The 11 and 13-year-old founders design and sell silly socks that help raise money for various charities.
Young Entrepreneurs Use Profits To Give Back
The 11 and 13-year-old founders design and sell silly socks that help raise money for various charities.
NFL Player Helps Kids Stay Healthy and Active
The Bennett Foundation is dedicated to community, education, activity and nutrition
Cops Sing to Help Change How They're Perceived
What first began as a joke actually helped two New York cops transform a community. Cops Moe Badger and Michael Norwood have become known for their singing. In fact, they say those skills have started to overshadow their actual job. But it's not a bad thing. "If I go to the mall there is going to be people asking for pictures and autographs," Badger said. InsideEdition.com's Stephanie Officer has the details.
Activist Converts Cafes to Biodegradable Straws
This 7-year-old turtle activist convinced L.L. Bean to convert to 100% biodegradable straws ♻️🌎🐢
Kids Use Beeping Eggs for Visually Impaired
Third graders in Greenville, North Carolina, used special beeping eggs so that their visually impaired classmate could participate in an Easter egg hunt. TODAY’s Peter Alexander has the Weekend Morning Boost.
Formerly Paralyzed Teen Returns to Track
Tre Lawson's life used to revolve around track. After winning a meet his senior year of high school, he was in a devastating car accident that left him in a coma with a broken back and abdominal and head injuries. Realizing he couldn't move his legs when he woke up was "a huge depressing moment," he said. But the 19-year-old was determined not to give up, and has worked hard to recover. He recently returned to his high school track in Georgia with his walker.
How This Pinball Collector is Saving the Game
In this episode of Obsessed we meet Michael Schiess, a pinball enthusiast who collects and repairs old machines in an effort to preserve them for future generations.
Teen With One Arm Finds Success as a Rock Climber
A British teen won't let anything keep him from reaching new heights. Matthew Philips is the U.K.'s most successful one-armed rock climber. Despite being born with one arm missing below the elbow, Matthew says he has always been quite the athlete. After becoming bored with swimming, he says he tried climbing and was surprised at how well he took to it. He has even developed his own style of climbing, which involves a lot of jumping. InsideEdition.com's Mara Montalbano has more.
This Shelter Makes Dogs Feel at Home
The Toledo Area Humane Society makes sure their shelters feel homey with living rooms and comfortable places for the dogs to lounge
Inspiring Girl With Prosthetic Leg Does Flips
Video of a 10-year-old with a prosthetic leg who is able to do flips dazzles millions with her impressive moves: "I feel like a famous person."
School Bus Driver Decorates Bus for Kid's Birthday
"She loves all the kids that she drives and always goes above and beyond to make them feel safe and happy on the bus."
This Nurse Adopted Her Tiny Patient
Here are the stories that warmed us to the core on "Good Morning America."
Kids Surprised with Theme Park Vacation
These kids were surprised by what they found when they completed a scavenger hunt they're parents made around the house. Adorably, they jumped for joy when they each got a box of theme park toys and the news that they were going on a theme park vacation.
Grandmother Sets Marathon Age-Group World Record
Jeannie Rice smashed 3:30 at the Chicago Marathon and set an age-group world record.
Dad, Son Cry as They Reunite After Year Apart
Nearly a year after being taken away from his father, Jose Alvizures, 10-year-old Ervin is back in his arms. When Alvizures was deported last May, Ervin spent five months in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody before being taken in by an uncle in Arkansas. His father said they were seeking asylum in the U.S. because gangs in Guatemala had threatened to kill them. Now, father and son are finally together again thanks to a nonprofit. InsideEdition.com's Stephanie Officer explains how the reunion came about.
Runner Carries 30 Pounds of Garbage
The final finisher of Sunday’s Miami Marathon was running on fumes. His mind was fried, unable to to perform simple math in his head. He hadn’t crossed an open aid station in over five hours. The longer he walked, the greater the pain. At 4:40 p.m., roughly 10 hours after his quest began, Andrew Otazo “waddled” across the finish line. He celebrated by collapsing onto a nearby bench. But you won’t find Otazo’s name in the official race results. “They took everything down by the time I got there,” he told Runner’s World by phone. “I have the best excuse in the world for finishing last. I had a 30-pound bag of trash on my back.” The idea was born from his time exploring a nature preserve near his home in Key Biscayne, Florida. Located just a few miles east of Miami, high tide waterflow through an accompanying channel tends to leave debris entangled in the exposed roots of indigenous red mangrove trees. Otazo says he and his partner began cleaning parts of the Bear Cut Preserve last year; he has since cleaned an estimated 6,500 pounds of discarded plastic, car parts, and “an unnerving amount” of underwear. “I wanted to produce a very blunt metaphor where I wanted to take the trash out of the swamp, build it into a bag, put it on my back, and then walk it the length of my marathon so that people could see it,” he said. Otazo realized he was in good enough shape to heft 30 pounds of garbage across 26.2 miles. He assembled a rig using debris found in Bear Cut Preserve, utilizing a mat as a base, a rope as netting, and two buoys as decorations. It was a decision he’d soon regret. “The two buoys would rub up against each other every step. Squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak. Every step.” Otazo averaged a pace of 3 miles per hour over his 9-hour, 50-minute journey. On-course aid stations closed after he passed mile 11. His GPS watch died after 7 hours, around the same time his cognitive abilities began to decline. He was joined by friends for the final 10K but didn’t have the energy to crack jokes or finish complete sentences. Otazo says he was determined to finish barring a “serious” injury; he will spend the next few days nursing a banged-up hip. He thinks he most likely was also dehydrated. The 31-year-old had worn the pack on a few training walks prior to the marathon. He is no stranger to rucking, having attended West Point Military Academy for two years after high school. Otazo stresses his effort on a flat, paved course doesn’t compare to the marches performed by members of the armed forces, though the marathon was the most agonizing hike he’d ever “voluntarily” put himself through. “There’s no comparison to the worst race I’ve ever run,” the now six-time marathoner said. “It got to a point where I didn’t know if I was making up how much pain I was actually in. It was like my body didn’t know how to register the pain.” The marathon was part of a fundraiser for South Florida non-profit Miami Waterkeeper. Otazo has raised over $4,600, which will support cleaning beaches and mangrove forests and aid advocacy efforts to reduce single-use plastic distribution and consumption, such as grocery bags and plastic straws. We had to ask, for all of the energy he’s put towards conservation, was he tempted to pick up trash along the marathon course? “God no,” he laughed. “I needed to keep the ounces down as much as possible.”
Amateur Metal Detectorists Find Over 500 Coins
A group of amateur metal detectorists may be able to shake the “amateur” part of that title, after uncovering 557 gold and silver coins dating back to the 14th century.
11-Year-Old Raised $50,000 for Pediatric Cancer
Kaitlyn Lee has been on the go for just about all of her 11 years. When she was 4 years old, she joined her mother for a Color Run 5K. Lee refused to sit in her stroller, running alongside her mother and sister for most of the race. She ran her first 10K at the age of 7; her aunt sent her $10 as a congratulations. Lee donated the $10 from running the race to the Jessie Rees Foundation. I wanted to give people who weren’t as fortunate as us or who weren’t as healthy as us something that we have in our everyday lives. My mom one day was showing me different charities that I could raise money for. I was like, yes, this is what I want to do. The group sends “Joy Jars” to children hospital-stricken during cancer treatment. Lee embraced the Foundation’s “Never Ever Give Up” message. In 2015, she was able to raise $1,000, which provided Joy Jars for 50 children. Within two years, the Alabama-based youth had raised $27,000 for the Foundation. In 2018, Lee wanted to raise the stakes for her “Running for Joy” project: If her total amount raised reached $50,000 by the end of the year, she would shave her head. When I thought about shaving my head, I was like, this would be really fun because then when I’m running, I could just go up to people and tell them why I shaved my head and what I do. Lee was ecstatic when her mother broke the news of her campaign’s success. “You met your $50,000 goal. You get to shave your head now.” “When are we going to do it? Soon!” When I reached $50,000, it was awesome because it was a feeling like I’d finally put my mark on the world, like I’d just finished something amazing. She plans on cutting her hair in early 2019. Along with her fundraising efforts, Lee visits children in the hospital. I’ve made many friends and I love being around them. Lee plans on adding to the list of the nearly 150 races she has finished. Even just crossing the finish line during a 5K, a lot of people can’t do that, so it’s really exciting to just cross that finish line and be like, ‘Yes, I did it!’ Lee has a simple message to any other kids her age who may want to help others. It might sound simple, but they can do like a lemonade stand. Every cent or dollar or anything that they have is just going towards helping kids not have cancer or helping someone to fight a disease that they’ve had for a very long time.
Astronaut to Set New Record for Women in Space
Christina Koch is on track to set the record for the longest duration in space by a woman.
Firefighters Pushes Veteran Home
Three firefighters from Raytown Fire Protection District in Missouri are receiving praise after they helped a wheelchair-using veteran get home on April 16.Footage shared to the district’s Facebook account shows three crew members pushing the veteran after the battery for his electric wheelchair died.According to Yahoo Lifestyle, who spoke with deputy chief Mike Hunley, the man was on his way to fish in a small pond near a cemetery when his wheelchair became stuck in muddy grass.“Neighbors tried freeing the man but no one was strong enough so they called us,” Hunley said.The firefighters were able to free the man and get him back on dry ground, and pushed him back home. Credit: Raytown Fire Protection District via Storyful
Dancing Grandma Taking Over Social Media
Shirley Goodman is in her late 90s, but is showing she still has the moves on the dance floor.
Woman Offers to Be Surrogate for Twin Sister
A woman thought cancer would prevent her from having a baby, until her twin sister stepped in to help by offering to be her surrogate. Kalia Jorgensen and her husband were planning to have a baby, but then she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her fraternal twin sister, Danielle Rants, didn't want them to have to delay their dreams of becoming parents. While the sisters say they are as different as two people can be, they have always been very close. InsideEdition.com's Mara Montalbano has more.
Father Helps Son Complete Intense Obstacle Course
This awesome dad helped his handicapped son complete this 10–12-mile-long obstacle course💪👍
The 11-Year-Old on a Mission to Help the Homeless
Eleven-year-old Jahkil Jackson tells his peers in Chicago to dream big, and to think about those less fortunate. Three years ago, he created Project I Am to assemble “blessing bags,” donations for the homeless. Since, he’s helped more than 20,000 people.
Military Dad Surprises Kids After a Year Apart
These siblings just thought they were being recognized for their good behavior, but Eva and Andrew Stock had no idea what was happening behind the scenes at a school assembly. After more than a year away, their father, Jacob Stock of the U.S. Navy, had finally come home. Their school in Long Island, New York, was more than happy to work with their mom to coordinate a beautiful family reunion. InsideEdition.com's Mara Montalbano has more.
This Girl is Embracing Her Beauty Mark
16-year-old Alba is embracing her skin abnormality and spreading awareness by using #BareYourBirthmark on Instagram
Man Runs Marathon in Honor of His Late Fiancee
Among the 30,000 runners at Monday’s Boston Marathon was a man competing with a broken heart. Daniel Hincapie ran the race to fulfill a dream of his fiancee, Wendy Martinez. Hincapie's 35-year-old partner was training for the Boston Marathon when she was stabbed in Washington D.C. last September. Surveillance video showed her staggering into a Chinese take-out restaurant bleeding from seven stab wounds. Customers tried desperately to save her life but she could not be helped.
This Is the Luckiest Dog in the World
A dog found swimming more than 220 kilometers (135 miles) from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land.
Marine Crawls Across the Finish Line of Marathon
Micah Herndon's legs gave up on him, but that didn't stop him from honoring his fallen comrades' memory and finishing the Boston Marathon.
Dog Found Swimming 136 Miles From Shore
It's a life-saving stroke of luck for a pup that was lost 136 miles from a southern Thailand shore. Workers on an oil rig happened to spot the exhausted dog floating in the sea and pulled him to safety using a rope. He was fed and bathed and the team named the dog "Boonrod," which means survivor. InsideEdition.com's Stephanie Officer details how Boonrod was rescued.
'Good Samaritans' Save Blind Man Who Fell
A blind man who fell onto train tracks in Bethesda, Maryland, had a lucky escape on April 9 when a group of bystanders helped him back onto a platform.The incident happened at the Medical Center Metro station when the man, who is blind and uses a cane, took a tumble over the edge onto the tracks. A train was on route and bystanders soon realized the man needed assistance. In the footage, people waiting for trains are seen working together to get help and get the man back to safety.In a statement on the matter, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority called the helpers “good samaritans.” It said that Transit Police and medics responded and the man was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Credit: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority – Metro via Storyful
Why You Should Do the Bob Ross Challenge
Pick up a canvas and start painting in real time to old episodes of Bob Ross' "The Joy of Painting." "The cool thing about it is people really succeed," explains comedian Micah Sherman, who started the Bob Ross Challenge with Mark Stetson. "Bob Ross is a really good painting instructor." Bob Ross died in 1995 of lymphoma. The goal of the challenge is to help raise money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in his honor. InsideEdition.com's Leigh Scheps has more.
Young Girl With Prosthetic Leg Performs Routine
LaShawn Jacobs of Columbia, South Carolina, recently shared this video of her daughter JaMiyah — who has a prosthetic leg — practicing gymnastics outdoors.LaShawn told Storyful that her daughter “continues to prove that regardless of her prosthetic leg nothing in life will ever stop her”.The video was originally posted this video on LaShawn’s Facebook page. It has since reached over 2.5 million views. Credit: LaShawn Jacobs via Storyful
The Middle East's First Female Self-Defense Studio
In addition to self-defense, 'SheFighter' holds meetings for Middle Eastern women to share their experiences🥊 💪
Mom on Phone Surprised by Marine Son's Homecoming
This woman was on hold with customer service when all of a sudden her marine son walked through the door for a surprise homecoming. Adorably, she frantically hung up the phone and gave him a big hug while crying tears of joy.
Liver Recipient Meets Her Donor for the 1st Time
In a remarkable first-time meeting, a young liver recipient meets the donor who saved her life.
Tennessee Children's Hospital Pays Tribute Donor
Staff paid their respects to a young patient who had died at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville after the decision was made to donate the patient’s organs in order to help others in need.Footage shared to Facebook by the hospital on April 11 shows nurses and doctors lining the corridor in an honor walk, as the donor’s remains are taken to the operating theater.“This is a family’s hardest day; their selfless decision will give life to others. They deserve this tribute. The Honor Walk shows families they are not alone,” the hospital wrote alongside the video. Credit: East Tennessee Children’s Hospital via Storyful
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