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College player fights tumor for moment on court Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch. It's right before basketball practice. She's moving slowly. The freshman wearing the blue No. 22 Mount St. Joseph jersey has days like this lately. Days when the tumor squeezing her brain also saps her... - Posted on October 29, 2014
She can't move her legs, but she rocks the slopes Paralympian Alana Nichols calls them "pinch-me moments," when she can't quite believe she is actually in a particular situation. Like when she rolled down the red carpet at the ESPY Awards or rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Or when she spoke at schools ... - Posted on October 26, 2014
Robotic device helps bionic groom walk down aisle Matt Ficarra has been paralyzed from the chest down since a boating accident three years ago, but that didn't stop him from walking down the aisle. Ficarra was able to stand and walk during the wedding ceremony with the help of a battery-powered robotic exoskeleton called an... - Posted on October 24, 2014
Students give pizza driver $1,200 tip A pizza delivery driver in Marion, Indiana, was shocked to receive a $1,268 tip. It happened right in front of thousands of Indiana Wesleyan University students last week. Keith Newman, Indiana Wesleyan's CEO of Residential Education, was speaking to about 3,000 students at ... - Posted on October 21, 2014
Boyz II Men go back to their high school Members of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men returned to their roots with a concert at their old stomping grounds, a performing arts high school they attended and remember being just like the TV show "Fame." "You had girls, you know, walking around in their leotards, plie-... - Posted on October 19, 2014
How far would you peddle for the environment? It took 68 days for Satyen Das to pedal his rickety bicycle rickshaw from the seaside Indian city of Kolkata to the roof of the world at a 17,600-foot Himalayan pass. His goal was to promote the vehicle as an environmentally sound travel option. As he pedaled toward the top... - Posted on October 17, 2014
Teen wins Nobel Peace Prize, youngest winner ever Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India have won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. They risked their lives to fight for children's rights. The announcement made Malala, a 17-year-old student and education activist, the youngest-ever Nobel winner. The news set o... - Posted on October 16, 2014
378 Starbucks customers “Pay it Forward” A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours and hundreds of customers at a Starbucks drive-thru in St. Petersburg, Florida. She ordered an iced coffee around 7 in the morning Wednesday and asked to pay for the caramel macchiato for the stranger in the car ... - Posted on August 23, 2014
Hate taking the bus to school? Try swimming! It's a long, wet journey to school for 61 teenagers in part of western India. If they want to learn, they have no choice but to swim. The boys and girls carry books, papers and changes of clothing in plastic bags or buoyant jugs as they cross the Heran River, where in some p... - Posted on August 19, 2014
He’s not heavy; he’s my brother A 14-year-old boy set out on a 40-mile trek on Saturday. On his back was his 7-year-old brother. The younger boy was strapped to his brother's back. They hope to raise awareness about the condition that prevents the younger boy from being able to walk without help. Hu... - Posted on June 9, 2014