As a mother to eight wonderful children, Chalise Smith has lived a full life with an incredibly full heart. She’s spent a large portion of her life devoting herself to her kids, which is why she found it so difficult when she learned that her 25-year-old daughter was struggling to welcome another baby into her brood. Her daughter wanted nothing more than to have a big family like she had growing up, which is why Chalise knew that she had to step in.
Old Hollywood star Lana Turner had married four times by the time she met mobster Johnny Stompanato. After a period of stalking and incessant phone calls, she eventually gave in and started dating him, but she was totally unaware of his true nature. And it almost cost Lana her life. Luckily for the actress, her only child Cheryl was utterly devoted to her and watched her every move. At only 14 years old she took matters into her own hands, but it landed her on trial. Theories still persist today about what really went on at Lana’s house that fateful night in 1958, and as you’ll come to see, Lana was in a dire situation.
It was the summer of 1976 in the small, rural California town of Chowchilla. Local children at Chowchilla’s school, the Dairyland School, were being driven home by their faithful school bus driver, Edward Ray. 26 children were on their way back from a summer school session when their lives would be changed forever.
When this homeless artist found himself struggling to survive, he reached out to strangers for help but was simply ignored by passers-by. That all changed when a pickup truck stopped next to him one day, and offered him an opportunity he couldn’t refuse. It was this small moment of kindness from a stranger that sparked a series of events that changed Richard’s life forever. Now, instead of surviving, he’s thriving… and he’s ready to tell his tale.
Life can often throw curveballs your way, and it’s up to you to decide how you react to them. You can either embrace them full-on or run away from them. For Danny Stewart and his partner Pete Mercurio, their curveball came their way in the year 2000. After Danny stumbled upon an abandoned baby in the New York subway, he had a choice to make; he could either run away from the situation and hope that someone else dealt with the unusual situation, or he could choose to help.
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. In Sicily, Italy, two first-time mothers gave birth to each of their daughters at the same hospital, at the same time. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary until they realized that there had been a mix-up at the hospital and they had been raising the wrong child all this time. The problem was, three years had passed at this point. But no one expected them to do what they did next.
When Reid created a Tinder account and started swiping left and right, he had no idea that he would not only find the person he wanted to spend the rest of his life with, but that he would also find the perfect match – quite literally. And his soulmate just so happened to be the man who would ultimately save his life in more ways than one. This story really is one in a million.
In today’s day and age, more and more people are redefining the meaning of “home.” No longer does a home need to have four solid walls or even a working bathroom, as adventurous people across the globe are finding their homes in all sorts of unique places and forms. Samatha and Gareth have done just that, and have chosen to renovate an old van into a bohemian paradise for their traveling adventures. Just wait until you see inside.
Dating can be hard at any age it seems, according to these three young women. They found themselves all going out with the same person and without trying to, ended up forming an extremely close bond. These ladies are proof of the saying, “living well is the best revenge.” Because that’s exactly what they did – only they did it all together instead. Take a look at the fascinating situation that Abi, Bekah, and Morgan found themselves in. We’re diving into just how these gorgeous women realized they had the same boyfriend, got in touch with one another, and what they decided to do together after.
A lot of us would give up when faced with a challenge like this young woman. Belgian-born Sarah Talbi was born into an extremely challenging situation; she was born without arms. The world isn’t made for people who don’t have arms, and it can be extremely difficult for a person with a disability like this to thrive. But Sarah wasn’t going to let anything stop her from living the life that she wanted. Irrespective of how she is born, Sarah lives an independent life and has a flourishing creative career. But her most important role has come into her life in recent years, and she’s proved that nothing can hold her back from living her dreams.