Garage Full of Food

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When Donna Macbean discovered that 1163 children were homeless in her county and 40% are receiving free lunch, she decided to do something about it. All from a small garage in Santa Clara, UT. Every Friday volunteers assemble food packs containing several meals and snacks for kids who aren’t getting enough food over the weekend. Neighborhood Connection has helped hundreds of children with food insecurities right in their own backyard….actually, right in their garage.

Feel the Thunder

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This is a story about a superhero that is stronger than cancer. Emerson was diagnosed with leukemia when he was only two years old. He has battled this disease with a contagious smile and perspective beyond his years. Emerson shows us all how to deal with trials. “Feel the Thunder” little guy!
-World Premiere of Emerson’s story presented by The Tyler Robinson Foundation and Imagine Dragons

World’s Smallest Wheelchair

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Power chairs aren’t even a possibility for most kids in need. Until now. Five engineering students from Brigham Young University created a motorized chair that weighs just over 20 pounds and costs under $400 (compare this to other chairs that weigh hundreds of pounds and cost upwards of $15,000). The coolest part about this invention, families can build it themselves. In more ways than one, this invention is allowing children in need the opportunity to be a normal child again.

Keep Smiling

3 years of battling cancer and still smiling. Kate Pierson decided to stay positive despite years of struggle. Now she’s “On Top of the World.” Try not to smile. You go Kate! -A Stiry Original produced in partnership with The Tyler Robinson Foundation and Imagine Dragons

Find your Calling

“I actually spent most of my life feeling like a nobody from nowhere.” Shelaine Maxfield wondered if God had any plans for her. This question pushed her to do something remarkable for thousands of survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Now she won’t stop until every survivor finds hope and healing. “You can make a difference by starting where you are.”
-A Stiry Original presented by The Younique Foundation

Healing With Kindess

“When I was younger I got bullied. People were rude to me at school. I felt like I didn’t have any friends.” A simple act of kindness by two classmates changed everything for local middle school student Brigham Bushman. His powerful message is that kindness is much simpler than you think. See how he returned the favor in a big way.

Adopt a Native Elder

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“Because you bring me food, you wish my life to continue another day.” Each year they provide 200,000 lbs of food, medical supplies and used clothing to native elders living on the Navajo reservation. Adopt-A-Native-Elder is creating a way for native elders to remain in their home and survive in traditional lifestyles. This program truly is, “a bridge of hope”.

Presented by Select Health.

Surviving a Sniper

“I got pinned down by a sniper… and the only thing that was sticking up was my pack, which was above ground. I could feel the impact of the bullet hitting my pack”. Fred Mason, a US Marine, thought his young life would end that day as he hid in the sand on Iwo Jima. “I told the Lord I would never get out of this thing alive without His help. It wasn’t easy, but I survived.” Fred like many others has sacrificed all for his country. We want to send Fred your gratitude, so please comment below!
Produced with The Listening Ear Project. If you haven’t seen what Katie is doing in sharing stories of the elderly, you are missing out! Head on over and follow her project.

For the Kids

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“Sometimes we don’t have anything in our cupboards.” One out of five children in our community are worried about what they will eat tomorrow. For The Kids is working hard to change that. Every weekend, backpacks filled with food are sent home with kids in need. “It’s not usually one big thing that makes the difference, it’s a lot of people doing a little thing.”
-Presented by SelectHealth

$40 in the Bank

As a newly single mother, Brooke Lark was backed into a corner with only $40 in her bank account. Little did she know that this scary situation would be the motivation to create something that would not only provide for her family, but would provide hope to countless others. Now she’s been deemed as “The Creative Sherpa”.

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