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This Teen Cancer Survivor Ran a Half Marathon Wearing a Cinderella Dress For a Moving Reason.

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Seventeen year old Katy Miles is quite the active teen, she hits the gym four or five times a week, you’d never guess the UK-based teen’s body literally runs on just one kidney: Cancer struck her left kidney when she was 4 years old. But after 12 years in remission, Katy ran her first half marathon last weekend to raise money for the disease that nearly took her life.

This Teen Cancer Survivor Ran a Half Marathon Wearing a Cinderella Dress For a Moving Reason.

When Katy was a young child, her doctors insisted she had constipation, nothing more. “I just had a feeling that something else was wrong and kept going back [to the doctor] until she was sent for a scan,” says Louise Miles, Katy’s mom and regional fundraising manager for the UK charity Teenage Cancer Trust. “I can remember looking on the screen, seeing a huge tumor, and knowing this was serious.”

This Teen Cancer Survivor Ran a Half Marathon Wearing a Cinderella Dress For a Moving Reason.

Katy spent 10 months in and out of hospitals battling kidney cancer. Although the disease also spread to her lungs, she was given a 60 percent chance of survival, despite a potentially life-threatening infection in the intravenous line delivering her chemotherapy.

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While Katy’s memory of having cancer is vague, she does recall her mom rewarding her with princess costumes if she agreed to take her foul-tasting medicines every day. To live her best life while in treatment, Katy often dressed as Cinderella, her favorite princess, during chemotherapy sessions.

This Teen Cancer Survivor Ran a Half Marathon Wearing a Cinderella Dress For a Moving Reason.

When Katy turned 17, the minimum age to run the Great North Run, a large half-marathon that’s held near the oncologist she continues to visit for annual checkups, she decided to don a Cinderella dress again for a wonderful cause: She planned to race in the dress and use the event to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The teen raised £1,200 (about $1,629) and ran alongside her dad, who’d run the race before. A family affair!

This Teen Cancer Survivor Ran a Half Marathon Wearing a Cinderella Dress For a Moving Reason.

“After running I was completely shattered,” Katy wrote in a blog post published on the charity’s website after the race, which she finished in 2 hours, 54 minutes, and 32 seconds.”But I really enjoyed it…I nearly lost my shoe, just like Cinderella, at mile 3 when my lace came undone, but managed to keep it on.”

This Teen Cancer Survivor Ran a Half Marathon Wearing a Cinderella Dress For a Moving Reason.

Still, Katy’s biggest racing hurdle had nothing to do with her sneakers or even her costume, which had a hooped skirt that kept the fabric away from her legs. Around mile 6, the part of her back where she’d received radiotherapy back in the day began to ache. (Radiation treatment can slow the growth of children’s muscles, according to information from The American Cancer Society.) “I had to grit my teeth the next 7 miles, as I was determined to finish,” she said.

This Teen Cancer Survivor Ran a Half Marathon Wearing a Cinderella Dress For a Moving Reason.

And she did — with her Cinderella makeup miraculously intact — and she received countless “Go Cinderella!”s along the way. Next year, Katy hopes to run the race again as Cinderella or another Disney character — perhaps this time, a queen would be more fitting.

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School Cafeteria Worker Fired For Giving Food To Child Who Couldn’t Pay

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A New Hampshire school cafeteria worker’s act of kindness got her fired and it is causing quite a roar online. Bonnie Kimball tells the Valley News she was fired by her employer, a vendor that supplies food to the Mascoma Valley Regional High School in Canaan.

This termination came a day after she gave a student lunch, even though he couldn’t pay for it. The New Hampshire Union Leader says that Bonnie Kimball let the child take $8 worth of food on March 28, and asked him to inform his mom he needed money to pay it back.

“I quietly said, ‘Tell (your) mom you need money.” Kimball told the Valley News

Bonnie Kimball was fired by her employer for giving food to child who couldn’t pay

Bonnie Kimball was fired by her employer for giving food to child who couldn’t pay

Despite the boy paying the tab the next day on March 29, Kimball was called into one of the managers’ office who had witnessed Kimball’s act of leniency and fired her.

The food vendor explained in a letter that the district manager witnessed Kimball violating their company’s ‘cash handling procedures, the school’s charge policy and federal regulation governing free meals.’

According to Valley News, Kimball had worked for the company for five years serving lunch to the teens at Mascoma Valley Regional High, whom she called another family.

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She also said that she had been following her direct supervisor’s orders to avoid causing a scene, as the company, Cafe Services, was trying to have its contract with the school district renewed.

Kimball added that she’d been told by her boss to give food to students who couldn’t pay and then tell them they needed money on their accounts.

Two of Kimball’s former coworkers resigned in protest, and reports say that students and staff at the school are now rallying around her in support.

What do you think? Was Kimball right or wrong for feeding a hungry child? Was the termination of her job even justified? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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Teen Leaves Prom Date In Tears By MAKING A Stunning Dress For Her, After Learning To Sew Because She Couldn’t Afford One

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Teen Leaves Prom Date In Tears By MAKING A Stunning Dress For Her, After Learning To Sew Because She Couldn't Afford One

Parker Smith, a high school junior from Pendleton, Indiana had never sewn a day in his life. However, he decided to learn how to just so he could make his prom date’s dreams of having the perfect prom dress come true.

In February, Parker’s prom date, Addi Rust , jokingly said, “Parker, why don’t you just make my prom dress!”  Fox 59 reports. This was after Addi had found the perfect dress, but realized that she could not afford it.

Much to Addi’s surprise, Parker thought about her request and ended up saying, “You know what, I think I could actually make your prom dress.”

Parker Smith, a high school junior from Pendleton, Indiana had never sewn a day in his life. However, he decided to learn how to just so he could make his prom date’s dreams of having the perfect prom dress come true.

Parker Smith, a high school junior from Pendleton, Indiana had never sewn a day in his life. However, he decided to learn how to just so he could make his prom date’s dreams of having the perfect prom dress come true.

For the following few months, Parker focused on teaching himself how to sew and asked for tips from his grandmother on how to make the perfect dress.

There were instances where Parker found himself making sections of the dress multiple times just to make them perfect. “I’m such a perfectionist that I was up adding more stones to the dress even the night before prom.” he said.

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The result of his efforts was a stunning blue gown that Addi could twirl around in as she attended prom with Parker.

Through every step of making the dress, Addi knew what the dress looked like, however, she could not help but cry when she saw the finished product!

The result of his efforts was a stunning blue gown that Addi could twirl around in as she attended prom with Parker.

The result of his efforts was a stunning blue gown that Addi could twirl around in as she attended prom with Parker.

“Taking a minute to brag on this man because I think this is the coolest thing that I’ve ever been a part of,” Addi wrote online. “Parker MADE my prom dress. Straight from scratch did the whole thing and I am still speechless. I’m so lucky to have him as my best friend!”

“Quite a journey, but the first thing I’ve ever sewn (a prom dress) has been finished, just in time for the ball. Not only did I get the honor of being the Prince Charming to the beautiful @AddiRust, but her fairy godmother as well, haha! I’m so thankful for her. (From scratch)” Parker tweeted on his page.

 The whole experience has now inspired Parker to create more dresses from scratch.


The whole experience has now inspired Parker to create more dresses from scratch.

The whole experience has now inspired Parker to create more dresses from scratch.  We think that Parker will have an incredible career in the fashion world and Addi really is lucky to have a friend like him!

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Passenger Snaps Photo of Mother-Daughter Pilot Team That Went Viral

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Passenger Snaps Photo of Mother-Daughter Pilot Team That Went Viral

Recently, a passenger snapped a photo of a mother-daughter pilot team on his flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta and it is melting hearts across the world.

The two pilots, Captain Wendy Rexon and her daughter first officer Kelly Rexon, were in the cockpit of a Delta Boeing 757 when a passenger asked to take their picture.

That passenger was Dr. John Watret, the chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Dr. Watret told the Embry-Riddle Newsroom that he learned that his flight crew were a family affair after overhearing a mom asking a flight attendant if her two kids could go look at the flight deck.

Recently, a passenger snapped a photo of a mother-daughter pilot team on his flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta and it is melting hearts across the world.

Recently, a passenger snapped a photo of a mother-daughter pilot team on his flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta and it is melting hearts across the world.

“The flight attendant said they could – and that they would be surprised.” Watret recalled.

Indeed, when the family returned to their seats, Watret said he overheard them talking about the mother and daughter pilots who were flying the plane. “I thought that was amazing, I was in awe. I asked if I could visit them, too.” Watret said.

After taking their picture, Watret posted the photo on his twitter account captioning it, “Just flew from LAX to ATL on Delta piloted by this mother daughter flight crew. Great flight. Inspiring for you women.”

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The post quickly went viral, with people commenting on the photo and saying how incredible it was to see the mother-daughter pair working together.

“How about a big congratulations for a mother-daughter team,” said someone online. “That’s a great accomplishment!”

“I think it’s inspiring for everyone because it’s not every time you see parents and their offspring doing great things together.” wrote another.

“That is just the most amazing, wonderful news ever-seriously. My mother and I would never have flown together as crew. We couldn’t even agree on having the radio on/off in the car!” Another person added.

The official Delta Twitter account joined in, too, tweeting, ‘Family flight crew goals!’

As it turns out, Captain Wendy and Kelly Rexon aren’t the only people in their family who are pilots! Wendy’s father is a retired pilot, her husband is currently a pilot with American Airlines, and her other daughter is a pilot as well.

Dr. Watret was elated to see that his post of the mother-daughter pilot team went viral particularly for the attention that it brought to women working in the aeronautical industry, as he works in a university that is focused on creating more opportunities for women in the world of aviation.

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