Melissa Mainier was working as a waitress at a Peachtree restaurant in Harrisburg, Pa. She was hoping to make enough money to pay off her student loans that were carrying her through nursing school. But those debts sure seemed like climbing a mountain and Melissa was unsure if she would ever be able to get through it.
Just how far would you go to get a job done at home? For Jimmie Cox, a utility worker just outside of Fort Worth, Texas, going pretty far is pretty much what he does. When a home’s water pipe broke over the summer, Jimmie came out to see if he could fix the problem.
Peter had served with the U.S. Marines for some time, and when he finally went home, he started suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression. His mom was worried. So were his friends and the rest of his family.
Lucy Stevens of Louisiana couldn’t sleep one night. She was tossing and turning and it just wasn’t going to happen. So she got up and started talking to her adult son, Lance, in the kitchen. Then, it happened. Their song came on the radio.
In Fulham, England, Lucy just loves living in her neighborhood, where she has been for more than 20 years. But one day, her longtime 76-year-old neighbor,
Jake and Chelsea discovered they were going to be parents. But with Jake’s Afghanistan deployment in the military, it wasn’t too hopeful at all that he was going to be present when his wife gave birth. And Chelsea herself had given up all hope of him being there and began to count on the support of her family and Jake’s sister.
At a Hainesport, New Jersey diner, it was simply a random act of kindness when waitress Liz Woodward decided to pay for the meals of two weary looking firefighters.
In Chester, England, 41-year-old Nicola Hitchen found out she had cervical cancer. She was a single mother with two sons and her cancer quickly went from stage 2 to stage 4, and the intensive care unit at the hospital could no longer treat her. It was just too advanced.
With all that has been going on lately, Detroit has become a dangerous city. Well, even more dangerous. Police there are almost constantly having to watch their backs, even when the smallest of people appear.
Damian Aspinall is a multi-millionaire wildlife conservationist. He had bred two great apes since they were babies and released them into the wild jungles of Gabon when they were 12. That was where he left them four years ago.