Archive for December, 2014

Michaela DePrince

Breaking barriers: The inspiring story of a girl who survived the brutality of civil war to become an international ballet star

Michaela DePrince is a young ballerina that as a child witnessed things that no child should have to see. She grew up as an orphan in Sierra Leone and saw her loved ones killed by rebel soldiers who invaded her village and brutally slaughtered every man, woman and child who got in their way. Born Mabinty Bangura in war-ravaged Sierra[Read More…]

Ashley Daneman has launched a music project to help people overcome their trauma

Jazz singer offers hope and inspiration through new music project

A new music project has been launched as part of a bid to inspire people who are facing severe difficulties. Jazz singer/songwriter Ashley Daneman is launching a new initiative that combines her passion for music and storytelling as part of ‘the Beauty Indestructible Project’. She is asking people to share a short story about themselves or someone they know who[Read More…]

Officers surprised the young girl and her family with a Christmas tree

Good cops surprise girl with Christmas gifts

Officers from Boynton Beach Police Department in Florida helped to bring a smile to the face of one young girl this Christmas after surprising her with a Christmas tree. They had responded to a hangup and subsequently discovered that a baby had been playing with the phone in the house. However, while officers Barry Ward, 49, and Terrence Paramore, 27,[Read More…]

Sneed, along with some of the participants in the project

Garden project offers ex-prisoners new lease of life

Cathrine Sneed has spent many years working as a young counselor in the San Francisco County Jail. She started her career full of enthusiasm and vigour, hoping to make a real difference in the lives of those who were incarcerated. However she revealed how things were not as straightforward as she had originally thought, and many of the young men[Read More…]

3 year-old Ariana Smith after her brand new haircut

Altruistic toddler donates hair for sick children

A young toddler has shown her altruistic side after watching a documentary that featured girls who don’t have hair. Three-year-old Ariana Smith from Winterport, Maine, watched a video from Extra Life, a charity that raises money for Children’s hospitals through video gaming. The documentary featured another young girl, who had no hair due to receiving treatment for cancer. Arianna then[Read More…]