Bikes for all
When one of Katie Blomquist’s students at Pepperhill Elementary School told her he couldn’t afford a bike, her heart went out to him. But realizing he likely wasn’t the only kid in the Title I school with the same problem, she hatched a plan: give every student in the school a bike. With the help of a GoFundMe page and bike donations, she raised $80,662 and gave a bike to all 650 kids at the school. Restore your faith in humanity with more heartwarming stories.
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Helping from inside out
Born with the rare genetic condition prune belly syndrome, eight-year-old Natasha Fuller had been going through dialysis for years while waiting for a new kidney. When her parents posted about her problem on Facebook, the story caught the eye of Jodi Schmidt, a third-grade teacher at Natasha’s school. Schmidt got tested and learned she was a match! About a year later, she made a successful transplant, according to the Fond du Lac Reporter.