Born with congenital heart defect, Carter Gentle had to brave a total of 12 surgeries, 5 of which were open heart surgeries, just to have his condition corrected. At age seven, the pacemaker he’s had since birth had to be repaired; thus the need for the twelfth surgery.
The young boy cried his heart out after the bandages were taken off. The young boy felt so depressed at how the scars made him look ugly and what people would he cried for 45 minutes, something that was quite heartbreaking for his dad to watch.
After the bandages were removed, Carter cried for 45 mins thinking the scars made him ugly
#CHDAWARENESS We were a little apprehensive to post this but I feel it’s important. Carter took his bandages off this morning. He cried for 45 minutes when he saw his scars. He said that he’s afraid people will think he is ugly. This was hard to hear as a parent. We told him that his scars are beautiful and make him look like a superhero. How many likes can Carter get for his bravery?! Feel free to share. #CartersSong#HeartHeroes #CHD – Mark Gentle
Mark Gentle decided to post the boy’s photo on Facebook so his friends can show support for Carter – but the world pitched in and made Carter feel extra special. The post goes viral, with strangers from across the world offering encouraging words for the young boy. It garnered over 1.5 million likes within a week of posting.
As dad Mark had expected, Carter felt so much better after seeing all those likes and encouraging messages. The happy boy and his dad thank these kind strangers. What a nice tool social media has become to help this lovely boy regain his self-esteem.
Here’s the original Facebook post.
Mark hopes people will continue to share the picture for Carter to feel just how special and brave he is. He also hopes this would raise awareness for childhood congenital heart defects.
Mark posted a video of his special song for the boy, “Carter’s Song”.
Sources: Facebook/Mark Gentle, NBC News
He’s Wrapped Up Like A Mummy. When I Saw Why, I Lost It!
A rare skin condition made him look like a living mummy. But his determination? Unmatched!
All of us have dreams and aspirations in life but sometimes events happen and we are left with no choice but to forgo our goals. Such is the case of 14-year-old boy, Jonathan Pitre from Russel, Ontario. He may seem like a typical teenager at first - fascinated with sports and hopefully wanted to be an athlete himself someday. Unfortunately, he has a rare skin disease that has barred him from reaching the pinnacle of his life goal. Diagnosed with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), he has to live his life in pain - with the excruciating sensation haunting him even while he is asleep. We think his story is so powerful that we have to share it to the world.
Watch his video here:
A Dog Was Stranded In The Middle Of The Cold Sea. Then A Man Did THIS!
Random acts of kindness surely goes a long way!
It is a given - life is unfair. It is but normal for all people to experience some down moments, as it is through these experiences that we come out stronger and braver. The good thing is there are also lots of people who have kind hearts, and are willing to make sacrifices for the good of the oppressed. Stories involving random acts of kindness always make us happy and positive.
This is why we want to share this video we found that showcases little snippets of kindness from totally complete strangers. We are awed by their kind hearts and inspired to pay the positive vibes forward.
Watch the video here:
CEO Slashes Own Salary to Raise a $70,000 Minimum Wage at His Company.
CEO and Founder Dan Price is not just Gravity Payments’ boss, he’s also a hero.
What makes employees happy? Is it having a nice, conducive work environment? Having honest and kind leaders who act professionally and know how to reward their subordinates fairly? High salary and great benefits? A CEO who really ( I mean really!) cares about the employees and not just the profit they bring in?
This can go on and on and I bet those people in the corporate world are wishing for these. I mean, wouldn't it be nice to be a part of a company or institution that truly lives by its mission and vision statements? For those who are a part of such company, I say you're indeed blessed...like the 120 employees of Gravity Payments.
The CEO and founder of Gravity Payments, Dan Price announced last April 13th that he will cut his annual salary, which amounts to $1 million dollars down to $70,000.
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