Farm Becomes Sanctuary for Animals After Tragedy

** Watch this OGTV "GOOD STORY" about a farm in Texas that was flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Somehow the animals found a way to survive and have inspired the owners to convert the farm into a rescue sanctuary. **

The impetus for the creation of the Ima Survivor Animal Sanctuary was the awful week in August 2017 when Hurricane Harvey meandered about southeast Texas unleashing biblical amounts of rain and wreaking havoc on the people and animals who lived there. The survival of a donkey named Ima Jean from 6 foot flood waters, her struggle to live and the fight to survive by her and the other animals from Lester Morrow's ranch is the inspiration for this unique habitat.


The 100 acre Rocking M Ranch is nestled quietly in the beautiful city of Plum Grove, Texas. It is bordered by the mighty San Jacinto River to the west and has a variety of ponds, creeks and open grasslands. Miraculously, the ranch was able to ride out Hurricane Harvey relatively unscathed. What Lester and the other residents of Plum Grove did not know was that the San Jacinto River Authority was forced to open its floodgates to release pressure on its levees and dams to prevent a potential breech. With absolutely no warning, flood waters began to occupy all of the structure and dry space normally grazed by a wide variety of farm animals, and the Morrow family had no choice but to release all the pets and livestock, provide provisions as best as they could, give quick hugs and kisses, say a prayer, and evacuate their family to higher ground.

They received pictures and videos of their home, inundated by 6 feet of water with absolutely no dry land in sight. For three days they mourned the loss of their animal family. But on the day of their return, among all the horror of lost barns, destroyed homes and many deceased animals, a miracle emerged! There was life on the ranch.

"These guys mean the world to me," Lester shared. "The miracle of that day was how these animals survived. That was the beginning of what we do now."

Jami Walker and other volunteers saw the stories of devastation and jumped in to help with the recovery efforts. Hear and see how Lester's ranch got back on its feet thanks to the generosity and spirit of Jami and others who pitched in. Now, two years later, they have turned tragedy into triumph and the ranch has become a sanctuary for the rescue and care of all types of animals. Keep an eye out for a new bunch of stars from this "survivor tale" including Bucky the Horse, Annie the Alpaca, Petunia Pig, Big Tex the Longhorn bull, and of course, Ima Jean!

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Climbing Higher: Shanelle Gabriel's Story

** OGTV is highlighting Lupus Awareness Month with this story about a poet and Lupus survivor, Shanelle Gabriel, who is using her recovery as fuel to inspire her art. **

"Rock out...live your life....live your art!" This was Brooklyn, New York native Shanelle Gabriel's response to her diagnosis of Lupus, an autoimmune disease where your body's immune system, that usually fights infections, attacks healthy tissue instead.

Shanelle first noticed something was off when her fingers turned blue and hurt in the cold and she could not seem to shake the feeling of fatigue no matter how well she slept. After being diagnosed in 2004, Shanelle decided that her health would not be something that would limit her success.

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How to Pack a Suitcase for Trouble Free Travel - Life Organized with Barbara Reich

** Leading off this week's "how to" videos from OGTV's Life Organized series is a timely episode about packing a suitcase which will help you start thinking about traveling again. **

Did you know that there are more than 5000 unique home hacks you can do to better your life around the house? Start making that extra time at home more enjoyable by watching some of OGTV's "how to" cooking, cleaning, and organizing videos during Home and Hacks Week!

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Live A Better Life - Life Organized With Barbara Reich (Trailer)

Are you frustrated with the effort it takes to keep control over all the "things" in your life? Worry no more! Professional Organizer, Barbara Reich, helps her clients reduce clutter and streamline their lives for greater enjoyment. Watch Barbara and our other "how to" gurus share their tips on cooking, cleaning, and organizing during Home and Hacks Week!

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College Students and Seniors Live And Thrive Together

** OGTV's third GOOD STORY of the week is about an intriguing arrangement between a group of college students who are receiving free lodging at a senior community in return for sharing their mutual love of music and their companionship. **

"There's a tendency as people get older to isolate. In this community, there's less opportunity to do that, because we have the kids here!"

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WWII Vet Runs Cross Country to Save His D-Day Ship

** OGTV would like to take a moment to commemorate Armed Forces Day with a story about the unstoppable Ernie Andrus who is still on his latest Coast2Coast run doing his part to keep the memory of his comrades alive. **

Ernie Andrus, now in his 90's, is running cross-country to raise money in order to put the LST 325, the ship he served on in the Navy during WWII, back on the beach in Normandy where it supported the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944.

This LST 325 is the only LST ship left (out of 1,051 made) that has been fully restored and still operational. Plans were initially made for a D-Day memorial service in 2014 for the ship, but it was canceled because of a shortage of finances. This inspired Ernie to start a project called, Coast2Coast Runs to raise money to honor his old ship.

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The Cycling Studio Flash Mob Proposal That Went Viral!

** OGTV's third video from this week's LGBTQ Pride playlist is the premier episode from our Joy Story series, where a cycling class flash mob is the backdrop of a dramatic marriage proposal between two instructors. **

Watch the epic flash mob proposal that took the world by storm!

It was love at first playlist! Adam Keller, a JoyRide cycling instructor, took this Valentine's day to create the wedding proposal to end all proposals! Adam planned this top-secret, expertly choreographed, flashmob cycling class proposal, asking his boyfriend, Jared Marinelli, also a Joyride Instructor, the magic question... WILL YOU MARRY ME?!

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The Human Hug Project - Healing PTSD One Hug At A Time

** OGTV's second GOOD STORY of the week is about 3 veterans who got together to help their fellow veterans overcome PTSD, and begin healing, through the power of a hug. **

The Human Hug Project is made up of three people with three different lives, but all face the same obstacle - PTSD. Ian Michael is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gino Greganti is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, and Erin Greganti is a Marine Corps wife who experienced war and its aftermath at home.

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Love Yourself: The Naked Photoshoot

** To highlight National Photography Month, OGTV is re-releasing this story about Dr. Stacy Berman's thought provoking approach to a therapy that allows her to connect more deeply with her patients who have struggled with personal trauma. **

NOTE: This video contains sensitive material which may not be appropriate for children: https://youtu.be/TQzPh68uxfs

Morgan Cuffie, wearing only a robe, stands in front of the camera. She is in a studio with Dr. Stacy Berman, the creator of the 'Love Yourself: The Naked Photoshoot' program, because she had spontaneously agreed to go for it and pose. Now, a million thoughts are running through her head. "You feel this trepidation…and… like…wait…should I be doing this?" she recalled. "There's definitely a point where you forget you're naked. You have complete awareness and no awareness at all. You know that you are naked but you just don't care."

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