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You’ve got to read it to believe it! These true stories seem almost too good to be true, but we promise that we couldn’t make these up. From love to loss and from survival to unbelieavable coincidences—we’ve got the wildest stories to keep you informed, entertained, and inspired.

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One Father’s Battle Between Working and Giving Attention to His Daughter

In this award-winning story, originally published in Reader's Digest in 1969, a father learns to embrace the chaos of his daughter’s toddler years.

How My Neighbor Became My Fairy Godmother When My Toddler Had Cancer

"There was no, 'let me know what I can do,' from Betsy; she just did it."