Category Archives: Real Life Stories

10-year-old sends more than 1,500 art kits to kids in foster care and homeless shelters

By | February 16, 2023

Art is uplifting, which is particularly important given the fear and chaos brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands are stepping up to help others get through the crisis, and one girl in particular, is being hailed a hero. Chelsea Phaire, a 10-year-old from Danbury, Connecticut, has been using charitable donations to send more than… Read More »

Formerly homeless teen beat the odds and graduated high school as the class valedictorian

By | February 14, 2023

Despite being homeless multiple times, this Florida teenager managed to graduate at the top of his class at Philip Randolph Career Academy in Jacksonville. He now plans to attend Valdosta State Univ in Georgia this fall. Excelling in academics is not easy, especially for someone who’s going through major life hurdles. That’s exactly what Martin… Read More »

7-year-old holds prom for babysitter who missed hers due to the pandemic

By | February 14, 2023

Due to the ongoing global health and financial crisis, mass gatherings have been cancelled to discourage the spread of coronavirus. Family celebrations, concerts, religious gatherings, and other mass events, including graduations, were universally canceled. Proms were not exempt, but one 7-year-old found a way to celebrate the milestone with a babysitter who missed her prom… Read More »

Mother-daughter duo graduate from the same medical school, start careers in same hospital

By | February 14, 2023

Years of hard work finally paid off for this mother-daughter duo who just made history for graduating medical school at the same time and matching at the same hospital. Dr. Cynthia Kudji and her daughter, Dr. Jasmine Kudji, were delightfully surprised during Match Day last month, after learning that they will both be working at… Read More »

14-year-old prodigy graduates with a master’s degree : ‘You Have to Be Dedicated’

By | February 14, 2023

Dorothy Jean Tillman II is just like your average 14-year-old in many ways. She loves dancing, using TikTok, and hanging out with her friends. But on paper, you’ll find that she’s actually quite extraordinary. In fact, this teenager’s latest feat is earning a master’s degree! The teenage prodigy, nicknamed DJ (as in Dorothy Jeanius) by… Read More »

Valedictorian with perfect attendance record since Pre-K earns $430k in scholarships

By | February 14, 2023

This graduating senior from Mount Vernon, Washington, has a lot to celebrate. Aside from graduating at the top of her class, she’s also leaving high school with a spotless attendance record her entire education. Ashanti Palmer was declared the valedictorian of her senior class at Nellie A. Thornton High School and the Performing & Visual… Read More »