Last year in May of 2016, our friend and former classmate was brushing his teeth when he felt a lump on his neck. He was 11 at the time and just about to finish the 5th grade when he was diagnosed with Stage 1 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. We couldn’t believe that someone so young, active and healthy could have cancer. read more →
I live in rural QLD Australia. We have been in terrible drought for several years. My farm has suffered, my business has suffered. read more →
In 2008 a woman in a hospital waiting room collapsed and died after it took staff 45 minutes to come to her aid.
A TV show wanted to know What Would You Do? if you saw someone who’d passed out on the street. Initially, they send in a stunt woman dressed in a business suit who collapses on the street. It takes people an average of 6 seconds to come to her aid, but when they exchange the woman for a male actor dressed as a homeless man, it’s a very different story. read more →
I think the biggest most unbelievable act of kindness that saved us was when an acquaintance that we had known for years, but not well (their daughter was in preschool with our daughter). They knew we were struggling, had lost our business/home/cars etc. She walked up at the school open house and handed me an envelope. read more →
When I was 21, I had a car and a job, but nowhere to live, so my boyfriend and I lived in my car. We would drive into a camp ground at night after collection hours and shower, then be out early in the morning before the rangers came through. That was the only reason I was able to keep my job, because nobody knew and I was always clean and on time. read more →