While most young kids are looking forward to playing with friends or going to birthday parties, this 7-year-old is working to help others. Maia Bastianelli is an artist who is using her artwork to raise money for children with disabilities. "Maia is extremely giving and has such a huge heart", said Mikki Doling, Maia's Grandmother. Grandma Mikki has been involved with Daystar, a pediatric care/respite center for children with various health concerns for many years. It is the only organization that helps transition kids with special healthcare needs from hospital to home. "When I heard about what my Grandma was doing, I wanted to do something to help them too" proclaimed Maia. With a goal of raising $10,000, Maia has been diligently creating and selling her artwork to help the Daystar Kids. Way to go, Maia!!
To be a nationally ranked athlete is hard, but to be a nationally ranked athlete who is told to stop all physical activity is even harder. At age 11, the doctors told competitive jump-roper Leanne Joyce to immediately stop all physical activity. Born with a heart condition, Leanne's chronic aortic valve stenosis brought her athletic career to a sudden halt, but it opened the door for a fulfilling, new opportunity. At just 12-years-old Leanne founded the non-profit "Positive Impact For Kids", an organization which raises funds to help hospital staff better meet the emotional and physical needs of pediatric patients by utilizing iPads, Tablets, and games as distraction tools. "Research proves that distraction can help lower a child's pain" offers Sunisha Barbee, Child Life Specialist at WakeMed Children's Hospital in Raleigh, NC. "Positive Impact For Kids" has donated to at least one hospital in every state and the program is in 83 hospitals nationwide! With over $66,000 in donations, 17-year-old Leanne is well on her way of reaching her goal of raising $100,000 before graduation. To help Leanne with her goal visit https://positiveimpactforkids.org.
Ruby is on her way to becoming an expert dog trainer as she teaches Biggie and Wooster a few tricks. Priceless!
This is something rare to see, maybe only once in a lifetime. This person witnesses 3 rainbows over the Carpathian Mountains. Beautiful!
Sand and snow artist Simon Beck shares this time lapse with us that is sure to blow your mind. He creates a phenomenal drawing in the snow using a gigantic piece of land. That's so amazing!
Check out the hilarious noises Ginger makes every time her owner pets her. She just wants to sleep in peace!
Watch Luke Bryan hit a guy in the front row with his mic for flipping him off.
Check out how hard this dog chills out in the pool. Why swim when you can just lounge around in the water?
A cat and chicken live lovingly together as pets in the same house. They're such good friends that they even share some tasty snacks together!
A precious moment is captured between a 7-month-old baby and her best friend Summit. These two are destined to be the best of friends!
Sometimes we all just need to hear how good we are. Allow little Sierra and Sebastian the Newfoundland to demonstrate for you.
Brian Patrick Carroll, known as Buckethead, is an extremely successful guitarist. It's hard to say if this is really him, but based on his guitar skills it just very well may be!
This sweet little boy was perplexed that Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus were out in the front yard, so he took matters into his own hands to fix the situation. This kid's big heart will definitely brighten your day!
Titon has been a bad doggy and thus gets lectured by his owner for eating the shinny Christmas ornaments. His face says it all! IG: @titon_the_bulldog
These rescued jaguars needed to be relocated and therefore had to be sedated. Watch as the medicine slowly wears off and they start to move again.
This mom sits her children down and asks them several questions about the Elf on the Shelf. The answers they give to her questions are off the wall and are sure to make you laugh!
Well it appears that this funny pit bull has a lot to say this morning. Tell us how you really feel!
Check out this thrilling POV run down the Mountain Coaster at Wisp Resort in McHenry, MD. No brakes!
Check out these adorable and playful Golden Retriever puppies "help" with the yard work. Too cute!
We all know this classic song from ABBA, but it sounds even more amazing when performed by these talented street artists from Riga, Latvia. Nice work guys!
Check out this amazing ghost decoration for Halloween. The face is an inverted plastic mask (the inside of the mask is facing you), creating an optical illusion that looks like the face is following you. The face is not actually moving! It will appear to look at you, no matter where you view it from!
This kid decides to mess with his dog and her new bone, but he had no idea he'd get such a hilarious reaction! Too funny!
For various reasons, Terra and her father haven't had the opportunity to celebrate Christmas together for 25 years. Living on opposite sides of the country from each other, Terra hasn't been able to spend Christmas with him since she was four years old. She thought this would be a good way to make up for that, and she was right! Her dad thinks she's back in her city on Christmas Eve, so he has NO idea what's about to happen. Terra's uncle is the one explaining that this special gift is for her dad as a combination Christmas and 60th birthday present. Her uncle is a two-time cancer survivor and during his second fight for his life he lost a great deal of his voice due to the radiation, so you'll need to listen carefully to understand what he is saying. The look on her father's face is absolutely PRICELESS!
Stephanie and her family celebrated a belated Thanksgiving with their beautiful Trinity back among them. She went missing on Wednesday November 23rd. At 10 years old, and a breast cancer survivor, Trinity is an incredibly active and energetic little Yorkie - she was spotted dashing at lightning speed along the beach front in Far Rockaway (New York City), where she was eventually picked up and brought to safety in Ms Sonia's home. Four days later, Trinity's video flyer was seen by Sonia... and the rest is history!
Check out the aftermath of an extreme snowstorm in Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada. This dude better level up his shoveling skills!