A piano player gets $10,000 in tips from internet strangers

Tonee Carter is a pianist. He’s also a dialysis patient. Carter’s kidneys function at just 10-percent, meaning he can only play the piano when he’s not at the doctor or going to dialysis. Times have been tough for the 66-year-old. Most recently, he’s taken his show to an Atlanta airport. When motivational speaker Carlos Whittaker […]

Young cancer survivor donates thousands of toys to children’s hospital

Tripp Hughes was just 4-years-old when he was diagnosed with cancer. For two and a half years, Tripp and his parents traveled to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, for treatment. Nurses and doctors became family as the Hughes clan faced their toughest battle. In July, Tripp was declared cancer-free. Tripp wasted no time […]

Restaurant owner spends free time fixing cars and donating them

South Carolina restaurant owner Eliot Middleton knows that a lack of transportation can hold people back. Middleton learned his way around car engines from his father. The two worked side by side for 17 years, even starting a mechanic shop. After his father passed away, Middleton wanted to honor his father’s legacy. Starting a local […]

High school graduates raised money for a senior trip, then donated it

Like most schools, Islesboro Central School in Maine has a history of sending graduates on trips around the world to celebrate their accomplishments. Seniors have raised money to go to Italy, Norway, and the beaches of Panama. This year, the graduating class pulled together thousands of dollars. Instead of packing their bags and flying out […]

Teen organizes blood drive to help little sister

When 6-year-old Violet Jackson was diagnosed with leukemia, she needed two life-saving blood transfusions. Her mother was so thankful that blood was available for her daughter that she scheduled an appointment to give blood to help another in need. Inspired and newly aware of the importance of blood donation, Violet’s older sister Eden got involved […]

Man who walks 17 miles roundtrip to and from work gifted bicycle

Donte Franklin is a cook in Oklahoma. On a typical day, the Oklahoma 20-year-old leaves his house three hours before the start of his shift so he can walk eight miles to his job. After work, he makes the same trek home. Michael Lynn spotted Franklin walking on a sweltering day and offered the man […]

Bride donates kidney to husband’s ex-wife

Jim Merthe and Debby Neal-Strickland had their first date ten years ago, more than two decades after Merthe and his first wife divorced. They married recently, and two days after exchanging vows and rings, the new bride donated a kidney to Jim’s ex-wife Mylaen Merthe. The women, who now call themselves kidney sisters, are planning […]

Teen raises more than $30,000 for children’s hospital

Anna Allen held her first thrift sale for charity when she was a sixth-grader. All the money collected went to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Six years later, the Wisconsin teen continues to organize and sell used goods out of her parent’s garage. Her annual thrift sale has become so popular, the whole community […]

Teen works for two years to buy friend an electric wheelchair

Navigating the hallways of his Arkansaw school in a manual wheelchair has always been a struggle for Brandon Qualls. When his friend saw just how much effort it took for Qualls to get to class, he stepped up to help. Teenager Tanner Wilson took a part-time job as a mechanic, saving every penny to help […]

Couple hides money in baby products to help new parents

When Patrick and Krystal Duhaney welcomed their first child eight years ago, they struggled to make ends meet. The Duhaneys are now expecting their third child. They noticed how expensive essential baby items cost on a recent trip to the store. In a better place financially, they wanted to help new parents. The California couple […]