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Meet Alec Cabacungan, the spokesperson for Shriners Childrens Hospital for the last 6 years, has Brittle Bone Disease. He has broken over 60 bones in his lifetime. He is an 18yo college freshmen, plays wheelchair basketball, interviews athletes and has appeared on sports shows such as NBA on TNT.

Alec’s mission There are few places both as hopeful and as heartbreaking as a children’s hospital, especially around the holidays. While there are many, chances are you may know Shriners Hospitals for Children because of one very special patient. “I used to be known as just that kid in the wheelchair, and now I’m Alec …

Meet Alec Cabacungan, the spokesperson for Shriners Childrens Hospital for the last 6 years, has Brittle Bone Disease. He has broken over 60 bones in his lifetime. He is an 18yo college freshmen, plays wheelchair basketball, interviews athletes and has appeared on sports shows such as NBA on TNT. Read More »

Former NFL player Warrick Dunn raised his five siblings while attending college and then playing in the NFL, after his mom, a police officer, was shot dead while he was in high school. He built 145 houses for single moms, and also met and forgave the man who was convicted of killing his mother.

Warrick De’Mon Dunn (born January 5, 1975) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12th overall in the 1997 NFL Draft, after playing college football at Florida State. Dunn was named AP NFL Offensive Rookie of …

Former NFL player Warrick Dunn raised his five siblings while attending college and then playing in the NFL, after his mom, a police officer, was shot dead while he was in high school. He built 145 houses for single moms, and also met and forgave the man who was convicted of killing his mother. Read More »

With the exception of college or military service, 37 percent of Americans have never lived outside their hometown, and 57 percent of Americans have never lived outside their home state.

The Typical American Lives Only 18 Miles From Mom Families traveling from far-flung places, returning home for the holidays. That image of an American Christmas fits the perception of Americans as rootless, constantly on the move to seek opportunity even if it means leaving family behind. Yet that picture masks a key fact about the …

With the exception of college or military service, 37 percent of Americans have never lived outside their hometown, and 57 percent of Americans have never lived outside their home state. Read More »

James McCune Smith, the first African-American doctor, was rejected from all American colleges and had to attend the University of Glasgow in Scotland, where he graduated at the top of his class

James McCune Smith James McCune Smith (April 18, 1813 – November 17, 1865) was an African-American physician, apothecary, abolitionist, and author in New York City. He was the first African American to hold a medical degree and graduated at the top in his class at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. After his return to …

James McCune Smith, the first African-American doctor, was rejected from all American colleges and had to attend the University of Glasgow in Scotland, where he graduated at the top of his class Read More »

Of the 2.9 million female high school athletes, only 3% are cheerleaders, yet cheerleading accounts for nearly 65% of all catastrophic injuries in girls’ high school athletics, and is considered one of the most dangerous school activities.

Cheerleading This article is about American-style cheerleading. For Japanese-style cheerleading, see Ōendan. “Cheerleader” redirects here. For other uses, see Cheerleader (disambiguation). College cheerleaders performing a liberty stunt The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders perform on the flight deck for the crew of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) during the taping of the FOX NFL Pregame Show. The …

Of the 2.9 million female high school athletes, only 3% are cheerleaders, yet cheerleading accounts for nearly 65% of all catastrophic injuries in girls’ high school athletics, and is considered one of the most dangerous school activities. Read More »

Rapper J. Cole graduated high school with a 4.2 GPA, accepted a scholarship to St. Johns University, was the president of a pan-African student coalition in college, and graduated with a magna cum laude in communication and business.

J. Cole This article is about the American musician. For the cricketer, see J. Cole (Hampshire cricketer). For the English footballer, see Joe Cole. Jermaine Lamar Cole (born January 28, 1985), known professionally as J. Cole, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Born on a military base in Germany but raised in …

Rapper J. Cole graduated high school with a 4.2 GPA, accepted a scholarship to St. Johns University, was the president of a pan-African student coalition in college, and graduated with a magna cum laude in communication and business. Read More »

In high school, Donald Glover was voted “Most Likely to Write for The Simpsons.” In 2006, Glover sent writing samples to David Miner, which included a spec script he had written for The Simpsons. Miner and Tina Fey were impressed by Glover’s work and hired him to become a writer for 30 Rock.

Donald Glover “Don Glover” redirects here. For the Arkansas politician, see Don Edward Glover. For the similarly-named actor, see Danny Glover. Donald McKinley Glover Jr. (born September 25, 1983), also known by the stage name Childish Gambino, is an American actor, singer, rapper, comedian, writer, producer, and director. After working on Derrick Comedy while studying …

In high school, Donald Glover was voted “Most Likely to Write for The Simpsons.” In 2006, Glover sent writing samples to David Miner, which included a spec script he had written for The Simpsons. Miner and Tina Fey were impressed by Glover’s work and hired him to become a writer for 30 Rock. Read More »

William Whipple, one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, freed his slave after signing it because he believed one cannot simultaneously fight for freedom and hold another person in bondage.

William Whipple For the United States Army general, see William Whipple Jr. The Moffatt-Ladd House, home of William Whipple in Portsmouth, New Hampshire William Whipple Jr. (January 25, 1731 NS [January 14, 1730 OS] – November 28, 1785) was a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Hampshire and …

William Whipple, one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, freed his slave after signing it because he believed one cannot simultaneously fight for freedom and hold another person in bondage. Read More »

In 1971, a young hacker named John Draper discovered that the toy whistles found in Captain Crunch cereal boxes were capable of mimicking the tones used by phone companies, allowing him to make free phone calls.

Captain Crunch and his Toy Whistle One fateful day in 1971, a young hacker named John Draper opened a box of Captain Crunch cereal. It is hard to imagine how this led to a major event in the history of anything, but the detail is that the box came with a toy whistle. Draper didn’t …

In 1971, a young hacker named John Draper discovered that the toy whistles found in Captain Crunch cereal boxes were capable of mimicking the tones used by phone companies, allowing him to make free phone calls. Read More »