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The beautiful reason why Nashville’s Claire Bowen cut off her hair
November 12th, 2015 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]


Yesterday, Nashville viewers were shocked when Scarlett walked in and her long blonde locks were gone. Claire Bowen explained why she got the drastic haircut on Facebook and it was for an admirable reason.

Wanna know why I cut it all off?
When I was four years old, I asked my mother; “Are there heaters in Heaven?”
I had just been diagnosed with end stage nephroblastoma, after several visits to a GP who denied anything was wrong and dubbed my parents “paranoid.” I’d overheard the doctors telling my family that the only hope of saving me, was an experimental treatment that might kill me anyway. But without it I had maybe two weeks left. The hospital was cold. I’d never felt air conditioning before.
Life in the White Palace (Granddad’s nickname for hospital) meant I got to grow up surrounded by children just like me. We were mostly bald, all tubed, taped, bandaged up and stitched back together. We were all missing parts, some obvious like eyes or legs, others more hidden, like lungs and kidneys. Those who still could, tip-toed around like little fairies because chemotherapy had destroyed the muscles in our legs and it hurt to put our heels on the floor. But we were all together, so no one’s appearance came into question. No one got laughed at or teased. We were all we knew.
And then I got really lucky. I survived, my hair grew back and I got strong again. I look relatively normal on the outside, but on the inside, I am still the same stitched back together little creature, in a world where people are judged so harshly for the way they look. It has always been completely incomprehensible to me. How can people think there’s time for that?
I was really inspired when I heard a story about a little girl who said she couldn’t be a princess because she didn’t have long hair, and I wanted her, and others like her to know that’s not what makes a princess, or a warrior, or a superhero. It’s not what makes you beautiful either. It’s your insides that count… even if you happen to be missing half of them.
Every scar tells a story, every baldhead, every dark circle, every prosthetic limb, and every reflection in a mirror that you might not recognize anymore. Look deeper than skin, hair, nails, and lips. You are who you are in your bones. That is where you have the potential to shine the brightest from. It is where your true beautiful self lives.
Thank you ABC network and particularly our creator, Callie Khouri for letting me change Scarlett’s hair, and my team, family and friends for helping me make the decision. If it makes even one person think twice about judging another, then in some small way, the world is better.
Self-esteem takes a lot longer to grow back than hair.
‪#‎BeautyWithin‬

Bowen was beautiful with the long hair, but she is even more gorgeous without it.
If one little girl’s life is changed because of what she did, then that is a great start. But I think lots and lots of little girls will read or hear why she did it and they will be inspired. They will know you don’t have to have long hair to be a Princess, you just have to be happy with who you are. That is your most beautiful feature and don’t let anyone tell you differently.

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Santa Claus was elected to North Pole, Alaska’s City Council!
October 15th, 2015 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]


There is a city in Alaska called North Pole and now there is a man on the city council named Santa Claus. If that doesn’t give you hope, I don’t know what does.
Back in 2005, child advocate and monk Thomas Patrick O’Connor, changed his name to Santa Claus. Since then he ran for President of the United States twice and this year he ran for City Council. As we know he never became President, but he did get elected to the City Council.
Too bad he isn’t running for President this year because we need someone like him to run against the people who currently trying for the top office of the country. He’d have my vote, would he have yours?

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It’s time for a big ole gay wedding in all of America!
June 26th, 2015 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]


The Supreme Court announced their decision today on Same-Sex Marriages and they declared that it is constitutionally legal in all 50 states! That’s right, everyone can marry who they want no matter what the other person’s sex is! About freaking time!!!
SCOTUS voted 5-4 to legalize Same-Sex Marriages throughout the United States. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, “It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves.” Then he added, “Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
So put on your dancing shoes because we are going to need them for all of the weddings we are going to have to go in the near future.

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This mom’s review on Amazon is purrfect!!!
June 10th, 2015 under Admirable People. [ Comments: 1 ]



via KABC
A 16 year old girl bought a padded bra top off of Amazon. Even though it says that it runs small, her mom was shocked by how small it runs. It is so small that the top fit the cat better than her daughter.
The mom was so disgusted by it, she wrote a review so that anyone who considered ordering it would know. She wrote, “My 16 y.o. daughter bought this thing. It is ridiculously small and I probably couldn’t legally post a picture of what it looks like if she attempts to wear it. But, so you can see… here is a picture of our cat wearing it. To be fair, it does cover all of the cats nipples, however, she hates the weave. In summary, do not buy this, even for your cat.” Purrfect!

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I donut know how you can say no to these sweet prom proposals!
May 7th, 2015 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]




Remember when it was time to go to your prom and you couldn’t wait for that someone to ask you or to ask someone to it. You wanted that moment to be special? You waited and waited and then it was time.
Well this year, some guys found a way to ask their dates in a very sweet way. That way included Dunkin Donuts. Only problem is with prom just weeks away, she can’t eat any of them if she wants to fit into that dress that you want to take off of her.
But it’s the thought that counts and their thoughts were delectable!
#DDProm via Allie Fry, Martin de Wit and Paul Kim

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