Young women living through the hospitalization and treatment of cancer need strength, positivity and a role model they can look up to that projects the hope that is critical to their recovery. In this heart-warming episode of Caly On The Good, Caly visits the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to be there for a group of young patients that are striving to rise up from the daily battle with their disease to enjoy some happy, normal teenage moments.
"I was a really angry person."; "Finding a way to be sensitive again was a really big struggle."; "I think we became loners. It was shocking not being welcomed back."; "Coming home was really a rough transition. It's really difficult to make that mental switch."
These are the voices of veterans of Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and other foreign wars who share a common pain and stress when returning to life at home after their deployment. Warrior Hike founder Sean Gobin experienced these feelings as well on his return, but discovered a way to decompress and find balance and calm in his life again. Recognizing the therapeutic effects of long distance hiking, Sean created the "Walk Off The War" Program which is designed to support veterans transitioning from their military service by thru-hiking America's National Scenic Trails.
What if your favorite fruit and nut bar was not just a midday snack, but was also a meal for a hungry child across the globe? Well now, it can be!
When Hollywood actors Todd Grinnell, Ryan Devlin and Ravi Patel visited Liberia, they were heartbroken by the poverty they encountered. In fact, the epidemic is so severe that one child dies of malnourishment once every 12 seconds. Upon their return, they knew they had to do something, and quickly.
"Wait up, mate!" William would call out to his best friend Joey as they tore through the halls Tyngsboro Elementary School in Massachusetts. Inseparable best friends since the first day they met in kindergarten, the boys bonded over a love of superheroes -- especially Spiderman.
Though he lived every day like a superhero, Joey was born with a cardiac condition known as cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle that makes it harder for your heart to pump blood to the rest of your body. This condition caused him to have an enlarged heart that led to a lifetime of medical struggles. Joey died from this disease at age 6.
Coach Gayle Watterson of the Calvert County Cheer and Dance team understands a core principle for building a fun, but still competitive, Special Olympics team – the key is not to focus on their disabilities, but to see what they can do, and what their potential is.
To honor all of our brave service members on Veterans Day, Only Good TV is proud to share this video about an organization which is making great strides helping our veterans cope and recover from both the physical and mental trauma they were exposed to in the service of our country.
Do you ever wonder how veterans cope with life once they come home from combat? After being trained to be on high-alert 24/7, what's it like for them to integrate back into everyday society? It raises the question: our military members protect us, but who protects them?
Over the years Only Good TV has done many stories on organizations that help veterans when they return home, but the personal origin story and mission of the Catch A Lift Fund is among the most moving we've ever covered.
In the words of Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Music is the universal language of all mankind." For Tenor Saxophonist Dusty Rhodes, this is the anthem that he lives by.
Prior to embracing the magic of music, Dusty was at a low point in his life; he was living on the streets, depressed and struggling with addiction. What kept him anchored was his saxophone, "It made other people happy... That was the thing that turned my life around."
9/11/2001… Ground Zero… The Pentagon… Washington DC…What started out as one of the best days of Sarah Rudder's life, earning a promotion from the Marine Corps, soon took a tragic turn when the ground shook from the impact of the plane crashing into this symbolic building. Little did Sarah know she was about to embark on a 13 year journey that would take her from the depths of depression to a reawakening of her fighting spirit thanks to the Catch A Lift Fund.