Boy With Rare Disease Gets Harlem Globetrotters Birthday SurpriseA YOUNG BOY IN WISCONSIN WITH A RARE DISEASE GOT A BIRTHDAY SURPRISE FROM THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS. ETHAN KRANIG HAS A GENETIC CONDITION THAT CAUSES MISSING FINGERS, TOES, AND A LOSS OF EYESIGHT. HE'S ALSO BEEN BULLIED AT SCHOOL. The kid was calling Ethan a name and that really hurt him. He came home crying. We talked to the teachers about it. The kid wrote an apology. He came home and he goes, 'You know what, that kid wrote an apology and I forgive him Mom.' HEARING ABOUT ETHAN, STAR PLAYER ZEUS MCCLURKIN BROUGHT HIM TICKETS TO A GLOBETROTTERS GAME AND TALKED TO STUDENTS ABOUT PREVENTING BULLYING. I don't want anybody bullying while Ethan is on the job! Can you guys promise me that? Ethan! Ethan! Ethan! A CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ALSO ARRANGED FOR ETHAN TO BECOME AN HONORARY LIFEGUARD AND POLICE OFFICER WHILE HIS FAMILY WAS RECENTLY ON VACATION.
Entrepreneur Opens Ice Cream Shop For Special Needs WorkersA RESTAURANT OWNER IN TEXAS HAS OPENED AN ICE CREAM SHOP SPECIFICALLY TO PROVIDE JOBS FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. TOM LANDIS SAYS THE WAY TO MAKE SOCIAL CHANGE IS TO SHOW THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY THE TALENT THEY’RE MISSING OUT ON. There's 240,000 adults with special needs that are desperately praying for what you and I take for granted, and that's a job. LANDIS SAYS HIS WORKERS LEARN SKILLS TO NOT JUST BE EMPLOYEES BUT ALSO FUTURE MANAGERS AND OWNERS. I want to be an entrepreneur. I like to see smiles on little kids. I want to just be a manager and try to see if I can help other people. HOWDY HOMEMADE OPENED A SECOND STORE IN SALT LAKE CITY AND HAS A WAITING LIST OF PEOPLE LOOKING TO EXPAND THE CHAIN FURTHER. It’s time we broaden our base and look at where not the disabilities are, but their abilities.
Celebrate Pi Day With Special Deals On Pizza, PiesIn celebration of Pi Day (March 14), restaurants and stores are offering special pie-themed deals. Blaze says they are celebrating Pi Day by selling their pizzas for $3.14. BJ’s Brewhouse & Restaurant also announced that it's selling mini one-topping pizzas for $3.14 on March 14. Papa Murphy’s is offering a large, thin one-topping pizza for $3.14 in honor of Pi. Craving something sweet on Pi Day? Whole Foods Market and Pick ‘n Save are both selling large bakery pies for $3.14, while supplies last. And for the third year in a row, &pizza is hosting free wedding parties for lucky couples at their D.C., New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore locations.
Police Perform CPR To Save Puppy’s LifeFAST THINKING POLICE OFFICERS IN MASSACHUSETTS SAVED A PUPPY'S LIFE AFTER THE DOG STARTED CHOKING. A NORTH READING COUPLE RAN TO LOCAL POLICE WHEN THEIR 9-MONTH-OLD ST. BERNARD ATE SOMETHING AND STOPPED BREATHING. I put the dog down on the floor, and I mean my whole hand was pretty much wrapped around him and I just started kind of pumping away at his chest. HERNANDEZ'S MODIFIED HEIMLICH MANEUVER WORKED AND HELPED SAVE THE CHOKING PUP. I finally kind of heard a puff of air come out and we just kept doing that. PARAMEDICS SOON ARRIVED TO START GIVING THE LUCKY DOG OXYGEN AND GET HIM TO A HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. The St. Bernard which is normally known for their history of saving people, the other day was kind of our way of saving the breed ourselves.
Video Of Guard Helping Blind Man Cross Street Goes ViralA MINNESOTA COMMUNITY'S EFFORTS TO HELP THEIR BLIND NEIGHBOR HAVE BECOME A SOCIAL MEDIA SENSATION THANKS TO ONE VIDEO. TINA MACK WAS AT THE AVEDA INSTITUTE IN MINNEAPOLIS WHEN SHE SAW A GUARD HELPING JERRY QUARNSTROM CROSS THE STREET. JERRY IS BLIND AND HEARING IMPAIRED. LOCAL WORKERS AND NEIGHBORS ESCORT HIM ON HIS DAILY WALKS IN TOWN. Everybody just pitches in and does their share, I thought it was touching. MACK'S FACEBOOK VIDEO HAS BEEN LIKED OVER 35,000 TIMES AND SHARED WITH MEDIA OUTLETS AROUND THE U.S. Anyone that comes works here knows that you may have to walk Jerry across the street at some point. It’s just part of it. It’s the right thing to do. Thank you guys for helping me. I do need your help and thank you so much. JERRY'S WIFE ALI IS ALSO BLIND AND SAYS THE SUPPORT MEANS A LOT TO THE COUPLE. ALI CALLED IT A CASE OF "MINNESOTA NICE."
Deli Owner Provides Opportunity For Special Needs WorkersA DELI OWNER IN CHICAGO IS USING HIS BUSINESS TO GIVE PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS THE CHANCE TO MAKE A LIVING FOR THEMSELVES. JEFF AEDER OWNS MILT’S EXTRA INNINGS. NEARLY ALL OF HIS WORKERS HAVE A DISABILITY, INCLUDING HIS NIECE WHO IS A CASHIER. To see my employees, to see them happy, to see them fulfilled, it gives me an incredible amount of joy. "What about working here gets you so excited?" That I can be out of the house. I can meet new people. The whole environment is great. The people are great, and it’s just a great experience for us. We’re here probably two to three times a week. AEDER ISN’T JUST HELPING HIS EMPLOYEES. ALL PROFITS GO KESHET, A CHARITY ASSISTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AROUND THE WORLD. AEDER'S NIECE ZAHAVA SAYS SHE'S HAPPY EARNING A PAYCHECK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HER LIFE.
Cheerleading Group Welcomes Young People Of All AbilitiesA PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE FRESHMAN HAS STARTED A CHEERLEADING SQUAD FOR KIDS OF ALL ABILITIES. 19-YEAR-OLD LIZ SCHLOSSER CREATED THE DOWNINGTOWN DOMINATORS CHEER PROGRAM FOR ATHLETES WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITIES. Instead of having one team in our society of people with disabilities and one for kids without, we should all be on the same team, because that’s how I believe society should be. FOR EVERY PERSON ON THE TEAM WITH A DISABILITY, THERE'S A PERSON WITHOUT A DISABILITY TO PARTNER WITH. She can be a little tough coach sometimes. We always calm each other down. When we do conditioning I always say 'we’re going to do a push-up,' and he goes 'Oh no!' But I still do it! THE FREE CLUB STARTED WITH 4 MEMBERS BUT NOW HAS ABOUT 35 CHEERLEADERS. I find I can’t say no to anybody, because I know that these kids are showing society that people with disabilities deserve to be seen as these athletes that they are.
Daring Couple Says ‘I Do’ Over CanyonA COUPLE FROM CALIFORNIA SAID THEIR WEDDING VOWS IN A VERY UNIQUE PLACE, SUSPENDED OVER A CANYON. We got married 400 feet in the air. KIMBERLY WEGLIN AND RYAN JENKS ARE PROFESSIONAL HIGHLINERS WHO DECIDED TO SAY "I DO" HOVERING ON A SPACE NET IN UTAH. We both have made it our lives, so it was pretty easy to decide where to get married. USUALLY USED FOR SKY JUMPING, THE COUPLE HAD TO MAKE SOME MAJOR CHANGES TO THE NET TO HOLD THEIR WEDDING GUESTS. Normally it’s in the middle of the canyon and has a big hole in the middle that people base jump out of, so for the wedding we decided to fill that hole in with para-cord and add like 2 miles of para-cord to the net to make it more stable. AFTER THEIR HIGH-FLYING WEDDING, THE COUPLE IS READY FOR THE NEXT ADVENTURE: MARRIED LIFE. It was really cool to see everyone in our community pull together and create this day with us.
Girl Fighting Rare Disease Gets Gift From Miss MarylandMacey Brietenback suffered a setback but she’s not giving up. The odds were against Macey who made it to a pageant last fall. They were against her even living beyond infancy. She was born with a condition that means she cannot digest food at all. Word of Macey’s critical illness got out and Miss Maryland, Brittinay Nicolette, decided to come to the hospital on a rainy Sunday night to do something only she could do. “I want to give you one of my crowns so you can have a crown like the princess and the queen that you are.”
5-Year-Old Is Superhero For A Day Thanks To High School StudentsA YOUNG BOY IN COLORADO BECAME A SUPERHERO FOR A DAY THANKS TO STUDENTS AT DOUGLAS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL. 5-YEAR-OLD CALEB AMARAL, WHO IS BATTLING LEUKEMIA, WAS HONORED AS PART OF THE SCHOOL'S WISH WEEK. Everything we did was for Caleb. THE STUDENTS AND CASTLE ROCK POLICE GAVE THE BOY A HERO'S WELCOME AND EVEN PROVIDED "VILLAINS" FOR CALEB TO CATCH. CALEB'S DREAM IS TO GO ON A MARVEL SUPERHEROES CRUISE WITH HIS FAMILY... A WISH THE STUDENTS MADE COME TRUE AFTER RAISING MORE THAN $47,000. It feels so nice to help someone in need. We definitely felt the love from everyone. CALEB'S PARENTS SAY IT WAS NICE TO KNOW THEY WEREN'T ALONE DURING THE BIGGEST BATTLE OF THEIR SUPERHERO SON'S LIFE. He’s been a very strong kid. That’s the reason why he’s my hero.
Young Heart Transplant Recipient Treasures Gift From PatriotsA YOUNG BOY IN BOSTON IS HANGING ON TO A SPECIAL GIFT FROM HIS FAVORITE TEAM AS THEY PREPARE FOR SUPER BOWL LII. MAX JOHNSON RECEIVED A HEART TRANSPLANT IN 2013. AFTER THE SURGERY, THE PATRIOTS HAD A SPECIAL TREAT FOR HIM. A football. "Who's it signed by?" Tom Brady. What a special gift for him to have. Not only did it help brighten up the days we were in the hospital, but we're five years out from his transplant and he still looks at that ball all the time. THE PATRIOTS ALSO SENT MAX A LETTER SIGNED BY TEAM OWNER ROBERT KRAFT, ALONG WITH THE PRIZED FOOTBALL. NOW 7-YEARS-OLD, MAX CONTINUES TO KEEP A TIGHT GRIP ON HIS GIFT WHILE ROOTING FOR NEW ENGLAND'S 6TH SUPER BOWL TITLE. WHILE HIS FAMILY IS TAKING MAX'S HEALTH ONE DAY AT A TIME, THE YOUNG FAN SAYS HE'LL PLAY QUARTERBACK IN THE NFL SOMEDAY.
Good Samaritan Gives Homeless Man Winter Boots Off His FeetA WOMAN'S FACEBOOK POST, FILMING A GOOD SAMARITAN GIVING HIS BOOTS TO A HOMELESS MAN, IS BEING PRAISED AROUND THE GLOBE. Did you expect this response? I did not. I did not. I usually don’t even post things publicly, but this was the type of post that I wanted people to see. BELL'S POST CAPTURED MAURICE ANDERSON GIVING THE MAN, WHOSE FEET WERE BLEEDING, HIS EXTRA BOOTS WHILE ON A TRAIN IN CHICAGO. He was bleeding through his socks. So my gut said, 'take them off and give them to him.' I asked him what size shoe he wears. He said 12. I wear 12, as well. He was overjoyed and it actually gave me more joy to give it to him than anything. BELL HAS HAD HER POST SHARED OVER 23,000 TIMES AND RECEIVED COMMENTS FROM AS FAR AWAY AS INDIA. I didn't even realize that I was even being recorded or someone was taking pictures. It was just so selfless. It was so quiet. It was so humble — was really what touched me about what Maurice did.
Student Fixes Up Used Laptops For Female Students In AfricaA NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT IS HELPING YOUNG WOMEN IN AFRICA USING HIS GIFT FOR REFURBISHING COMPUTERS. ALEXANDER MCBRIDE STARTED LAPTOPS4AFRICA IN 2015, WHICH HAND-DELIVERS THE COMPUTERS TO A GIRLS SCHOOL IN TANZANIA. They’re just as smart as us really, but they don’t really have the — you know, they’re in poverty. He’s a prodigy in terms of the hardware side of it and he’s also very, very good at the software side of it – he’s very intelligent. MCBRIDE HAS DONATED 21 LAPTOPS SO FAR AND HOPES HIS CAUSE WILL HELP SEND THE GIRLS TO COLLEGE. Americans can be a little wasteful of computers. They say, ‘Oh it’s not working, we're done with that.’ But in reality, if you put a little bit of work into it, you can get it working. IT TAKES THE 17-YEAR-OLD ANYWHERE FROM A FEW DAYS TO A COUPLE MONTHS TO REFURBISH THE COMPUTERS. It’s worth it in the end, and I know I am going to do something for the greater good.
Couple Tracks Down Wedding Crasher Caught On VideoA NEWLYWED COUPLE HAS FINALLY TRACKED DOWN THE MAN CAUGHT ON VIDEO CRASHING THEIR WEDDING. ROBBY AND CASEY BUTLER OF QUEENS, NY WERE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO TWO MYSTERY GUESTS WERE AT THEIR OCTOBER PARTY. I want to shake his hand because it was a job well done. I wish I was bold enough to do something like that, and wave in the camera, and take pictures with the photographer. AFTER AN APPEAL ON FACEBOOK, THE BUTLERS FOUND OUT THEIR WEDDING CRASHER WAS 22-YEAR-OLD PATRICK GOLDBERG. His cousin sold him out, immediately. THE COUPLE TRIED TO CALL HIM BUT GOLDBERG DIDN'T ANSWER. CBS2'S ERIN LOGAN WAS ABLE TO GET THE MAN TO MEET THE COUPLE AT THE BUNGALOW BAR, WHERE THE WEDDING TOOK PLACE. You knew you were going to get caught right? I thought after 3 months I'd be good. GOLDBERG SAYS HE'S A FAN OF THE GROOM, WHO IS A LOCAL MUSICIAN, AND BOUGHT THE COUPLE A ROUND OF DRINKS TO CALL IT EVEN.
Child With Life-Threatening Disorder Gets His Wish At Zoo MiamiAN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY STRUGGLING WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS HAD HIS DREAM COME TRUE THANKS TO THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION. MAKE-A-WISH HELPED RYLAND GALLAGHER AND HIS FAMILY TRAVEL TO ZOO MIAMI SO THE BOY COULD MEET ALLIGATORS AND CROCODILES. It makes me so happy. This is something we'd never be able to do on our own. There's nothing that gives me personally greater pleasure than bringing these kids around and seeing them smile and seeing them have a great time. Especially kids that have this innate love for animals. Show it to him! Show it to him! Give it to him! Yes! I got to feed a giraffe. A lot of these kids are facing some tough challenges as far as their health goes. So, at least for a day they forget about that. They come out here, they have a great time, they get a connection with animals. This is really a once in a lifetime thing for him and for our family and I think this something that's going to stick with him forever.
Former Stray Dog Sets Record For Most Contraband Seizures In San Francisco Airport's HistoryA special dog at San Francisco International Airport smells trouble wherever it’s hidden, protecting California’s $54 billion a year agricultural industry in the process. Inside the daily grind of the International Terminal at SFO, you’ll find Skipper, arguably the hardest working dog at the airport.
Couple Gives ‘Sandwich Man’ New Van In Honor Of Late SonAN ANONYMOUS COUPLE HAS GIVEN A MINNESOTA MAN A NEW VAN TO HELP KEEP HIS CHARITABLE MISSION GOING. Unbelievable, I didn't plan on this. ALLAN LAW HAS HANDED OUT OVER 800,000 SANDWICHES AND OTHER GOODS TO THE HOMELESS IN 2017, BUT HIS VAN BEGAN TO BREAK DOWN. THE PARENTS OF NASH, WHO DIED OF DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY AT AGE 17, DONATED THE VAN TO LAW IN THEIR SON'S MEMORY. The special thing in here again is the family that I had never met before, and because of the son, because of Nash, that’s the key. She said what kind of a person he was. This is what he would want. LAW SAYS NASH'S PARENTS HAVE GIVEN HIS 50-YEAR-OLD CHARITY NEW LIFE AND A GIFT THAT, "CAME FROM HEAVEN."
Chicago Cop Is Santa With A BadgeA CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER IS DIGGING DEEP INTO HIS OWN POCKET TO MAKE THE HOLIDAYS BETTER FOR LOCAL CHILDREN. HOWARD RAY SETS ASIDE $300 FROM EACH PAYCHECK ALL YEAR TO BUY TOYS FOR KIDS IN THE AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD. There's been a lot of killing and violent crime happening in our community so we want to just bring hope back to the community. The neighborhood needs it. They really need it because it’s a lot of low-income children in this area and a lot of parents don’t work. RAY'S KINDNESS DOESN'T END AT CHRISTMAS. IN SEPTEMBER THE OFFICER HELPED THE KIDS OF A WOMAN WHO LEFT AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP. I care and I love these kids, even though I don’t know them. OFFICER RAY IS NOW WORKING ON A CRIME PREVENTION APP TO CONNECT THE COMMUNITY WITH MORE SERVICES. If citizens like myself could save some money out of their paycheck and let it build up, they could do a lot for the community.
Truly Bizarre 2017 StoriesIn a year that took "bizarreness" to a whole new level, it takes something special to truly stand out... Here are some stories that made us laugh and scratch our heads in 2017. Police in Colorado Springs searched for a "mad pooper" who repeatedly defecated in a neighborhood while she was out running. Famous artist Salvador Dali’s body was exhumed for a paternity test only to find his legendary mustache is still intact 28 years after his death. A California elementary school was mysteriously covered in dead fish from a species that lives nowhere close to the area. A christian researcher, claiming to have decoded the bible, unsuccessfully predicted the end of the world, twice. A study claims New York has a diverse population of rats with both “uptown” and “downtown” rats living in the city. A security robot in Washington, D.C., named Steve, "drowned" in a fountain while on patrol. Scientists named glitter as one of the biggest risks for pollution and called for a ban on the arts & crafts favorite.
Stories That Made 2017 A Truly Bizarre YearIn a year that took "bizarreness" to a whole new level, it takes something special to truly stand out... Here are some stories that made us laugh and scratch our heads in 2017. Police in Colorado Springs searched for a "mad pooper" who repeatedly defecated in a neighborhood while she was out running. Famous artist Salvador Dali’s body was exhumed for a paternity test only to find his legendary mustache is still intact 28 years after his death. A California elementary school was mysteriously covered in dead fish from a species that lives nowhere close to the area. A christian researcher, claiming to have decoded the bible, unsuccessfully predicted the end of the world, twice. A study claims New York has a diverse population of rats with both “uptown” and “downtown” rats living in the city. A security robot in Washington, D.C., named Steve, "drowned" in a fountain while on patrol. Scientists named glitter as one of the biggest risks for pollution and called for a ban on the arts & crafts favorite.
Stories To End 2017 On A Bright NoteWHILE MOST PEOPLE ARE READY TO SAY GOODBYE TO 2017... LET'S TAKE A LOOK BACK AT SOME STORIES THAT MADE US SMILE THIS YEAR. BRAYDEN ARMSTRONG WAS AT A WRESTLING TOURNAMENT WHEN HE SAVED A BOY FROM DROWNING IN A HOTEL POOL. There's no other word to describe him than hero. TWO LOBSTERMEN SAVED A SEAL FROM A DEADLY FISHING NET NEAR MAINE AND SAFELY RETURNED HIM TO THE WATER. We threw a couple fish over and we're like, 'here’s a snack for the swim back.' MINNESOTA POLICE SGT. KIM LENZ TOOK THE TIME TO JOIN 92-YEAR-OLD MILLIE SEIVER FOR A DANCE THAT BECAME A VIRAL HIT ON FACEBOOK. A TEEN WITH AN INCURABLE DISEASE HAD HER WISH COME TRUE WHEN SHE COMPETED IN MISS TEEN MARYLAND. MACEY BRIETENBACK WAS GIVEN THE PAGEANT SPIRIT AWARD FOR HER COURAGEOUS PERFORMANCE. STUDENTS IN MINNESOTA RAISED NEARLY $14,000 TO HELP THEIR 80-YEAR-OLD SUBSTITUTE TEACHER PAY FOR HIS WIFE'S SURGERY. I know my wife will appreciate it very much. LODI POLICE ANSWERED ROSE RODERICK'S THANKSGIVING PLEA FOR A RIDE TO SEE HER DYING HUSBAND WHEN THERE WAS NO BUS SERVICE. AN AUTISTIC BOY'S WISH TO SANTA FOR A DISCONTINUED TOY WAS ANSWERED BY A TOY SHOP WORKER WHO FOUND THE LAST ONE. I believe. I definitely believe. Never stop believing in Santa.
Best Feel-Good Stories To End 2017 On A Bright NoteWHILE MOST PEOPLE ARE READY TO SAY GOODBYE TO 2017... LET'S TAKE A LOOK BACK AT SOME STORIES THAT MADE US SMILE THIS YEAR. BRAYDEN ARMSTRONG WAS AT A WRESTLING TOURNAMENT WHEN HE SAVED A BOY FROM DROWNING IN A HOTEL POOL. There's no other word to describe him than hero. TWO LOBSTERMEN SAVED A SEAL FROM A DEADLY FISHING NET NEAR MAINE AND SAFELY RETURNED HIM TO THE WATER. We threw a couple fish over and we're like, 'here’s a snack for the swim back.' MINNESOTA POLICE SGT. KIM LENZ TOOK THE TIME TO JOIN 92-YEAR-OLD MILLIE SEIVER FOR A DANCE THAT BECAME A VIRAL HIT ON FACEBOOK. A TEEN WITH AN INCURABLE DISEASE HAD HER WISH COME TRUE WHEN SHE COMPETED IN MISS TEEN MARYLAND. MACEY BRIETENBACK WAS GIVEN THE PAGEANT SPIRIT AWARD FOR HER COURAGEOUS PERFORMANCE. STUDENTS IN MINNESOTA RAISED NEARLY $14,000 TO HELP THEIR 80-YEAR-OLD SUBSTITUTE TEACHER PAY FOR HIS WIFE'S SURGERY. I know my wife will appreciate it very much. LODI POLICE ANSWERED ROSE RODERICK'S THANKSGIVING PLEA FOR A RIDE TO SEE HER DYING HUSBAND WHEN THERE WAS NO BUS SERVICE. AN AUTISTIC BOY'S WISH TO SANTA FOR A DISCONTINUED TOY WAS ANSWERED BY A TOY SHOP WORKER WHO FOUND THE LAST ONE. I believe. I definitely believe. Never stop believing in Santa.
Man Drives Across U.S. To Return Woman’s DogA MARYLAND MAN DROVE HALFWAY ACROSS THE U.S. TO REUNITE A KANSAS WOMAN WITH HER LONG LOST DOG. ZACH HOLT TRAVELED OVER 1,300 MILES TO BRING IKEA MOSLEY'S DOG ZIMBA BACK TO HIS WICHITA HOME. ZIMBA WAS ABANDONED ON THE EAST COAST BY MOSLEY'S EX-BOYFRIEND, LEAVING THE SINGLE MOM WITH NO WAY TO GET HIM BACK TO KANSAS. I wasn’t able to get away from work and get to him, if I could've I would have drove all the way to get him. THAT'S WHEN HOLT, A FORMER HUMANE SOCIETY WORKER, VOLUNTEERED TO MAKE THE 20-HOUR TRIP WITH ZIMBA. This is the best riding companion I’ve ever seen, he was great, he napped the entire way. I’m very, very thankful. You're very welcome. No problem. I’m like... speechless. All I had to do was just sacrifice a little bit of time to get him back here and that was well worth it.
Family Credits Day Care Provider With Saving DaughterA MINNESOTA FAMILY IS CREDITING A RETIRING DAYCARE PROVIDER WITH SAVING THEIR INFANT DAUGHTER'S LIFE. SAVANNAH SPECTOR AND HER OLDER BROTHER WERE AT NORMA O'CONNOR'S DAYCARE WHEN SHE BECAME TERRIBLY SICK. So then I laid her on her side so she could throw up and it was just a little bit came up. And then she gurgled and when she gurgled, blood came out. NORMA, WHO PUT OFF RETIREMENT FOR A YEAR TO CARE FOR SAVANNAH, QUICKLY CALLED 911 AND GOT THE CHILD TO A HOSPITAL. My daughter’s life is owed to her, because it was that close. I just did my job, that’s all I did. I just did my job. And I think all my friends that I know who do day care, same thing. They would’ve done the same thing. They just do their job. WHILE DOCTORS DON'T KNOW WHAT STARTED THE BLEEDING, SAVANNAH IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY. She’s a hero, and she’s the best daycare lady you could ask for.