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A man on a very inspiring mission: Veteran Paul Gaumond is 729 miles along the Appalachian Trail in his bid to raise money for others who served

Exactly a year ago, we started documenting the story of Paul Gaumond, a retired vet who was preparing to walk the 2,190 miles along the Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail is the 3rd longest trail in the United States, ranging from Maine to Georgia. It covers 14 states, and a year ago, Paul estimated twelve months […]

'Every day we see her becoming more and more of who she is meant to be': An update on Marian McGlocklin, the little girl battling childhood Alzheimer’s

Last May, we started chronicling the story of Marian McGlocklin, who then at just 19-month’s, was diagnosed with a fatal genetic disorder called Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC). Over time, NPC children slowly lose the ability to move, eat, speak or even breathe. Most diagnosed with NPC are not expected to live past their teenage years and the life expectancy of those diagnosed with […]

Wayne McNeil is a survivor of gun violence

Plagued by anxiety, living in perpetual fear, and a life left in tatters… and this is a survivor’s account of being the victim of gun violence in America

On Wednesday, America again witnessed a scene all too familiar: Sending their children off to school to get an education, to create a better life for themselves, only to be slaughtered at the hands of a mentally ill teen, who had a history which would have raised alarm bells everywhere — yet he could purchase […]

‘He started kicking me and spitting in my face’: Homeless woman across the pond reveals the perils of sleeping on the streets

The homeless crisis is not just an American problem, but one that extends well beyond these shores. In Britain, for example, figures released in 2017 by the charity Shelter. show that more than 300,000 people in the U.K. are officially recorded as homeless or living in inadequate homes. To put that into perspective, the numbers equate to […]

In the wake of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse scandal, there is a call for reform: Find out how you can help create change

He was once a globally revered sports physician, responsible for the health and well-being of America’s Olympic women gymnasts. But Larry Nasser abused his position in the most sickening of ways — so far, 156 young women have shared their stories of how he abused them (he was also a doctor at Michigan State University). The […]

Living by your word

Kindness and Hope is a great name, and kind of genius as a concept, as the two go hand-in-hand. I’ve never quite established where these ideas come from, but they come when I am ready for the next chapter in my life. In recent months, I have grown at breakneck speed and changed tremendously, and […]

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The Best Kind of Family Tradition

When I was growing up, most years around Christmas-time my dad would coordinate being matched with a single mother who was living in a shelter or otherwise getting government support to survive and our family would take her and her children out for a day in NYC. The itinerary was usually the same, lunch at […]

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Feeding the hungry & homeless: How one small act of kindness spawned two decades of changing the landscape for those who have nothing  

Twenty years ago, Barry Walker found himself at a crossroads in life. Some take the turn on the road that sees their life descend into utter disarray become increasingly more shambolic, spinning wildly out of control, while others embark on new territory and do something that will forever define them in the greatest possible way. What started […]