Charlie Kwentus knows that he won’t be around to dance with his two daughters at their weddings, but a local nonprofit is helping to grant this man his dying wish.
“I won’t be able to walk them down the aisle at their weddings,” Kwentus, 42, told KSDK. “But, yes, I will get this.”
Charlie was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was 26, and he decided to stop treatment about two years ago.
“I just decided, and my family backed me on it, that it was time to quit. You know, quality verses quantity,” Kwentus said.
Since then Charlie and his family — his wife, Courtney Beers, and their two daughters, Maren and Zoe — have been getting in as much quality time together as possible, including a three-week road trip around the western United States.
“We feel like we’re building a bank of memories that will last a lifetime,” Beers told KSDK, “They have to last a lifetime.”
When they returned from their trip, Annie’s Hope, a local nonprofit organization that helps bereaved children, helped set up
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Fri, Apr 24, 2015
Charlie Kwentus knows that he won’t be around to dance with his two daughters at their weddings, but a local nonprofit is helping to grant this man his dying wish.Read More »from Father dying of brain tumor gets wish to do father-daughter dance
Prom season is in full swing and that, of course, means adorable “promposals” popping up across the country — and you just have to see this one. Jacob Lescenski from Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas asked his best friend, Anthony Martinez, to the prom in the most adorable way possible. He tweeted a photo of a banner that reads “you’re hella gay, im hella str8, but you’re like my brother, so be my d8?” Anthony happily said yes! Read More »from Straight high school student asks his gay best friend to prom with adorable ‘promposal’
Jacob’s plan went into action when he learned that his friend didn’t have a date after Anthony tweeted, “I dont want to date you i just want a guy as a date to prom. I always help with dances it’d be nice to get asked to one.”
Now both friends are feeling the love from Twitter. Here are a few of our favorite reactions: “Wow! … you are a prime example of who an ally is. Thank you!” And “takes a real man to do something like this for his best friend.” And “you guys are awesome! If only more people were open minded.”
- Mia Fitzharris | Trending Now – Thu, Apr 23, 2015
The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted twice on Wednesday for the first time in 42 years. Ash and smoke were sent about 6 miles into the airRead More »from Chilean volcano puts on a show in time-lapse video
About 4,000 people were evacuated from their homes in the areas surrounding the volcano, which is located about 600 miles south of Santiago, the Chilean capital. Chile is home to more than 90 active volcanoes, and Calbuco is one of the largest, measuring about 6,500 feet tall.
A time-lapse video of the remarkable scene was uploaded to YouTube by Rodrigo Barrera, and has been viewed more than a million times so far. In the video, ash billows out of the volcano, and even a few bolts of lightning can be seen in the red, smoke-filled sky.
- Mia Fitzharris | Trending Now – Wed, Apr 22, 2015
During the 1930s and 1940s, Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer at famous clubs like the Apollo and the Cotton Club. Back then, these performances were sometimes recorded and called “soundies.” The thing is, Alice, now 102 years old, had never actually seen herself dance. Read More »from 102-year-old dancer sees herself on film for first time
Researchers from Jazz on Film dug up the soundies and brought them to Alice, who now lives in a Brooklyn nursing home. Alice watched the clips on an iPad from her bed and recounted how her nickname during her dancing days was “Chicken Little.” After watching the footage, someone in the room asked Alice how it was to see herself, and she answered, “Making me wish that I could get out of this bed and do it all over again.”
And then the crew came back with more footage to show Alice, who had this to say about seeing herself after all these years: “Its just fabulous! Fabulous to see these.” She added, “I used to often say to myself, I am being paid to do something that I enjoy doing, and I would do it for free because
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From skydiving and lion hugging to pole-vaulting and swimming with sharks, we’ve seen intense and even dangerous GoPro videos from every angle. Well, this latest viral video may be the most intense thing captured on a GoPro — behold the thrilling adventures of one guy in his office!
Edited in the fast-paced style of GoPro commercials, with pulsing music to match, the footage was shot by a Brazilian office worker who strapped a GoPro to his chest, capturing the mundane tasks he performs at his 9 to 5.
The GoPro commercial spoof has become a viral hit, with more than 1 million views on YouTube after just one day online.
This exhilarating video shows the man faxing documents, answering the phone, stuffing envelops, doodling and even making a trip to the bathroom.
Very intense stuff!
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