Most of us can really learn so much from little children’s sincerity and innocence. As a parent myself, I can attest to the fact that, yes, kids can sometimes be our greatest teachers.
Case in point, these two boys recently showed us what true friendship is all about. Their touching story went viral on social media and everyone’s just amazed with the special kind of bond that they have.
8-year-old boys Paul Burnett and Kamden Houshan are besties for life!
In an MSN article we learn that Paul Burnett first met Kamden Houshan in kindergarten and that the two “quickly became friends.” Both loved playing superheroes and they enjoyed creating funny videos together. Although other kids tend to focus on Kamden’s disability, Paul was just always there for him as his buddy.
In an interview with TODAY, Kamden’s mother Yvonne Houshan shared:
“What really contributes to their friendship is that Paul does not see Kamden as someone who has a disability. He seems him as Kamden. Because of that Kam truly is himself around him.”
8-year-old Kamden was “born with a tumor on his T2 and T3 vertebras” and a needed surgery has led to him having to rely on using a wheelchair. Unfortunately, the wheelchair can be very heavy for young Kamden to push by himself and it sometimes causes accidents. One time, Paul, also 8, even witnessed how Kamden tripped over and fell from it.
Paul’s mother Jenny Burnett said:
“Paul was just in shock. We didn’t know that it had a lot to do with the chair … it wasn’t really fitted for him.”
Houshan admitted that yes, the wheelchair isn’t really made for Kamden because they just don’t have the money to buy him a new one. “We couldn’t afford another chair. We put it on the back burner,” she explained.
Unknown to them, Paul has been paying attention to the problem and he later told his mother he wanted to help out. He said he saw a video about fundraising websites and so he thought it would be nice to do the same thing for his friend – so they can get him a custom-fitted wheelchair.
Paul’s mom helped him and together, they wrote something for a GoFundMe campaign and part of which reads:
“His wheelchair has fallen forward many times and that sucks. Also, he has a really hard time pushing it because its so heavy.”
In two weeks time, the campaign raised almost $6,000 which is higher than the $3,900 goal.
Recently, Kamden was able to try a demo wheelchair exactly like the one he will be receiving soon.
Houshan happily shared:
“This new chair is a lot lighter. It will make things so much better. He could push himself more and do more.”
Of course, she also has a lot of kind words to say for his son’s friend.
“Paul is really just a sweet kid. I just couldn’t believe it. Who would have thought? I never guessed it would be like this, not in a million years.”
Meanwhile, Kamden said of his bestfriend:
“He’s helpful. He just thinks about [me]. I like to have a friend who just thinks about [me].”
Marine’s 4-Year-Old Son Tearfully Embraces New Stepmom As She Reads Special Vow For Him
“I may not have given you the gift of life, but life surely gave me the gift of you.”
Weddings are usually memorable events where strong emotions are felt not only by the couple but even by their parents, families, and guests. It is, however, a rare thing to see a little boy in tears because his heart was touched by the said occasion.
This is what exactly happened as U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Josh Newville and Senior Airman Emily Leehan tied the knot in a Ripley, New York wedding. 4-year-old Gage, Newville’s son was overwhelmed with emotion when he was invited to stand at the altar and as he listened to Leehan read a special vow she wrote for him.
Leehan began “I want you to be safe and to try your hardest and to be a good person” which instantly prompted Gage to tears.
Brain-Dead Mom Miraculously Gave Birth To Twins After 123 Days On Life Support
A 21-year-old mom miraculously gave birth to twins after she was declared brain-dead and was kept on life support for 123 days.
A father was supposed to lose three people in his life after his wife was declared brain-dead while she was pregnant with their twins. However, the babies kept clinging for their lives so the doctors made a ground-breaking decision to keep their mother alive for 123 days on life support so they will be saved.
Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha was only 21 when she was declared brain-dead after suffering from a stroke. It was an unfortunate and heartbreaking incident for the family since she was then already several months pregnant with twins.
Medical doctors at the Nosso Senhora do Rocio hospital in Campo Largo were then about to give up three lives as they believed the situation is already hopeless. Yet after the nine-week-old embryos’ hearts kept beating, the doctors were convinced that the twins were fighting for their lives despite their mom's condition....
Mom Reveals History of Drug Abuse, But Her Transformation Proves Recovery Is Possible
A young mom abused opioid for years but now has recovered fully after she got help from her family.
The drug that was supposed to help a West Virginian mom skip her pains has instead inflicted more harm than she could handle. Opioid remains to be one of the most abused drugs that causes several deaths every day in different parts of the world. The United States alone experiences thousands of overdose deaths every year. From teens to adults, we have seen too many addicts who lost the hope to recover and simply passed away.
Heroin or opioid acts like a morphine – a strong painkiller used by terminally-ill people. It works to stop pain sensations and gives a bonus of defeating depression effects. The bad news, however, is that opioid also slows down breathing to the point that it can be lethal. A whopping 44 users die every day because of this and more will follow if they fail to get immediate help.
Melissa Lee Matos was a daughter, a mother and a wife before she started abusing opioid which eventually destroyed her life.
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