True Stories

Taken by the Wind—and Back to Earth
Taken by the Wind—and Back to Earth

Reginald and Danielle Eppes are convinced their son survived his ride in the maelstrom of a tornado… >>

Budget Crises Make Mayors Feel Like
Budget Crises Make Mayors Feel Like “Bad Guys”

[America's mayors are facing tough fiscal times. Reader's Digest's We Hear You America program is… >>

We Hear You America: Mayors of the Week
We Hear You America: Mayors of the Week

Meet some local leaders are working to make their towns even better -- and maybe earn a WHYA prize… >>

Shelli Eldredge's Miraculous Recovery
Shelli Eldredge’s Miraculous Recovery

Shelli and husband Stephen were in Hawaii with their family when tragedy struck. Here, a story of… >>

Standing Tall: The Memorial Garden Miracle
Standing Tall: The Memorial Garden Miracle

Hurricane Irene almost destroyed the last remaining connection Patti and Scott had to their son, a… >>

The Boy Who Defied Death
The Boy Who Defied Death

Dozens of rescue and medical professionals helped her son, but mom Kirsten Ostrander also credits a… >>

Baby Evan: A Miracle of Science
Baby Evan: A Miracle of Science

After infantile spasms worsened, baby Evan's parents thought nothing could stop them from losing… >>

Swept Away: A Miracle at Sea
Swept Away: A Miracle at Sea

60-year-old Hiromitsu Shinkawa and his wife fled the tsunami they feared was following the… >>

Twin Miracle: Hugged Back to Life
Twin Miracle: Hugged Back to Life

An amazing phenomena called the kangaroo mother care might have been what brought Kate Ogg's infant… >>

To Serve and Protect
To Serve and Protect

Daniel Hernandez doesn't see himself as a hero. The people of Tucson, Arizona, and the nation, beg… >>