Voiceless Radio Reporter Jamie Dupree Reinvents Career With Cutting Edge Technology

The affliction has been like a bad joke for accomplished radio reporter Jamie Dupree. He has a hugely important job. He covers Washington for all COX radio stations across the country. About two years ago he lost his voice. Not lost his voice like a bad case of laryngitis or screamed too loud at a concert lose your voice. No, he came to discover he has a rare neurological disorder called, “tongue protrusion dystonia.” He explains in the Atlanta Journal Constitution

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High Tech Glasses Let Blind Woman See Her Guide Dog For First Time

High tech glasses are making big wishes come true for Mary Sedgwick. She has a condition called bilateral optic neuritis and has been legally blind since 2003. She was in medical school when she was diagnosed and her condition led her to realize she couldn’t become a doctor like she’d always dreamed. Fox5 reports these new glasses have a high-speed and high-definition camera that shows the user what’s before them on two, near-to-the eye displays. The first thing Sedgwick wanted

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The One Who Cured The Worst Pity Party Of My Life

This week I have the story of one lucky girl.      A story that starts with a pathetic pity party.      Mine.      On a Sunday night, long ago.      What is it about Sunday nights?      How they magnify lonely and sad.      Which is what I cried to my best friend.      It wasn’t the first time we’d had this talk.      Which is probably why she cut short the empathy and sent me a link.      With a simple note.      “I think you need to do this.”      It

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Golden Buzzer Moment For Father Son Duo Reminds Us We Are The Lucky Ones

I watched this Golden Buzzer moment on “Britain’s Got Talent” YouTube channel and thought, “This.” This is what I need. This might be what you need this weekend. Odd to feature a father-son duo on Mother’s Day weekend? Perhaps. But it was the feeling that got me. On this, A weekend that is hard for a lot of folks. Stomp your feet that, “Mother’s Day is a made up holiday. Whatever. It can just be hard. Hard if you don’t

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Dog Has Operation For Cancer; Shocked Vet Finds Remains Of Stuffed Teddy Bears

Everyone loves teddy bears. Apparently, a dog in England loves them a little too much. The BBC reports a St. Bernard named, Maisy, was looking quite sick so her humans took her to the vet. An scan showed what looked like a mass throughout her abdomen. No doubt is was cancer and doctors would have to operate. During an operation to remove the spleen, Dr. Nick Blackburn found the soft toys in her stomach. Dr. Blackburn said “this was not

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Singing Sheryl Crow Songs Helped Student With Autism Learn To Speak And Now He Meets Her

Singer Sheryl Crow performs the kind of songs you kind of can’t help singing along to. This story goes beyond a “feel good” sing along. USA Today reports Belmont University student Noah Jack Cummins recently got the chance to meet Crow and share with her an incredible story. He was diagnosed with autism as a young boy. He didn’t speak. He didn’t make much noise at all. But Crow’s songs unlocked his world. He learned to speak by singing her

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College Graduate Who Couldn’t Find A Job Creates Singing Resume

Nothing like a singing resume to sing your own praises. That’s what one recent college graduate has figured out. Page Kemna has been looking for a job in sales in marketing since graduating from the University of Denver. When tons of online applications didn’t pan out, Kemna got creative. Her video is going viral. Shaul Turner of Denver’s Fox 31 has her story. Showing that not every story has a neat ending, Kemna has not yet found the exact job

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How A Stray Cat Named, “Dog” Now Helps Train Service Dogs

A stray cat is showing we all have something to contribute. An employee for Support Dogs, Inc. found this little black and white nugget in a barn. He moved into the training center where he took on the name, “Dog.” Though, it’s pronounced, “Dee-oh-gee.” Dee-Oh helps the service dogs in training learn to focus on commands and tasks while dealing distractions. Could there be a bigger distraction than a cat? Here is Dee-Oh at work. If enjoy this story, you

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Teenager Uses Lego To Build His Own Prosthetic Arm

18-year-old David Aguilar has been Lego obsessed since he was a little boy. He has always loved building things with the little plastic blocks. The usual little boy stuff–helicopters, boats, buildings. Never mind that he was born without a fully formed right arm. That never stopped David. In fact, it inspired him to go for his most inspiring Lego projects. He built himself a prosthetic arm. And then another one. He calls his invention, “MK2.” See how it works. Brilliance

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Hands Down, This Is The Holiday To End All Holidays

It’s possible today is your day.      Your special day.      You, who did not have a single Hallmark moment with your less than functional family at Thanksgiving.      You, who did not put the “Ho Ho Ho” in Christmas.      You, who didn’t look up once from your desk wondering if that bouquet of red roses delivery was for you. You can go ahead and blow.      Blow out big.      Give me a giant exhale.      You’ve made it.     

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