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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Articles tagged: heartwarming stories

Kris Silbaugh, born without left hand, sets high school receiving record

A Pennsylvania high schooler who only has one hand has been dominating the gridiron over the last four years. You’ll never guess what his primary position is. Kris Silbaugh, who was born without a left hand, recently broke the Cambridge Springs High School record for receiving yards. According to, he is just a few…Read More

Tsunami survivor Martunis fulfills dream by signing with Sporting Lisbon

More than 10 years ago, a young Indonesian boy named Martunis lost his mother and two siblings in a devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. The Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake that triggered the tsunami killed roughly 230,000 people in 14 countries. Somehow, the 7-year-old Martunis survived by himself on an island for three weeks before being found…Read More

Middle school basketball players stop game to confront bullies

A group of middle school students from Kenosha, Wisc. walked off the court during a game this week to confront several bullies who were poking fun at a member of their cheerleading squad. The cheerleader, Lincoln Middle School eighth grader Desiree Andrews, has Down syndrome. When Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien and Chase Vazquez realized Andrews…Read More

Deaf high schooler defies odds, makes cheerleading team

Iliana Delgado is one of 27 girls on the Downey High School (Calif.) junior varsity cheerleading squad. Unlike the other 26, Delgado can’t hear the fans that she is encouraging to cheer. Delgado, 15, is the first ever deaf cheerleader to make the squad at Downey. Iliana earned her spot on the team during a…Read More

8-year-old with Down Syndrome scores TD in high school game (Video)

The most important touchdown in a recent high school game between Rhinelander (Wisc.) High and rival Mosinee was scored by an 8-year-old. Gabe White, a young boy with Down Syndrome who is Rhinelander’s honorary captain, was treated to a moment he will never forget. With Mosinee already having won the game and no time remaining…Read More

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