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Disability Leads to Art Form

Disability Leads to Art Form

Kevin Connolly was born without legs. The Montana native is healthy otherwise. He skateboards and has done things the rest of us born with legs only dream of. But, his appearance causes others discomfort. He has lived his life with the stares of strangers. Though he has lived a normal life, he can’t get around those looks of pity and anxiety. On a trip to Europe, Connolly took a photograph of one gawker. That one photograph has turned into 32,000….

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Kid Donates Skateboards So Others Can Grind

Kid Donates Skateboards So Others Can Grind

In honor of farmworker and labor leader, Cesar Chavez, organizations have gotten together to build parks in poor neighborhoods. They donated a beautiful skateboard park in Oakland. Only problem–most of the kids in the area don’t have skateboards. Quentin Favia of San Francisco heard about their plight. When he learned that the kids at Rainbow Recreation Center’s Rainbow Skate Park had to share six skateboards, the 12 year old decided to do something about it. He had more skateboards than…

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Leo Gets a New Lease on Life

Leo Gets a New Lease on Life

Leo is one of the dogs taken from Michael Vick’s despicable dog fighting ring. With a loving trainer, Leo has been rehabilitated (in just 5 weeks!) He’s now helping cancer patients and teens in jail. Check out Leo’s story and prepare to shed a tear:Michael Vick Dog’s New Life

Griffey Joins the 600 Club

Griffey Joins the 600 Club

Major League Baseball Player, Ken Griffey Jr., is the newest member of the 600 club. He now has 600 home runs over his career. The record blast was hit off the Florida Marlins Sunday. Griffey started playing baseball at 19 with the Seattle Mariners. Many thought he would be the one to challenge Hank Aaron’s home record. But, a string of season ending injuries put those dreams on hold. Griffey is now 38 years old. He’s in an exclusive club….

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Knocking Down Those Barriers

Knocking Down Those Barriers

This has been a year of broken barriers. The Democrats had a fine field of candidates and had the opportunity to nominate the first woman, the first African American, or the first Latino for President. Tuesday night it all came to fruition. And, many American’s people thought they’d never see in their lifetime. The Democratic party nominated an African American, Barack Obama, as it’s Presidential candidate. On the 35th anniversary (to the day) of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have…

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