16-Year-Old Girl Beating The Boys At Bull Riding
A 16-year-old girl in Minnesota is showing all the boys how it's done in the male-dominated sport of bull riding. Laurel Andol usually competes in barrel racing, but asked her father if she could try jumping on a bull last year. "Wasn’t thinking, I just rode it. Then when I hopped off I was like, 'I’ve got to do this again.'" "After about 12 seconds we started yelling at her to get off because you're only supposed to ride them for 8." "Announcer: Here's Laurel Andol. This is the cowgirl. Look at the cowgirl! Even since then, she's just been hooked." Laurel is the real deal. She's won five out of six competitions this year. The teen hopes her success encourages other girls to try the sport. "Don't let the fear stop you. Just let it push you towards being like that. And just go out there and do it. Get'er done."

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Father With 3 Jobs Surprises Daughter With Dream DressA Pennsylvania dad working three jobs to pay the bills has gone viral after surprising his daughter with her dream dress. Nevaeha Smith found the perfect dress for her eighth grade formal. The problem was its $200 price tag. Her dad, Ricky Smith, works at Circle K, Popeye’s, and McDonald’s. He was determined to come through and decided to surprise Nevaeha with a video at his job. "I told her that her grandmother bought it for her. She said, 'Oh ok, is it a two-piece?' and I was like 'I don't know.'" "I was like, 'Oh my God! This is the dress! This is the dress I wanted!'" The 14-year-old had a blast at the eighth grade dance. The emotional video has been viewed almost 13 million times.
Police Officers Go Viral With Taylor Swift Tribute VideoA Pennsylvania police department is reaching out to the community by channeling their inner pop star. The Connellsville Police Department put their lip syncing and dance moves to the test as they performed Taylor Swift’s hit song, “Look What You Made Me Do.” "Me and Detective Patton will be at the Taylor Swift concert on 8-7-18, if she's listening! Hopefully if she needs any backup dancers, we’ll be there." The officers owe their slick moves to Premier Dance Center, who choreographed the viral video. The Taylor Swift tribute has already been viewed over 200,000 times since being posted on Facebook. Connellsville's mayor says residents kept asking for their officers to join in on the nationwide fad. "It feels good because it’s all positive. It shows us in a light maybe some people don’t see."
Child Who Survived Cancer Uses Her Art To Help Sick KidsAn 11-year-old in Texas is using her artwork to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer research.Sadie Keller didn't choose this cause at random. Sadie was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was seven. "This was a picture of me laying down on a hospital bed." Before turning to painting, Sadie found different ways to help other children with their cancer treatment. Sadie started with home videos meant to cheer up fellow patients. As her condition improved, she started a foundation to collect toys for cancer patients at Christmas. Sadie then went to the White House after successfully lobbying for new childhood cancer legislation. "I wanted to take my treatment and turn it into something that would help other kids."
Teen Who Lost Dad Gets Special Surprise From Local Fire DepartmentA New York teen coping with the loss of her father received an amazing surprise from the firefighters he served with. John Pouletsos served the Terryville Fire Department for 50 years. He died of a heart attack in March, just a few months shy of his daughter Cara’s senior prom. "He was like, 'Oh no, I want to come out, I want to take a picture of you in the dress,' when I wasn’t even sure what dress I was getting." Pouletsos' former coworkers made sure they got that picture for the late fire commissioner. "I don’t think she knew what was going on at first, and then we all settled in, and she was just overwhelmed." Two days later, Cara graduated from Comsewogue High School and an even bigger crew from the fire department showed up to cheer on the teen. "He was there with me. I didn’t feel like I needed to cry, because I felt like with all of them there, that he was there with me."
Vegas Shooting Survivors Welcome Baby GirlA California couple who survived last year's massacre in Las Vegas is thanking their newborn baby for saving their lives that night. Kami Biorkman and her husband Elijah just found out she was three weeks pregnant before heading to the Route 91 Music Festival in October. A decision to move away from the crowded stage to protect their baby saved their lives. "If I wasn’t pregnant we wouldn't have moved. We would have just toughed it out and dealt with the drinking, the marijuana, and the cigar smoke." The couple says they sadly learned that a woman they met by the stage was one of 59 people fatally shot that night. "I think that’s just what we’ll tell her is simply that she saved us.If I hadn’t been pregnant with her, we might not be here, and that I think that's kind of cool that a 3-week-old embryo can do that."
Third Grader Gets 3D-Printed Prosthetic ArmA Staten Island third grader is finally able to shake hands thanks to his new prosthetic arm made entirely with a 3-D printer. The expression on 9-year-old Jeremy Seacott’s face said it all, and just a few weeks after getting his first prosthetic arm he’s mastering the little things like picking something up off a table, or even shaking someone’s hand. “Just doing things that we take for granted I think was really cool,” mom Janet told CBS2. Jeremy was born missing part of his right arm. While he has no trouble showing off his favorite dance moves without it, he says the new addition has made life a little better. “I feel like I just got an upgrade,” Janet says that upgrade came courtesy of Michael Perina. He owns Assembyl 3-D Printing on Staten Island and partnered with e-Nable, an organization which connects volunteers using 3-D printers with people who need prostheses and provides the blueprints for making them. “It’s my favorite project that I’ve ever done,” Perina said. Printing out all of the parts for Jeremy’s new arm took about 20 hours. The third grader ended up with not one but two of them, one of which was custom painted to match his skin tone. The other is modeled after his favorite Transformers character — Optimus Prime. The prostheses were provided free of charge, and Perina says more will soon be in the works. “It’s wonderful that he has such an amazing heart and is able to do this and able to help other people,” Janet said.

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16-Year-Old Girl Beating The Boys At Bull RidingA 16-year-old girl in Minnesota is showing all the boys how it's done in the male-dominated sport of bull riding. Laurel Andol usually competes in barrel racing, but asked her father if she could try jumping on a bull last year. "Wasn’t thinking, I just rode it. Then when I hopped off I was like, 'I’ve got to do this again.'" "After about 12 seconds we started yelling at her to get off because you're only supposed to ride them for 8." "Announcer: Here's Laurel Andol. This is the cowgirl. Look at the cowgirl! Even since then, she's just been hooked." Laurel is the real deal. She's won five out of six competitions this year. The teen hopes her success encourages other girls to try the sport. "Don't let the fear stop you. Just let it push you towards being like that. And just go out there and do it. Get'er done."
Father With 3 Jobs Surprises Daughter With Dream DressA Pennsylvania dad working three jobs to pay the bills has gone viral after surprising his daughter with her dream dress. Nevaeha Smith found the perfect dress for her eighth grade formal. The problem was its $200 price tag. Her dad, Ricky Smith, works at Circle K, Popeye’s, and McDonald’s. He was determined to come through and decided to surprise Nevaeha with a video at his job. "I told her that her grandmother bought it for her. She said, 'Oh ok, is it a two-piece?' and I was like 'I don't know.'" "I was like, 'Oh my God! This is the dress! This is the dress I wanted!'" The 14-year-old had a blast at the eighth grade dance. The emotional video has been viewed almost 13 million times.
Police Officers Go Viral With Taylor Swift Tribute VideoA Pennsylvania police department is reaching out to the community by channeling their inner pop star. The Connellsville Police Department put their lip syncing and dance moves to the test as they performed Taylor Swift’s hit song, “Look What You Made Me Do.” "Me and Detective Patton will be at the Taylor Swift concert on 8-7-18, if she's listening! Hopefully if she needs any backup dancers, we’ll be there." The officers owe their slick moves to Premier Dance Center, who choreographed the viral video. The Taylor Swift tribute has already been viewed over 200,000 times since being posted on Facebook. Connellsville's mayor says residents kept asking for their officers to join in on the nationwide fad. "It feels good because it’s all positive. It shows us in a light maybe some people don’t see."

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