Sometimes you fall upon stories on the internet and you wonder how the people involved have remained strong enough to share it… This is definitely one of those stories and it takes place in Victoria, B.C.
This is the story of Dylan and Robyn — high school sweethearts who got married last summer after dating for 16 years. Now both 32 years old, they are expecting their first child. However, it is not as happy a moment as you would think…
Robyn was 22 weeks pregnant when she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on Dec. 28, 2013. The damage was irreparable, and she was declared brain dead the next day. Doctors are now trying to keep her alive for seven more weeks, until the fetus is 34 weeks old and has a better chance of surviving outside the womb.
“My head and my heart are constantly playing this chess match and it’s so painful,” Benson wrote in a blog post. “On one hand I can’t wait to meet my son and try and give him the best life possible and try my hardest to be a great dad for him, on the other hand I know that the day or the day after he is born will be the day that I have to say goodbye to Robyn.”
Dylan took a leave from work and is now preparing for the baby, who has been named Iver Cohen Benson. Friends, family and strangers in Victoria have been rallying around him. Donations are being taken for the family on a website called the “Baby Iver Fund” .
I can’t even start to imagine what he is going through…
I have a long bucket list… #4 on the list is to ‘Participate in a marathon or triathlon’. The problem is that I CANNOT run! I am such a bad runner… no endurance! April 27th, I have signed up for a 5K, 10K or 21K… before deciding which ‘K’ I will be doing, I gotta get into shape!
Stephanie Presta, a sales rep at work, dragged me to bootcamp to get my butt into shape! How did I fare?! Boy oh boy…
It’s going to be tough!!! Thanks to BootcampMontreal.com I think I might make it!
We all do it… we don’t realise that we are bullying ourselves, but we are publicly critizing our bodies on social-networks!
#fatty #muffintop #thunderthighs #foodbaby
Special K created a 2min spot that tackles the issue of Fat Talk.
“93 per cent of women fat talk. We believe it’s a barrier to managing our weight. It happens everywhere, especially when shopping for clothes. To show how damaging words can be, we created a store with actual fat talk.”
See what happens:
Since being posted to YouTube last weekend, the Special K ad has generated more than a half-million views. I agree… it’s time to stop the fat talk!
Heathrow Airport’s Terminal Five is the 1st thing many international travelers see in the UK. It’s beautiful, it’s a stunning achievement of design, and it’s… apparently a massive annoyance to perform any basic repairs on!
To give you an idea of the severity of the problem, 60% of the 120,000 light bulbs at Terminal Five have blown yet not a single one has been changed since 2008. WHY? The ceiling is 120 feet up, too high for cherry pickers and scissor lifts!
The solution: hire acrobats!!
It turns out that wirewalkers are uniquely suited to this job, because it’s a lot easier to string a wire across a 120-foot tall span than it is to wheel in a cherry picker. The major bulb replacement task is expected to take nearly four months and cost several million pounds.
Let’s hope those light bulbs last as long as possible!
Last September, Olivia found out that there were no more treatments available for her brain tumour. Her wish — to record Katy Perry’s song ‘Roar’ in a real recording studio.
The video shows OIivia sitting in a wheelchair in the middle of the studio, singing softly at first and struggling with her breaths. But then she gets to the chorus and the fighter in Olivia ignites!
It was soon posted to YouTube. That was 6 weeks ago. Since, it has received over a million hits and has helped raise over 85,000$ for the Liv Wise Fund – started in her name in support of brain tumor research.
Watch Olivia’s ‘Roar’:
Even Katy Perry was touched:
“She died peacefully in her home surrounded by the extraordinary love of her family,” a family statement said. Olivia said that she didn’t want people crying at her funeral, but that they should celebrate her life. By sharing this video, I think I am doing just that.
Just simply touching!
Problem: Three-year-old Eva says her hair was down to her butt, and it was really itching her hips.
Solution: her 5 year-old sister, Sadie, grabbed a pair of scissors.
Result: apparently, not so pretty! Sadie defended herself: “Hair cutting takes lots of concentration.”
Dad, reporter Jeff Cohen, decided to interview his young daughters to find out exactly how the haircut disaster went down.
PRESS HERE to hear what may be the world’s most adorable interview!!
That is exactly what Sibling, an Australian company, thought of. A pair of sneakers with an integrated shelter!
“Stored compactly in integrated net pockets within the shoe, the shelter expands out and around the body to form an enclosure that relies on the human frame as a supporting structure.”
I like these walking shelters!