Tag: uplifting

Mar 27, 2015

In 2001 John Bramblitt Went Blind. A Year Later, He Began Painting

In 2001 John Bramblitt Went Blind. A Year Later, He Began Painting

In 2001 John Bramblitt changed his epilepsy medication. Unfortunately his body had a bad reaction to the new medicine and his epileptic seizures got so severe that the damage caused his vision to go from 20/400 (double the limit for legal blindness) to complete blindness. While John maintained light perception he was no longer…

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Mar 26, 2015

After Fukushima this Town was Abandoned but One Man Returned to Care for the Animals

After Fukushima this Town was Abandoned but One Man Returned to Care for the Animals

After the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011, an exclusion zone was established and everyone within a 20 km (12 mile) radius was ordered to evacuate. Tomioka, a community of 16,000 people, was located inside the exclusion zone, a mere 13 km (8 mi) from Fukushima. The entire town was abandoned as people fled…

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Feb 5, 2015

20 Amazing Letters Worth Reading

20 Amazing Letters Worth Reading

Since 2009, Shaun Usher has curated the incredible blog, Letters of Note; a collection of fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos throughout history. Usher has carefully catalogued nearly 1000 letters and going through the archive is a recurring ritual for the Sifter. Last year, 125 of the most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters…

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Dec 1, 2014

Chinese Millionaire Returns to Village, Builds Residents Free Luxury Homes for their Kindness Growing Up

Chinese Millionaire Returns to Village, Builds Residents Free Luxury Homes for their Kindness Growing Up

Millionaire Chinese businessman Xiong Shuihua returned to his childhood village of Xiongkeng to do something special for the residents that treated him and his family so well growing up. The 54-year-old business tycoon—who amassed millions from the construction and steel industries—returned to his village and bulldozed wooden huts and muddy roads, replacing…

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Nov 7, 2014

Boy with Down Syndrome Beats Leukemia, Fist Bumps with the Boston Bruins

Boy with Down Syndrome Beats Leukemia, Fist Bumps with the Boston Bruins

The remarkable 8-year-old boy in the video above is Liam Fitzgerald. Liam, who has Down syndrome, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age 4. After a 3.5 year battle, Liam “kicked cancer’s butt,” and has been cancer free for the last year and a half. This past Tuesday (Nov. 4, 2014)…

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Oct 31, 2014

This Old Soul Acclimates Kittens to Dogs to Increase Their Chances of Adoption

This Old Soul Acclimates Kittens to Dogs to Increase Their Chances of Adoption

Meet Boots, a 12-year-old Chow/Golden Retriever mix and the Arizona Humane Society’s first official kitten nanny. He’s also a Hurricane Katrina survivor. The AZ Humane Society says: “A key factor that can increase a cat’s chance of adoption is its ability to live in homes with other pets. By socializing kittens with dogs like…

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