Monthly Archives: September 2012

“Someone has to Give Them a Chance. What if We All Gave One Person a Chance?”

Gwendolyn Howard owns Gwendolyn’s Café in Fort Myers, Florida. She is a recovering alcoholic, and she hires people who have had addictions of their own, either to alcohol or to illegal substances. Michelle Werline is one of her employees. Her … Continue reading

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“I Posted the Picture of a Sikh Woman on Here and I’d Like to Apologize”

In September 2012, a Redditor who goes by the online name “european_douchebag” posted a photograph of an Ohio State University (the main campus is located in Columbus, Ohio) student named Balpreet Kaur who is a Sikh, has facial hair, and … Continue reading

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“He is in My Eyes a True Hero”

On 24 September 2012 in Troutdale, Oregon, fire broke out at the house of the Ma family. Cody Ma, age eight, locked himself in a second-floor bedroom. Neighbor Marcos Ugarte, age 14, used a ladder to climb to the bedroom … Continue reading

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“Then I See Her Beating on the Windshield, Crying, as I Get Close. She’s Begging Him to Pull Over. Not Only will He Not Look at Me, But He’s Not Even Paying Attention to Her”

A man and a woman had an argument, and the man ended up driving on Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County, Georgia, at 70 miles per hour with the woman on the hood of his Jeep SUV. Motorists called 911, and … Continue reading

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“I was Terrified. But Then I Thought to Myself, Freaking Out Isn’t Going to Help Any Here”

In the summer of 2012, in Memphis, Tennessee, Seth Goldstein, age 17, was competing in a cross-country race, running for Cooper Yeshiva High School, a small, Orthodox Jewish school in East Memphis. A few racers were ahead of him. He … Continue reading

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Dashrath Manjhi: The Man Who Moved a Mountain

Source: http://tinyurl.com/k4l9on3 In August 2007, Dashrath Manjhi died of gall-bladder cancer at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, India. From 1960 to 1982, Mr. Manjhi used a hammer, chisel, and nails to build a 360-feet-long, … Continue reading

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Team Whitney and the Biggest Star of the Evening

In September 2012, Whitney Kropp, age 16, was named to Ogemaw Heights High School’s homecoming court in West Branch, Michigan. Unfortunately, she was voted in because students thought it would be funny if someone who wasn’t a part of the … Continue reading

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