Criss Angel’s precious son, Johnny, is thankfully in remission from lymphoblastic leukemia. Instead of moving on, the Las Vegas magician created a charity “to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and provide funds for research, treatment, and ultimately a cure.” Criss Angel‘s HELP: Heal Every Life Possible decided to use Twisted Sister’s song We’re Not Gonna Take It as their anthem. According to Rolling Stone, not only did the Metal band’s record company give the nonprofit the song’s licensing fee for free, Dee Snider, who’s friends with Angel, donated his time to rework a recording of the tune.
The Rocker also released a video for it that was directed by Angel. The music video was shot in a Nevada desert as the mother of a cancer victim got her head shaved. It also shows several young children who are battling the awful disease. If this doesn’t make you cry because it is so beautifully done, then I don’t know what to say.
Everything about it, is how we should feel about children getting cancer. We are not gonna take it anymore! What a powerful way to get that message across.
On September 12th, all the biggest names in Las Vegas, are getting together to take part in HELP fundraiser where “100% of every cent donated will go directly to fund pediatric cancer research.” If you cannot make it to the event, them you can bid on many of the awesome items that up for auction now.
Hopefully, if all goes the way it should, some day soon, no parent will ever hear their child has cancer.
Sometimes we all need a good story with a happy ending and here is one that will bring a smile to your face.
A mama duck with her 9 babies was doing some sightseeing near a very busy highway entrance when her babies fell through a grate. Someone alerted Caltrans and CHP about the emergency and they rushed over to rescue the baby ducks. They lifted the metal bars and climbed down into the smelly hole. One officer was armed only with a cardboard box, and he could not catch them all. Therefore, another officer joined him and came up with only one duckling while his partner came up with 8. Then the 9 babies were reunited with their mom and off on their way. Hopefully they learned their lesson to follow their mama bird and not go exploring in places they don’t know.
When it comes to the officers, I am sure it was a much welcomed break from their daily routine. You know, to chase the chirp and not perp. One they can’t wait to share with their friends and family when they get home. Hopefully none of their loved ones were serving them Duck a l’Orange. Things could get awkward if they did.
When we think of firefighters, we think of them as rough and tumble men who fight fires. In reality they do a lot more than that. For example, yesterday four firemen from Oklahoma City Fire Department’s Engine 30 rescued six baby ducklings from a storm drain. When they were done, the baby ducks followed their mother home and the boys left one of their own under the ground.
Proving not only can they be our manly heroes, they can also be cute boys who love to play pranks on each other.
That is why they get their own calendars and we buy them!
Josh Paler Lin has done some hidden camera experiments to see how people react to different scenarios. His most famous video is when he gave a homeless man $100 to see what he would do with the money. When he filmed him entering a liquor store, everyone assumed the worst. In reality, the guy spent the money to buy sandwiches for other people who were in his same situation.
Lin recently decided to test out people’s honesty in his latest quest. He did this by making up fake lottery tickets that would make it look like he won $25,000 or $50,000. Then as he was walking away, he accidentally drops the winning ticket to see what they would do. Almost everyone picked it up and either kept it and lied to him, ran away with it and one guy even drove away with it before he confront him. But there were two women who returned the ticket to him and both of them were homeless. As a reward for their honesty, he gave them some money to do with what they want. The second lady said she was going to use it to buy food.
So the next time you look at a homeless person in the street, don’t think the worst of them. They might be a better human being than the perfectly dressed person standing next to you.
Seriously, doesn’t this just make you think of things a whole lot differently?
This year, people have been paying it forward by paying for the customer behind them. While most links go to maybe 5 people at the most, a McDonald’s in Florida went all the way up to 250 people. That is right, two hundred and fifty.
According to Bay News 9, Torie Keene told Marisabel Figueroa that she wanted to pay for the meal for the person behind her on line at the drive-thru. She only had one request, that the manager say Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays. The person behind Keene was so shocked and thrilled about what the person in front of them did that they did the same thing. This kept going and going until Figueroa got the 205th car. That’s when Figueroa said the speechless woman was like, “‘What do I do?’ And I said, ‘You just have a Merry Christmas,’ and she went off, and it stopped right there.”
Still this is very impressive. I hope for more stories in the news like this one because we need to hear more happy stories that restore our faith in humanity airing during our newscasters. I am sick of all the death and destruction they keep reporting about over and over again. Who’s with me?