• Some Kids Don't Listen to Their Parents. Allie Couldn't Hear Hers.

    Some Kids Don't Listen to Their Parents. Allie Couldn't Hear Hers.

    On October 1, 2009, Daniel and Natalie Hobbs of Birmingham, Alabama received a phone call they will never forget. They had taken their daughter, Allie, to school that morning thinking everything was fine. A few hours later, her teacher called. “She said, ‘Something’s not right,’” Daniel remembers. “’Allie’s not responding to any sound.’”... more

  • Good Dogs Gallery Issue 9

    Good Dogs Gallery Issue 9

    Our readers have once again shared with us the stories and photos of their furry family members. These energetic pups and sweet, old souls bring happiness and joy to the lives of their owners, and we hope they brighten your day, too! more

  • You Don't Have to Be Big to Make a Big Difference

    You Don't Have to Be Big to Make a Big Difference

    In some ways, Robbie Blackwell is a typical seven-year-old boy. He loves cartoons and Legos(R), and he loves celebrating his birthday. But instead of receiving gifts for his birthday, Robbie accepts gifts of school supplies, backpacks, educational materials, and cash donations for School on Wheels, a local organization that provides one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for children affected by homelessness. From collecting donations for kids in need to visiting children in the hospital, Robbie knows very well that “you don’t have to be big to make a big difference.” more

  • A Selfless Transformation

    A Selfless Transformation

    To understand Glenn Nash’s personality and the inspiring physical journey he has taken, one has to understand one thing. He will never walk away from a challenge—whether it’s for his own sake or, even more so, to help someone else. Read about Glenn’s selflessness as he takes on challenge after challenge in his life— from donating a kidney to his brother to transforming his own body while competing in honor of two very special children fighting serious diseases. He’s not only changed his own life for the better, he’s improved the lives of others, too. more