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On Saturday June 30, 2019, Dave Rust will “wrap” a 39 year career as a CNN videographer. Over his illustrious career, he has covered stories in all 50 states and every continent in the world, during peace and war, in triumph and tragedy, and with both younger and older colleagues by his side, proud to work with this consummate pro.

Dave’s motivation for becoming a lifelong chronicler of historic events sprang from a moment on May 4, 1970 when he was an ROTC student at Kent State University in Ohio, when 4 students were killed and nine wounded by the Ohio National Guard during a protest against the bombing of Cambodia by the US Military.

“It became a big historical event,” he recalled, “and I saw the impact that the news had on the event…the impact that the coverage had on the world. I became attracted to that and wanted to be a part of it.”

Throughout his years of travel, Rust has accumulated 1000’s of incredible stories and one of a kind artifacts that he shares from his news assignments. From a piece of the Berlin Wall, to parts of a Gulf War missile, to a baseball autographed by Fidel Castro, Dave’s collection is now housed in his 2 homes, a storage facility, a museum in England and on display at CNN- NY.

As he approaches this momentous occasion, a day that he will also turn 70, Dave shares his stories and collection with OGTV, reflecting on what kept him focused on perfecting his craft through the years. “Journalists have a responsibility to convey the truth, to show situations absolutely the way that they are.” Wise words for our turbulent times where the truth has never seemed more elusive.

This video was Produced by Ron Forchheimer, Shot by Matt Ruggles, and Edited by Travis Stewart.

A Special Thanks to CNN for providing additional news footage of Dave’s amazing career.

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Skid Row – the image that immediately comes to mind is not pretty… a desolate street with boarded up windows…downtrodden people lurking in the shadows...broken glass…darkness…despair…

The Skid Row Carnival of Love is an initiative that is working to change all that. Its goal is to build community by providing resources and love to an often forgotten, and overlooked sector of one our largest cities: Los Angeles’ homeless population of Skid Row. For one day, it’s all about unconditional love and coming together as a community.

This event, now in its fifth year, is put on by the Wayfarer Foundation, founded by actor, philanthropist and entrepreneur Justin Baldoni, best known for his role on Jane The Virgin. As his career evolved and he started to get more recognition, Justin realized he finally had a platform to promote this event in a way that would multiply the good will it was already generating. Each year the event has grown a little bit bigger as new partners join and send representatives to attend and provide in person support in areas such as legal, housing, medical, career, DMV and veteran services. Every guest is paired with a volunteer to guide them through the event, encouraging one-on-one connections with these providers. Haircuts, feet washing, showers, fun and games, and food are also available which transforms Skid Row into a world of sincere connection, love, and hope.

“Today is not just about the carnival, it’s about one-on-one human connection,” Justin explained. “We believe that if you give the gift of being seen, heard, and loved, anything is possible. This is literally how change happens.”

One of the sponsors at this event is Point of Pride which was founded by Aydian Dowling, a motivational speaker and trans activist, who has been speaking out and providing for the transgender community since 2009. For the first time at the carnival, this organization will host an LGBTQ community booth that will be a safe space for people to relax, play board games, and pick up a package of hygiene products. Aydian is hoping that the presence of the booth will begin to raise awareness with people about an issue he is concerned about. “I hope this booth will open up minds and educate them,” he explained. “There are other reasons for being homeless and one of them unfortunately could be being LGBT, and that is something that needs to be talked about more.”

Point of Pride is an entirely volunteer-operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to benefit trans people in need through gender-affirming support programs that empower them to live more authentically. Point of Pride offers an Annual Transgender Surgery Fund, a Free Chest Binder Donation Program, and other community-building support initiatives for trans youth and adults. They also advocate for health care reform and the national adoption of inclusive health care policies that protect and serve the trans community.

Watch as Aydian gets matched up with a guest and makes the rounds of the carnival, taking them from booth to booth, picking up the things they need. There is a big crowd and a lot to see, so bring your GPS and stick with Aydian as he makes the rounds.

Learn more at: https://www.skidrowcarnivaloflove.org/

Learn about Point of Pride at: https://pointofpride.org/

Find out about Justin’s foundation at: https://www.thewayfarerfoundation.org/

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

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The world could sure use a break from all the negativity and have a bit more happiness right now, and Montel Williams Jr. is doing all he can to make it happen. He is a young man on a plausible mission to be a beacon of love and light while taking his message to the masses as The Happy Sign Guy!

Montel is no stranger to the world of innovation and positive messaging as the son of talk show host and businessman, Montel Williams and Grace Morley, a former make-up artist, performer, and entertainment entrepreneur. In conversations with his friends over the years, they often discussed how they could be forces for change and this inspired Montel to put thought into action. “I like to make people happy because there is not enough of it in the world,” he explains. “Why not spread the one thing that drives you, and what drives me is happiness.”

Montel got to work with some markers and signs from Walmart, put down some positive messages, and he has taken to the streets of Las Vegas with his handwritten signs as #The Happy Sign Guy. He engages with passersby and gets people to stop during their hectic days to share a smile, a laugh, and a positive thought. This has become his ‘thing’ and he is committed to spreading peace and unity by showing how this positive force truly connects us. “It’s calling out to all of us to do something, no matter if it’s holding the door for someone, giving somebody a compliment, or standing in the street with a sign!”

His high energy and positive outlook can be traced back to when he was kid. Montel was a sports enthusiast and an avid snow boarder and then developed a passion for the martial arts. Beginning with Jiu Jitsu while a youngster and then competing on the wrestling team in high school, Montel took his interest in nutrition, working out and fighting to the next level while attending college at the University of Las Vegas. While pursuing his college degree, he was approached to turn semi pro in Mixed Martial Arts and became a trainer shortly thereafter.

Now Montel is bringing that energy and discipline he developed in the ring to the streets of Las Vegas, where he seeks out people to share their inner feelings about life by asking them thoughtful questions - What are you most grateful for? Did you tell someone you loved them today? Watch Montel in action and see if his enthusiasm puts you in a happier place!

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

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Morgan Cuffie, wearing only a robe, stands in front of the camera. She is in a studio with Dr. Stacy Berman, the creator of the ‘Love Yourself: The Naked Photoshoot’ program, because she had spontaneously agreed to go for it and pose. Now, a million thoughts are running through her head. “You feel this trepidation…and… like…wait…should I be doing this?” she recalled. “There’s definitely a point where you forget you’re naked. You have complete awareness and no awareness at all. You know that you are naked but you just don’t care.”

Baring yourself naked can be downright frightening. Stacy designed these shoots to use these uncomfortable feelings as powerful tools for transformation.

Stacy’s photoshoots are for women to come and explore what it feels like to embody emotions like sexy, powerful and strong outside of society’s gaze and redefine themselves. The women who are participating in these photoshoots have struggled through trauma and work with Stacy to overcome the effects of those experiences.

Stacy Berman is no stranger to trauma. She had a tough upbringing in the Bronx in the 1970’s. She was exposed to a lot of abuse; physical, emotional, sexual, psychological, drug and alcohol abuse. For the first seven years of her life the first and only emotion she experienced was fear.

She built a fortress around her heart just to survive. As she got older, she realized that wall needed to be broken down. She embarked on a twenty five year journey of research and healing. It was a process that would take her across three continents. Internally, it traversed her body as a trainer, her mind as a doctor, and her soul as a shamanic healer. It opened her eyes as to how she could heal herself and help others heal themselves.

This took shape professionally when at just 18 years old she started a year round outdoor fitness program, Stacy’s Bootcamp, in Central Park. Stacy then became a certified nutrition specialist, studied consciousness with a doctor of religion from India, apprenticed with a Shaman from the Native American Hopi tradition, studied quantum physics, epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, and earned a PHD in Natural Medicine.

The inspiration for the Naked Photoshoots evolved from her years of working closely with thousands of women. “No matter what they looked like on the outside..” Berman noted, “on the inside they always had this negative self-dialogue.” She wanted to use the experience of being naked in front of a camera as way for women to explore their own feelings, see themselves in a different light and to learn to love themselves.

Stacy has worked with Morgan, a single Mom overcoming two abusive relationships, for over a 3 year period. The photoshoots were transformative. Morgan admits “…I feel like I’ve spent a lot of time in my life trying to make myself smaller, and at least be invisible enough that you wouldn’t have to notice me and I wouldn’t be a problem.”

But with Stacy, “There’s not all these rules…it’s just you being you…and that’s cool and that’s rare and that’s precious.”

“It’s really nice being me again,” Morgan reflected after the shoot.

Morgan no longer sees herself as someone who should blend into the background. She found a sense of strength that was buried deep inside her fears. As Stacy often says, “It is in those shattered spaces that we can begin to rebuild ourselves.”

Learn more about Stacy at: https://www.stacyberman.com/

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

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On a night out with their friends, Heather looked over at Christen and noticed she was detached and looked bored. “Are you kind of done with this?”, she asked. Christen then shared a realization. “I have done the party scene. We’re married now and I think I’m really ready to have a baby.” In that moment, they both decided it was time for them to start a family!

After some research and a few phone calls, the couple found a website called California Cryobank which Christen quickly nicknamed “Facebook For Third Party Sperm Donors”. They had a ball reviewing profiles and looking at baby pictures and ultimately chose their top 5 candidates. Next was a visit to an In Vitro Fertilization clinic to meet a specialist that helped them to understand the step by step process they would have to follow for Christen to become pregnant.

Heather and Christen still had to confront some old fashioned attitudes in the clinic when the staff realizes they were working with a married, gay couple. “It’s very strange when you have the capability of carrying a child but people are like ‘oh, your gay, oh OK, that’s great, and this is what we do’,” Christen explained. “It was kind of strange because it was almost like they were still treating me as a single, unmarried woman.”

Watch as they go through the highs and lows from the first attempt of IUI (intrauterine insemination) until they ultimately achieve success. There is a flood of excitement and anticipation when they tell their families but also a little nervousness for both Christen and Heather as they set off into the unknown on their road to becoming parents.

“I’m super, super excited, way more than I thought was possible. I’m the most scared really just to mess up”, Heather admits. ”I know there is no rulebook, mostly books that tell you what not to do. I’m just nervous to mess up but besides that I’m so excited, especially to meet the baby.”

Stay tuned. The journey has just begun.

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

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Matthew "Griff" Griffin is a Graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the 75th Ranger Regiment as a Rifle Company Fire Support Officer with three tours to Afghanistan and one tour to Iraq. Despite his years of training and a built up perception of what serving in a foreign country would be like, Griff’s perspective was challenged on his first deployment as soon as his boots hit the ground. “Within the first two days of being in Afghanistan I really needed to work my empathy muscles because it is the most impoverished place I have ever seen in my entire life.”

After seeing the destruction and devastation that occurred in the nations he fought in, Griff began to notice that there were areas where business was thriving because they had security and savvy business leaders. One day while touring in Kabul, Afghanistan, he came across a combat boot factory. “I saw combat boots sold with a flip flop thong punched through it, and that was it!” he recalled. “I thought we could take the ‘swords to ploughshares’ mentality and turn military capacity to manufacture tools for war and employ people to make products for peace and that’s how we started Combat Flip Flops.”

Griff approached military vet Donald Lee and his brother in law, Andy Sewrey, and set about creating this real solution for helping the people of Afghanistan. Their mission is to create peaceful, forward-thinking opportunities for self-determined entrepreneurs affected by conflict to help sustain, support themselves, and create community connections. Combat Flips Flops employs the individuals in war torn countries so they can independently thrive while they cooperatively work toward stability and peace through trade.

Griff and his small team of people is making a real impact. See how their efforts are putting little girls to school, clearing land mines, and supporting veteran’s charities to make these war torn areas livable again.

Learn more at: https://www.combatflipflops.com/

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

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From the very first day that Heather and Christen physically bumped one another at a local bar on Long Island, these two women knew that there was something special between them. In this episode of The Creation Of Us, each shares some of the stories that have taken them from those first charged moments of a new relationship to a life where they share a home, 3 dogs, and a commute to an office where they literally work back to back in the same room!

The secret to the longevity in any relationship is what keeps two people together when the perfectly smooth bliss of the early days begins to crack under the normal stresses of day-to-day life. Will the relationship withstand that first stretch of rough road? Heather was the first to test their bond when she revealed that she had a serious drug habit on one of their first nights out together. After Heather pulled out drugs in a bathroom stall, Christen took a firm stand. “What are you doing?“ she asked. “If you could get rid of this, I could really love you.” Heather’s reaction was immediate – she flushed them and chose Christen. They had crossed their first hurdle together and intact.

Christen supported Heather through her recovery and slowly their lives began to converge. In a short time they moved in together, adopted 3 dogs and grew closer and closer.

Now these ladies invite you to share some of their most intimate moments in their “perfectly imperfect” relationship. Surprise proposals, anxious planning, and delicate dealings with opinionated families… all leading up to their special wedding day. The ride may be a bit bumpy, but the destination is definitely worth it!

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

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Dara Pollak still moves gracefully, like the dancer she was before her left leg was shattered when she was hit by a car. Then 17, bedridden in the hospital, she was told she would never walk, much less dance again. Dreams crushed, future uncertain…what would she do now?

Dara spent over a month in the hospital, laid up in a bed, watching hours of endless television, depressed and heartbroken. The accident effectively ruined any chance she had of becoming a dancer but Dara soon discovered a new passion – The Food Network. She loved watching the cooking shows and learning recipes. It relaxed her and gave her a sense of peace.

Ultimately, Dara turned this tragic accident into a completely new career – she started The Skinny Pig, her own food blog where she shares recipes, cooking tips and restaurant reviews. Dara followed up the blog, one of the first in the food space, with the launch of an Instagram account, @SkinnyPigNYC, which has grown to over 90,000 fans who follow her on travels to eateries large and small, near and far, and from dawn until…well… dawn. Her tastes range from her own Super Bowl party recipe faves (wings, dips, and chili) to reviews of meals at restaurants from Brooklyn to Bali.

Childhood friend, Andrew Zarian, is excited about what Dara has achieved in this extremely competitive area of social media. ”It’s amazing to see someone grow it organically, on their own, with minimal help. It shows you what great content, great writing, and a great personality can do.”

Overcoming many hurdles to change her life so dramatically has allowed Dara to step back and appreciate where she is. “I feel like it gives me a new look on life now,” she explains. “I feel like people need to be a little more grateful for being here every day.”

Wondering where the name “Skinny Pig” came from? Discover her little secret and lots more about Dara in this inspiring story.

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Christen Samuels and Heather Fazzino both grew up in strong, opinionated, Italian families. Old school. Traditional. This made things a bit more strenuous for these women on their road to becoming a couple. In this first episode of the new season of The Creation Of Us, Christen and Heather share the stories of how they grew up, the people around them who were major influences, and the key moments each experienced that made them realize they were different.

Christen grew up as an only child and commuted back and forth from her grandmother’s house in Queens to her school on Long Island, always deeply involved in outside activities, first as a dancer and then in all different kinds of sports. She was, and still is, very close with her Mom who always encouraged her to try different things. “It didn’t matter what sport it was,” Christen recalled, “my Mom always said to do what makes you happy.”

Growing up in Westchester NY, Heather was also an only child and was deeply influenced by her Dad, a famous pop artist, and her paternal grandparents, also artists. She traveled anywhere and everywhere with her Dad and always thought she would follow in the family’s footsteps and become an artist. She was never much into the dresses and bows her southern-bred Mom suggested for her, preferring more of a tomboy look while playing many sports and spending time with her friends. “Being an only child, my friends were a huge part of my life,” she explained.

Throughout their developing years, both women had similar moments of confusion and anxiety about their sexuality. They frequently had times where they felt isolated, thought differently about the people and relationships they were drawn to, and didn’t fit in with their peers. Both attended Catholic High Schools where having non-traditional ideas about who they were attracted to just added to the stress of their daily lives.

Watch and discover how their separate journeys of self-discovery prepared Christen and Heather for the unexpected moment of a chance meeting that would change their lives forever.

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There is nothing like a Tracy’sDogs “Gotcha Day”. A truck filled with rescued and rehabilitated dogs travels from San Antonio, Texas to cities across the country for the emotional first meeting with their new families. In this episode of A Dog’s Journey Home, we are with Scott and Tracy in Darien, Illinois, where 45 dogs are about to have the greatest moment in their lives.

There is a lot of pent up tension when the truck door swings open and Scott takes a few minutes to address the gathering of anxious families to prepare them for their big moment. “Has anyone ever travelled across the country with small kids for two and a half days?” he asks with a smile. “I have 45 kids on that trailer and they’ve been in there for two and half days. They will be ready to go.”

Here are a few of the dogs you will see as they finally meet their new forever families:

Shasta – A Shephard mix with a sweet disposition
Edgar – A white dog with short legs and a long body who is finally going home after a long stay at the rescue
Smidge – A short haired pooch with a nubby tail who grew up from a pup at the rescue
Bristol – Fostered with Tracy when she was very sick and now going to a home with 2 other adopted dogs

Tracy has a way of perfectly capturing the emotion of the day and its connection to everything she does to save dogs. “It is such a good feeling to be able to take that dog, look into their face, and know that you will find them a good home,” she says. “Over a 30 day period you can look at a dog’s face and see it go from hurt, pain and no hope to smiling and happy. It’s hard to put into words.”

It’s hard, Tracy, but you just did it beautifully. Many thanks to you and the Tracy’sDogs team for all that you do.

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Celebrity shoe designer Taryn Rose is helping women feel their best as they re-enter the workforce. Taryn has a 40 million dollar shoe business, but her beginnings were more humble.

Her family fled from North Vietnam to the South during the Vietnam War and then had to flee again when the South fell. Fortunate to escape the fighting, her family was able to travel to the U.S., Arkansas to be exact, where they were placed in a refugee camp. Taryn’s dad, a doctor, knew no one in Arkansas but immediately knew he had to find a sponsor to get his family out of the camp and into a real home. He started cold calling local physicians from a camp pay phone, and had a stroke of luck when a local family took them in. Her Dad’s actions taught Taryn a critical lesson about resourcefulness at an early age. He knew what he had to do and wasn’t going to give up.

Taryn wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a doctor and this dream was fulfilled when she graduated from USC and went on to become an orthopedic surgeon. Being on her feet 12-14 hours a day and seeing so many other woman suffering from foot problems, she wanted to do something about it. “I wanted to make shoes that would make women feel good and look good at the same time!” she explained. With skills in anatomy and sense of style, Taryn set out to marry fashion and function.

In 1998, Taryn changed the footwear industry forever and created shoes that were fashionable, comfortable and good for your feet! She started the Taryn Rose Footwear Company in her California garage, and they were an instant hit. She soon pitched Oprah, and once Oprah blurted out “I love your shoes”—it was gangbusters from then on!

Taryn has not only revolutionized the shoe business, but she is an entrepreneur who has become an inspiration for all women. Taryn gives back not only to her community but to others in need across the country.

She has recently paired up with “Delivering Good”, a non-profit that redistributes excess inventory from the fashion industry, to donate and distribute 5,000 pairs of her comfortable classic black pumps to help woman facing poverty and disaster feel comfortable re-entering the workforce. Many women who are living in poverty can get donated clothes, but nice, work appropriate shoes always seem to be lacking.

She is also helping the women with their resumes and interview skills by teaming up with the New York non-profit, Bottomless Closet, which helps women in transition from unemployment to work.

Watch this inspiring story of a Vietnam refugee who understands the struggles of people in transition and is making it her business to help them get back on their feet, in style and comfort, so they can follow their own dreams.

Learn more at: https://www.tarynrose.com/heritage

More about Delivering Good can be found at: https://www.delivering-good.org/

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After a year filled with planning, pregnancy, training, and waiting… patiently…. Jenilee and Aydian have welcomed their adorable, precious Antler into the world! In this episode of The Creation Of Us, we follow the twists and turns of their story of how Antler was born, and how Jenilee and Aydian are adjusting to being a new family of three.

The plan was always to deliver the baby at the birthing center where they had taken classes, where their midwife was based, and after months of routine visits, the place that had become Jenilee’s safe space. But the first wrinkle in the schedule was that Antler was late. Jenilee did not go into labor until the night of October 31st, a long, nerve wracking week after she was due.

Every labor is its own unique journey and the parents and medical team must be ready for anything unexpected. While Jenilee had arrived safely and her labor had started, as time passed and the team observed her progress, there were some causes for concern. After 15 hours of labor, Jenilee’s midwife advised the couple that they should transfer to the hospital. “When we were told that we had to make the transition from the birthing center to the hospital, for me, it was tough,” Aydian recalled. “I knew our wishes and our ideal birth did not involve the hospital.”

As it turned out, the transfer was a big help. Jenilee was taken care of immediately and after a final 4 hours of labor, a happy and healthy Antler arrived to everyone’s relief and joy. A standard 24 hours of hospital observation was required, but the happy couple and their newborn were soon headed home. “The moment we really became a family was stepping through that door,” Aydian said with a smile. “It was time for Jenilee and I to become real parents and for us to be a family. It was a really magical moment.”

Jenilee is thrilled to be home, learning more every day about her baby and how being parents is adding richness to their relationship. “It has brought Aydian and I closer together, seeing each other in a different kind of strength that we haven’t witnessed in each other before,” she explains.

Watch the many beautiful moments as the couple bond with their new baby and share the joy of being new parents.

OnlyGood TV congratulates Aydian and Jenilee and warmly welcomes Antler to the world. Thanks for allowing us to be part of this amazing journey.

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This is a story about a determined and humble young woman who came to a country she barely knew to live with complete strangers, all in order to receive the best education possible. In the process she would work hard and defy incredible odds to put herself in the running to become a member of one of the most prestigious institutions in the United States.

Ebony Williams Parris was born in the US but grew up in Jamaica in a poor single parent household, with just her Mom. She was always academically gifted, but knew that even if she was able to attend college in the Caribbean, a career would be hard to come by. When Ebony was 14, her mother suggested that she stay with her adult half-sister in Philadelphia to expose her to more opportunities, and her sister agreed.

Ebony was doing well, attending public school in Philadelphia, when her new home situation suddenly took an unexpected turn. Ebony’s sister needed to move to Georgia and wasn’t able to take Ebony with her. Without a place to stay, Ebony was afraid she’d have to move back to Jamaica. Normally a quiet young woman who kept to herself, Ebony confided in her math teacher at the time, Rochelle Johnson, about everything that was going on. Upon hearing Ebony’s story, Rochelle and her husband Mark decided to welcome Ebony into their home so that she could continue her education in the US.

Before her junior year, Ebony thought that she might benefit from the smaller, more individualized education environment offered at a local boarding school, Girard College. As an honor student with very good test scores, she was a good candidate, did well on her interviews, and was accepted there. While at Girard, Ebony developed a close relationship with Kristen Angelucci, the school’s Director of Marketing, who became her confidant and mentor.

As Ebony worked and progressed, she realized if she put the work in, she could achieve anything she put her mind to. This optimistic view led her to ask the Johnsons to join her on a trip to Annapolis to visit the Naval Academy. Feeling inspired by watch she saw and heard on the visit, Ebony approached Kristen to discuss the possibility of applying. “I had no idea how difficult it was,” Kristen recalled. “Then I started looking at the odds, and I realized that Annapolis is a multi-year process and it is harder to get into then some of the Ivy League schools.”

After such a long journey, would Ebony realize her dream? Watch this uplifting story of a determined young woman who does not accept that there are any things she can not do.

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Julia Katharine Alexander is a one-of-a-kind little girl, who is rarely seen without a super bright smile on her face. She's just so full of joy, love, and compassion for others. Everyone who knows her can recall something profound, inspirational, or just plain funny that Julia's shared with them. At home, they are known as "Julia-isms." Regardless of your encounter with this sweet girl, you leave feeling a little warmer and happier inside.

On December 14, 2014, Julia was diagnosed with a Grade II Ependymoma brain tumor. Since then, she has bravely endured three major brain surgeries, five minor surgeries, eight rounds of chemotherapy, and two months of radiation therapy. While she is not considered NED (No Evidence of Disease), the people in her life are so grateful that her tumor remains stable.

With no coaching from her parents, Julia has volunteered for nearly 10 organizations and participated in even more philanthropic activities in the past year. Now with a stable tumor, Julia uses her giving spirit and story of survivorship to help other kids affected by cancer through her role as an Ambassador for the largest private funder of childhood research grants, St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

This foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. Government. Senior Director Danielle Leach considers the selection and development of the Ambassadors to be a critical part of the success of the organization. “Every year St Baldrick’s picks 5 children as Ambassadors, 4 who have survived and one who has passed,” she explains. “We do this in order to represent the actual childhood cancer experience. We take these children to the brink of death in order to survive. While the statistics may say they are surviving, but are they really thriving? That’s what we are trying to make happen.”

Julia loves her role and the opportunity it allows her to help others. “When I became an Ambassador,” she says proudly, “it was the happiest day of my life.” Watch as Julia attends their annual “Brave The Shave” head shaving event to help and support volunteer head shavers and other children who are going through treatment. When you see her energy and all the ways that she supports her peers, you too will fall in love with her tremendous spirit of giving.

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STORIES BEYOND THE ORDINARY celebrates the amazing heroes featured in The Red Bulletin’s (RED BULL) inaugural Heroes of the Year issue. At this exclusive event hosted by Journalist Bonnie Bernstein, we find out what inspires, challenges and makes these inaugural honorees truly extraordinary.

Here is a little bit about each honoree and their unique perspective on what makes someone a hero:

Mario Bonfante Jr. - "Invest in yourself and continue to chase your passion"

Injured in a biking accident at the age of 17 and now a quadriplegic, Bonfante refused to let his limitations stop his dreams in their tracks. He took fate into his own hands and designed custom hand-controlled driving technology out of his bedroom, allowing him to pursue his passion for racing at speeds over 130 mph.

Lisa Wang - "Impacting the world through collaboration"

A former rhythmic gymnastics champion, Lisa grew up in an environment where her peers were often her competition. Today, as the Founder and CEO of SheWorx, she’s learned that collaboration is another path to victory and has since inspired more than 20,000 female entrepreneurs to build and scale successful companies.

Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colón – "Taking charge when called on"

Once an aspiring Puerto Rican B-Boy from the Bronx, Richard escaped his own poverty and family abuse to become one of the most well-known B-Boys in the world. Having performed for the Queen of England and in nearly every European capital city, Colón was living out his dreams. However, when he saw the devastation Hurricane Maria caused in Puerto Rico, he was compelled to take action and immediately caught a flight to support the island’s recovery efforts first-hand.

Doris Muñoz – "Self Sacrifice for the benefit of others"

A 24-year-old recent graduate from California State University, Fullerton, Doris is already a successful music manager and entrepreneur. Born to undocumented parents from Mexico, Muñoz has grown up with the fear of losing her family to ICE. Now representing up-and-coming Mexican American artist Cuco and other acts, Doris organizes events and benefit concerts to fund immigration activism, raising money for undocumented families across the country.

Dave Mackey – "Not accepting physical limits to the body and mind"

A decorated ultra-runner, Dave crushed his leg in a grisly mountain accident while running in Colorado’s iconic Bear Peak. He underwent 13 surgeries to save his leg, but when the final outcome allowed him to walk but unable to run, Dave made the harrowing decision to amputate his leg so he could return to the sport he loves.

Lindsey Vonn

Considered by many to be the greatest skier in United States history. Although highly recognized and celebrated, Vonn has experienced a series of complicated injuries throughout her career. Refusing to give up amid a series of physical setbacks, Lindsey will compete in this winter’s World Cup and if she achieves five wins, she will become the winningest skier, male or female, in history.

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Can you imagine what it would be like to tag along when a smiley toddler walks around a senior center giving out flowers? In this episode of Growing Up Good, we follow Award-winning journalist Deanne Goodman and her daughter Jade as they try to spread a little kindness in their own very special way at the Merrill Gardens Senior Center in Oceanside, California.

Jade has a ball walking up to seniors sitting alone or in groups and turns an ordinary day into an extraordinary one. Toting her delicate, aromatic gifts in a little red wagon, she smiles and carefully hands out long stemmed, “thorn-less” roses to everyone she meets. As you might guess, there is laughter, happy smiles, and a whole lotta hugs!

Community Relations Directory Mathew Murphy knows how important visitors, especially ones as adorable as Jade, are to the people in his care. “Our residents are often separated from family and loved ones, so to have folks coming in that care to provide extra special attention is very valuable to them.”

Closely accompanying Jade as she makes her rounds, Deanne chats with the residents, explaining how she’s teaching her daughter the importance of kindness and helping out the community. Deanne has been creating content that inspires people to do good for most of her career and she is now bringing that positive mindset to her role as a new parent, raising a young girl in what can often be a harsh world.

Join the tour on Jade’s “kindness” wagon for a happy visit with some very appreciative seniors. Smiles are welcome!

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When Fido’s Rescue Founder Scott Porter was still in the discovery phase of starting a new business, he visited a Cat Café. “I didn’t think the business was set up well,” he remembered. “The patrons were complaining that the cats didn’t want to play with them, and I’m thinking, that’s because their cats!”

When he told this story at home, his son had an immediate inspiration - “if they only had dogs, that wouldn’t be a problem.” This was the spark that led Scott to develop the idea of creating an environment where adoptable rescue dogs could have a way to comfortably meet and play with the patrons in the friendly confines of a neighborhood Tap Room. When he reached out to discuss his vision with several local charities, they were unanimously enthusiastic about the idea. One of those charities, OFOSA (Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals), has since become a partner and provides Fido’s with rescued dogs from all over California.

Fido’s is the first craft beer tap room with adoptable rescue dogs roaming the establishment as patrons! They have 40 taps of craft beer, cider and wine, along with food not often seen in a small beer bar. They celebrate craft beer and “Man’s Best Friend” in a place where patrons can bring their own dogs… or visit with rescue dogs in a special “Fido room”.

Since opening in Tigard, Oregon, on the outskirts of Portland, Fido’s Rescue and has already helped over 50 pups get adopted to families and friends. They are a mom and pop business, run by Scott Porter and his wife Vee, and the couple gets great pleasure from the people that visit and their rescue work. “The joy you get every day from going home to meet your dog,” Scott explains, “is what we get every single day from the 3 or 4 rescue dogs here with us.”

Watch how the do it, and if you’re ever in the neighborhood, join them at Fido’s to Eat. Drink. Adopt!

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It’s finally here! Show Day! Bailey and Company 360 have been rehearsing for this moment for months and the pressure is on. Bailey is still weak and has another upcoming surgery, and worries whether she is capable of preparing her company and crew for the show and then giving the audience an effort that is up to her own personal standards.

In this episode of Bailey Breathing Ballerina, Bailey faces a critical moment in her recovery. “Tonight’s performance is really important to me,” Bailey shares. “I think, though I don’t admit it, approaching every show there is a very huge part of myself that doubts that I will physically get there.”

Bailey arrives at the theatre early, and does most of the set up by herself with just a few crew and friends around to help. She is stressed about this show going off without a hitch and being a good boss, choreographer, dancer, mom, and wife. She has to remember to take her meds and pace herself properly or else she might not be able to make it to show time.

People around her are concerned about her health and her energy, begging her to stop, breath, relax and drink often but Bailey knows her body and knows how to prepare herself. She appreciates that this close group of dancers, friends, and family love and care about her, but she just wants them to trust her, let her push through and do her thing.

Close friend and Company360 member Jonathan Wyman knows Bailey well and has an acute understanding of the delicate balance between support and trust that he can provide. “Since I’m on stage partnering with her,” he explains, “I have to kind of keep an eye on her body language and see what she’s needing.”

Join the audience and settle in ….the lights come down…. the curtain rises … will Bailey make it through?

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Time for a summer road trip with Aydian, Jenilee, and their baby to be!

In this episode of The Creation Of Us, Aydian and Jenilee visit Provincetown, MA, to join in the fun of Family Equality Council (FEC) Family Week. This is an annual gathering of the LGBTQ community and their families to be together and discuss issues related to acceptance and equality in an open and relaxed setting. Aydian and Jenilee jump right into the festivities which includes a beachside clam bake where they talk with other guests about what it is like to be parents, to be trans parents, and what it’s like to have kids in a LGBTQ family. They also pick up some handy tips on the best way to eat a lobster!

We then follow Aydian as he speaks at a Johnson and Johnson sponsored event for kids where he talks about his journey of coming out at a time when there weren’t any role models for him follow. He also shares the excitement and challenges of being a first-time parent and how he is inspired by the spirit of the gathering. “It’s really tough because of the stigma put on you by society,” he noted. “If all these other families can do it, living their best lives, it’s a really motivating factor for us.”

Lastly, we join in as Aydian leads the Teen Parade into town! An exciting a heart-warming ending to a wonderful and love filled weekend, a place where Aydian and Jenilee hope to return for many years to come.

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At 2 1/2 years old, Shaina Schwartz and her Mom went to see the Nutcracker. Even though this was the first time she had ever seen any kind of a dance performance, as soon as it was over she excitedly said, “Mommy, that’s what I want to do!”

Her long road toward becoming a dancer and then an owner and founder of a dance company had its share of ups and downs. Shaina started taking ballet lessons at a professional studio in New Hampshire at 5 years old and in her younger years, the regimen and regularity of the training was a good fit for her serious nature.

As time went on, however, the excitement of learning technique and performing with the company began to wane. “In my high school years,” Shaina recalled, “I spent a lot of time forcing myself to mold myself into what I thought dance directors and choreographers wanted me to be, and it wasn’t working.” After years steeped in the discipline of ballet, Shaina felt only anxiety, not joy, in her dancing, so she walked away from what had been a mainstay of her life.

It was not until she was in her twenties that, by chance, a friend brought Shaina to a dance festival where she was able to see the Boston Tap Company, with renowned founder, Sean Fielder. Shaina was immediately reconnected with her deep, inner love of dance and decided to audition, even though she was not a tap dancer. She spent months teaching herself tap from YouTube videos, and eventually her drive to learn routines and develop technique earned her an invitation to join the company.

With this kind of determination and drive, it’s not a big surprise that Shaina is now the owner/founder of the dance company, Touché Taps. Under her direction, dancers are trained, not rehearsed, in an inclusive and positive atmosphere. Watch and learn how she has overcome obstacles to grown as a dancer, a director and an educator.

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Dogs are amazing - big or small... young puppies or older rescue dogs. Doesn't matter. Dogs make you feel better about yourself. They are therapeutic and just holding and petting one - or more - can alleviate the stress and strain of the day. We love dogs. Hope you do too.

The Sowers family has been farming in Middletown, Maryland for almost 40 years and in all that time their philosophy has never changed - producing and delivering products that you can put on your table and feel good about. Fresh. Produced responsibly. Wholesome and nutritious.

Randy and Karen Sowers started farming in 1981. They rented the land and took out a loan to buy 100 cows. By 1987, they had purchased the home farm of 100 acres. By 2001, they had their own on farm-dairy processing plant, the first in Maryland. Today, three generations of the Sowers family (Randy and Karen’s kids, Abby and Ben, and their spouses and children) owns and operates 2,200 acres, with 550 milking cows, over 100 beef cattle, and 16,000 laying chickens.

The Sowers have grown their little family farm, which employees over 75 people, into a centerpiece where people can gather and experience how an authentic, functioning farm really works. They host events like carnivals and tours of the farm, and rent out their space for community events. “South Mountain Creamery being part of the community, I call it ‘Grass Roots’”, Ben explains. “We want to show how we care about our animals, what we do it for and that’s why we open ourselves up. We want to show the good and the bad.”

They bottle their own milk, they make their own butter, yogurt, and ice cream and deliver farm fresh ingredients right to your front door, just like the milkmen used to do in the olden days. They also supply their farm fresh ingredients to local restaurants, bakeries, butchers, shops, and retail outlets.

The family is happy to be stewards of the land and are proud of being one of the top charitable donation organizations in the area. “We love to get people to come. We get 30,000 people a year here and we get to teach each and every one of them what agriculture is all about.” Giving back to their community is one of the most important things they do.

Watch how South Mountain Creamery started from a small 2 person farm and grew over the years through hard work and family dedication, into a large prosperous family run business that the surrounding community knows and loves.

Learn more at: https://southmountaincreamery.com/

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

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There were nights growing up near Toledo, Ohio, when Caly Bevier would be out driving with her friends, trying to find that special location where they could get a clear enough signal to hear the distant broadcast of the Radio Disney Top 10 Countdown. Today, Caly is thrilled to be in the Radio Disney studio, hosting the show. “It’s very surreal being here.”

On this episode of Caly On The Good, Caly is working to promote her single by meeting with radio stations and doing interviews. While it’s not her favorite part of the process, she understands that as a working artist she needs to get her name out there and generate some excitement and recognition for her work in order to further her music career.

A highlight of her “on-air” time in the studio was getting to introduce her new single, Head Held High. “I wrote it from a very deep place,” Caly described to her listeners. “It came from when I went through my fight with cancer. I knew that there was more life to live and a very bright light at the end of the tunnel.” Caly knows the struggles young songwriters and singers go through and hopes her story and her new work will be an inspiration for them.

Follow Caly through her day in the studio as she shares her dreams of making more music and becoming the artist she is meant to be.

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

Watch an exclusive collection of stories featuring PETS, FAMILY, WELLNESS, and COMMUNITY, including unique series and Live Specials that shine a spotlight on everyday people, making the world a better place. #OGTV

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Her family’s love of good stories, whether they were comics, anime, video games or even the Harry Potter Books, were all a key part of shaping the “geek” in Jamila Rowser’s personality while traveling the world as a military brat with her Air Force mother.

That mix of creativity and imagination that often makes it difficult to fit into new situations was the spark for her popular Girl Gone Geek blog, the root from which all of her other creations have sprouted. “I wanted to write about something I was really passionate about, which was geek culture,” Jamila shares. “That one is always going to hold a special place in my heart.”

Since starting the blog where she shares her thoughts and musings about modern culture, Jamila has become sought after to appear on podcasts and make public appearances at multiple Comic Cons, Book Festivals, and Comic Expos all over the world that allow her to stay connected with her fans and personally meet many of her followers.

A new venture that sprang from Jamila’s blog was the idea of a Geek Girl Brunch. This has now become an international organization which has the mission to create safe spaces for women who self-identify as geeks, no matter their level of fandom. Jamila wanted these brunches to allow girl geeks to be themselves, create lifelong friendships, inspire each other, and just hang out and talk. Now, Geek Girl Brunch has over 4,000 members from 80 chapters in 7 countries and it’s still growing.

Jamila has also worked on multiple comics and authored several of her own including Wash Day and Wobbledy 3000. These comics (in collaboration with artists Robyn Smith on Wash Day and Sabii Borno for Wobbledy 3000) brought attention to African American culture and everyday things women go through that weren't being talked about in that medium. Yet another new venture, Straight Outta Gotham, created in a collaboration with her boyfriend, Jemar Souza, showcases references in the music of hip hop playlists that point out geek culture.

Jemar admires how Jamila has evolved from being a spectator in her early days to now being a cultural creator. “She’s putting her stamp down that this is my space, too, and I’m going to kill it how I want.” After watching this story about this intriguing woman, you will be on the lookout for Jamila everywhere!

Learn more about Jamila at: https://www.jamilarowser.com/

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

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Not only did Spring arrive this week, but on Saturday, March 23, there is even more to celebrate - it's "National Puppy Day".

The founder of this special day is Colleen Paige. "Puppies are the most trusting and joyous creatures on the planet," she reminds us, in case we haven't been around a puppy in a while and have forgotten the energy and love they radiate to those around them.

Enjoy this short video which highlight's some of the puppies from original OnlyGood.tv stories that we have shared with you and think about what it would mean to one of these cute little guys if you brought them into your life.

Love. Rescue. Adopt.
Thank You.

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

Watch an exclusive collection of stories featuring PETS, FAMILY, WELLNESS, and COMMUNITY, including unique series and Live Specials that shine a spotlight on everyday people, making the world a better place. #OGTV

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