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The 8-Year-Old Basketballer Shooting For The Stars | KICK-ASS KIDS4m47s

The 8-Year-Old Basketballer Shooting For The Stars | KICK-ASS KIDS

A BASKETBALL-obsessed girl is already running rings around her father on the court - despite being only eight years old. Samaya Clark-Gabriel, from Brooklyn, New York, regularly trains with high school students twice her height and has an impressive array of tricks in her repertoire. She wowed crowds during the half-time show at a Harlem Globetrotters game in December last year by simultaneously dribbling two balls between her legs while BLINDFOLDED. The pint sized star only began playing aged six, but is already able to easily outmatch her dad in a one-v-one. Prodigy Samaya does intensive training sessions three times a week and dreams of one day playing in the WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association).

Twin Sisters Become Twin Brothers | MY TRANS LIFE7m26s

Twin Sisters Become Twin Brothers | MY TRANS LIFE

IDENTICAL twin brothers who were born female both transitioned gender at the same time. Identical twins Angel and Fabian Griffin do everything together: they are both aspiring rappers, they train together at the gym, are each other’s wingman on a night out and both drive trucks for a living. But most dramatically, in their early twenties, both made the decision to transition from female to male. The 29-year-old brothers, from Atlanta have been able to support one another every step of their joint journey – from surgery and dating to the realities of what it means to be a young black man in America.

I Can’t Stop Falling Asleep | TRULY8m06s

I Can’t Stop Falling Asleep | TRULY

A PERSONAL TRAINER suffers with an extreme form of narcolepsy – a condition that causes her to uncontrollably fall asleep up to 15 times a day. For most people, sleep is a luxury, but for Belle Hutt, it’s something she spends most of her time trying to avoid. Whether she’s sat in a restaurant with a group of friends, or she’s on the sofa at home watching a film, the 23-year-old has to battle excessive sleepiness, hallucinations and cataplexy on a daily basis. Belle, from Surrey, was diagnosed with the condition when she was 17. It was impossible for her to study and she had to drop out of college. Narcolepsy has since left her unable to work a full-time job, but fortunately, Belle has found two big saviours in her life – personal training and her boyfriend, Maikel Breukelman.

Woman With Spina Bifida Hits The Catwalk | SHAKE MY BEAUTY6m31s

Woman With Spina Bifida Hits The Catwalk | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A WHEELCHAIR-bound woman has started modeling in the hope of encouraging more diversity, in both the fashion world and everyday life. Describing her wheelchair as both her “best friend” and “worst enemy”, Karneshia Patton has used one since she was just three years old. The 28-year-old, from Birmingham, Alabama, has Spina Bifida, a congenital birth defect where the spine and spinal cord don’t develop properly. In Karneshia’s case, she is paralysed from the waist down. But she’s not letting her disability stop her from doing anything. Studying for an MBA, working at a nail salon and going hard at the gym, Karneshia has now turned to the catwalk, modelling at a number of events.

My Handbag Keeps Me Alive | TRULY8m59s

My Handbag Keeps Me Alive | TRULY

For 24 hours a day, Lauren Spencer has life-saving medication being pumped directly into her heart. The 18-year-old from Lodi, California has a condition known as Pulmonary Hypertension – a form of high blood pressure that affects the arteries of the lungs and heart. The 24-hour treatment is designed to reduce her pulmonary pressure and prolong her life, meaning the teen has to keep a mobile pump on her at all times, which she tucks into a handbag, to ensure the experimental drug Remodulin is continually delivered to her heart.

Controversial ‘Cult’ Leader Claims He Can Change The Weather I TRULY13m51s

Controversial ‘Cult’ Leader Claims He Can Change The Weather I TRULY

TROUBLING allegations have been made against a young ’spiritual leader’ who claims to have powers such as telekinesis and the ability to change the weather. 30-year-old Bentinho Massaro has amassed an impressive following both in real life and online, with 24,000 Instagram followers and almost 300,000 Facebook likes. But in the past year he has been accused of running an evolved form of cult and his career has been marred by accusations of verbal abuse, sleeping with students and the suicide of one of his followers, Brent Wilkins. The Amsterdam-native told Barcroft Media: “I do not consider my group as a cult, if by cult you mean some dysfunctional group of people completely under the spell of a manipulative leader.

Living With A Feeding Tube 24/7 | TRULY7m38s

Living With A Feeding Tube 24/7 | TRULY

A young woman is frequently accused of having an eating disorder because of her feeding tube. When Amy Lee Fisher goes out to eat it’s not uncommon for complete strangers to come up and start talking to Amy about her health. Because of her feeding tube and slight frame, Amy has got used to people assuming she has an eating disorder - when in fact the 22-year-old suffers from gastroparesis, a condition that makes eating incredibly painful and causes sickness and even seizures.

OPEN ALL HOURS: ‘Twilight’ Workers Contribute An Estimated £487 Billion To The UK Economy3m30s

OPEN ALL HOURS: ‘Twilight’ Workers Contribute An Estimated £487 Billion To The UK Economy

A prop designer from Sheffield, a London DJ, and a jewellery maker from Cardiff - three individuals that all have one thing in common: they work in the twilight hours. While the majority of the country's workforce gets ready to clock-off as the light fades, a quarter of British workers are operating from dusk to dawn, according to new research from smartphone manufacturer Huawei, which reveals that twilight workers contribute an estimated £487 billion to the UK economy. Artist, Zoe Genders, from Sheffield, creates stop-animation, often using miniature insect sculptures she has formed with paper cutting techniques. Dionne Phillips went from behind the bar to the DJ booth in Brixton nightclubs, whilst, Neil Rayment, a jewellery designer, says the twilight hours are when he feels most inspired and the perfect time for him to work on a design in his workshop.

The Beauty School In A Men’s Prison | TRULY8m04s

The Beauty School In A Men’s Prison | TRULY

A MEN’S prison is one of the world’s least likely settings for a beauty school, but one group of California inmates are fast on their way to becoming qualified beauticians. Manicures, pedicures and facials are just some of the treatments practised and perfected by the felons incarcerated inside the walls of Valley State Prison. Carmen Shehorn, tutor on the cosmetology course at the Chowchilla penitentiary, said she chooses not to ask what crimes her students are locked up for. “It is a violent institution. There are lots of alarms and a lot of training on how to be safe and be aware of what’s going on around you at all times, so the very first day I started here, I came around the corner and saw all the inmates and was like ‘what did I get myself into?’” she told Barcroft TV.

Indian Slum Kid Becomes Insane BMX Champ | TRULY6m34s

Indian Slum Kid Becomes Insane BMX Champ | TRULY

A PIZZA delivery boy who was thrown out onto the streets by his father has become one of India’s best known BMX champions. Growing up in the slums of Mumbai, India, 26-year-old Annul Pale had a passion for cycling from his early days and developed an interest in BMX after watching the stunts on a sports channel. After experimenting with skateboarding and b-boying, Anul got into BMX stunt riding in 2005 and has since won numerous championships and even appeared in a movie.

Adalia Rose: The Girl Who Ages Too Fast | BORN DIFFERENT8m17s

Adalia Rose: The Girl Who Ages Too Fast | BORN DIFFERENT

An 11-year-old ‘diva' has become an Internet superstar and built up a vast following on social media - despite suffering from a super-rare ageing condition. Adalia Rose, from Austin, Texas, has racked up nearly 170 million views on YouTube and more than 13 million likes on Facebook with her hilarious videos showcasing her infectious personality. But Adalia has Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome - a genetic condition characterised by the signs of accelerated ageing, which affects less than 500 people worldwide. In additional to premature ageing, other symptoms include dwarfism, lack of body fat and muscle, loss of hair, visible veins, a high pitched voice and stiffness in joints.

Bikini Competitor Embraces Stretch Marks After Twins | SHAKE MY BEAUTY6m03s

Bikini Competitor Embraces Stretch Marks After Twins | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A FITNESS fanatic has learnt to love her body again after giving birth to twins left her with a caesarean-section scar and excess skin. As a health and fitness coach, Kylee Austin, 30, from Gilbert, Arizona, was used to being in control of her body. But after giving birth to twins Kayden and Keegan by C-section, Kylee struggled to regain her former toned tummy and found the scars and excess skin on her stomach difficult to accept. Now Kylee is reclaiming her body – and encouraging other mums to do the same, sharing her story online to show the real side of pregnancy and having kids.

I Set Up My Own Devil Church | MY LIFE INSIDE DEVIL WORSHIPPING17m11s

I Set Up My Own Devil Church | MY LIFE INSIDE DEVIL WORSHIPPING

THE leader of one of America’s most prominent devil-worshipping churches says he turned to Satan to help him cope with the guilt of killing a man in self-defence. Adam Daniels, 35, is the “dastur” - or high priest - of the Church of Ahriman, which is based in Oklahoma City, USA. The Church of Ahriman has 15 members and worships Ahriman, another name for the original Persian devil figure Angra Mainyu - the God of Hell. The church’s followers meet in Daniels' home, where he has converted a storage room into the ritual chamber in which he performs ceremonies including devil worshipping weddings and Satanic exorcisms. However, Daniels’ beliefs were not always so fiery - before turning to the devil he was actually a Buddhist.

From Pornstar to Preacher | TRULY5m38s

From Pornstar to Preacher | TRULY

A CALIFORNIAN pastor has opened up about her former career as one of the world’s most successful porn stars, and her path to finding God. Brittni De La Mora and her husband Richard, both 31, preach the gospel at Cornerstone Church in San Diego, but six years ago her life was very different. Under her stage name, Jenna Presley, Brittni was ranked one of the world’s hottest female adult performers, and was earning around $30,000 a month, but was in the depths of drug addiction and suicidal thoughts. Having started going to church and got clean, Brittni now goes into porn conventions to preach the Bible’s teachings to adult movie performers, and has written two relationship books with her husband.

The Besties With Albinism | BORN DIFFERENT5m22s

The Besties With Albinism | BORN DIFFERENT

TWO teenage girls have become best friends due to both having albinism. Lucy Carpenter, 14, and Sammy McCombe, 13, from Melbourne, Australia, have a rare form of albinism.The mothers of the teenagers immediately noticed something was different about their children as soon as they were born, but only received a diagnoses a few weeks after. The pair first met as just babies, when their mother’s went to a support event for families with children with albinism. After briefly losing contact, they rekindled their friendship and have been inseparable ever since.

The Beauty Company Staffed By People With Disabilities | TRULY4m06s

The Beauty Company Staffed By People With Disabilities | TRULY

A BEAUTY company employs people with disabilities to provide them with opportunities. Blush & Whimsy is a startup in New Mexico selling lipsticks with a difference. The New Mexico company was founded in 2016 by Michaela Brown after she volunteered at a charity for disabled american veterans. The CEO said: “I’ve witnessed the challenges people with disabilities often face finding employment. I think it’s a missed opportunity for so many companies and I wanted to ensure I did not miss out. “From the warehouse all the way up to the guest, I wanted everyone to feel empowered, feel essential and feel important.” Michaela currently employs around 80 people with different abilities to varying roles in the company, from packaging the products to organising the mailroom.

Pastor’s Fight For Life After Deadly Rattlesnake's Bite | My LIFE INSIDE: THE SNAKE CHURCH15m04s

Pastor’s Fight For Life After Deadly Rattlesnake's Bite | My LIFE INSIDE: THE SNAKE CHURCH

THE FORMER pastor of a snake-handling church has vowed to carry on handling serpents - despite almost dying after being bitten by a rattlesnake. Cody Coots is the ex-leader of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus’ Name church in Middlesboro, Kentucky, one of America’s only remaining snake-handling churches. The dangerous ritual had already cost the Pentecostal church its previous pastor, Cody’s father Jamie Coots, 42, after he was bitten by a rattlesnake and killed in 2014. The disturbing footage of Cody being bitten by a timber rattlesnake - the same snake that killed his his father - features in My Life Inside: The Snake Church, a two-part film from Barcroft TV. Cody was airlifted to hospital where he was eventually stabilised despite major swelling to his eyes, face and airways. Cody survived and recovered and, despite his ordeal, still attends the church and says he has no plans to give up handling snakes.

Mom Wants To Look Like A Blow Up Doll | HOOKED ON THE LOOK6m52s

Mom Wants To Look Like A Blow Up Doll | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

A MUM-OF-TWO who looks like 'a real-life blow up doll' claims posting sexy snaps on social media doesn’t stop her being a good mum. With her breast implants, pumped up lips and platinum dyed hair, Cindy Moore looks a lot like a blow-up sex doll - which is exactly the look she is going for. The 29-year-old used to weigh 17 stone and wear a size 24, but after dropping nearly seven stone and six dress sizes, Cindy started flaunting her new look in racy Instagram photos. Dressed in fishnet bodysuits, school girl-style skirts that show her butt cheeks and extra small bra tops, Cindy says she posts the pictures for herself rather than anyone else.

Priest With ‘Bendy' Bones Is A Medical Mystery | TRULY3m58s

Priest With ‘Bendy' Bones Is A Medical Mystery | TRULY

A PRIEST in India suffers from a mystery medical condition that has made his body shrink and his bones bend. Bharat Tiwari, from Madhya Pradesh, suffers from a rare condition that has never been diagnosed by doctors, with local villagers dubbing 53-year-old Bharat, 'the Bendy Priest’. Bharat believes that his condition may be linked to an incident when a wall collapsed on top of him at the age of five, but he is now happy to bestow blessings on the villagers who flock to visit him.

The Armless Drag Queen | BORN DIFFERENT5m59s

The Armless Drag Queen | BORN DIFFERENT

AN armless drag queen is storming Newcastle’s drag scene with her act as a masturbating T-Rex. Sophie Harris has thrombocytopenia absent radius - also known as TAR syndrome - a rare congenital disorder which meant she was born without forearms. The 26-year-old has found confidence and acceptance by performing as a drag artist inspired by the famous - and armless - Greek statue. Sophie saw her first drag show on holiday in Turkey when she was ten-years-old and instantly fell in love with their flamboyance. She initially held back from the scene until she learned more about female bodied and transgender drag queens and decided to create her own drag persona, Venus Dimilo.

Snake-Handling Pastor Bitten By Deadly Rattlesnake  | MY LIFE INSIDE: THE SNAKE CHURCH12m04s

Snake-Handling Pastor Bitten By Deadly Rattlesnake | MY LIFE INSIDE: THE SNAKE CHURCH

A NEW documentary has captured the startling moment a controversial American pastor is bitten by a deadly snake during a service. Cody Coots is the pastor at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus’ Name church in Middlesboro, Kentucky - one of America’s only remaining snake-handling churches. The dangerous ritual had already cost the Pentecostal church its previous pastor, Cody’s father Jamie Coots, 42, after he was bitten by a rattlesnake and killed in 2014. And the shocking footage shows Cody Coots - his shirt splattered in blood - collapsing and being helped from his altar as the snake’s potentially lethal poison begins to take hold. The church’s story is told in My Life Inside: The Snake Church, the first film in a new series from Barcroft TV which gains unprecedented access to people who’ve chosen to live outside the norms of modern mainstream society.

18-Year-Old Gamer Looks Like A Child6m42s

18-Year-Old Gamer Looks Like A Child

An 18-year-old has a rare condition which makes him look and act like a child. Christopher Rea, from Newark, Delaware, suffers from an extremely rare form of dwarfism called Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 4, otherwise known as Morquio, which affects only 1 in 250,000 births worldwide. Symptoms include skeletal deformities, dwarfism, narrow airways, spinal instability and enlarged organs and, incredibly, Christopher has two younger sisters with the same condition. Despite his symptoms, which include being unable to walk since the age of 7, Christophe's parents describe him as a funny character who loves playing computer games. “Christoper is hilarious, he is very funny. He is into wrestling and video games and the computer. He just lover Skylanders! He is an all-around happy kid,” says Carrie Rea, Christopher’s mom. 18-year-old Christopher has rare a form of dwarfism. When he was born he looked like a perfectly healthy baby, he was 8 pounds 5 ounces. It wasn’t until he was 18-months-old when he started showing skeletal deformities, his feet turning, his chest sinking in, his rib-cage flaring out. They forethought he had Sanfilippo Syndrome but it wasn't, it was Morquio. Morquio Syndrome which also goes by the name Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 4. It is a progressive condition that mainly affects the skeleton. The children are missing an enzyme that is required for the breakdown of sugar molecules. Unluckily for Christopher, he has all the symptoms of Morquio Syndrome, which, amongst other things means he has lost the ability to walk due to skeletal abnormalities. “He stopped walking when he was around six or seven. It was difficult, because of the deformities . He had a hard time making friends because he was already shy and he couldn’t play with the other kids,” his mother remembers. “Does being small affect your confidence?” “Yeah, pretty much.” In school he was affected by much bullying so his parents had to withdraw him to be home-schooled. But it was not just Christopher who was born with that rare form of dwarfism. His two younger sisters also have the condition. “To have one child with Morquio is extremely rare. Morquio Syndrome occurs only once in 3,000 births in the US, and once you have one with Morquio, you have one in four chance, and we have three,” Carrie Rea explains. Luckily, it is much easier for Christopher's sisters because they do not have what he has had, like enlarged organs, and they both are extremely happy children. “The biggest challenge of having three children with Morquio Syndrome is, I would say, all the hospital visits,” Carrie continues. All three children had multiple surgeries due to their condition, as well as taking a multitude of medicine every week to help with the symptoms. At their home, there is an entire room purposed for storing their medication, there is a shipment every month, stored in appropriate refrigerators, as if in a proper hospital. “Christoper is a character all by himself. He is very funny and very stubborn, and you would think that with an attitude like that he would be pretty bigger,” says mom proudly. Share this video to raise awareness. You never know whom you will help by doing so. This is the least we can do, if we care enough!

Guy Lost 300 Lbs And Now He Has 13 Lbs Of Loose Skin8m36s

Guy Lost 300 Lbs And Now He Has 13 Lbs Of Loose Skin

A man who shed an incredible 310 lbs after becoming extremely overweight has had 13 lbs of loose skin removed in a life-changing procedure. At one point, John Allaire was so obese he wore 8XL shirts and had to be weighed on a commercial scale at a fish market, as standard scales would not hold his weight. But after joining a fitness programme and dropping from 540 pounds to a lean 230 lbs, the 27-year-old was left with severe excess skin. John underwent skin removal surgery in March which saw the bulk of the loose skin on his torso and arms removed – but will require further surgery in the future to remove the skin on his lower body. In the wake of dropping the gigantic measure of weight by following a work out regime in San Diego, California, John began a GoFundMe to help pay for his overabundance skin medical procedure. As of late coming back to the gym out of the blue post-medical procedure, John has now stood up about his long adventure and his fight to defeat a perilous association with nourishment. "It's one thing to be obese and it's something else when you reach morbid obese," he said. In the wake of seeing an advert on Facebook for The Camp Transformation Center in San Diego – where he lived the time – John tossed out the entirety of his lousy nourishment and came to the primary session. The program guaranteed participants they would lose 20 lbs in a month and a half, however, John before long exceeded expectations, losing the underlying 20 lbs after week three. He stated: "At that point, it resembled 'alright well I will perceive what else I can lose,' and I wound up losing like 30 pounds in that initial a month and a half." Following 18 months, John had dropped a phenomenal 297 lbs – a record for the inside and something that John credits to The Camp's people group-centered approach and emotionally supportive network. Gym center Manager at The Camp, Tanya Sites, stated: "Many individuals will lose a large portion of that weight and simply resemble, 'I am alright! I am fine. I feel awesome. I lost a great deal of weight. I am great.' John still has some recuperation to experience and needs to wear pressure articles of clothing to help the post-medical procedure swelling go down finished the coming year – and in addition becoming accustomed to his new physical appearance. "Having the skin gone has been an odd experience," he said. "Presently it's turning into an incredible experience, however for some time, it was kind of weird." "I remember the first week my arm skin was gone, however, I could still feel it. Like, when I move my arm, my brain was feeling the skin was still there. I need to check it or like my significant other said despite everything she finds me changing myself and there is nothing there to modify. What do you think about this amazing transformation ? Tell us bellow in our comment section!

7-Year-Old Model With Down Syndrome Takes To The Catwalk | BORN DIFFERENT9m22s

7-Year-Old Model With Down Syndrome Takes To The Catwalk | BORN DIFFERENT

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl born with Down Syndrome is building a successful child modelling career. Grace Isabella Wharton from Cheshire, UK, signed with an agency last year and has already worked a number of jobs for the likes of Disney and CBeebies. The buoyant schoolgirl also starred in a diversity campaign called, ‘Behind the Scars’, and has amassed more than 1,000 followers on Instagram. And despite being born with Down Syndrome, a condition that significantly affects the fundamental aspects of one’s life, Grace is determined to not let it define her with the help of her parents, Cheryl and John Wharton.

7-Year-Old Model With Down Syndrome Takes To The Catwalk | BORN DIFFERENT9m22s

7-Year-Old Model With Down Syndrome Takes To The Catwalk | BORN DIFFERENT

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl born with Down Syndrome is building a successful child modelling career. Grace Isabella Wharton from Cheshire, UK, signed with an agency last year and has already worked a number of jobs for the likes of Disney and CBeebies. The buoyant schoolgirl also starred in a diversity campaign called, ‘Behind the Scars’, and has amassed more than 1,000 followers on Instagram. And despite being born with Down Syndrome, a condition that significantly affects the fundamental aspects of one’s life, Grace is determined to not let it define her with the help of her parents, Cheryl and John Wharton.