Meet the Businessman Who Showed Kindness to Autistic Girl on Plane

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A blog post by Shanell Mouland titled “Dear Daddy in Seat 16C” went viral recently. Mouland felt nervous about who would wind up sitting next to her three-year-old daughter Kate during their flight from Orlando, Florida, back home to Canada. The reason? Kate has autism and could have meltdowns. When a businessman carrying papers sat [Read More...]

A Grace of Softness in a Hard World: Reviewing Dean Koontz’s Novel “Innocence”

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A few weeks ago, Pope Francis made news for spontaneously embracing a severely disfigured man named Vinicio Riva during a public audience at the Vatican. According to CNN, Riva, “has long been accustomed to the unkindness of strangers. He suffers from a non-infectious genetic disease, neurofibromatosis type 1. It has left him completely covered from [Read More...]

Jennifer Lawrence Cuts Through Security Barrier to Talk with Girl in Wheelchair

Among the most popular posts I’ve written in my nearly two years of blogging here at Patheos are ones about actors Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence. Bale is known for quietly visiting children who are sick to add a little light to their days – and Lawrence remains close to her longtime friend with Down [Read More...]

Science and a Mother’s Love Offer Hope to Fatally Ill Child

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Sam Berns was supposed to be dead by age 13 because he was born with the disease progeria, which causes rapid aging. No drugs have been developed to halt or cure progeria being only 250 children in the entire world have it. But Sam’s mother, Leslie Gordon, is a doctor – and mothers don’t accept [Read More...]


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