There are also other singers to choose from, as this link is to x Factor.
She was there when her Mother took her last breath after fighting ovarian cancer. Rhema was only 4 at the time her Mother was going through all of the cancer treatments. She and her Father stayed right by her Mother’s side through as much of it as what the doctors would let them.
Rhema has drawn strength through the experience and is sharing it with others through her singing. She sings at the church where her Mother was a member before her death.
Rhema also sings secular songs, and does very well with whatever she sings. I will surely try to listen to her as much as I possibly can. I really do like to hear her sing.
This blog is about children saving adults and helping deliver babies. In our society today, most children are barely being tolerated. They are given electronic babysitters, so to speak, as soon as they are big enough to hold an iphone, and iPad, or a tablet. Then they are taught how to watch children’s movies on these devices, and left to their own resources. Unfortunately, that’s not the way to raise responsible adults. That’s the way to raise very selfish adults that are barely able to take care of their self, if they can even yake care of their self. And believe me, there are plenty of young adults that don’t know beans about living on their own and taking care of their self.
When I was growing up, we were taught our name, our parents name, our address, and our phone number. Believe it or not, there are some children today that don’t even know that much basic information. Now days there is almost no such a thing as a land line. the only people that have land lines are senior citizens that need the land lines to have their emergency alerts connected to them, otherwise everybody has a cell phone.
I saw an episode of a show, from back in the 90’s, called Rescue 911, where the Mother was expecting a baby any day. The Father had to work nights. They had a three year old son. They taught the son how to dial 911 and tell the operator that “my Mommy is having a baby”. That way the toddler would be able to accomplish this task of getting emergency help. They even had a phone installed in the bathroom, where he could reach it to dial 911. The toddler did have to use the phone to call 911, but not because his Mother was having a baby, but because his Mother was choking on a piece of hard candy, and had already fallen to the floor. Luckily enough the dispatcher could barely hear the Mother in the background gasping for breath. They thought that the toddler was just playing with the phone. Once they heard the Mother, they immediately sent help, but they kept the toddler on the phone until help arrived. So in essence, the toddler saved his Mother’s life.
In this blog, there is a video of a 5 year old girl that saved her Mother from drowning, in a pool, when her Mother had a seizure. There is a video of a 5 year old little girl, that saved her Dad’s life, when he was having trouble breathing. Another video is of another 5 year old, but this time it was a little boy, that saved his Father’s life when he was in a diabetic coma. And last, but not least, there is an amazing video of an 8 year old little girl helping her Mom deliver her baby brother.
Here is a video of an 8 year old little girl helping her Mom deliver her baby brother.
Hopefully these videos have really impressed upon you that even young children can be very resourceful and have the capability of saving an adult. It all has to do with proper teaching and upbringing. When children are taught to have compassion and concern for other people and to know the value of other person’s life, then they will react with that same compassion and love when it comes to saving another person’s life. These are the type of children that hopefully will be the leaders of our society someday. Otherwise, I think that our society is in grave danger of demise. We are already falling down a steep hill, at a very rapid pace. Something has to change for the better, or we may no longer be a thriving society, but a society in ruins.
I have written about this topic in other blogs before, but it is one that needs to be repeated every now and then. Obviously there are similarities and there are differences in normal people and disabled people. First off, we are all created equal and should be treated with equal respect. But there are things that have to be considered where disabled people are concerned.
The statement that disabled people just want to be treated the same as everybody else is true. But obviously there has to be treatment that is different. We want to be treated in that we want to be given an equal chance to try to do whatever job we have confidence that we can do. When you see a disabled person in a wheelchair, don’t just automatically assume that they can’t do anything for alone. There are many people, that to look at them, it would seem that they would not be able to do anything alone.
Say someone was missing a limb such as an arm. Most people would think that the person would not be able to do much of anything alone, such as get dressed, eat, or work. I have seen documentaries on people that didn’t have any arms, but they could do most everything with their feet. That included being able to drive an adapted car. I saw a video just the other day where a young lady with no legs was riding a skateboard, and doing very well. There was another video of a girl with a prosthetic leg doing gymnastics.
There was one 14 year old girl, Gabi ShuIl, who had cancer in her right knee. The cancer was removed from her upper right thigh to mid way her lower leg. The doctor’s then proceeded to reattach her lower leg, through a procedure called Rotationplasty, where they rotated her lower leg 180 degrees and reattached it to her upper thigh. Watch the video to be totally amazed.
Those were just a few examples of some amazing things that disabled people can do. Granted that there are some that would appear to be not so bad off, but they are unable to do much of anything. A friend of mine was born with arthrogryposis and cannot bend his knees, his arms, or his wrists, and can only barely bend his fingers enough to do computer work. At first glance you would think that he could do all of the above.
There are people that act as if anyone that is in a wheel chair is not only unable to do anything physically, but that they are also mentally challenged in some way. For some reason, all the people seem to be able to do is to stare at the person in the wheelchair. All I can figure is that they were not taught that it is not nice to stare at others. I don’t know about other disabled people, but I would rather someone ask me about what is wrong than to just stare at me. What I am trying to point out is that many times, looks are deceiving.
When you arrive at a store door at the same time as a disabled person in a wheelchair, at least offer to hold the door open. The disabled person may be one of those that refuses to let anyone do anything for them. But, the disabled person may be someone that doesn’t want to be a bother, but is having a difficult time trying to open the heavy store door alone. I, myself am in a wheelchair. From time to time, I have trouble opening doors. Whenever someone asks me if I need help, on those days I accept their help. On the days that I am able to open them myself, I politely say “No thank you, but I appreciate your offering, hope you have a nice day.”
Many times I have been told that, “Disabled people don’t like to be helped.” this may be true of some, but others really need the help. Before you help, be sure that what you are about to do is OK with the person that you are assisting. What you are trying to do may be hurting them and not helping them. Please understand that people with disabilities have different needs and everyone is different. What might have worked for one person may not work for another person. Most importantly, always ask before you help a disabled person.
If you come upon a disabled person who has fallen out of their wheelchair, ask these important questions and do the things below:
Is the person breathing and able to speak?
If the person is able to breathe, but not able to speak due to their limitation, then check for any injured limbs, but DO NOT MOVE ANY PERSON THAT IS NOT ABLE TO SPEAK TO YOU! CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!
If the person is able to speak to you, then ask what happened and are you hurt?
If the person is not injured and is not in pain, then get some other people that also understand what the circumstance is, and tell the disabled person what you are about to do.
If you are going to move the wheelchair, or place the wheelchair back in its upright position, then identify whether or not the wheelchair is a manual chair or a power chair.
If the wheelchair is manual, then place your right hand on top of the push handle bar and your left hand on the bottom frame of the wheelchair while another person is on the other side making sure the wheelchair is stable. If you are able, attempt to lock the brakes, or put your right foot behind the rear tier. This will help you to get support and will keep the wheelchair from moving.
If the wheelchair is a power chair, then make sure the wheelchair is turned off before trying to do anything with it. Please make sure that there are no exposed wires or any broken parts that will keep the wheelchair from moving. Depending on the wheelchair model, you will have to find the frame of the wheelchair. Please understand that some power chairs have custom parts and seating. Never grab any part of the wheelchair that has a piston or actuator attached to it. Try finding a back handle of the wheelchair and the bottom of the wheelchair frame. Please be aware that power chairs are extremely heavy and may require up to six people to get the chair back upright. If the disabled person is able to be moved safely out of the chair, then do so before putting the chair back up, but always ask the person what is the best procedure to follow. If for any reason you are unsure about how to move the wheelchair or the disabled person, please contact your local emergency services . Most states will not charge to assist or take care of minor injuries. They only charge if they transport a person to the hospital. Please consult your local emergency fire department for more information.
When you are driving, please be considerate of disabled people, as well as any other people that are walking or on bicycles. Don’t stop in a crosswalk when the stoplight changes. The white lines are there to let pedestrians know where the safety zone is, not for you to stop in the middle of them, and block the wheelchair ramp, because you weren’t paying attention. Nor should you try to turn right on the red light when the white light is on, and someone is trying to cross. The white light shows that it is safe for pedestrians to cross, not for you to try to turn before they can even start to cross. The white light doesn’t stay on long enough to even get across the street as is, let alone for you to turn red because you don’t want to wait for the people to walk across the street. Just try to remember that the people crossing the street are out in the weather, whether or not it’s good, and you are in a vehicle. Also try to think how you would feel if it was you trying to cross the street and someone was stopped in the crosswalk and blocking the wheelchair ramp. Try to imagine how you would feel if you were the one in a wheelchair the next time that you don’t want to wait for a disabled person to cross.
No, kids with special needs are not weird or odd. They have not lived long enough to get either one of those traits. Most children are sweet and innocent. Any children that are “different” are only differently abled. It is the few bad apples (that are also called bullies), so to speak, that think that and call these very special children weird or odd.
You can ask most any parent of a special child and they will tell you that their child is a blessing. God doesn’t make mistakes. He sends these very special children to just the right parents that have the extra love and understanding to appreciate these special little angels. Further more, it is a proven fact that every special child has at least one area in which they are a genius. This is true whether it be in singing, playing piano, art, math,and so on. These geniuses can actually put other people to shame when the other people are “tested so to speak” side by side. I have seen many programs attesting to this fact.
A good friend of mine is one of these special people. He was born in Moscow, Russia on July 6, 1987. On June 5, 1994 he was adopted by a couple from Chicago, Illinois. His name is Vladimir Krasvine Stafford, and he was born with arthrogryposis. This is a very rare (1 in 350,000 babies are born with it) birth defect where some or all of the joints are involved. It is not known whether or not the condition is congenital. In Vladimir’s case, his elbows, hands, fingers, knees and feet were affected. His elbows don’t bend, his hands are turned inwards in a clubbed form, his knees don’t bend, and his feet were turned inwards. At the age of 12 both of his feet had to be amputated, so Vlad now has two prosthetic legs from the knees down, and as a result is totally wheelchair bound. Most people would look at Vladimir and wonder what in the world he could possibly do? Nothing, would be their answer, and they couldn’t be further from the truth. At first glance, when you see his extremities, your first thought is that none of his extremities work. It is true that most of his extremities don’t work, but he is one of those very inspirational people, and he capitalizes on what does work. His mind is so sharp, he is a genius, and he can use his fingers in a very constructive way. He fixes computers, and has even built many of them from the bottom up, so to speak. He designs websites and hosts them for a living. Surprisingly, he does all of his own typing. He doesn’t use any kind of “speak for the computer to do the typing” kind of program either. Looking at some of the websites he has designed will make you almost lose your breath, and you will obviously see what I mean. The man is brilliant.
Watch the video, (as soon as Vlad can upload it, he is very busy with Rilex Technologies, his tech company for all kinds of computer technology services) of still shots from his childhood years and see his progression. He won many awards in school for his grades, his scholastic achievements, and his culinary skills. Yes, you read that correctly, his culinary skills. The man is a great cook and dreams of one day owning a restaurant. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he will see his dream come true some day.
If the truth be known, ALL OF US have something that could be considered “weird or odd” about us. And the older we get the more weird and odd we become to other people, because we get so set in our ways. The plain fact is that people need to be more tolerant of each other. When you come across someone that is special and different from you, just think about how you would like for others to treat you and treat the other person that same way.
I am finding this very upsetting, as will most wheelchair bound people that I know, that will fly in the future. People in wheelchairs have a hard enough time just living life everyday. But when you have to worry about your ability to fly somewhere should the need ever arise, it’s even worse.
In today’s society, anybody that is different in any way has a hard way to go. The difference doesn’t necessarily have to be in the person being handicapped. The difference may be in the person being smarter, not too good looking, short or tall, wears glasses, has hearing aids, or any other of a number of things.
For the most part, society accepts and is starting to accomodate people in wheelchairs more and more. Street corners are being redone so that the curb is even with the road(or that is what it is actually supposed to be), there are little lifts from one floor to the next floor in government buildings where there is a mezzanine, and in some churches, many buildings have had elevators put in them, businesses have installed ramps outside and threshold ramps inside between the doorways, and many communities have started providing handicap accessible transportation, via accessible buses or taxis, for wheelchair bound people.
Up until this current incident, I was under the impression that all airplanes, except for privately owned airplanes, were wheelchair accessible. This goes for commuter flights also. I started having to depend on wheelchair accessible transportation in 1995 when I first ended up in a wheelchair. There has never been a problem with accessibility before now. However, after this incident, I will be leery of all airlines except for Delta. My friend, Vladimir Stafford and I went to Seattle in 2013 to a vlogger fair there. Both of us are in wheelchairs. His wheelchair is an automatic one, and mine is foldable. Needless to say, I don’t have as much trouble since my chair can be folded up. Delta has a great system, and they are very gracious and helpful in any way necessary. They even gave us blankets when we got chilly. The attendants came by quite often to see if either of us needed anything, and were always in a cheerful mood. We were very impressed with their service.
If the person in this incident had have taken Delta, then she would not have had any problems. I don’t imagine that she will ever take American Airlines again. I sure wouldn’t, especially after how rude they were to her and then them saying that there was no way that they were going to compensate her for what happened. I hope the Better Business Bureau puts a bad mark in their record for this.
One thing is for sure, I will not even consider trying to fly on American Airlines after this incident. The way they treated this passenger was totally inacceptable. There are many other wheelchair bound people that feel the same way that I do. This incident has lost American Airlines a lot of clientele. They not only lost wheelchair bound people, but also people that support accessibility for wheelchair bound people and the families that travel with the wheelchair bound people. I am sure that they families will not take American Airlines if they think that there is a possibility that the same thing might happen to their loved one.
American Airlines shot their self in the pocketbook with this one. And their response to the passenger was unheard of for any large company like American Airlines.
I wish I was half as talented as this woman is with this dance. And she is having so much fun while doing it. Every time I have thought a dance looked so easy, and I tried to do it, I have failed. Maybe I’m just supposed to enjoy watching other people having fun with dancing. My hope in posting this is that you will have as much fun watching this as I have had. So get up and dance LOL.
Jennifer Bricker was born without legs, and her biological parents gave her up for adoption because they couldn’t bring themselves to raise her. That was when she was adopted by Sharon and Gerald Bricker, who decided that they would raise her as they raised all their other children. They always told her that the one word she wasn’t allowed to say was “can’t.” Clearly, it had a huge impact on her life. She learned how to play just about every sport you can imagine, and even became her state’s best tumbler (in gymnastics), by high school.
What’s even more surprising is that she found out an incredible secret about her birth family when she was 16 years old. It is perhaps the most incredible coincidence I have ever heard of, and it’s sure to blow you away too.
I have posted this to point out that there is always someone worse off than you. But just once in a lifetime this person will amaze you with their abilities. It just goes to show that there is always hope! You just have to want to succeed bad enough. The best word to use is “Persevere”. That’s the key to making it. I just hope this video and post has inspired you as much as it did me.
This article and video is so funny. If you have been having a bad day, week, month, or whatever, I will almost guarantee you cannot watch this video without at least smiling if not down right laughing. I couldn’t stop laughing. Since I had so much fun watching it, I wanted my readers to have the same amount of fun. So here it is, copied straight from San Francisco Globe.
This black lab is very excited about snow. While a lot of canines love to frolic through all that fluffy white stuff, this guy takes it to the next level. Watch how he celebrates wintertime and prepare to laugh out loud. We’ve never seen anything like it.
In an interview with The Dodo, canine psychology expert, Stanley Coren, explains that dogs simply love snow because it’s fun to play with. Coren says, “Dogs like to manipulate their environment. They will play in pile of leaves, just like the way kids do — the mind of a dog is very much like that of a two-year-old.” Therefore, it’s pretty unsurprising to see this Labrador Retriever roll and slide, completely enjoying this winter wonderland.
Does your pup do anything like this? Tell us in the comments below and share if you found it as funny as we did!
A former 911 operator recently posted a story on reddit about one of the most memorable calls he ever answered and the information might just save your life.
Reddit user Crux1836 described the emergency call he will never forget and now his post is going viral.
He explained the exchange with the caller, which he said he thought was a prank at first.
He said, “I had a call that started out pretty dumb but was actually pretty serious.”
Dispatcher: “911, where is you emergency?”
Caller: “123 Main St.”
Dispatcher: “Ok, what’s going on there?”
Caller: “I’d like to order a pizza for delivery.” (oh great, another prank call).
Dispatcher: “Ma’am, you’ve reached 911.”
Caller: “Yeah, I know. Can I have a large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers?”
Dispatcher: “Ummm… I’m sorry, you know you’ve called 911, right?”
Caller: “Yeah, do you know how long it will be?”
Dispatcher: “Ok, Ma’am, is everything OK over there? Do you have an emergency?”
Caller: “Yes, I do.”
Dispatcher: “…And you can’t talk about it because there’s someone in the room with you?” (moment of realization)
Caller: “Yes, that’s correct. Do you know how long it will be?”
Dispatcher: “I have an officer about a mile from your location. Are there any weapons in your house?”
Dispatcher: “Can you stay on the phone with me?”
Caller: “Nope. See you soon, thanks.”
Crux 1836 wrote: As we dispatch the call, I check the history at the address, and see there are multiple previous domestic violence calls. The officer arrives and finds a couple, female was kind of banged up, and boyfriend was drunk. Officer arrests him after she explains that the boyfriend had been beating her for a while. I thought she was pretty clever to use that trick. Definitely one of the most memorable calls.
Woman Saves Her Life by Trying to Order Pizza from 911
Woman Saves Her Life by Trying to Order Pizza from 911
Keith Weisinger was working as a police dispatcher when he received a call for pepperoni pizza. At first he thought that it was just another prank, but it actually ended up being one of the most powerful calls that he has ever received. The call was from a clever woman who was a suffering from a bout of domestic violence. This is how she made her call for “pizza”:
Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency?
Caller: 123 Main St.
Dispatcher: Ok, what’s going on there?
Caller: I’d like to order a pizza for delivery. (oh great, another prank call).
Dispatcher: Ma’am, you’ve reached 911
Caller: Yeah, I know. Can I have a large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers?
Dispatcher: Ummm…. I’m sorry, you know you’ve called 911 right?
Caller: Yeah, do you know how long it will be?
Dispatcher: Ok, Ma’am, is everything ok over there? do you have an emergency?
Caller: Yes, I do.
Dispatcher: And you can’t talk about it because there’s someone in the room with you? (moment of realization)
Caller: Yes, that’s correct. Do you know how long it will be?
Dispatcher: I have an officer about a mile from your location. Are there any weapons in your house?
Dispatcher: Can you stay on the phone with me?
Caller: Nope. See you soon, thanks.
“The officer arrives and finds a couple, female was kind of banged up, and boyfriend was drunk,” Keith explained. “Officer arrests him after she explains that the boyfriend had been beating her for a while.”
Keith took the call for pizza nearly 10 years ago. “I thought she was pretty clever to use that trick,” he thought. Keith has now become an attorney, and while he doesn’t know what happened to the woman he surely hopes that she is back on her feet and safe.
“This is a part of the job most 911 dispatchers find frustrating. Beyond the immediate resolution – arrest, hospitalization, etc. – we rarely hear what happens to the people who call,” Keith said.
We thank God that the woman was quick on her feet, and so was Keith. With both of their wisdom combined they were able to end the terrible situation that was happening.
We are surely praying for anyone who has ever been a victim of domestic violence.