How a 9/11 Survivor and His Son Bravely Rescued a Pilot from Icy Waters
When a small plane crashes into a frozen creek, kayakers must navigate the ice to save the pilot
This Man Spent Days in a Swamp After Losing His Arm to an Alligator—and Lived to Tell the Tale
This is his incredible story of survival
Meet the Man Who Survived 16+ Hours at Sea After His Boat Capsized
This is his amazing story of survival and strength
Welcoming Ukrainian Refugees: 13 Stories That Will Renew Your Faith in Humanity
Instead of waiting to figure out the "right" way to help, these people jumped into action to help Ukrainian refugees...
I Was Stalked with an Apple AirTag—Here’s What I Wish I’d Known
Tech aimed at making our lives easier is now the perfect stalking tool—and it's terrifying
This Expert Skier Survived Two Avalanches After Hitting the Slopes
Caught in a massive avalanche and buried alive under a blanket of snow, Ken Scott knew death was just a...
13 Powerful Things Surviving a Terrorist Attack Taught Me About Life
Here's how I learned to see the good in a world that can seem, at times, to be horrifically evil.
9/11 Survivor Stories: Twists of Fate That Saved These People’s Lives
These stories will leave you speechless.
How an 18-Year-Old Helped Save a Hiker Who Fell 75 Feet Off a Mountain Cliff
An 18-year-old went on a hike with his mom—and returned home a hero. Here's how his quick actions saved...
When a Medevac Plane Couldn’t Land Because the Runway Lights Were Out an Entire Village Used T...
“Any time a plane flies over that late, you know something is wrong.”
This Woman Was Trapped in Her Car on an Embankment for Days Before Concerned Neighbors Found Her
Trapped in her car down an embankment, Corine began to lose hope...
Here’s How I Survived a Shark Attack
Mike Coots was surfing with his buddies near his home in Kauai when he was attacked by a shark. He...
When 20 Miners Became Stranded in an Elevator Shaft, One Man Transported Them All to Safety
Below the trapped miners was an empty elevator shaft, 2,000 feet deep....
5 Split-Second Decisions People Made That Saved Their Own Lives
Kidnapped at gunpoint? Cornered by a mountain lion? Stranded in a snowstorm? These everyday people saved their own lives with...
In a Freak Accident, This Woman Was Shot in the Neck with an Arrow and It Ended Up Saving Her Life
After a backyard accident almost kills her, a Texas woman is taken on a miraculous medical journey.
This Man Beheaded a Snake—And It Still Bit Him
When Jeremy Sutcliffe decapitated the poisonous rattler threatening his wife, he assumed that would be the end of it. He...
12 Titanic Survivors: What Happened to Them Next
That fateful night was the beginning of the rest of their lives—for better or for worse.
His Parachute Got Stuck on the Plane’s Wheel and He Was Suspended in Midair with Little Chance...
Almost 80 years after it unfolded in the sky over San Diego, a nearly impossible rescue mission remains one of...
5 People Whose Brain Injuries Gave Them New Abilities
The brain is a powerful organ! Although these people experienced trauma, their brains compensated with some special skills.
What It Feels Like to Be Caught Inside a California Wildfire
Half inferno, half cyclone, the Carr Fire burned as hot as 2,700 degrees and packed winds that turned ...
What It Feels Like to Have a Wildfire Burn Over You, Straight from a Firefighter
The most dangerous time for a wildfire is late afternoon, when the sun is hot, relative humidity is low, and...
I Used to Be Homeless—And Here’s What Everyone Gets Wrong About It
You've been misled by television and movies: Homeless people aren't dangerous. Here's the reality from a man who spent 20...
The Day Robert Downey Jr. Saved My Grandma
At the height of an emergency, the actor turned into a real-life superhero.
My “Abdominal Pain” Turned out to Be Colon Cancer
Amy Driben-Salcedo dismissed the burning in her abdomen as an ulcer—until a colonoscopy revealed she had colon cancer.