Monthly Archives: August 2012

“I have Angels on My Side”

In August 2012, while waiting for a D train at the 71st St. station in Brooklyn, New York, Alexa Conto, a 20-year-old fashion student at the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising College, felt dizzy and fainted and fell onto the subway … Continue reading

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“She may be a Lowly Janitress, But [Mary Jennifer] Doroga Towers Above All with Her Integrity and Work Ethics”

On 26 April 2012 at the Customs arrival area at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in Manila, Philippines, cleaning lady Mary Jennifer Doroga, age 32, found a clear plastic pouch containing foreign currency worth P1.2 million ($28,345 USAmerican). … Continue reading

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“I’ve been Told that I Carried Her 500 Yards. I Thought It was 20 Feet”

On 26 August 2012, while driving home from his job in Wainscott, New York, bread baker Craig Schum saw a protest against the noise made at East Hampton Airport and stopped to investigate. He was barefoot, as he likes to … Continue reading

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“We Either Live Together, or We Die Together”

Coptic Christmas is celebrated on January 7 of each year. On 1 January 2011, a terrorist attack—apparently by radical Muslims—on Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt, killed 21 Christians. Following the terrorist attack, solidarity between many Muslims and Coptic Christians occurred. … Continue reading

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“We Know She’ll Get Sick Again and be Back in the Hospital at Some Point. But for Now, When You Look at Her, You Don’t See a Sick Child. You See a Sassy Little Girl”

In August 2012, Wyatt Erber, age eight, won first place and $1,000 in a summer scavenger hunt sponsored by First Clover Leaf Bank in his hometown of Edwardsville, Illinois. He knew immediately what he wanted to do with it: give … Continue reading

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“Sometimes He Jokes About the ‘Good Wee’ He’s Just had, and It’s a Lovely Implicit Thank You”

In 2009, British citizen Katherine Kearns donated one of her kidneys to her husband, Simon. A year previously, he had become a “crash-lander”—someone whose kidneys stopped functioning suddenly and without warning. Sometimes, kidneys lose function slowly, giving time to get … Continue reading

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“We Have Different Faith Traditions. But at the Same Time, We Know that We Can Get Along”

During Ramadan 2011, the Muslims of Cordova, Tennessee, did not have an Islamic center to go to because it was still under construction. Fortunately, Pastor Steve Stone put up an unusual sign outside Heartsong Church. He said about the sign, … Continue reading

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