Category Archives: Happy Endings

Mom Had Peruvian Government Track Down Son After He Stopped Facebooking

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Parents worry, it’s just in their nature to. Once you have a child, you’re always going to worry about them, no matter how old they are, right? After a California couple vacationing in Peru went off of the grid and hadn’t communicated with their families in over a month, one mom took action. Garrett Hand […]

Doctors 'freeze' baby to correct heart rate

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Doctors saved a newborn baby’s life by trying an unconventional method to correct his heart rate after  standard medical treatments failed. Claire Ives was seven months pregnant when she discovered that her baby’s heart rate was 300 beats per minute, almost double the normal 160 beats per minute.  The baby, named Edward, was delivered by […]

Teen survives after a spear is shot through his head

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A teenager is Miami is lucky to be alive after a spear went through his skull in a spearfishing accident. The spear was being loaded by Yasser Lopez’s 15-year-old friend when it accidentally discharged a spear into Lopez’s head on June 7th. It entered his head one inch above his right eye, and the tip […]

4-year-old boy found in NY parking lot

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52-year-old man abandoned boy in bank parking lotA four-year-old boy whose parents had reported missing was found safe last night, after being allowed to walk to the store with a friend of his father’s. Authorities in Syracuse, NY have arrested a man who had left a four-year-old child in a Key Bank parking lot in […]

Hero teen conquers all to graduate

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Thursdays night graduation ceremony at Bloom Township High School was a point of celebration for many, but for one high school graduate it was a celebration of life and victory. Matt Brown, 18, received a standing ovation as he was wheeled onto the stage to receive his certificate. The Chicago teen was a victim of […]

Quick thinking preschooler dials 911, saves brother

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Grace and Myles Varley were being babysat by their grandmother last Wednesday when Myles began choking on a chicken nugget during dinner. Myles’ grandmother, Christine Doran, could not clear his airway and the boy passed out. With Myles limp in her arms, the grandmother could not call 911. Doran told Newsday that she frantically ran […]

55-year-old postcard leads to the trip of a lifetime

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A 55-year-old postcard finally made its way into the hands of its intended recipient, Scott McMurry. The post card was mailed by his mother in 1957 and had been lost in the mail until last month. On April 18th the postcard was found in the mailbox of Elizabeth Fulcher in South Daytona, Beach, FL. She […]

Couple rekindles love, gets married at IKEA

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Julie Rodgers and Willie Pittman had last seen each other in school some 30 odd years ago. Then, in 2010, the pair reconnected through social media. For their first date, Rodgers and Pittman decided to dine on IKEA’s world famous cuisine–meatballs. The pair spent their date wandering through the giant College Park, Maryland store finishing […]

13-year-old Washington State boy saves schoolmates and bus driver

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A 13-year-old boy in Washington State is credited with saving a bus full of his schoolmates and the driver after he drove the bus to safety. Jeremy Wuitschick said that he was riding the bus to school on Monday morning when he noticed something was wrong with the driver. “He starts acting all funny,” he […]

Incredible feat of reconstructive surgery

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Fifteen years ago Richard Norris of Hillsville, VA almost died when he was shot in the face. The 1997 accident left him disfigured; he lost his lips, nose and most of the movement in his mouth. Despite numerous reconstructive surgeries nothing could repair his face and he did not feel comfortable in society and he […]

Shelter dog saves girl from predator

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A couple of Saturdays ago, Mabeline, a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, was a resident of the Friends of Strays animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Florida. On one fateful Saturday, a 17-year-old volunteer took Mabeline on a walk. While walking along a path behind the building, the girl saw her assailant, became nervous, and started walking in […]

Family fights home association to keep kangaroo

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Animals are much more than just cute, furry beings. Recently, Nick and Jeni Dreis of Spring, Texas brought home a 6-month-old kangaroo to serve as a vocational training animal for their 16-year-old daughter, Kala, who has Down Syndrome.  Mike, a red kangaroo, came from Texas Downs, a facility serving disabled adults. Mike has been living […]

Mom with leap day birthday has baby on leap day

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After 24 years of celebrating her birthday every four years, now Erica Austin has twice the reason to celebrate every time February 29th comes around. The 24-year-old woman from Shorewood, IL gave birth to a baby girl, Arielle Blanchard on her “leap day” birthday at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL. The baby was born at 1:08 p.m. and weighed 7 pounds, […]

Taylor Swift offers date to New Jersey teen battling leukemia

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Music icon inspired by internet campaign started by teen’s sisterThe Facebook page originally created to score 18-year-old Kevin McGuire a prom date with music superstar Taylor Swift wasn’t expected to go beyond a relatively small group of friends. To McGuire’s surprise, “Taylor Swift Take Kevin McGuire to Prom!” generated more than 60,000 supporters within three […]

Wallet returned after nearly 36 years

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True meaning of kindnessWhile working in the attic of a home over 35 years ago, Gean Brown Jr. of Spring Hill, Kansas lost his wallet, and expected to never see it again. “I knew I had it in my pocket when I went up and, when I came out, it was gone. And I knew […]

Child saves his brother from possible abduction

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Chicago Police credit a 9-year-old boy with taking his 6-year-old brother out of harm’s way when he picked him up and ran away from a man who tried to lure the two boys into his car Wednesday afternoon in the Logan Square neighborhood. According to police, the man approached the two about 2:45 p.m. and said, “Hey you, do you […]

Teen finishes sailing around the world

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The Associated Press has reported that 16-year-old Laura Dekker has just finished sailing around the world in her own sailboat the “Guppy”. The trip has taken Dekker one year to complete. Dekker stopped at various ports along the route to sleep, study and make repairs to her boat. She arrived home to St. Maarten on […]

Good Samaritans pay off layaway items at Kmart and Walmart stores

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At Kmart stores around the country, anonymous donors are paying off strangers’ layaway accounts, buying the toys, clothes and other holiday gifts that some families couldn’t afford. On Tuesday evening, one Indianapolis woman in her mid-40s paid the layaway orders for as many as 50 people. Before leaving the store, she handed out $50 bills and paid for the order of a woman […]

Elizabeth Smart speaks out at Fort Lee about abuse

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“Terrible experiences” should not “define us”Over 300 women attended an event where Elizabeth Smart talked about overcoming adversity. Smart was in Virginia to address how she has been able to rebuild her life since her abduction and the events surrounding the kidnapping. “I think so many people are able to rise above their challenges and they’re able […]

Safeway president drops sandwich charges, offers apology

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Although many agree with Safeway’s handling of the situation, the chain welcomes the family backSafeway has decided not to press charges over sandwiches stolen from a Honolulu supermarket. On Tuesday, one of the chain’s regional presidents, Karl Schroeder, phoned Nicole and Marcin Leszczynski to offer his condolences. “He apologized for what she’s been through,” spokeswoman Susan Houghton said. […]

Conjoined twins from Philippines successfully separated

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Angelina and Angelica Sabuco are 2-year-old conjoined twins whose family is looking forward to their independence.Conjoined twins Angelina and Angelica Sabuco were successfully separated Nov. 1 at Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital after a long 8-hour surgery that included separating the skin, ribs and liver of the 2-year-old twins. Most conjoined twins don’t live through […]

Newborn rescued from earthquake rubble in Turkey

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Small miracles are welcome after Turkish earthquake takes hundreds of livesA two-week-old baby was rescued from the rubble left over from an earthquake in Eastern Turkey after two days of being buried under the collapsed buildings and their surroundings. The baby was a girl, Azra Karaduman, and video that was released Tuesday morning showed her being […]

Homeless man rescues 8 wk old kitten

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Young resident of a homeless shelter doesn’t give up on a little kitten stuck in a storm pipeA homeless man residing in a homeless shelter in Davidson County, North Carolina, heroically rescued a kitten from a storm sewer after hearing him cry for 5 days straight. The rescue came after animal control and the fire […]

2011 Gerber photo contest winner: Meet Tate Rosendahl

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The future looks bright for Tate RosendahlHe’s blonde haired, blue eyed and looks like he loves mischief. His name is Tate Rosendahl and he’s the 11 month old son of Amy and Ron Rosendahl of Springfield, Missouri. He’s also the winner of this year’s Gerber Photo contest and a $50,000 college scholarship fund. The photo […]

B.C.'s alleged child abductor faces charges at courthouse

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Early Wednesday morning the man accused of kidnapping three-year-old Kienan Hebert arrived at court in Cranbrook, B.C. Randall Peter Hopley, 46, a convicted sex offender, was seen entering court from an RCMP vehicle at 8 am PT, to face the kidnapping charges set after a Sparwood toddler went missing from his bedroom last Tuesday night. […]