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Boy With Cystic Fibrosis Gets Wish To Be Garbage Man During 'Best Day Ever'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.27.2016 | Good News

One sweet boy’s dream come true involved a lot of trash ― and that’s a good thing. Ethan Dean, who has cystic fibrosis, has always been fascina...

Jimmy Carter Takes Sweet Selfies With Young Fellow Cancer Survivor

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.15.2016 | Good News

This was a meeting of some awesome minds. Cancer survivor Carter Beckhard-Suozzi’s dreams came true earlier this week when he met former President ...

Paul Rudd Gets Serious: The Fundamentals of Caring

Brandon Judell | Posted 06.25.2016 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

"How would you wipe my ass?" is not a question asked at every job interview, but it is in the Netflix adaptation of Jonathan Evison's enthusiastically...

Within a Wish

Susana K. McCollom | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Susana K. McCollom

Historically, wishes were offered up to the gods; today, it seems we have internalized them. Each wish serves as an intention within our own psyches, a proclamation of gratitude, aspiration, and creativity. Something we grant to ourselves.

'Star Wars' Charity Initiative Challenges Fans To Use Force For Good

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.02.2016 | Good News

You don't need to be a Jedi to do some good in the galaxy. Charitable initiative Star Wars: Force for Change kicked off a month-long campaign called ...

Widower Finds Over $127,000 In Late Wife's Bank Account For Make-A-Wish

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 03.25.2016 | Weddings

When Hartley Gaylord's wife, Sandy, died in October 2015, he knew she'd been saving money for over 25 years to donate to the Make-A-Wish foundation. W...

Selfless 8-Year-Old Cleans Up City Parks With Her Make-A-Wish

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.02.2016 | Good News

One girl who has cancer used a wish she was given to help her city instead of herself. Amelia Meyer, an 8-year-old who has brain cancer, decided to c...

Disneyland 60: A Review

Haley Besser | Posted 02.23.2016 | Entertainment
Haley Besser

The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 was a spectacular celebration of all the things we love about Disney. From musical performances to learning about the park's secrets, I certainly felt like I was a kid again.

Robert Downey Jr. Gives Boy With Cystic Fibrosis A Surprise Fit For A Superhero

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.11.2016 | Good News

Iron Man may have a serious talent for saving the day, but he's equally amazing at stealing our hearts. Domenic Pace, a 9-year-old who has cystic fibr...

How to Supercharge Your Generosity

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.28.2015 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

It feels great to see hope light up in the eyes of a beggar in the street as you stop to look at them when others pass them by without a glance. Their faces widen in a smile as you reach into your pocket and take out your wallet.

Here's How You Can Give A Real Helping Hand This Holiday

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact

The holidays are in full swing, and many people are reaching out to those in need. There are multiple ways to volunteer, but alas, some are more helpf...

Neshama: 10-Year-Old Battling Cancer and Directing Animated Film

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

Neshama Ryman is a smart and tenacious 10-year-old girl who has toughed out treatment for stage 4 cancer and several reconstructive surgeries over the...

8 Secrets of Savvy Donors

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

You're generous and kind. You care about other people and want to help them have great lives. You want to make a positive impact on the world and give from your heart to worthy causes. You're a great person!

Noa Sorrell Inspires With Debut Collection

Bri Seeley | Posted 10.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Bri Seeley

There's nothing better than being there to experience someones dreams come true. The sheer joy and nervous buzz that emanates from the person as their vision becomes a reality is absolutely unmatched.

Norman Reedus Could Take You On A Date To 'The Walking Dead' Premiere

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment

"If Daryl dates, we riot" was probably the mantra of some "Walking Dead" fans when they heard rumors about Norman Reedus going steady with his co-star...

Hundreds Of Trucks Show Up To Lead Funeral Procession For 3-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.31.2015 | Good News

A fleet of huge vehicles came together to celebrate the life of a little boy. More than 200 trucks led Friday’s funeral procession for 3-year-old E...

John Cena Grants 500th Wish For The Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.21.2015 | Good News

John Cena, #FTW! The “real-life superhero” and WWE star now has yet another good-guy accolade under his belt: he’s just granted his 500th wish f...

Paralyzed 3-Year-Old Boy Has 'Simple, Humble' Wish Fulfilled

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.13.2015 | Good News

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation approached Kellan Tilton, promising they'd try to fulfill his deepest desire, the 3-year-old could’ve asked for anyt...

Carolina Panthers Make Adorable 6-Year-Old Coach For A Day

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.10.2015 | Sports

Get ready for the cutest NFL coach to give you all the feels today. Six-year-old Braylon Beam, who has a brain tumor, joined the Carolina Panthers on ...

Boy Battling Kidney Disease Celebrates Big Victory With John Cena

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.24.2015 | Good News

John Cena may be the reigning WWE Champion, but when 7-year-old K.J. Lamar entered the wrestling ring with him recently, Cena insisted that there was ...

Selfless Boy Uses Make-A-Wish To Bring Free Food Truck To His Supportive Community

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.22.2015 | Good News

A Minnesota food truck is cooking up something extra special, free of charge. Lucas Hobbs, a boy who battled cancer, is using his grant from Make-A-Wi...

Teen With Cancer Uses Make-A-Wish To Share Story Of Sexual Abuse

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Impact

Considering the pain Lena Strickling has endured throughout her life, it would be understandable if she used her one Make-A-Wish to lounge on a remote...

Movie Review: Batkid Begins -- Summer Bright Spot

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.23.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Dana Nachman's touching, funny nonfiction film, Batkid Begins, is sheer delight. Instead of something maudlin and manipulative, Nachman has assembled what may be the year's most joyous and surprising movie. 

The Behind-The-Scenes Story Of This Year's Most Heartwarming Documentary

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.15.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

In 2013, the Make-A-Wish Foundation made 5-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott's dreams come true when they turned San Francisco into Gotham City an...

Sully, Captain Jack and the Baked Potato: An Insider's Guide to Caleb's Sense of Humor

Kate Welch | Posted 06.04.2016 | Parents
Kate Welch

A friend told me the other day that she likes my blog but it's so sad she can't always read through. This took me back a bit, because while Caleb's is a sad situation, he is one of the funniest people I know. His therapist tells me humor is a sign of deep intelligence, and that Caleb couldn't be so funny if there wasn't a lot going on in his head. Let me share a few of my favorite Caleb stories.