South Dakota: Volunteers restore old bicycles to inspire a new generation of young riders

Volunteers refurbish bikes to give away.

Love this idea, love this story.

As one of those interviewed says, remember your first bike as a kid; remember the freedom of riding. That’s what the inspiration is behind this volunteer effort to get bikes into the hands of kids in the Rapid City, South Dakota area.

Great idea. Anyone out there going to replicate it? Click on either of the images to go to the story, or, here’s a link to the TV news station’s story: Volunteers restore old bikes

Dr. Javnyuy Joybert Decided to Become His Own CIO (Chief Inspiration Officer)

“Inspired by God”

Dr. Javnyuy Joybert, CIO (Chief Inspiration Officer)
Javnyuy Joybert fought depression after graduating from high school with no clear goals, no clear path forward. He and his mother couldn’t afford college. But within this search to move forward, Javnyuy found a “spark” as he called it. He decided to become his own CIO — Chief Inspiration Officer.

Javnyuy started working odd jobs to earn money. He worked in construction, at a car wash, being a motorcycle courier, working in bakeries, bar tending — in short, anything and everything he could get work at. He earned enough to apply to a university. He went on to go to college, to earn a doctorate degree in business administration, entrepreneurship and investments; and he suggests that hiring yourself as your own CIO is something everyone needs to do.

He says he was “inspired by god” to pursue a positive future.

Read the full story here: Dr. Javnyuy Joybert, CIO

Durham police sergeant shares mission to serve and inspire in his hometown

Police Sgt. Jesse Green has served his hometown of Durham for nearly 20 years. (Spectrum News 1/Sarah Rudlang)

DURHAM, N.C. – Durham Police Sgt. Jesse Green has been protecting and serving his hometown of Durham since 2005, joining the force after being inspired by his brother, who is a police chief, and cousin, who served the department for several years.

According to Spectrum News 1, which reported this story, Sgt. Green said, “I did a couple of ride-alongs with my cousin here and there, was no turning back after that,” he said.

• Please click the photo or links above to go to the Spectrum News 1 original story to read more.

The “Jesus Revolution”

Released on Feb. 24, 2023, the film, “Jesus Revolution,” has very quietly slipped into movie theaters throughout the US. It’s not a documentary, but it’s based on the true story of the 1970s events in which Greg Laurie and a sea of young people descend on sunny Southern California to redefine truth through all means of liberation. Inadvertently, Laurie meets a charismatic street preacher and a pastor who open the doors to a church to a stream of wandering youth. What unfolds is a counterculture movement that becomes the greatest spiritual awakening in American history.

Where to see it:

Take a look here: Jesus Revolution to find it in theaters near you.

Allison Rizzolo, Saved by a Blood Transfusion, Hopes to Inspire Others

Allison Rizzolo

From TV station KVUE in Austin, Texas comes the story of Allison Rizzolo, who was in a bad crash and needed a blood transfusion from a donor. Now she donates blood and hopes to inspire others to give.

Allison was in a road rage incident while on her way to work. She said a car sped up to get in front of her, cut her off, and hit the brakes. Allison’s car crashed into the back of the car, and her car flipped five times. She says she is lucky to be alive after losing half her blood volume in the aftermath of the accident.

“I just lost blood so quickly and so fast. I was, fortunately, able to get to be transported to the hospital very quickly, and they were able to give me that transfusion and enable me to survive,” she said.

Now she hopes to inspire others to be blood donors, knowing it can be life-saving. It was for her.

Read the whole story at KVUE.

Little Leaguer Hit By Pitch Consoles Pitcher

See story, video clip at ESPN

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.

Natalie Walks Again After Doctors
Tell Her Parents She Never Would

Follow this link or click on the photo above to see the story in its entirety at Epoch Times.

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, 6-Year-Old Wyoming Boy,
Saved Sister From Dog Mauling

Talk about inspiring. You’ve got to read this story: Hero Boy Who Saved Sister in Dog Attack Feels Face Scar Is ‘Something to Be Proud Of,’ Says Dad

Bridger Walker, who was 6, jumped in front of a German Shepard last year to protect his younger sister from being attacked. (Photo: Robert Walker, dad)

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.

Check out Bridger’s “before” photo on Facebook: Bridger Walker, FB (just so you know, it’s a pretty gruesome injury)