80 year old Barbara Garcia survived the tornado in Moore, OK yesterday, but her house did not and she didn’t know the fate of her little dog who she was holding at the time of the twister.
While she was being interviewed by CBS News describing the horrible ordeal she went through, when one of the members of the crew saw the dog buried under some rubble. Garcia ran to her dog trying to free him from under a piece of her house. Finally when someone from the CBS News crew helped her lift up the unidentifiable object off of her schnauzer, the woman was reunited with her best friend. Garcia then declared “I thought God had answered one of my prayers to let me be OK, but he answered both of them because this was my second prayer.” Gd bless her and her little dog. Hopefully they will find a new house together soon. And hopefully there are many more happy stories like this one that come out of yesterday’s horrific tragedy.
Now as feel good as this story is, I would be remissed if I didn’t go off on the fact that the CBS News crew did not help an 80 year old woman who just survived a tornado, in order to get the video of the woman rescuing her dog. Shame on you Anna Werner. How dare you stand there and instruct the other people in your crew to help without going over there to help her yourself. That is inexcusable as a human being. Were you not camera ready and that is why you didn’t go to help her? I am sorry but there is no excuse. An elderly woman, who was just thrown around in a massive tornado, should not be lifting any heavy objects, while you just stand there. You should all be embarrassed and pulled from the story immediately. You should be reporting on stories that don’t involve humans like NYSE updates because you don’t have the compassion to work with humans. Lastly Werner you have the interviewing skills of someone in market 121 and not that of someone who works for a national news organization. Seriously did you really ask her “Are you able to comprehend yet what happened here?” Her street was leveled, I think she can comprehend that. Werner were you able to comprehend that she needed help to rescue her dog? I don’t think you were.
Joshua Jones is a 19 year old kid who is battling terminal cancer, and doctors have given him less than 90 days to live since he stopped taking chemotherapy. So his friends and family raised enough money to get him front row tickets to see his favorite baseball team The Dodgers and his favorite player Matt Kemp play one more game on Saturday. While at the game the Dodgers’ third base coach, Tim Wallach, noticed Joshua, his dad and Tommy Schultz in blue at Giants Stadium, and went over to say hi and give them a baseball. It was then that Joshua’s dad asked if there was any way that Matt Kemp could come over and say hi and Tim Wallach said he would ask.
Well after the game Kemp came over and signed the baseball Wallach gave the boy. But it didn’t stop there, Kemp then gave him his cap, his shirt and cleats. While Joshua doesn’t seem to be showing much emotion, partially it is shock and partially because the tumors on his spine have made it difficult for him move his limbs. But what Kemp did, I am sure touched him more than anything.
And Kemp didn’t do this for publicity because the baseball player didn’t even know that Joshua’s friend was recording the encounter. It wasn’t until the next day when his phone was ringing off the hook that he found out what happened. #27 told the LA Times, “I didn’t plan on taking the jersey off, but it’s something I felt would probably cheer him up a little bit … and that was my first time taking my shoes off in front of the fans,” Then he added, “But life is so much bigger than baseball.”
Then Kemp said something that athletes forget, “I don’t think some athletes understand how big it is to be an athlete, what they can do with just a simple gesture of shaking a kid’s hand. It can make a fan’s day. It can make a fan’s life.” Then he added he was the one touched by the situation and concluded his interview by saying, “Sometimes I forget how much people look at you as their hero. I forget that.” And that is the attitude all athletes should have, but sadly they don’t.
BTW I have been nonstop crying since I saw the video on GMA because what Matt Kemp did was just so admirable and touching. It really reaffirms my faith in people.
When it comes to Joshua Jones, I pray that his pain is minimized and this memory will get him through it all and his family too.
Yesterday was Red Nose Day and Jessie J shaved off her shiny black hair for Comic Relief. Once all the locks were gone, the singer revealed her new look and we got to see that she is just as beautiful on the outside as the inside.
Seriously doesn’t she look even more gorgeous now with the shaved head. Doing good does wonders for someone’s appearance. We should all try it some time!
BTW Red Nose Day raised over £75,000,000 so far. If you want to help them raise even more money, you can donate here.
via The Huffington Post
Scott Ziegler is a firefighter in Highland Park, Mi and throughout 2012 he recorded the fires he was sent to put out with his helmet cam. When you watch what he captured over the year, you will have a new found respect for the people who risk their lives every day for us. It is these people who should be making the money and not sport stars, musicians and actors. They are the real heroes.
I really hope politicians around the country watch this and realize they can’t cut their funding anymore than we already have. They need the money, so don’t stop giving it to them.
As long as we have known Shaun White he has had shoulder length red hair, but that is no longer the case. The Olympic Gold Medalist deserves a gold medal because he chopped off his curls for Locks of Love. And holy sh!t he looks so freaking hot. The skateboarder has always had gorgeous hair, and now we get to see he has face to match.
Anthony Lee only wants his daughter Catie Rose to be happy, so much so that he has been doing everything he can to get her tickets to see her favorite band One Direction in concert. When all his attempts failed, he drove to location where there were rumored to be for a photoshoot. Luckily for him and his daughter the rumors were true and Catie Rose got to meet the whole band, get their autographs and she even got a hug from Harry. He was so excited for his little girl, that he broke down in tears when he was being interviewed by Australian’s Today. He told the reporter that he was crying because he was so happy to see his little girl happy. But the tears of joy didn’t stop there because the reporter gave them two tickets to see the band at their next show down under.
Seriously how cool is Anthony Lee? Not many dads would do what he did and I am happy to see that his little girl didn’t take it for granted.
Here’s to hoping that they have a great time at the show.
Ashley Judd was on Anderson and he asked her why in her memoir she is called the “Vanna White of Condoms.” She explained she was given the title because she goes around the world demonstrating the proper way to put on a condom. In fact she has several pieces of wood that are anatomically and color correct for the areas where she goes to show men how to do it right so that they don’t spread HIV or the seed while they are getting it on with someone. Is it wrong for me to wonder if they are also size correct too because as we know some regions the men are bigger than other regions.
BTW I recently interviewed the Missing actress as the TCAs with a group of other reporters and she is the type of woman you feel in awe to be around. She is so smart and does so much good, I aspire to be her but I am just not as good as her. Seriously out of all of the celebrities I have met in Hollywood she is the one I respect the most.
On Sunday Hollywood gave back to Meryl Streep for amazing acting with a third Oscar, and yesterday it was revealed she has been quietly giving to the community for years without anyone knowing. According to Forbes, her husband Don Gummer and her having been donating millions of dollars without fanfare. Forbes said, “In 2010 alone, they gave away $2.13 million–about half of it to Vassar, but $100,000 to Oxfam America, and another $5,000 apiece to things like New York’s City Meals on Wheels and Coalition for the Homeless. They’re very giving to local charities in their Connecticut neighborhoods, and support museums in Boston and Illinois. Last year they even gave $200,000 to the National Women’s Museum in Alexandria, Virginia.” Yeah I love her even more than I did before. We need more superstars in the world like her and less like the you know whos?
Two of the actors (Parvesh Cheena and Rizwan Manji) from NBC’s shouldn’t-have-been-cancelled Outsourced, made an ad in response to Lowe’s pulling commercials from TLC’s All-American Muslim. I implore you take 2:00 of your day to watch this and share it with your friends, the message behind it is extremely important and in time when we are asking for Peace on Earth this brilliant video is helping to convey it.
Don’t be ignorant, take some time to learn about others. It is a rewarding thing to do.
via INF Daily
Keanu Reeves was sitting on a NYC subway when passengers boarded at a stop. At first he moved over to the railing, so that another guy could sit. Then when he looked over to his right and saw a woman was standing because there were no more seats left, he offered her his and she graciously took it.
I never thought I could love more than I have since Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, but after seeing what a gentleman he is I love him ever more. Seriously you have to respect any man that proves chivalry is not dead, and one even more when he is a celebrity because so many of them think they are entitled to sit on their a$$es while the lay people stand.
Plus he is braver than me because he takes the NYC subway, I still get creeped out taking it since I saw a guy masturbating as he looked at my friends and me when we were barely teens. Yes those horror stories are true, but I hear not as much as many more. Crap next time I am in NY, I might take the subway just on the off chance that Keanu is on it and would let me on his seat…if you know what I mean!!!