Inspiration Report

Danielle Franzoni, a server in Alpena Michigan received a tip for $2,020 on a bill of just $23 from a generous couple at the restaurant where she worked leading up to the New Year. The anonymous couple included a special note, “Happy New Year 2020 Tip Challenge.” Franzoni was left speechless. She asked her boss…

Pete Frates, one of the people who inspired thousands to give to charity through the spread of the Ice Bucket Challenge, has died. He was 34. Frates was a former baseball player at Boston College. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2012 at age 27 and immediately set out to fight the disease the would…

Imagine being headed down the highway when out of no where, a tree falls and crushes your car. This was the reality for Denise Wilburn on a normal Tuesday evening in Texas. While driving along a busy road, all of a sudden she noticed branches coming through her windshield. A massive oak tree had split…

Eleven-year-old Charlotte Nebres is the first black girl to star in this year’s rendition of “The Nutcracker,” which has been ongoing since 1954. Nebres, whose mother’s family is from Trinidad and her father’s family is from the Philippines, attends the School of American Ballet. Nebres said it just reaffirms that nothing can hold her back.…

A British woman who was hiking with her husband in Barcelona has survived one of the longest cardiac arrests ever recorded. 34-year-old Audrey Schoeman was hiking in the Catalan Pyrenees, when she was struck with hypothermia following a drop in temperature due to a snowstorm. Her husband, Rohan, quickly called emergency services as she passed…

Four-month-old Georgina Addison was born deaf. She was diagnosed as severely deaf in September and began wearing a hearing aid in each ear to amplify sound. Georgina’s dad, Paul Addison posted a video capturing the sweet conversation between mother and daughter when her new hearing aids are turned on. The video was posted to Twitter…

An Idaho man struggling to provide for his wife and their two adopted children after suffering an injury while working to complete their home was the subject of a Christmas miracle that came from the unlikeliest of sources: a team of journalists. Brad and Erica Crow were surprised with health insurance for a year and…

Rodger Prater, Youth Pastor at Abba’s House of Worship Center in Oklahoma, is being hailed a hero today after finding an abandoned one-month-old baby on the side of the road. Prater was driving on a busy interstate with a van full of church youth group members after a fun-filled day at an amusement park when…

Four of NASA’s “hidden figures,” together with all of the women who contributed to the agency’s success in the space race to the moon, will be honored with the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the highest civilian awards in the United States. President Donald Trump signed into law the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act…

Audrina Cardenas was born with one third of her heart outside of her body, and wasn’t expected to live past the first three days of life. Doctors in Texas miraculously saved her life by creating custom protective plates to put outside her chest and then inserting her heart back inside her tiny body. While most…

More from Beliefnet and our partners