Archive for 十二月, 2015

Volunteer drivers give mobility to those in need

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For over 60 years, people like Crystal Clark and Steve Stober have been helping cancer patients make it to treatment appointments. Wheels of Hope has more than 2,500 volunteer drivers in Ontario, while a similar program in Alberta and the Northwest Territories counts 190 drivers. How big is the need? Last year in Ontario alone, 12 million kilometres were racked up by volunteer drivers. With one in five patients requiring assistance, the need has never been greater.

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一生中最好的老师

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开学的第一天,张老师站在五年级的学生们面前,说了个谎。她看着她的学生们,说她会平等地爱班里的每一位同学。

但这是不可能的,那是因为坐在前排的一个小男孩,他叫李德惠。

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Save the earth, help the disabled

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FATHER Jean-Marie Chami is a Lebanese priest unlike any other – he integrates the protection of the environment with social work.

The 53-year-old studied architecture before becoming the priest of Notre Dame Church of the Annunciation in Beirut. In 1999, he set up non-profit organisation L’Ecoute, which recycles old goods. The proceeds from the business – US$9,000 (S$12,120) to US$11,000 a month – help people with disabilities.

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黑色圣诞老人 街头传递爱

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寒冷冬夜,你愿不愿意走向瑟缩街角、身上脏臭的街友,蹲下来拍拍他们、给一个温暖的拥抱?

全台气温骤降,无家可归的街友只能穿着短裤及单薄的衣服,裹着一张毯子瑟缩在墙角,期望躲避冷风吹袭。台北车站以及龙山寺街头,近几天出现10多名穿着劲装的黑色圣诞老人,不仅在街头发送温暖,还自备扫具洗洁城市。

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Community bands together to help

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An Airdrie family’s future changed forever when in the spring of 2015 Shanna Leavitt learned that her two daughters, Kadence, 11, and Addison, 9, have the rare genetic disease Friedreich’s ataxia or FA.

FA is a genetic neuromuscular disorder passed on from both parents that causes muscles to deteriorate. It usually occurs in children between the ages five and 15. It has no cure.

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University Professor babysits for single mum taking final exam

When a child interrupts an examination, instead of reacting by punishing the mum, this professor babysits for the mother of 2 instead! His act of kindness and understanding was snapped in a photo that has since gone viral.

This university Professor certainly taught through example, by babysitting a single mum’s two kids just so that she could take her final exam.

Yahoo covered this heartwarming tale that has gone viral, where Military History professor Dr. Daniel Krebs coolly and very professionally babysat one of his student’s two children while she was sitting for her exam.

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Farm made of just four sacks

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MS HARRIET Nakabaale lives in a small one-bedroom house in Kawaala, a suburb in Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

Her house sits on a piece of land 9m wide and 15m long.

The 45-year-old, an expert in “sack farming”, has turned her small compound into a neat green garden that has become the envy of many.

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