About six years ago I was broke, trying to go to work full-time to afford rent, etc. while I was in college. It was close to the holidays and I stopped by GameStop on my way back home from school to cancel my game reserves. When I exited the store, a woman in a van parked outside started calling me over. Even though it was broad daylight I was shy about it and retained some distance when I walked over. She started begging me to go inside and purchase a Kinect for her as her son’s Christmas gift. She explained it was painful for her to walk and that she called ahead but the employee wasn’t willing to meet her at the door, as they were the only one there and couldn’t step foot outside. I wasn’t sure how much they were so she gave me about $100 cash AND her credit card and asked me to use one or the other. read more →
I went to a park and lost 4 pendants with my husband’s name, my name and my 2 boys. My family had bought them for me as a 1-year anniversary present and I was devastated. read more →
I was diagnosed with stage 4 Follicular Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in May 2004. My youngest child was only four at the time.
Ten months later, my dad died and 30 hours after my dad passed away, my husband died. The doctors were giving me very little hope for raising my son. read more →
My 90-year-old mother was in rehab recovering after a fall. I knew she would never walk again as she had Alzheimer’s and I knew it was nearing her end. But she tried.
Her roommate was an ex-nun and was as stubborn as could be. I fell in love with her from day one. After we left the facility, we kept in touch. My mother died 3 months later. I had brought her home where she wanted to be. That was 2 years ago and I still call my friend the ex-nun weekly and go see her. read more →
My husband and I took a giant leap of faith January 2014 and moved ourselves and our two boys from our hometown and everyone we knew (in Georgia) clear across the country to Utah.
Within our year stay, (we recently returned home) we developed amazing friendships. Around Christmas time, we were struck with several unexpected bills and ended up needing several hundred dollars worth in repairs done to our vehicle. No one knew our circumstances, but we were struggling like never before. A new friend asked why I was walking myself (expecting at the time) and our two boys back and forth to church and to the grocery store. I explained we needed some repairs done but needed to wait a few more weeks to have enough to cover the costs. With no details and no hesitations, our new friends offered to get our car taken care of with a family friend. We were reluctant but after many conversations of them urging us to accept the help, we couldn’t say no. read more →
My Lulu was born with a hemangioma in her nose. She was quickly put on steroids in hopes to shrink it and began having laser surgeries as young as 8 months old to prep her for her big surgery when she turned 1.
We received a letter from the insurance company that everything would be covered EXCEPT the medication to numb her before surgery. The medication was $160 and things were tight and the kids caught wind that we needed extra money and asked if they could sell cookies out on the corner of the road. read more →
I worked with a hard working, family man with 2 kids, and I know money was always tight. His family needed a vehicle that was reliable but didn’t really know how they were going to manage it. Another co-worker, obviously aware of his situation, called him into his office one day and said he’d been praying about what to do with his car since he got a new one. He said my friend’s name just came to his heart, so he handed him the keys. My friend came out of the office, in shock, and he didn’t tell anyone about it because he was asked to keep it quiet, but because we are good friends, he confided in me. He was so moved by this, and it’s something that will stay with ME forever. It restored my faith in humanity. – Anon