After her daughter went lifeless in her arms at a supermarket in Australia, a mother went searching for a hero. Thankfully, she found one. A total stranger standing at the check out counter saved that baby girl’s life, and it was all caught on tape.
What would you do if you looked out your window to find a toddler sitting on top of your neighbor’s snow-covered roof? Antwan Moore says he saw this exact incident on the roof of his neighbors across the street. What did he do? He climbed on top of the roof and sat with the child until emergency personnel could arrive.
Jonah Pournazarian goes to school like most 7-year-old boys. And just like most kids his age, Jonah has a best friend, Dylan. But unlike other kids his age, Jonah is fighting a rare medical condition for which there is no cure; Jonah has glycogen storage disease type 1B.
This year, we were honored to share some of the most heartwarming stories of inspiration, amazing stories of survival and bravest heroes – both big and small. As 2012 comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on some of those stories. We hope they warm your heart as much as they did ours.
Justin Haake, a 9-year-old boy from Orem, loves football. And he’s loved playing on his Mountain View youth football team. The team’s coach, Justin’s father, Chris Haacke, has loved spending time with his son on the field.
Four-year-old Addison loves being outside, reading, putting puzzles together, playing with jewelry and spending time with her little brother. She also has aplastic anemia, a bone marrow disorder that inhibits blood cell production. Her white blood cells are at a count so low that even a small infection or cold could be fatal.
On the 500 block of North 38th Street in Corsicana, Texas, Mihoko and Phillip Brown were settling in for the night. Had it not been for their cat, Stinky, the little bundle that had been left on the door might have gone unnoticed. But as fate would have it, Stinky clued his owners in and a very precious package was found and rescued.
Keaton Mason and her fiancée were on the way to the hospital to deliver their first child, but just 15 minutes from their home, their daughter decided she couldn’t wait. So just before 10 p.m., they pulled off into a truck stop and delivered the little girl in the back seat of their car.
Rare Condition that Threatens 7-Month-Old’s Life Touches Racecar Driver Deeply Enough to Sell His Car
For most mothers, cuddling and hugging their babies is a given. For Jeanna Buswell, the close contact can be painful – not for her, but for her 7-month-old son, Casen.
Eric Mendez, a UPS delivery driver, may have simply been in the right place at the right time when he happened upon a drowning baby Wednesday evening. It was his quick reaction to the situation, however, that made him a hero that day.
A 7-year-old Brooklyn girl definitely had angels watching over her yesterday when she ventured out the window of her apartment and plunged three stories towards the concrete below. Thankfully an off duty New York City bus driver was close by and able to catch her before she hit the ground.
Would you ever nurse someone else’s baby? What if the life of that child rested on your decision? Maria Kristensen, a 25-year-old mom-to-be from Denmark was faced with this decision recently when she, her husband and three-year-old son Lucas were on their way to the airport in Turkey.
Peng Weiping says she wasn’t thinking when she jumped into a freezing lake to rescue 2-year-old Shen Mengya. It is that lack of reason that has many conflicted about whether Peng acted as a hero or an irresponsible mother.