline, René and René-Charles after Celine's final performance of "A New Day" in 2007. Photo: © Getty Images In June, Celine p