49-year-old Shelia Fredrick works as a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines. Recently on a flight, she noticed a teen sitting on a plane next to an older man. She thought it was an unlikely pair, most especially because the girl, who was around 14 or 15 years old, appeared a bit troubled. She described the youngster as having greasy blond hair and that she looked like she “had been through pure hell,” a direct opposite to the well-dressed man she was with.
Fredrick started to feel alarmed after she felt that the man became defensive whenever she tried to talk with them. The girl, on the other hand, wouldn’t look or talk at all. Eventually, the stewardess managed to relay a message instructing her to go to the bathroom.
It was there that she left a note for the teen on the mirror and then the teen replied.
According to Fredrick:
“She wrote on the note she needed help.”
Shelia told the pilot about it and they quickly got in touch with the authorities.
Cops waited for the plane to land and they immediately arrested the perpetrator as soon as they spotted him.
In an interview with WTSP, Shelia reflected:
“I’ve been a flight attendant for 10 years and it’s like I am going all the way back to when I was in training and I was like I could have seen these young girls and young boys and didn’t even know.”
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Over the years, Fredrick stayed in touch with the victim and she happily reports that the girl is now in college.
Meanwhile, Nancy Rivard, founder of Airline Ambassadors and a former airline stewardess herself, hopes that Shelia’s experience and instincts could be a pattern for other flight attendants as well.
A group of around 100 flight attendants attended a training in Houston where they were taught how to spot human trafficking victims based on the signs that Fredrick observed.
We hope more flight attendants – or even passengers – would be more aware about signs of human trafficking so that more victims could be saved in the future.
‘Homeschooling’ Mom Lets Her Kids Play Video Games All Day to Educate Them
Would you use video games to homeschool your kids?
A school is a messy battleground that bombards us with home works, term papers, exams, projects, and whatever difficult requirements you can think of. Sure, it helps fill our brain with knowledge and experiences that will come in handy when we become adults and face the real battlefield called life but to be brutally honest, there are times when we'd rather play and goof around than solve for the perennially missing x and y.
However, for 44-year-old mother Katie Pybus and her husband Roger, there is a better option over a conventional school. You see, Katie chose to have her three children homeschooled. But unlike any other conventional homeschooling techniques where kids are taught letters and numbers, Katie's kids get busy with video games for seven hours every day.
Katie homeschools her three kids using video games.
Tragic Last Post of Soldier Who Commits Suicide to Avoid Getting Captured By ISIS
His haunting last post on Facebook totally broke my heart!
20-year-old Ryan Lock worked as a chef in Chichester, a city in West Sussex, South-East England. He, however, volunteered to travel to Syria with Kurdish armed fighting forces, YPG, to help fight the Islamic State. Ryan chose to life to his family and told them he was going on a vacation.
Several months later, he was found dead and it is believed that he killed himself to avoid getting tortured.
According to BBC, Ryan died during a in Raqqa, Islamic State’s stronghold.
Day Care Sign Has An Interesting Reminder For Parents: “Get Off Your Phones!”
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A sign posted by a day care in Texas has gone viral recently. Written on it is a simple but important reminder for parents picking up their children – get off your phone!
Juliana Farris Mazurkewicz went to pick her kids up at the day care when she saw the new sign greeting parents at the door. She took a photo of it so she could share the wonderful reminder with her friends.
The sign said:
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