We found 285 posts for Michael Stutman

Giving Thanks to the Heroes of Hurricane Sandy

“During the darkness of the storm, I also think we saw what is brightest in America.” – President Barack Obama You may have heard about the devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to millions of people in late October, 2012. Perhaps your family or someone you know was impacted? As is the case with any tragedy,…

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Showing Gratitude on Veterans Day and All Year Long

As Veteran’s Day approaches we are reminded of all of the brave people who have made and are making sacrifices to serve our nation. There are many ways to show gratitude, whether by attending a Veterans Day ceremony or just simply taking time to say thank you to veterans that you may see in your daily life.

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Got Faith? You Will After You Meet Faith…The Two-Legged Dog

A two-legged dog who has learned to walk on her own is inspiring disabled soldiers all over the globe and showing them that anything is possible. Faith, an 8-year old labrador-chow mix, has become a frequent visitor at army bases and hospitals around the country and the world, where she inspires disabled veterans to push forward….

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American Library Association Names “InspireMyKids” as One of Its 2011 Great Web Sites for Kids

The American Library Association (www.ala.org) announced its 2011 list of Great Web Sites for Kids, and included in the list this year is inspiremykids.com, the inspirational children’s website founded in 2010 by two fathers from Connecticut. Annually, the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association) searches out the “best…

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16-Year-Old Sarah Phillips' Tribute For Her Dying Mom Is Now Changing Lives

With her mom in the last hours of a long battle with cervical cancer, 16 Year Old Sarah Phillips kept repeating a line of one of her favorite songs in her head: “You still live on in my father’s eyes”. She went to her room and, spontaneously, decided to sing the song – Autum by pop star Paolo Nutini – into her mobile phone. A few hours later, she was at her mom’s bedside when she mom passed away.

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Alex Holmes – Taking a Stand: From Bullied to Anti-Bullying Leader

Bullying is a worldwide issue. Alex Holmes, a teenager in England who got bullied himself, decided to take a stand.  He invented a role at his school called a “Student Anti-Bullying Coordinator”. Then he started organizing events, creating videos, running campaigns and getting other students involved as ambassadors, event leaders and bully “patrollers”. This changed not only his life, but…

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Jourdan Urbach – At Age 7 He Started Using Musical Talents to Save Lives

Jourdan Urbach is a man with a goal. His goal is to positively change the lives of as many sick kids as possible.  A gifted violinist, at age 7 he began visiting children’s hospitals hoping to make sick kids feel better.  He saw the positive impact his music could have on other children. So he began holding benefit concerts to raise…

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Handicapped Band Staff Benda Bilili Inspires the World

Imagine that you live in one of the poorest countries on earth. Now imagine that you are also a paraplegic and live on the grounds of a zoo. What do you do? You focus on your abilities! Staff Benda Bilili is a band in Congo whose members have various physical ailments. They joined together in 2004 to focus on…

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Tayla Kelley – Dancing Her Way Through Life Despite Illness

Do you think you have it hard? Tayla Kelley has had it hard for a long time. She has a rare health issue that has kept her in and out of hospitals for much of her life. But still she has a positive outlook, determination and a passion for dancing. Using these, she turns her adversity into inspiration for her…

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The Heart of It All – A Special Ed Teacher and Classroom Who Are Changing the World

We are amazed and inspired at the courage, determination, caring and positive actions of the people in our stories. Often their stories began with a small spark. Something moved them and they wanted to take action. Moving from inspiration to action is exactly what we hoped to create with inspiremykids.com. We search the world over for inspiring…

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