Boy, 8, Raises More Than $50K to Help Homeless Veterans in 4 Years: ‘It Makes Me Feel Very Happy’

An 8-year-old boy from Maryland is helping veterans get back on their feet one care package at a time. Tyler Stallings was just four years old when he felt compelled to help veterans in need, his mother, Andrea Blackstone, explained to Good Morning America.  At the time, Blackstone had shown Tyler a …

Veterans Are Finding Lasting Peace After Taking These Free Journeys into Nature for Months at a Time

With countless US ex-service members struggling to readjust to civilian life following their deployment, more and more veterans are finding unparalleled success in alternative forms of rehabilitation and therapy. Warrior Expeditions is a nonprofit that has proven nature to be an effective treatment for veterans suffering from PTSD. The organization helps …

Instead of Ticketing a Young Mom, Cop Buys New Child Car Seats and Helps Her Install Them

Rather than issuing a ticket to a financially-strapped Wisconsin mother, this compassionate police officer surprised her family with gifts instead. Officer Kevin Zimmerman of the Milwaukee Police Department pulled over Andrella Jackson for a registration issue with her car earlier this month. He was then cheerfully greeted by her and …

After Adaptive Bike for Teen With Special Needs is Stolen, Watch the Community Step In To Help

Beorn (fondly known as Bubba) was born with a genetic disease that left him non-verbal and in a wheelchair, but the bike allowed him to ride alongside his family. Not only was his big tricycle crucial in his ongoing therapy, but it connected him to his family and other kids …

People With Diabetes May One Day Be Monitoring Glucose With an Earring

For millions of diabetics, a life without needles or the need to check blood sugar levels throughout the day would be a beacon of freedom unimagined. A project called Continuity might one day break that bondage. A continuous glucose monitoring and delivery system, Continuity just became a finalist for the …

Car club goes ‘above and beyond’ for local law enforcement

For a year, members of Small Town Cruizers car club worked countless hours in hopes of helping Tulare Police Department buy a new police dog.  On Saturday, their efforts paid off — two-fold.  Denise Day, coordinator for Cruize Nights, handed Police Chief Wes Hensley a check for $20,000.  “We love …

Guy with one arm who played sports’ now helping others with disabilities

As soon as Allison Campbell delivered her second son on July 26, 1997, she looked at her doctor’s face. “Something wasn’t quite right,” she said of the physician’s reaction. Campbell, a former labor and delivery nurse, noticed the doctor was holding her son low and out of her sight. “What’s …

Student videographer saw colors for the first time on live TV. Now, he’s getting national cred

Jake Loburak usually sits in the control room. It’s where the Neumann University sophomore prefers to be while his fellow students are on camera once a week for the Delaware County school’s live television news update. But one Friday in December, Loburak’s peers at Neumann Media asked him to work …

This record-breaking pumpkin is heavier than a small car and big enough to fit inside

If you think you picked the biggest pumpkin at the patch, think again. A Connecticut man just set a local record for the heaviest pumpkin at the Topsfield Fair in New England. The winner of the All New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off is 2,294.5 pounds. To put that in perspective, …

United Way of New York City launches free program to combat ‘summer slide’

Summer is in full swing and finding ways to keep kids occupied is getting harder and harder. The infamous “summer slide” is especially felt by disadvantaged kids, who don’t have access to summer educational programs, which can result in a decline in skills learned throughout the school year.