A chance encounter between grieving parents and a family in the happiest place on Earth revealed a striking coincidence, and a twist to this heartwarming story. Kyle and Kara Geiselman of Massachusetts and their four children were enjoying their family vacation in Florida when a lovely, but sad, encounter led to a search for a
Brittany Stineman was told that her son, Nash, wouldn’t live past his second birthday because he had spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress – a rare neuromuscular disease. But Nash has been defying the odds ever since his diagnosis and recently, he celebrated his third birthday! Birthday parties typically look the same for most children.
Every young girl’s dream is to be a princess and wear a beautiful gown. But for Lilli Durante, wearing a princess gown helps her cope during her visits to the hospital for chemo treatment. It was December last year when Lilli woke up in the morning with her left eye crossed. Her parents brought her
When he was nine years old, Edward Liu, of Dover, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable brain tumor. Now 11 and facing a lifetime of difficulty dues to his disease, Edward made an unusual request to the Make-a-Wish Foundation – he asked for a gift that would benefit others. Shortly after his heartbreaking diagnosis,
Researchers found that yelling at dogs is not good for their mental health and it has a long-term negative impact on their happiness. As much as you want to have a well-trained dog, using aversive training such as negative reinforcement is not reasonable. When you punish, threaten or yell at your dog, they will take
For some of us, going to the dentist for routine check-ups is a thing of the ordinary. But for many people around the world, especially those in impoverished areas, having their teeth checked simply isn’t possible. Some individuals in the poorest third-world countries don’t even get a chance to own a toothbrush, much less see
You would do anything if your baby’s life is on the line, but would you have the same passion and desire if it was a stranger’s. Robin Bliven, a member of an online mom group on Facebook posted a photo of Andrea Alberto, 32, while carrying baby Callum Rescanski, 11 months. Young Cal will be
In his 21 years in this world, Kerry and Robert Bloch’s son, David, has never spoken a word. Being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when he was 4 years old, he has never been verbal – until last week. 21 years ago, Kerry was told by doctors that she would never be able to conceive.
Jonathan Pinkard, a 27-year-old man with autism, desperately needed a heart transplant to save his life. Unfortunately, he was removed from the transplant list after it was discovered that he lacked a support system. But thanks to this nurse, Jonathan got not only a second chance in life but also a family who would take
Ever since Dr. Alois Alzheimer discovered Alzheimer’s disease back in 1906, its reputation has gotten darker until today. Between 2000 and 2017, deaths from the said disease increased to an alarming 145%, with two-thirds being women. Based on the latest data of the Alzheimer’s Association, one person develops the condition every 65 seconds. At this
After years of being a psychiatrist and dealing with depression and other mental health issues, this is what I’ve learned: When someone is depressed, there are things you should say and things you shouldn’t say. You should say these 5 positive things: 1) “I see that you’re having a hard time.” People feel better when
For cancer patients, their last day of chemotherapy treatment is a remarkable day worth celebrating. After several months of enduring the difficult process of chemo and its side effects, they have come out strong and are now in the final round of their medication. It was the reason why Ronnie Foster felt so happy during