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6 Year-Old Made Honorary Ranger

The Make A Wish Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that helps children with "critical illnesses" realize a wish. Their mission says, "Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved--wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy."

In November, six-year-old Trinity was able to visit Ft. Benning, GA's recruiting battalion in Tampa, FL, and visit with the Army Rangers. Trinity is battling cancer, but voiced a desire to see the rangers. While she was there, they made her an honorary ranger.

Boston Terrier Signals Parents

Jeff & Kelly had taken their 9 month-old daughter to Urgent Care over the weekend, and intended to take her to her regular doctor come Monday. During the night they noticed their dog, Henry, going to their daughter's room and head-butting the door open, even though this was not normal behavior for Henry.

When they checked on their daughter they discovered that she couldn't breathe, prompting them to rush her to the hospital, where they cleared her airway. She is doing well now.

Jeff is still rewarding Henry! "He was allowed to sleep in bed with me last night, and he's got a steak in his future," he said.

KFC And Rapper Join Forces

After the devastating tornadoes that swept through Kentucky in mid-December, Rapper Jack Harlow and the restaurant Kentucky Fried Chicken joined forces to donate $250,000 to feed the victims of the terrible damage.

They donated the $250,000 to the American Red Cross for the direction of the funds to where they are most needed. The Western Kentucky Red Cross also mounted a campaign for further donations.

"At the heart of the partnership is the shared love for Kentucky, so today, KFC and Harlow are coming together to support communities across western Kentucky who were ravaged in the deadly Dec. 11 tornado event," a spokesperson for KFC and rapper Harlow announced.

Eight Year-Old Boy Saves Veteran's Burning Home

Justin was watching a movie at 2:30 a.m. on January 1st and suddenly noticed flames coming out of his neighbor's roof. His neighbor Bob was out of town at the time, but Justin alerted his parents that the house was burning, and they called 911. Firefighters were there quickly and put the fire out before the house was much more damaged.

The Spring, Texas Emergency Services groups had a ceremony to honor the eight year-old for his quick thinking. According to a local news outlet, Justin received a 911 Kid Hero Award, a Bravery Award, a proclamation for an act of bravery worthy of recognition, and children's firefighter gear.

Community Honors Teen With Birthday Parade

Jocelyn has been like any other teenager, dancing and cheerleading in her 8th grade class in Ohio. A few months ago, however, she experienced some breathing problems, and when the diagnosis was reached, it was T-Cell Acute Leukemia Lymphoma, which is a cancer affecting the blood. She's gone through chemo ever since.

For her birthday earlier this month, neighbors and friends got together and had a parade to wish her a happy birthday.

"I'm just happy I get to see everyone and I just wasn't expecting it. I was very surprised," Jocelyn told a news outlet.

Trooper Saves Accident Victims

A trooper for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol was driving the Turner Turnpike when he noticed the vehicles slowing, and discovered that a semi had jackknifed and overturned. He ran up to the truck and found that the occupants were still inside. He had to climb up on the trailer and make his way to the truck. Luckily, the door still worked and he was able to get the two people out of the truck.

A passing driver noticed him on the truck, and snapped a photo, then shared it on social media. "I don't know his name, but THIS is what a hero looks like to me!!! He came upon this seconds before we did this...Traffic, including semis, was going crazy in all directions trying to shut down, but this man was on a rescue mission to save lives!" the user continued.

The trooper said he was glad to be in the right place to help them. "I just tried to clear the road and help the people," he added.

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