Paying it Forward with 11,000 Bracelets

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After seeing someone being bullied in her school class in Sacramento, Leah decided to do something about it. She started a program called “Becuz I Care” that focuses on paying acts of kindness forward to others. Pretty impressive given that she was in 5th grade and only 10 years old when she started her non profit. Her pay it forward initiative is now sweeping the world. Over 11,000 bracelets later and over 32 million people that have seen her story, Leah is showing the world how to be kind. Maybe the most important thing she is proving however is that it doesn’t matter how young you are, you can still change the world.

All you have to do is start with a few bracelets, then whenever you do something nice for someone (i.e. buy their coffee at Starbucks, or pay them a compliment) you give them a bracelet, and pass down this message:

In a world with so many issues, let’s just show other people that they are valued.

To pay it forward and join the movement, go to becuzicare11.com.

BecuzIcare11 chapters are active in the United States, France, Brazil, Japan, Italy, England, Portugal, South Africa, Philippines, Morocco, Mexico and Canada. The initiative is now active on every continent in the world.

Do Looks Really Matter?

We went to one of the most beautiful places on earth to prove to you that looks aren’t everything. Growing up in Australia, Tanya Poppett was a cross country athlete. She began to be more concerned about the way her body looked than the way she felt about herself. When she discovered this reality and did something about it as an adult, she found out that life was about being proud of herself both inside and out. Maybe it’s time for all of us to look in mirror and ask, “Do looks really matter?”

The Iron Cowboy Part 2 | Lucy In The Sky

The Iron Cowboy’s “50” is considered the greatest feat in history of a humans endurance. The “50” was 50 Iron Mans in 50 days in all 50 states. Along the way, the Iron Cowboy’s family faced their own challenges. At just 12 years old, Lucy Lawrence, the Iron Cowboy’s daughter, showed up in a big way for her father by doing 50 5k’s in 50 days in all 50 states. Her father says he couldn’t have done it without Lucy’s effort of being there for him every single day.

Let the World Move You

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After traveling to over 100 countries in only a few years, Kylie found the world to be something completely different than she thought.

Growing up in a small town, Kylie was like most people. She thought the world was too unsafe and too expensive for a 20 something year old to travel to a foreign country. Now she’s on a mission to make a friend in every country across the globe and break down barriers and misconceptions that stop people from seeing the world.

What’s stopping you from seeing the world?

The Iron Cowboy Part 1 | It’s Always Sunny

50 Ironman’s in 50 days in 50 states. They thought it was impossible. He proved them wrong. You might know the Iron Cowboy because of this accomplishment, but you may not know the woman behind the scenes who stepped in and saved the “Fifty”. See how his wife Sunny drove him to accomplish arguably the greatest endurance feat of all time.

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The Corner Canyon Miracle

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Corner Canyon High School stopped at nothing to raise money for the Tyler Robinson Foundation. Every year, this high school highlights a non-profit to donate money to for an entire month. 

Fighting Pediatric Cancer

“Everyone was saying something feels different about this year” – Gabe (Student Body Officer)

This wasn’t your typical fundraiser. Corner Canyon High went above and beyond with creative and unique ways to have their students donate money. 

They had a series of odd jobs, a spike ball tournament, a rock paper scissors tournament, a Super Smash Bros tournament, and a ping pong tournament all to generate excitement and donations for the Tyler Robinson Foundation. 

“To me it’s nothing short of a miracle that we had help” – Gabe 

These students wanted to make a difference and knew that anything could be accomplished if they worked hard and set their minds to it. 

The Final Numbers

“This year we didn’t announce any totals, we said here’s our goal, you’ll find out at the assembly” – Jana (Student Government Advisor) 

After several weeks of fundraising constantly, no one knew the total amount that they had raised. Which, kept the suspense building even more (and the teacher behind this, Jana, knew it). 

Finally, the end of their charity month was coming to an end and it was time to find out how much they had raised for pediatric cancer. During a whole school assembly, some of the students were given poster board to write numbers on. 

One by one, they lifted up their poster board to reveal their total amount. Over $77,000 was raised by Corner Canyon High School for the Tyler Robinson Foundation.

“Finally seeing those final numbers, at that moment, it was everything for me” – Gabe 

The student body erupted into cheers and embraces as their hard work to fight pediatric cancer had definitely paid off in the biggest way possible. 

“For high school students, the sky is the limit” – Jana 

“Even though we don’t know these families personally, we’re here for them” – Gabe 

To learn more about the Tyler Robinson Foundation or to get involved, be sure to click here!
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Ending Homelessness | CATCH Inc

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“What are we waiting for? We can end homelessness.”

CATCH Inc. is dedicated to ending homelessness. They not only want to get the affected families and individuals off the streets, CATCH want to get them into their own homes with a foundation for a sustainable life. CATCH believes that all families and individuals deserve homes and that having a home is necessary for health and well being. The effort this incredible organization puts in is life-changing as they work to end homelessness.

The Invisible Capes of Cancer

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Savannah’s symptoms started as a simple fever. The Lingenfelters never imagined that their doctor would sit them down and say that their toddler had acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

“I don’t think anybody can do anything to prepare to hear the words ‘your child has cancer’” 

 The Lingenfelter’s world crumbled in just a brief moment. 

It’s Okay to Ask for Help

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With a few close friends, Ray Khan founded a successful, growing business after being medically discharged from the military. Everything seemed to be going great, until one day everything completely changed. 

Losing Everything 

“Emotionally I was not expecting it to be as hard as it was” 

In an instant, Ray lost his business, house, car, stocks, and so much more. He felt helpless and like a failure. 

Know You’re Beautiful

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Jodi Brown lived a normal, active life. She was happy and felt like she had all the confidence in the world.

Unknown Diagnosis 

One day dizzy spells and debilitating headaches started to take over her life. 

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