A Disabled Child Finds Joy & Encouragement Around Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

(All photos property of The International Academy of Hope) I’ve written about The International Academy of Hope (iHope) before on this blog. It’s the first school in New York City that provides children with traumatic brain injuries with an education along with therapies that teach them to walk and talk. Today, the good folks at [Read More…]

Chris Christie: I’m Pro-Life for the 16-Year-Old Girl Addicted to Heroin, Too

While campaigning at a tavern in New Hampshire recently, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took part in a town hall event in conjunction with the Huffington Post series “’16 and President.” Christie’s comments about the way we approach drug addiction in the United States went viral and, after watching it myself, I can see why. [Read More…]

On Hoarding, Cruelty, Faith & Finding Love in the Messiness of Life

As an Emmy Award-winning producer for CNN and “Good Morning America,” Mary Pflum Peterson has covered her share of interesting, drama-filled stories. But the most dramatic, perhaps, is the story about her own family that she shares in her new book “White Dresses: A Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters.” One of those [Read More…]

Girl in Wheelchair Blessed by Pope Francis Believes She’s On the Road to Healing

(Photo property of WCBS TV) When Pope Francis arrived at Kennedy Airport last week, 12-year-old Julia Bruzzese of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, waited on the tarmac with many other spectators, hoping to get a blessing from the beloved pontiff. Actually, Julie was hoping for a miracle because doctors couldn’t determine the cause of her paralysis and therefore [Read More…]