Holocaust – Winton Gets 2nd Award For Saving Over 650 Children

Sir Nicholas Winton Saved At Least 669 Children During the Holocaust

During the WW2 Holocaust, Winton saved more than 669 Jewish children from almost certain death in Czechoslovakian death camps.

 

On June 27, 2013 the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation honored Sir Nicholas Winton, English Holocaust savior that just turned 105!

And on October 28, 2014 he will be awarded the White Lion medal by the President of the Czech Republic.

And Czechs have repeatedly nominated Winton for the Nobel Peace Prize!

What Did Winton Do During The Holocaust?

During WW2, Winton saved more than 669 Jewish children from almost certain death in the Czechoslovakian death camps.

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Teenage Mothers – Catalina Escobar Raised $50,000 For Them

Catalina Escobar Gave Up A Successful Business To Help Teenage Mothers!

Catalina Escobar Receives $50,000 For Helping Teenage Mothers

Catalina Escobar’s group provides support to teenage mothers in Colombia, where one in five girls age 15-19 is, or has been pregnant.

Escobar, 42, was a business woman with a highly successful international trading company until two deaths changed her life in October 2000.

The First Life Changing Event

A twelve day-old boy died in her arms when she working as a volunteer at a maternity clinic in Cartagena, Colombia.

"A life that could’ve been saved if the teenage mother could’ve raised the money for a treatment".

"His mother had needed only $30 and I had that in my pocket. I will never forget that. It was a preventable death".

The Second Life Changing Event

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Alcohol and Drugs – This Man Pays Teens To Quit Using Them

Alcohol And Drugs – The Death Of A Daughter

Just over seven years ago (October 2007), Leo McCarthy lost his 14-year-old daughter, Mariah, when a drunken driver hit her and two of her friends as they walked down a sidewalk near her home.

After discovering that the driver was just twenty years old, not old enough to drink legally, McCarthy made an unusual promise to the teenagers attending Mariah’s memorial service in Butte, Montana.

He said during her eulogy.

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Israelis – Three Israelis Risked Their Lives To Save Drowning Kids

Three Israelis Saved Eight Children Who Were In Danger Of Drowning

Three Israelis Risk Their Lives Saving Drowning Children In Hawaii

Three very brave Israelis were hailed as heroes by the parents of children who watched helplessly from shore as their children were being swept out to sea.

Israel’s Channel 2 television station reported that the three Israeli surfers went to the aid of eight children struggling in the waters off Hawaii on Saturday, February 9, 2012.

After huge waves began surging toward the coast, the three Israelis, Tzvika Elias, Yair Naftali and Gabi Liptz, were hailed as heroes by the children’s parents.

What Happened

"We had gone to a remote beach half an hour from Honolulu. The waves there were high, huge breakers about four meters high, and as the minutes passed, the waves got stronger and even higher".

Said, 30-year-old Elias, who lives in New York.

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GPS – Beware Of Its Sometimes Dangerous Shortcomings

GPS – And When To Use It With Caution

Travelers have been losing their way in Death Valley, often fatally, since 1849, when pioneers began using it as a shortcut to California’s gold fields.

Recently however growing numbers have been led astray by their GPS devices, whose databases for remote areas such as Death Valley may include maps that haven’t been updated for decades.

Three Women Survive Death Valley In Spite Of Their GPS Failure

Three women Donna Cooper, 62, her daughter Gina, 17, and a house guest visiting from Hong Kong, 19-year-old Jenny Leung, set out on Thursday July 21, 2010 at around 11:00 a.m. from Pahrump, Nevada, to take a tour of Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley and be home in time for dinner.

* Pahrump is 60 miles west of Las Vegas Nevada, and 60 miles east of Death Valley.

Relying On Their GPS

There are very few road-signs in Death Valley and once you’re lost, you’re very lost, so Donna had no choice but to follow her GPS which is what she did.

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