10:46 AM EDT 10/24/2014
Originally posted 06/26/2014 07:45PM
From first glance, it's clear that Australia's Turia Pitt is not your typical magazine cover star.
The 26-year-old mining engineer was running an ultra marathon in 2011 when she was caught in an out-of-control bush fire that left her with burns over 64 percent of her body. Pitt lost all the digits on her right hand and spent almost six months in the hospital.
Three other runners were also injured in the blaze.
Originally posted 06/26/2014 01:00PM
When life gives you lemons, you can do much more than make lemonade, says Zack Francom.
Originally posted 06/24/2014 02:20PM
Yes, Patty Kearney is 63 years old, she has battled lung cancer and her chronic COPD means that she needs an oxygen tank to breathe. She's also absolutely fearless. The Marion, Indiana, woman recently confronted – and fought off – a would-be burglar who attempted to break into her home, beating him out the door with her wooden backscratcher.
Originally posted 06/19/2014 04:40PM
When single mom Theresa Wilson worried about getting the things she needed for her newborn girl – relief and much-needed assistance came from a stranger.
Originally posted 06/19/2014 01:25PM
A hospice outside Seattle has made one old forest ranger's dying wish come true.
In a post Evergreen Hospice shared on its Facebook page, a man known only as Ed expressed one last hope to the hospice chaplain: He wanted to commune with nature one more time.
According to Chaplain Curt Huber, Ed had worked as a forest ranger, and he missed the outdoors in his old age.
Originally posted 06/12/2014 06:30PM
Leo McCarthy's world was shattered with one phone call late on a crisp October night in 2007.
Originally posted 06/10/2014 05:20PM
There's buzz, of both the insect and human variety, surrounding a new documentary about Burt Shavitz, the co-founder of natural skincare product line Burt's Bees.
Originally posted 06/05/2014 01:35PM
It never occurred to Wanda Butts that her only son, Josh, needed swimming lessons.
Originally posted 05/30/2014 05:10PM
When Jeff and Hillary Whittington were told their first child would be a girl, they immediately picked out a name and began decorating the nursery accordingly. But within a year after their little Ryland was born, the couple realized that life was becoming nothing like they planned.
Originally posted 05/29/2014 05:30PM
After 23 years of introducing kids to the power of the written word, Reading Rainbow's final episode aired on November 16, 2006 – but now the childhood favorite is making a big comeback.
On Wednesday, host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow LeVar Burton announced the brand's next chapter on Kickstarter. "Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere" is an online campaign started by the Roots actor and his Reading Rainbow team to transform the company's impressive collection of books into an interactive digital library accessible to every child.
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