A whole community in Carolina Beach, NC gathered on Tuesday to celebrate a woman’s 100th birthday. They sang “Happy Birthday” while she watched from her balcony . . . the mayor gave her a key to the city . . . and they declared that October 25th will forever be “Marie Underwood Day”. (Here’s a video, and some photos.)…………Bailey Kitchen, a woman in Greensboro, has been documenting her father’s journey since he was diagnosed with Wernicke’s encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disorder. She recently posted a video of her dad, who also has early onset dementia, and it’s heartbreaking, but inspiring too. He can’t remember he’s her father and says it freaks him out when she calls him “Dad”. But he can feel she’s someone important to him and doesn’t want to hurt her feelings. She says it’s okay, and offers to call him Scott now. Then it ends with him telling her, “I love you.” He still feels it, even if he doesn’t know why…………And finally………….
Edward Thompson, a teen in Raleigh, was fighting cancer six years ago, and designed a haunted house from his hospital bed. Now he puts it on every year to raise money for a charity called Give Kids the World, a nonprofit resort where children with critical illnesses and their families can stay for free. Edward is cancer free and will graduate from high school in the spring.