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‘He Visits 5 Time A Day, To Make Sure She Wakes From All Her Naps’: 78-Year-Old And 7-Year-Old Form Amazing Bond.

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My grandmother, Wilma (better known as nana) walked into my life when I was just 2-years-old. Since then, we have been attached at the hip. Of course, I loved her growing up as a child, but our bond has become extremely strong now that I have gotten older. Part of that comes with age and maturity and the rest has to do with her battle with cancer. She was diagnosed with lung cancer two years ago. After going through with surgery to remove a part of her lung, six months later she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Two separate cancers less than a year apart, it has been an extremely long two years to say the least. Thankfully, she is still fighting today.

For years, I have been trying to get her to move in with me so I can keep a better eye on her health. Unfortunately, she is just as stubborn as I am and has refused that offer many times. The main reason, she has lived in her house for 38 years this Thanksgiving and it is the one thing that has remained constant. She loves her home, her independence, her yard, and especially her neighbors. Every morning around 6 am, she wakes up, makes a cup of coffee, and goes directly to her porch.

Most people in our town wouldn’t have the best things to say about the neighborhood Nana lives in, but that is what is so awesome about this story. I want to shed some light in this dark world we are living in.

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I work full time in the emergency department in our hometown on night shift. That alone keeps my schedule very limited, along with being a full-time student. We don’t have much family here, so getting Nana back and forth to treatment every day and being able to check on her frequently (or as much as I would like) has been difficult for me to do. This is where her beautiful neighbors come into play. They check on her multiple times throughout the day and have even helped me get her to chemotherapy and radiation appointments. They are honestly what keeps Nana going. I can’t go over to her home without someone at some point yelling ‘Hey Ms. Wilma, How ya doing?’ She knows everyone by name and they know and love her just as much as I do.

Caleb, the boy in the picture, is 7-years-old and in 1st grade. His grandmother lives directly next door to mine and is one neighbor she is especially close with. They have lived next to each other for as long as I can remember. The first time Nana and Caleb ever interacted was over an extra plate of food Nana had made and given to him. You would have thought Nana had given him a $100 bill. He was so grateful and thankful for a steak dinner. Caleb has recently moved in with his grandmother and his dad, along with his two other brothers. Prior to this, he was over there almost every day, and just like his grandmother, has visited and checked on Nana frequently.

The day I took the picture of them on the porch was the first day I really got to interact with him and get to know this genuine and kind young man. The conversations I’ve had him with him are so heartwarming and touching. Almost every time I think about his story and his heart, I want to tear up. My nana is so attached to him and the bond they have is incredible. He doesn’t come from much, but you can tell he has been raised on love. He will bust out a dance move in a heartbeat, will go on and on about how much he loves school, and make you laugh until you cry. This kid deserves the love he has received from this post. He stands out from the norm and brings so much joy into everyone’s life he is around. I am so thankful for him and the love he has shown my grandmother. I know for certain it has helped her on her hardest days. He will never know how much I truly appreciate him. I hope one day he realizes the impact he has left on her life and mine as well.

Nana starts back up with 30 rounds of radiation here in the next few weeks. Please say a prayer for her. Along with that prayer, I hope this story touches everyone it reaches. Although all we hear about in the world today is hate and pain, know that in the small town of Jackson, Tennessee, sitting on the porch, Caleb and Nana chose love. Age doesn’t matter, gender doesn’t matter, race doesn’t matter, they chose to love each other despite what everyone else is doing around them.”

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Baby Who Had No Visitors In Hospital is Adopted By Nurse Who Cared For Her

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Baby Who Had No Visitors In Hospital is Adopted By Nurse Who Cared For Her

A baby girl who was born prematurely and had no visitors in hospital has been adopted by a nurse who cared for her. Baby Gisele did not have the greatest start in life. She was born prematurely, at just 29 weeks, to a drug-addicted mother and father, weighing less than two pounds.

She also had health issues as a result of her mother’s drug addiction and she had no visitors for several months. Gisele was being cared for by staff at the NICU in the Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts, USA, and that is where her life started taking a turn for the better.

Baby Gisele did not have the greatest start in life. She was born prematurely, at just 29 weeks, to a drug-addicted mother and father, weighing less than 2 pounds.

Baby Gisele did not have the greatest start in life. She was born prematurely, at just 29 weeks, to a drug-addicted mother and father, weighing less than 2 pounds.

Liz Smith, a nurse at the hospital, had always wanted to have children, but she suffered from infertility, and was told she was not a good candidate for IVF, so she was unable to get pregnant.

The 45 year old woman had never considered adoption or foster care before, but from the moment she met Gisele, Ms Smith instantly bonded with her and began to visit her regularly.

The state of Massachusetts gained custody of the girl when she was 3 months old in October 2016, and a few months later Ms Smith volunteered to foster her.

Liz Smith, a nurse at the hospital, had always wanted to have children, but she suffered from infertility,

Liz Smith, a nurse at the hospital, had always wanted to have children, but she suffered from infertility,

Gisele who was diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome as a result of being exposed to drugs during the pregnancy, went to live with Ms Smith in April 2017 and the nurse said she knew the first time that she saw the baby girl that she wanted to be her mum.

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Speaking to CNN, Ms Smith said, “It was an emotional roller coaster. When I initially started fostering her, the goal was reunification with her birth parents. I always had that as a reality in the back of my mind while I was taking care of her, but in the moment I knew she needed and deserved every ounce of love I had to give her.”

Ms Smith officially adopted Gisele, now aged two, at a court hearing last October.

Ms Smith officially adopted Gisele, now aged two, at a court hearing last October.

Last June, the parental rights of Gisele’s birth parents were revoked as they were deemed unfit to care for Gisele. “It was very bittersweet. I was experiencing this tremendous gain and happiness in my life where others were experiencing the opposite.” Ms Smith added.

Ms Smith officially adopted Gisele, now aged two, at a court hearing last October. During the hearing the judge said, “When a judge walks in the room, everyone stands out of respect. But today I stand in respect for you, Liz because you deserve the respect from this room. A birthing day is a miracle. But adopting a child from miles away is destiny. That’s what brought you two together.

Despite having a difficult start in life, Gisele is now healthy and thriving.

Despite having a difficult start in life, Gisele is now healthy and thriving.

Despite having a difficult start in life, Gisele is now healthy and thriving. Ms Smith said, “She is thriving. She has a feeding tube where she still gets the majority of her nutrition through, but other than that, the specialist thinks she is just remarkable. They can’t believe the strides she has made and how healthy and strong she is. Her resilience is inspiring to me and every day I’m amazed by her.”

“We talk about the power of love, but to witness how it can transform a life and to witness how it transformed her life and mine is unbelievable. I have never been happier or stronger and just I couldn’t imagine life without her.” She added.

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Man Employed As Cleaner In Airplane Rises To Become Captain After 24 Years

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Man Employed As Cleaner In Airplane Rises To Become Captain After 24 Years

A man who got employed 24 years ago as an aircraft cleaner at Air Azman in Nigeria has toiled and risen gradually through the ranks to now become a captain in the aviation industry.

When Mohammed Abubakar joined Azman Air Services Limited, Nigeria’s Kano based domestic airline company 24 years ago, he never imagined he would rise so much from his position, let alone to be a captain.

However, his hard work and determination has paid off as he received his fourth bar to become a captain.
Mohammed Abubakar’s success story became viral on social media after a colleague of his posted photos on twitter with a little of his back story.

Mohammed Abubakar’s hard work and determination paid off as he received his fourth bar to become a captain.

Mohammed Abubakar’s hard work and determination paid off as he received his fourth bar to become a captain.

On the viral post, he captioned it, “He Joined the Aviation industry 24years ago as Aircraft Cleaner. Today He is getting the Fourth Bar to becoming a CAPTAIN. Congratulations Mohammed Abubakar from all of us @AirAzman.”

After finishing his secondary school, Abubakar got a casual job as an aircraft cleaner with Kabo Air in Kaduna. He recalled, “It was during Hajj operation, and I was earning N200 per day, even though many believed that I wouldn’t do it because of the meagre money involved. I was later employed as ground staff with the airline in Maiduguri. Through my service in the company, I worked in almost all the units, except security. That helped me a lot in the aviation sector.”

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With time, Abubakar got employed as a cabin crew member after a solid performance at an interview held in Kaduna, where he served Kabo Air for 8 years, earning N17,000 monthly.

He later moved to Aero Contractors, in the oil and gas section of the company as a flight attendant, where he worked with their chartered services, as the company was then not into scheduled flight services.

Mohammed Abubakar’s success story became viral on social media after a colleague of his posted photos on twitter

Mohammed Abubakar’s success story became viral on social media after a colleague of his posted photos on twitter

While there, he gave some input, which made the then Deputy Managing Director of the company to take notice of him and soon the two developed a good working relationship, and the Deputy Managing Director would seek Abubakar’s opinion on many things.

Abubakar recalled the shock he felt when he received his first salary at Aero that he tried to return it thinking there was a mix-up. “This is because my initial salary at Kabo Air was N17,000, and what I got paid in Aero was N170,000, so I couldn’t believe it,” he said.

The two developed a good working relationship, and the Deputy Managing Director would seek Abubakar’s opinion on many things.

The two developed a good working relationship, and the Deputy Managing Director would seek Abubakar’s opinion on many things.

He decided to save and invest his money heavily on bettering himself. He explained, “I joined a contribution system with my colleagues, and when it was my turn to receive the accumulated funds, there was a sizeable amount of money. So, I went to the managing director and sought his advice on my dream of training as a pilot. He was so happy, and supported me. That’s how I managed to sponsor myself for my private pilot license in Canada, which marked my take-off as an aircraft pilot.”

Abubakar said the journey to actualizing his dream has often been tough and he even considered giving up. “But I was able to weather the storm, and here we are today.” he said.

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Woman Gives Birth To Grandchild Because Daughter Was Born Without Womb

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Woman Gives Birth To Grandchild Because Daughter Was Born Without Womb

A 55 year old woman has given birth to her own grandchild after her daughter was born without a womb. At just 15 years old, Tracey Smith from Lampeter found out that she was missing her reproductive organs following a scan after having not started her period. The scans showed she had been born without a womb but she did have working ovaries and fallopian tubes.

This brought her to a heartbreaking realization that she may never give birth to a child of her own. Tracey’s mom, Emma Miles, had always said she would do whatever she could to help her have a baby and 2 months ago she proved she really meant it when she gave birth to her granddaughter, Evie.

At just 15 years old, Tracey Smith from Lampeter found out that she was missing her reproductive organs

At just 15 years old, Tracey Smith from Lampeter found out that she was missing her reproductive organs

Before being declared fit and ready to safely carry the pregnancy, Emma had to shed six stone and take hormone tablets in order to prepare her body for the pregnancy.

When the time came, one of Tracey’s eggs was fertilised using IVF and placed in Emma’s womb. Against the odds, the treatment was successful at the first time of asking.

Tracey revealed that she started considering taking up her mom’s offer of being her surrogate after getting engaged to her husband Adam.

Tracey’s mom, Emma Miles, had always said she would do whatever she could to help her have a baby and 2 months ago she proved she really meant it when she gave birth to her granddaughter, Evie.

Tracey’s mom, Emma Miles, had always said she would do whatever she could to help her have a baby and 2 months ago she proved she really meant it when she gave birth to her granddaughter, Evie.

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She said, “When I was diagnosed it tipped my world upside down. I was heartbroken at the idea that I wouldn’t carry my own child. I’d always known that I wanted to be a mum, even at 15.

Straight after my diagnosis, Mum made an offer to do what she could to help. I knew that she meant one day she’d carry my child for me. Over the years she mentioned it in passing but we never really made a firm plan.”

“It was only after I met Adam and we got engaged in 2016 that he broached the subject of children. I remembered Mum’s promise to me. So the next time we met up I asked her if she’d been serious about carrying our baby. I was delighted when she replied, ‘Of course I was.’ She had just been waiting for me to ask.” She added.

Baby Evie

Baby Evie

Initially, Tracey and Adam had considered using a surrogacy agency, but were apprehensive about the risk involved as laws in the UK dictate that surrogate mothers and their spouses, if there are any, are given parental rights from birth, so they deemed it safer to keep the baby in the family.

Tracey and Adam are currently going through the legal process of adopting their child, Evie, and Emma said she was absolutely willing to do it all again if they’d like little Evie to have a sibling.

“Despite my age I wasn’t worried about giving birth at all. All of my focus has been about doing this special thing for my daughter. Tracey is my baby and I did it all for her to be a mother. Now I’m glad to be back to work and getting back to normal. But I have offered to do it all again if they ever want a little brother or sister for Evie.” Emma said.

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