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12-Year-Old Girl Dies by Suicide After Being Relentlessly Bullied and Harassed at School

After facing relentless bullying and harassment over the past school year, 12-year-old Flora Martinez ended her life on May 7. Now, her parents are demanding change from schools and administrators after the bullying persisted, even once she was gone.

One Year After 26-Year-Old Wife Dies of Cancer, Husband Finds Redeeming Love After Loss With Young Widow

After his wife Maddy died of cancer at just 26 years old, Chandler David Smith was left grieving an unimaginable loss and navigating what it looked like to be a single dad. In his grief, he found new and beautiful love with a young widow and mother of three.

Florida ‘Safe Haven’ Baby Graduates High School, Reunites With Firefighters Who Received Her 18 Years Ago

Eighteen years ago, when she was just one day old, a baby named Colleen was surrendered at a “Safe Haven” box in Clermont, Florida. Now, as she successfully graduates high school, Colleen is reuniting with the firefighters who were with her on that fateful day 18 years ago.

This Baby Got FedExed 500 Miles From Memphis to Chicago When Her Parents Couldn’t Afford a Private Plane

Jesse and Nick Faris waited one long year for a call they weren’t sure would ever come.

On February 24, 2016, they got that phone call.

Their 2-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, whom they adopted from China a year ago, was finally #1 on the liver transplant list at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Brooklyn has Alagille syndrome, a genetic disorder that stops the liver from cleaning waste out of the bloodstream, and she desperately needed this transplant to survive.

But within moments, the Faris’ excitement turned into sheer terror. They quickly discovered that every single flight to Chicago had been canceled because of a blizzard, and they had no way to get their daughter to the hospital for her 10 a.m. operation the next morning.

They thought about using other means of transportation, but time was critical, and the trip was well over 500 miles from their location in Memphis to Chicago.

“We considered driving or taking a train, but we were worried we wouldn’t get there on time,” they told Us Weekly. “It would have been $10,000 to charter a plane, and we couldn’t handle that financially.”

That’s when a family friend of theirs, John Carrol, decided to contact St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital to see if there was anything they could do to help.

St. Jude’s immediately called FedEx and made them aware of the dire life-or-death situation.

Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.

12-Year-Old Girl Dies by Suicide After Being Relentlessly Bullied and Harassed at School

After facing relentless bullying and harassment over the past school year, 12-year-old Flora Martinez ended her life on May 7. Now, her parents are demanding change from schools and administrators after the bullying persisted, even once she was gone.

One Year After 26-Year-Old Wife Dies of Cancer, Husband Finds Redeeming Love After Loss With Young Widow

After his wife Maddy died of cancer at just 26 years old, Chandler David Smith was left grieving an unimaginable loss and navigating what it looked like to be a single dad. In his grief, he found new and beautiful love with a young widow and mother of three.

Florida ‘Safe Haven’ Baby Graduates High School, Reunites With Firefighters Who Received Her 18 Years Ago

Eighteen years ago, when she was just one day old, a baby named Colleen was surrendered at a “Safe Haven” box in Clermont, Florida. Now, as she successfully graduates high school, Colleen is reuniting with the firefighters who were with her on that fateful day 18 years ago.