HERO DOG SAVES FAMILY WITH NINE KIDS FROM FIRE
Angela Fullmer of Des Moines, Iowa, is a busy lady. Three months ago she gave birth to her ninth baby and recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health care administration. And because her husband is a truck driver, Angela often finds herself alone taking care of the house and the kids.
Well, she was alone with the nine kids – and two dogs – when one of the dogs, Capone, started barking in the night.
She tried to get Capone to stop barking out of fear the noise would wake the baby. It didn’t work. Capone kept barking.
It was enough to get Angela out of bed to see that the plug for the microwave was on fire.
She was able to call 911 and get all the kids outside before the flames really got going.
Everyone was safe – even Capone, who walked out of the house on his own calmly, responsible for saving the lives of everyone in his large family. (USA Today)
JURASSIC WORLD STARS VISIT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Actor Chris Pratt and his Jurassic World co-star Bryce Dallas Howard recently took a break from dinosaurs to spend an afternoon with kids at a children's hospital in London.
The actors are currently shooting the Jurassic World sequel and decided to make a surprise visit to the Great Ormond Street Hospital where they hung out with kids and staff.
After the visit, Pratt – who currently stars in the box office hit Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – said afterwards that he was moved by his meeting with the kids, who he referred to as "warriors."
He said, "Bryce and I had the tremendous pleasure of spending some time with our new buddy Elle and a few other patients. I’ll never fail to be moved by the unbreakable spirit of a child. Today my longing and hungry soul is filled."
The actors thanked the staff for all that they do and then posed for photos. (Entertainment Weekly)
FREE CLEANING SERVICE HELPS CANCER PATIENTS
It’s understandable that people going through the challenges of cancer aren’t able to keep up with many of their usual routines and chores, including housekeeping. That’s where the non-profit organization “Cleaning for a Reason” comes in.
Cleaning for a Reason works with local cleaning companies to provide housekeepers who do everything from dusting to mopping to cleaning bathrooms.
The local cleaning companies often step up because of a personal connection to someone who battled cancer and because it’s a way to give back to the community.
And, Cleaning for a Reason keeps things going in order to help as many patients as possible get through the rough patches of recovery and allow them to focus on being with their families. (WKBW-TV)