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Born with a clubfoot, Chloe Howard had endured five major operations by her fifteenth birthday. She struggled to accept herself and dealt with bullying and even suffered a physical assault. Her hardships, however, taught her that differences are unique, bullying […]

Dogs have long been described as man’s best friend, but most people do not think of canine companions as life savers. For veterans, however, dogs can be exactly that. Maddy Gibson, a 38 year old Navy veteran, divides the world […]

On June 21, 2018, Mordechai Miller finally achieved his dream of graduating from school. Along with the rest of the class of 2018, Miller donned a navy blue cap and gown, walked across the stage erected in the center of […]

Every expecting mother’s worst nightmare is to learn that there is something wrong with her unborn child. When Heather Garrity faced that fear, she was told that she might lose not one of her children but both. Garrity was 22 […]

Whether you turn on the news or talk to your neighbor, it is hard to escape the divisions carving themselves into the American landscape. Liberals call conservatives evil and heartless. Conservatives call liberals brainless. Millennials blame earlier generations for their […]

The Olympics are always exciting, but little is more exhilarating than a dramatic upset especially in a sport that is normally dominated by one or two nations. Yet, that is exactly what happened in Olympic curling last week. In the […]

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a U.S. federal holiday in honor of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Three years later, the first Martin Luther King Day was celebrated on the third Monday of January. Today, many […]

On December 23, 2016 David Mosher proposed to his girlfriend, Heather Lindsay, during an evening carriage ride. Just hours previously, Heather, a school psychologist, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. “She didn’t know I was going to propose that night,” […]

Sixteen years ago, the Gujarat earthquake leveled large sections of India’s Kutch district including the district capitol city of Bhuj. The earthquake topped out at a magnitude of 7.7 on the Richter scale and lasted for over two minutes, nearly […]

  What happens when a child of only 6 is discarded by his family and left to raise himself on the streets for 11 years in Kenya? One could only imagine this hair-raising prospect, but for Dr. Charles Mutua Mully […]