Maurice Griffin was abandoned as a baby. At the age of three, he found a loving family in foster parents Lisa Godbold and her husband, Charles. Over the next ten years they gave him a happy, stable family life. But Griffin says the foster care system failed him and took him away from his foster family at the age of 13. He ended up bouncing around from other foster homes to group homes but never felt they were family like the Godbolds.
Fast forward many years and in 2009, the Godbolds found Griffin through social media. The enduring mother-son bond led them to a courtroom on Friday, where the Godbolds officially adopted Griffin as their son.
Iram Leon was 32 years old when he was diagnosed with brain cancer in November 2010. His brain tumor has forced him to make a lot of adjustments. He can’t drive, work or play contact sports, which is really hard for him because he wanted to bond with his 4 year old daughter.
So he decided to run. That was one of the few things he could do. And he’d push his 4 year old daughter in a stroller in front of him when he ran. Before long, the duo was registering for official runs, completing several half marathons and 10Ks. For weeks they tried to register for the Gusher Marathon in Beaufort, Texas, but he was turned down because strollers weren’t allowed in the race. But he persisted and didn’t let the organizers down. He won the race with a time of 3hours, 7 minutes and 35 seconds. Or, as he likes to say, he came in second to his daughter.
St. Baldricks had a huge fundraiser in Missouri over the weekend!
St. Baldricks is a childhood cancer charity funding the most promising research to help find cures for kids with cancer. 500 people showed up at a restaurant in Missouri to get their heads shaved...That event alone raised about $330,000. For more information on St. Baldricks you can check out their website: http://www.stbaldricks.org/.
Every year on March 14, math lovers around the country celebrate pi.
A lot of weddings are taking place today in honor of Pi’s infinite nature and of course, what’s better to eat at a wedding reception than pie?
If you've got kids in grades one through eight, you should check out this website with fun ideas to celebrate Pi Day: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/exploring-pi
Someone on Instagram took a photo that actually helped reunite a child with his favorite stuffed animal! Jason Ho, a filmmaker, decided to take a walk in LA. He loves taking photos and then uploading those to Instagram. He writes a personal blog and loves kids and memories of childhood, so he takes a lot of photos of scenes and objects that remind him of being a kid. He was walking through a neighborhood in LA and took a photo of a lonely bunny lying on the sidewalk. Several hours later, Ho noticed that he was tagged in a post by someone he didn’t know about a lost brown bunny. They even drew a picture on a yellow legal pad with a sketch of a floppy-eared bunny and the location in which it was lost, with the hope that the bunny Ho took a picture of was indeed this family’s lost stuffed animal!
Ho got in touch with this family, sent the family an approximate map of where he took a picture of the stuffed animal and, the next day, he saw a picture posted on Instagram of a happy little boy holding his flopped eared bunny! Ho found out later that the stuffed rabbit was a gift from the little boy’s grandma before she passed away, which was a fairly recent event.