Along the waterfront of Portland, Oregon is a statue of a woman sitting in a position like she is inviting you to come tell her your story. Thousands walk, run, and bike by her every day. I wonder how many of those people know her story. Her name is Vera Katz, and she is the […]Read More Vera Katz: Portland’s Own Lady Liberty
Happy 22nd birthday to one of the most inspiring people in the world today, Malala Yousafzai. Since 2013, July 12 is has been dubbed “Malala Day” by the United Nations to honor this amazing hero and her activism for young women throughout the world. As a child she became an outspoken advocate for education and […]Read More Happy Malala Day!
Happy 16th birthday to Robby Novak, also known as the “Kid President.” What many don’t know is that Robby suffers from osteogenisis imperfecta, also known as “Brittle bone disease.” His sister Lexi also suffers from the disease, and the two have been raised by adoptive parents. Robby has broken over 90 bones, and had 15 […]Read More Happy Birthday to the President That Makes Us Smile
Todd Beamer should have turned 50 today. He should have been celebrating Thanksgiving weekend today with his wife and three children. He won’t be celebrating either, as he was a leader of the first group to give their lives while defending America as part of the war on terror. Mr. Beamer was a former baseball […]Read More Todd Beamer: His Story Doesn’t End