Aug 11 2012

Inspirational Kids

Hero boy, 4, dies after saving 3-year-old girl in pool. NBC News 

The parents of Xander Vento, a little boy who was forced under the water while saving another child at a neighborhood pool in Fort Worth, Texas, earlier this week, say they are taking their son off life support.

Cris and Misty Vento released the following statement Thursday:

"We’ve made the extremely difficult decision to remove our precious son Xander from life support. We send heartfelt thanks to all of you who kept our family in your thoughts and prayers; we’re appreciative of your love and support.

We in some way hope our son’s life serves as an inspiration. He was the angel in the pool who sacrificed himself to save another. And now he continues to give as an organ donor. We were blessed to have such a kind and caring boy as Xander who set an example for all of us and even now he will be saving lives by giving of himself."

Xander, 4, held a struggling 3-year-old girl above the water, and after becoming exhausted, slipped below the water’s surface, the Associated Press reported. He was found at the bottom of the pool. After Xander was pulled from the water, rescuers did get a pulse from him, the Dallas Morning News reported, but he was unable to breathe on his own before they loaded him into a helicopter.

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12-Year-Old's Heart-Breaking, Life-Affirming Videos. Shine from YAHOO! 

An incredible girl is teaching hundreds of thousands of Internet followers what courage means. Talia Joy Castellano, who turns 13 on August 18, was first diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer that forms in the nerve cells, in 2007. Numerous rounds of chemotherapy eventually left her bald. Not a fan of wigs, she preferred to use cosmetics to feel pretty and confident--and developed some sophisticated skills. About a year and a half ago, she started a video blog channel featuring makeup tutorials and has uploaded over 150 videos so far. "I love makeup," she says, "using it as my wig." Her mom, Desiree, beams that her daughter "has made bald beautiful."

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Aug 10 2012

Spider in Your Ear

Spider lives in Chinese woman's ear for five days before doctors flush it out. CBS NEWS 

A woman reportedly checked into a Chinese hospital because of an itchy ear that had bothered her for almost a week, only to find out a spider had taken up residence in her ear canal.

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Aug 10 2012

Just Keep Moving Forward

US runner breaks leg, finishes. The Journal Gazette

Manteo Mitchell felt the pop in his leg and knew it wasn’t good. “It felt like somebody literally just snapped my leg in half,” he said.

The American sprinter had half a lap to go in the first leg of the 1,600-meter relay preliminaries Thursday and a choice to make: keep running or stop and lose the race. To him, it was never much of a choice.

He finished the lap and limped to the side to watch the Americans finish the race and qualify easily for the final. A few hours later, doctors confirmed what he suspected: He had run the last 200 meters with a broken left fibula.

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Switchfoot visited Scott & Kelli on Friday
May 10 2010

Switchfoot visited Scott & Kelli on Friday

Jon and Tim Foreman from Switchfoot were in the studio with Scott & Kelli on Friday to talk about their new CD Hello Hurricane and to wish Scott a very happy birthday. Click the links below to hear the interview.

Jon and Tim Foreman from Switchfoot talk about playing for the troops

The guys from Switchfoot talk about their new CD “Hello Hurricane.”

Listen to the story of "Your Love is a Song"

The guys talk about surfing and sing to Scott for his birthday

Listen as the guys talk about the theme of their CD and the song "Always"

Jon & Tim talk about touring overseas

The guys talk about how they came to design shoes

Listen and Jon & Tim talk about the floods in Nashville

Comments (5) -

4/30/2010 10:51:17 PM
Elizabeth Evans United States
Elizabeth Evans
Happy Belated Birthday, Scott!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [yeah, that much!]
4/30/2010 11:14:54 PM
Connie Reidel United States
Connie Reidel
Thank you for having so much on your program. Just wanted to comment on the concert in our little town, Crescent City, CA. We had the Natalie Grant tour with Phil Stacy and Britt Necole in concert last night. It was a bendfit concert for a friend with cancer,and the house was packed out. All three gave such a message and blessings with songs.
Thank you for playing their music on your programs.
5/1/2010 1:48:20 PM
Ashlyn United States
Ashlyn
I am a junior in highschool, and i have always been very involved in my faith and my youth group. recently i have been struggling at school because my friend from school to accept religion. it has been very hard for me and i had started to feel pretty lonley. Over the weekend i went on this retreat with my church. My youth minister said something that was very touching. She said that "nothing can give you more love then christ. even if you persecuted he will always be there. Those who are hurting can feel his love deeper." It made me gain courage and it was just very touching. Even though this didn't happen on make a difference monday, my youth minister still made a difference in my life. she gave me hope.
5/2/2010 5:30:07 PM
Amy United States
Amy
Jon and Tim Foreman are my two favorite people!!!
5/23/2010 9:31:35 AM
Sandy Mayer United States
Sandy Mayer
im an avid fan of this two.. yohoooo!...

happy bday scott!

sandy
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