Tired, cranky and courting hypothermia on a wet and rainy golf course.
RHONDA CROSSWHITE, sixth grade teacher at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, which was leveled by a tornado. She threw herself over students inside a bathroom stall as the storm passed, likely helping to save their lives.
Teachers. Among the best of us.
(via the New York Post)
Here you go Will.
i cried like one of my kids having to eat something they don’t like while watching this.
My second favorite part of this video is when the elderly woman completely refuses to take the reporter’s bait to wax philosophical about “what all this means.” She’s my kind of lady. This story made my morning.
Zach Sobiech, at the age of 14, found out he had a rare form of terminal cancer. So he became a rock star, and millions of people got to see his music before he passed away on May 20, 2013. This is his beautiful story.
From Adam, our curator: You never know what to expect until you lose someone dear to your heart this way. I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer far too early. If you wouldn’t mind sharing this so more people hear Zach’s story, I’d love it. His family has requested that anyone who is interested in helping change the fate for future children like Zach donate to the research fund set up on his behalf.
Zach was local, so we’ve been following this story for a long time. Newly 18, he died yesterday morning. His life a powerful reminder to be present, and live with joy and intention. Rest in peace, Zach.
You know, I used to be able to watch the news. I used to be able to read the paper, to follow world events and not feel like they were impacting me personally. Days like today make me glad we don’t have cable anymore because I’d feel compelled to turn on the news and I just can’t.
It’s not that I wasn’t empathetic before. It’s not that I’m not a tough girl now. It’s just nobody told me that having a kid would crack open my chest and leave my heart raw and exposed for the rest of my life.
Live stream of a tornado going through OKC
i am watching this, and a reporter just had a breakdown while he watched as they pulled 3rd graders from a destroyed elementary school. at one point the storm was 2.5 miles wide, and it’s still on going. but man, that reporter, his voice just crushed my heart.
Praying for OKC. Praying hard.
fuck my life. “more family friendly”, there goes my blog.
It’s a manip, it’s not real. Whoever did it was too lazy to even shop in the authentication checkmark Twitter uses.
Not disputing that Yahoo has acquired Tumblr, but the above tweet isn’t real.