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Best of 2013 – Our Favorite Heartwarming Stories

Alicia AtkinsEach year, we like to take a moment to reflect on some of our best stories of the year. In our heartwarming section, we like to share those stories that inspire, encourage and remind us all that there is still a lot of good in the world.

Some remind that the love and bond of family is a gift to be treasured, not just during the holidays, but all year round:


Some show us that great strength can come from small packages and even some of the most unexpected places:


Dominic Gundrum after surgery (Katherine C. Cohen/Boston Children's Hospital)

Dominic Gundrum after surgery (Katherine C. Cohen/Boston Children’s Hospital)

These Good Samaritans remind us that there is still plenty of light and love in the world:

Baby Lake Hall after surgery We’ve also been reminded many times this year that modern medicine helps to save so many lives – lives that might have otherwise been lost or permanently altered:


Baby FeetThen there are the stories that are hard to read because joy and sadness, life and death, struggle and survival are often intertwined:


See you next year! We hope that you make it one full of your own heartwarming memories!


About the author


Kate Givans is a wife and a mother of five—four sons (one with autism) and a daughter. She’s an advocate for breastfeeding, women’s rights, against domestic violence, and equality for all. When not writing—be it creating her next romance novel or here on Growing Your Baby—Kate can be found discussing humanitarian issues, animal rights, eco-awareness, food, parenting, and her favorite books and shows on Twitter or Facebook. Laundry is the bane of her existence, but armed with a cup of coffee, she sometimes she gets it done.

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