Internet Falls in Love With Woman Who Went from Teen Mom to Bosslady

Are you following Humans of New York on Instagram and Facebook and with your heart? Because if you're not, you almost missed out on a seriously cool story from seriously impressive New Yorker that is warming the cockles of the hearts of the internet on a particularly dreary-seeming day. » 6/30/14 3:00pm 6/30/14 3:00pm

How My Daughter Became Wet Seal's First Model With Down Syndrome

When I received the prenatal diagnosis that my baby had Down syndrome, my world came to a skidding halt. My mother wisely let me cry for about 20 minutes, then asked me what had changed. I remember telling her everything had changed. Then she said the words that would set the stage for how my daughter would be… » 10/04/13 12:50pm 10/04/13 12:50pm

Man With Down Syndrome Owns Restaurant, Specializes in Serving Up Hugs

Tim Harris owns a restaurant called Tim's Place in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has won multiple medals at the Special Olympics. As far as his wonderful-seeming parents are aware, this accomplished 26-year-old is also the only person with Down syndrome to own his own restaurant in the entire United States. Harris has… » 3/01/13 5:15pm 3/01/13 5:15pm

This Wonderful Letter Posted in a Girls' Bathroom Stall Makes Me Feel…

Most people usually ignore writing scribbled on bathroom stalls, or at least forget all about it after they're done peeing; I know I've seen countless confessions of unrequited love and unspeakable pain over the years, all of which I've erased from memory as soon as I zip up my jeans. » 1/17/13 3:00pm 1/17/13 3:00pm

Flesh-Eating Disease Victim Aimee Copeland on her Loss of Limbs: "It's…

Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old woman who made headlines after she lost her hands and most of her legs to a flesh eating bacterial infection (known as necrotizing fasciitis) that she sustained in a zip-lining accident last Spring, has now recovered enough to make press appearances and talk about her nightmarish… » 9/12/12 3:30pm 9/12/12 3:30pm

Your Late Afternoon Cry: Girl Learns She's the First in Her Family to…

Senait is the daughter of two immigrants from Eritrea, Africa. Her mother works as a hotel housekeeper, her father drives taxis and neither have studied past elementary school. Senait has a great love of learning, but worried that her limited means would stand in the way of fulfilling her dream of attending… » 6/05/12 5:20pm 6/05/12 5:20pm

Your Evening Cry: A Son Lovingly Describes His Mother's Final Moments

Filmmaker Shot at the Dark talked to a young man named Jason about the time he spent with his mother as she died following a heart attack. It was made in 2010, but it's well worth revisiting as Mother's Day comes to a close. From his incredibly eloquent description of something so painful, it's clear not only how much… » 5/13/12 11:55pm 5/13/12 11:55pm

Your Lunchtime Cry: Disabled Veteran Relearns to Walk

Arthur Boorman is a disabled veteran of the Gulf War who, after injuring his back as a paratrooper, was told by doctors that he would never again walk without crutches. Arthur's disability led to a substantial weight gain and subsequent depression, neither of which he was able to fight with exercise until he… » 5/07/12 11:50am 5/07/12 11:50am

Woman Uses Superhero Alter Ego and Killer Sense of Humor to Manage…

Jessica Thom's memories of handling Tourette Syndrom goes back to when she was 6 years-old, though her symptoms intensified in her early 20s. It was then that she developed Coprolalia, "the uncontrollable use of obscene words that effects only 10% of Touretters." She's now made it her goal to educate others on… » 4/25/12 5:40pm 4/25/12 5:40pm

Your Evening Cry: Police Make 7-Year-Old with Leukemia's Wish to Be…

Kye is a 7-year-old boy in Arlington, Texas who is suffering from leukemia. Through the Wish with Wings program, he wished for the seemingly impossible — to be Batman. Thanks, however, to wonderful efforts by the Arlington Police and Fire Departments, Kye was able to live his dream and spend a whole day fighting… » 4/17/12 6:40pm 4/17/12 6:40pm

The Tutu Project: A Man's Journey to Cure Breast Cancer, One Shirtless…

In 2003, Bob Carey began photographing himself wearing only a pink tutu on a lark. Six months later, his wife Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer and the photos became a way to inject a little humor into a very difficult time. Now, nine years later, Carey is using what was once a goofy hobby to raise money for… » 3/21/12 3:30pm 3/21/12 3:30pm

Inspired Project Gives Survivors of Sexual Assault the Final Word

Occasionally you stumble across something so great and inspiring that you struggle to find the words to aptly describe its awesomeness. Somewhat paradoxically, words happen to be at the centre of an inspired campaign that helps survivors of sexual abuse take back the power of phrases that were once used against them. » 3/13/12 2:50pm 3/13/12 2:50pm