The boys from the St. John Vianney Catholic School 5/6th Grand Boys' Soccer team received a some heartwarming accolades from the mother of one of the boys on their competitions' team after showing an great act of sportsmanship at a game recently. The woman who wrote the letter, Karen DeVries, is the mother of a young boy named Charlie who attends Grand Rapids Christian Middle School and has Down Syndrome. Her son took part in a game against St. John Vianney, and the outpouring of support from the St. John Vianney team for her son prompted DeVries to write the letter. See what she had to say after the jump!
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Two-and-a-half year old Amber Rose Smith had all of West Michigan (I would wager to say the whole lower peninsula of Michigan) praying for her safe return earlier this week. Amber Rose went missing from her home near the Manistee State Forest on Tuesday afternoon, and both her parents and rescue workers feared that the toddler had wandered into the forest. But, almost twenty-four hours later, Amber Rose was found alive and well by DNR officer Jeff Ginn. And now we have a picture of what that first moment of her rescue looked like.
I recently met a man named Spencer who has battled cancer and won! Spencer is doing something unbelievable though and I had to share his story! In Spencer's battle with cancer, he lost his leg, he is now set to bike ride with a bike you pedal by hand, across the country! Check Spencer's whole story in his words here.
A government shutdown occurred at midnight this morning, and today it has people wondering how it's going to affect their lives until this whole thing gets sorted out. For the most part, unless they work for the government, most people's lives won't change at all. Check out a pretty comprehensive list of people affected and things you will be unable to do during the shutdown after the jump!
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