Well, it doesn’t get much more inspiring than this. If you pay attention to news or sports, you probably have seen this moment, when Texas East Little League pitcher Kaiden Shelton becomes visibly upset after hitting Oklahoma Little League batter Isaiah Jarvis in the head. In a lesson many can learn from, Isaiah shows incredible sportsmanship by walking to the pitcher’s mound from first base to console Kaiden.
Isaiah noticed Kaiden was upset by the errant pitch and was crying. Isaiah walked over and started talking to Kaiden and embracing him trying to let him know he was OK. Others, including Kaiden’s coach came to the mound to show support and the coach, who was miked up for the game could be heard saying, “Look at me. You’re alright …” Kaiden can be heard sobbing.
We’re inspired by Isaiah’s sportsmanship, and his actions in trying to comfort Kaiden. That’s why we’re memorializing this little story.
As far as the game went, Texas East ultimately won, 9-4. But that’s not the important part of this game. It’s the display of sportsmanship by Isaiah. Way to go, Isaiah.
We think doctors can at times be miracle workers. We don’t disparage them at all. But in Natalie’s case, her parents didn’t want the doctors to define Natalie’s outcome from a medical spinal cord issue by limiting her to their admonition that she never would walk again. Said Natalie’s mother:
“Doctors are not God. They are human just like all of us. They make mistakes and they cannot tell what the future holds. Don’t ever give up on yourself or your child.”
In this story from the Epoch Times, you’ll also find a compelling video of Natalie walking in a therapy session.
We’re almost at a loss for words after seeing this amazing story. Almost. Two words come immediately to mind, though” GO NATALIE!
Bridger Walker of Wyoming, who was just 6 years old at the time, jumped in front of a German Shepard in 2020 to protect his younger sister from being attacked. His act of bravery captured worldwide attention. His now famous quote from the incident: “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.”
It left him with severe facial scars, which are being treated by New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali, who is providing his services free of charge. After multiple surgeries over the past year, Bridger’s face finally is getting back to normal. Read all about this brave young hero by clicking the link or photo above.
The Epoch Times posted this story about a former military police officer buying a Purple Heart medal, a Bronze Star, and other medals he saw at a yard sale and began researching the man whose name was engraved on the back of the medals.
He found the family and was able to meet them and return the medals in an emotional gathering.
Mother of three Ginny Burton, 48, was introduced to substance abuse by her mother at the age of 12, starting off with marijuana. According to CBS, she went on to become hooked on cocaine and methamphetamine.
Burton became a regular in juvenile detention centers in her young life, where the seed was planted that motivated her to go to college to understand and ultimately change the justice system after what she characterized as injustice within the system. She enrolled at Washington University and graduated this spring; afterwards she intends
This is what Brenda wrote on her fundraising page about Thompson, his situation, and her hiring him:
“Had a homeless guy come in BrewHa’s last week. He was looking for a job. Said he had been living in a tent for months. He said he smelled and apologized and said someone gave him a dog’s blanket to keep warm. I gave him $40.00 and told him to go to the dollar store and buy a suit of clothes that he could work in and be back at 6pm to work.
“To my surprise, he not only came back 15 minutes early to work, with a sweat suit and shoes he purchased at the dollar store. He has worked every day since then. I paid him cash the first two days so he could get some bare necessities. We also paid for a week at the Bama motel so he could be out of the weather. GOD Bless Brett Jackson for bringing him some toiletries and some clothing. He is still in need of more.
“I am not telling you this for cutos, I am asking for help to get this guy setup. He seems to be willing to do anything you asked him to do. He is seriously needing a lot more help at this point. The weekly rent at the Bama is $250.00. He is paid up until Tuesday. It will be two weeks before he gets his pay from BrewHa’s. I am limited on funds or I would continue paying for his room. I am setting up a jar at BrewHa’s for any donations I can get to help this man. It will be called the Taylor fund. If you can spare some change and want to help, please do and call me if you can do more.
“Sometimes GOD puts people in your path for a reason. Please help me help Taylor get on his feet. We are all he has. Thanking you in advance!!!”
Wounded with shrapnel from a grenade, hospitalized for months, doctors told him he’d be ok, he would be able to perform “normal” activities. They told him not to expect to play football again. Rocky Bleier had a different vision.
From Black Enterprise comes the story of Jennifer Vessel, a woman who was born with a birthmark covering a large portion of her back and shoulder that she was ashamed of and tried to hide during her childhood. However, when she reached college, she said she was tired of trying to hide it all the time. Instead, she embraced it, which eventually led to a book, “I Am Unique,” and the evolution of her mission to “inspire girls to live their lives undimmed.”