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15-Year-Old Cancer Hero Celebrates the End of His Chemo Journey

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15-Year-Old Cancer Hero Celebrates the End of His Chemo Journey

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15-Year-Old Cancer Hero Celebrates the End of His Chemo Journey

Cancer is never easy to live with or treat. Cancer in the middle of a pandemic is even harder. For one boy from Webster, New York, that is his story.

The little one had been fighting Leukemia for almost half his life. But not to worry, this is a story of triumph. He never gave up, and neither did his family.

We don’t always need capes and masks to be superheroes; this is a lesson learned from Anthony Lattierre. This brave 5-year-old boy had been battling cancer for two years to treat Leukemia.

The 801 days of chemo came to an end, and the entire neighborhood came together to celebrate with Anthony and his family – from a safe distance.

It hasn’t been an easy journey, especially since the world is right in the middle of a pandemic. According to Robin, his mother, Anthony, has been through a hard battle. She commends his strength and bravery for going through the whole process, however hard, and emerging strong.

When a patient finishes their chemotherapy, it is tradition to ring the bell to mark the journey’s end. The bell-ringing occasion is usually held at the hospital. However, for 5-year-old Anthony, the bell ringing was done in style and away from the hospital.

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Robin arranged for a neighborhood parade to welcome him home after his chemotherapy journey. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group has had to celebrate from afar. As such, the ceremony was characterized by honking, cheering, waves, and a lot of smiles.

The parade had a superhero theme. Robin explained that her son had been such a hero throughout the chemo, and it was only befitting that he gets a superhero welcome. It has been weeks since Anthony finished his chemo, and he is well, healthy, and happy.

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A Boy From A Struggling Family Returns Wallet He Found On The Ground To Its Rightful Owner

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A Boy From A Struggling Family Returns Wallet He Found On The Ground To Its Rightful Owner

We all know the sense of panic that comes when you lose your wallet or your purse. Having your important documents like driving license, credit cards, and insurance cards fall in the wrong hands can be frustrating.

Chase Dahlke recently lost his wallet but luckily a kind soul found it.

11-year-old Vince Hietpas was taking a walk with his Dad, Lorenzo, at a local park when he saw a wallet on the ground.

A Boy From A Struggling Family Returns Wallet He Found On The Ground To Its Rightful Owner

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Since no one was looking for the wallet, Vince picked it up and looked inside. He found a $2 bill and a driver’s license. He looked up the address so that he could get the wallet back to its rightful owner.

Without wasting time, Vince and his dad were on the way to the home determined to return the wallet.

When they got to the home Vince walked to the front door and pressed the doorbell.

The homeowners were at their neighbor’s at the time. Luckily they had a video doorbell that they used to speak with Vince.

Jason and his son, Chase, who had lost the wallet met up with Vince and his father and thanked them for their kindness. Jason’s family had wished they could reward them but they only had $2 at hand. So they gave Vince the money and thanked them once again.

Once Vince and his father had left, Chase’s family felt like they need to show more gratitude to Vince since they had gone above and beyond.

So Chase’s mom, Michelle, shared a photo of Vince on Facebook and informed her friends that her family wanted to reward him for returning Chase’s wallet.

Vince’s family has been struggling financially because of the pandemic. Lorenzo had contracted Coronavirus and recovered. But he still struggles with breathing which made him lose his job at the meat-packing factory.

Lorenzo has since been trying to get a job in any way possible so that he could be able to provide for his family.

When Michelle asked Vince what reward he wanted for returning the wallet. Vince said that he wanted socks, as he was currently sharing his socks with his dad.

So Michelle started a GoFundme for Vince’s family and gave Vince lots of socks so he doesn’t have to share with his father anymore.

They have managed to raise over $10,000 to help Vince’s family during the ongoing pandemic.

A Boy From A Struggling Family Returns Wallet He Found On The Ground To Its Rightful Owner

People all over America have been sending gifts to Vince’s family. We hope the donations and gifts they received will be able to sustain them at this difficult time.

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Brave Teen Has Been Called A Hero After He Stepped In To Save A Child From Dog Attack

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People who risk their lives to save others from dangerous situations are truly heroes. Like 19-year-old Grant Brown who risked his safety to save Mason Lindman from a dog attack.

One afternoon Mason and his friends were playing outside their home when a wild Pitbull charged at them. Mason’s two friends ran to safety while screaming leaving Mason behind.

Jillian Lindman, Mason’s mother, had assumed the kids were playing when she heard the screams. But when she saw the fear in the kid’s eyes, she knew her son’s life was in danger.

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Lindman rushed outside to try and help her son only to find someone else was already at the scene.

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Brown had come sprinting down the road determined to save Mason who was being attacked by the wild dog.

“As soon as I noticed, I just ran over there without thinking. And I didn’t know how, but I knew I had to get the dog off of the boy,” Brown said.

The pit bull glared at Brown and it could tell he was a bigger threat than Mason. So it charged at Brown.

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Mason ran towards his mother and friends not taking for granted the chance to escape.

Brown kept on running away from the wild dog. But when he got to the lawn of his home, He tripped. Soon the pit bull was upon him, tearing his flesh.

Brown tackled the dog pushing its mouth away. The dog got scared and ran away.

Brown survived a few cuts from the dog but he would be okay.

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Mason on the other hand was rushed to the hospital where he received treatment and a couple of staples from the emergency procedure.

Jillian called Brown a hero for risking his life and saving her son. If it were not for his quick action, things could have turned out worse.

Jillian Lindman said: “I just wanna give the guy a hug, you know — There’s nothing I could do, but just say ‘thank you.’”

Brave Teen Has Been Called A Hero After He Stepped In To Save A Child From Dog Attack

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The wild dog was eventually surrendered to Montgomery County Animal Control and the owner issued with a police citation.

Grant Brown’s quick response was able to save Mason’s life. Brown is truly a hero to Mason and all of us.

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Struggling single mom wins the lottery and donates winnings to police officer fighting for his life

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Struggling single mom wins the lottery and donates winnings to police officer fighting for his life

A single mother, who was going through a lot of challenges, won the lottery and decided to donate the winnings to a police officer fighting for his life in the intensive care unit.

Shetara Sims, a mother of one, was having a difficult time coping after she lost her job because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

One day Sims was walking by the grocery store when she found a $1 bill at the parking lot. She used the money to buy a scratch-off ticket and ended up winning $100 from the ticket.

Struggling single mom wins the lottery and donates winnings to police officer fighting for his life

Sim’s 12-year-old daughter, Rakiya, suggested that they donate the winnings to a Missouri police officer who was shot in the line of duty and remains in ICU.

“She won $100, and I said we should donate it to the police officer that got shot for his family to go eat and see him,” Rakiya said. Sims agreed with her daughter and went ahead to donate the money anonymously.

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Sims knows the lengths that police officers go for the communities they serve. She saw that firsthand back in 2012 when her daughter, Rakiya’s sister, was murdered in Kansas City.

She said the detectives were there for her family more than anyone.

“[The officers] came to see my kids. They did a lot. They were fathers, therapists, they were everything. I’ve never seen the empathy that they had from strangers. They just gave us hope. They were good for us.”

After donating the money to the police, officers from the Kansas City Missouri Police Department appreciated her act of kindness so much and spent days tracking her down.

“To hear her call and just express thanks for no reason other than she’s thankful, it’s really impactful to us, and it’s really touching to us,” said police Sgt. Jake Becchina.

Once they identified Sims, the police officers started a GoFundMe donation in order to raise money to help Sims and her family through the hard times.

What an incredible act of kindness! Please SHARE this story with your family and friends.

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Dad called a hero for protecting his sleeping twins from being mauled by a bear

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A father of twins has been hailed a hero after he risked his life to protect his twin boys from being mauled by a large black bear.

Dave Chernosky from Aspen, Colorado, spoke of his terrifying experience with a bear he encountered face-to-face inside his home while protecting his twin sons who were sleeping downstairs.

When Dave heard a commotion in his kitchen on Friday morning, he knew something was wrong. He quickly rushed into the kitchen only to find a large black bear, which weighed about 400 pounds, standing at the refrigerator and throwing stuff around.

Keeping the kitchen island between himself and the bear, Dave tried to wheedle the bear out into the garage so it would leave. Yet the bear got frightened when he hit the garage door button, and it came back in the house and attacked him.

“We looked at each other, and he just smacked me in the side of the head and spun me around and got me again on the back,” Dave said.
“I literally heard it crack on my head. A bear paw is not soft and cushy.”

Dave managed to distance himself from the bear, though severely injured and bleeding heavily, he shouted at him to leave.

He explained: “I just knew if he didn’t leave, I was in big trouble, but fortunately, he was done at that point and just left.”

Dave was able to receive medical attention and have his wounds stitched up. The doctor said he was lucky the claws missed his eye and carotid artery.

Colorado parks and wildlife officials managed to track down the bear and put it to sleep.

Matt Yamashita, Area Wildlife Manager, said in a statement: “We never like to have to put an animal down, but the protection of the public is paramount once a bear begins entering homes and responding aggressively toward people.”

Dave is truly a brave father. He risked his life so that he could protect his twin boys. We thank God that he is safe and responding to treatment.
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Six Year Old Called a Hero after Saving His Little Sister from Dog Attack

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A six-year-old from Cheyenne, Wyoming, has proved that superheroes come in all sizes after saving his little sister from a dog attack.

According to reports, young Bridger swung into action when he saw a dog getting close. He put himself in harm’s way in order to save his little sister from getting hurt.

Nikki, Bridger’s Aunty, shared a post on social media disclosing the terrible unfortunate turn of events, but in the process, praised his nephew for his act of courage.

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Bridger and his little sister

“My nephew is a hero who saved his little sister from an attacking dog,” her post reads. “He, himself, took on the attack so that the dog wouldn’t get his sister.”

When young Bridger was asked by his Aunty, why he risked his life to save his little sister, he said that “If someone was going to die, it should have been me.”

Unfortunately, the attack left Bridger with a number of injuries.

 

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Hey, all. Please, share my nephew’s story so that it gets as much exposure as it can. We know that our little hero would love some words of encouragement from his favorite heroes. On July 9th, my six year old nephew Bridger saved his little sister’s life by standing between her and a charging dog. After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe. He later said, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.” After receiving 90 stitches (give or take) from a skilled plastic surgeon, he’s finally resting at home. We love our brave boy and want all the other superheroes to know about this latest hero who joined their ranks. @tomholland2013 @chrishemsworth @robertdowneyjr @markruffalo @prattprattpratt @twhiddleston @chadwickboseman @vindiesel @chrisevans EDIT: I just finished visiting with Bridger at his home. His wounds are looking so much better! He’s in great spirits, and his awesome personality is intact. He can’t smile too widely yet, but he was grinning as I read some of your comments to him. I’d also like to mention here that the dog’s owners are really great people who have been nothing but kind to Bridger and his family. We feel no resentment toward them at all, and—if anything—there’s only been an increase of love between our families as a result of this incident. EDIT 2: Once again we’re blown away by the amazing comments and messages that Bridger’s receiving. I’ve had lots of inquiries about a GoFundMe. Bridger’s family has asked that any one wishing to help out financially can, instead, donate to @mission_22 or @wwp. Bridger is also a huge fan of Science, especially Geology. So I’m going to start a post where people can share with him pictures of cool rocks that they see. EDIT 3: Once again, everyone’s kindness has meant so much to us. I’m trying to get to all of the messages that I can, but it may take some time. For those who have inquired about sending Bridger some rocks, here’s the address to use: Bridger Walker P.O. Box 22141 Cheyenne, WY 82003 #BridgerStrong

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“After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe,” Nikki continued. “After receiving 90 stitches from a skilled surgeon, he’s finally resting at home.”

Bridger’s recovery

Nikki later shared an update on Bridger’s recovery and disclosed that his wounds are looking so much better, and he is in great spirits.

“He can’t smile too widely yet, but he was grinning as I read some of your comments to him. I’d also like to mention here that the dog’s owners are really great people who have been nothing but kind to Bridger and his family.

 

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Hey, all. Please, share my nephew’s story so that it gets as much exposure as it can. We know that our little hero would love some words of encouragement from his favorite heroes. On July 9th, my six year old nephew Bridger saved his little sister’s life by standing between her and a charging dog. After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe. He later said, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.” After receiving 90 stitches (give or take) from a skilled plastic surgeon, he’s finally resting at home. We love our brave boy and want all the other superheroes to know about this latest hero who joined their ranks. @tomholland2013 @chrishemsworth @robertdowneyjr @markruffalo @prattprattpratt @twhiddleston @chadwickboseman @vindiesel @chrisevans EDIT: I just finished visiting with Bridger at his home. His wounds are looking so much better! He’s in great spirits, and his awesome personality is intact. He can’t smile too widely yet, but he was grinning as I read some of your comments to him. I’d also like to mention here that the dog’s owners are really great people who have been nothing but kind to Bridger and his family. We feel no resentment toward them at all, and—if anything—there’s only been an increase of love between our families as a result of this incident. EDIT 2: Once again we’re blown away by the amazing comments and messages that Bridger’s receiving. I’ve had lots of inquiries about a GoFundMe. Bridger’s family has asked that any one wishing to help out financially can, instead, donate to @mission_22 or @wwp. Bridger is also a huge fan of Science, especially Geology. So I’m going to start a post where people can share with him pictures of cool rocks that they see. EDIT 3: Once again, everyone’s kindness has meant so much to us. I’m trying to get to all of the messages that I can, but it may take some time. For those who have inquired about sending Bridger some rocks, here’s the address to use: Bridger Walker P.O. Box 22141 Cheyenne, WY 82003 #BridgerStrong

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No love lost

“We feel no resentment toward them at all, and if anything, there’s only been an increase of love between our families as a result of this incident.”

Hundreds of thousands have reacted to the shared social media post praising the six-year-old for his selfless act. A number of big names have also shared the story to show support.

Young Bridger is indeed a superhero to many people out there and me. His swift action was able to save his sister’s life, and we honor him for that.

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