Loving Mom Teaches Acceptance during Autism Awareness Month

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When Kristin Arniotis’ son, Billy, who has autism, was four years old she was sitting at home one day thinking about his “quirky” behaviors and started to write them down.

Unlike many other observers of her son’s behaviors — looking at objects closely with his eyes and memorizing tons of facts – his loving mother saw the positive side to autism — a neurological and developmental disorder than can affect speech, socialization and various behaviors.

Instead of trying to change her son, Kristin saw the potential of what his behaviors could be. From these observations, a small yellow paperback book with a big heart was born.… Full Story

Terminally Ill Father Walks His 11-Year Old Daughter Down The Aisle

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(PCM) Be sure you grab a box of tissues before watching the absolutely heart-breaking video of a terminally ill father walking his 11-year daughter down the aisle.

62-year old Jim Zetz has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and knowing that he would not survive long enough to see his 11-year old daughter Josie get married, he was able to make that dream a reality by walking her down the aisle during a mock wedding ceremony.

The beautiful and heart-wrenching ceremony took place in the backyard of the Zetz’s family home in Murietta, CA and the family pastor presided over the ceremony, pronouncing Zetz and his daughter “daddy and daughter”.… Full Story

9-Year Old Girl Kicked Out Of School For Shaving Her Head

cancer1(PCM) A 9-year old girl by the name of Kamryn Renfro, was recently kicked out of her school in Grand Junction, CO after she shaved her head to show solidarity and support for her friend Delaney Clements who is currently battling cancer and lost her hair.

The school district claimed that Renfro violated the school’s dress code policy which states that girls are not allowed to have shaved head. When Renfro showed up to school, she was kicked out and told she could not come back until she bought a wig or her hair grew back.

The community was outraged and Renfro was back in class on Tuesday, however the school district was planning to have a closed door meeting to further discuss and evaluate the situation.… Full Story

Prom Queen, Kendra Muller, Gives Her Crown To A Special Needs Student

Prom1(PCM) This is definitely a story that tugs at your heartstrings and proves that even with all the headlines about bullying and selfishness that takes place in high schools there are still those out there that are willing to do a good deed and care about others.

The junior class at Riverton High School in Utah, crowned sixteen year old Kendra Muller as their 2014 prom queen, however they never would have guessed that three days later Muller would offer up her crown and sash, a completely selfless act, to a special needs student who was voted first runner-up.

Muller, went into a classroom and handed over the sparkly tiara, sash, and title to Amanda Belnap in front of her fellow students and teachers saying “I thought Amanda really deserves this honor”.… Full Story

School Bans A Boy From Wearing A My Little Pony Lunchbag, Saying It Triggers Bullying

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(PCM) We were absolutely outraged to learn that a North Carolina school district has banned a young boy, Grayson Bruce, from bringing his “My Little Pony” lunch bag to school because they claim that it acts as a trigger for bullying.

So basically the school is saying, instead of dealing with the real issue at hand, which is the school’s obvious bullying problem, they would rather penalize the victim and not allow him to express himself freely. The school would rather blame a bag than face the fact that they have a bullying issue in their school.

The 9-year old boy claims that he has been verbally and physically attacked by his classmates after he brought his “My Little Pony” lunch bag to school.… Full Story

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