Marine Kirstie Ennis grew up with military parents and always knew she would join the Marine Corps and it was no surprise when she did at 17. She became a Helicopter Door Gunner, "...the most bad to the bone job in the Marine Corps you can possibly have."
While she was serving in Afghanistan, a mission to transport fellow Marines and supplies became a life-changer. Kirstie's copter crashed and she suffered multiple injuries, including the loss of her leg.
During her recuperation, she turned to sports for motivation and found a way to help others. She took on the challenge of climbing the 7 Summits (the highest peak on seven continents), extremely challenging for anyone, much less an amputee, and raised money for the non-profit, The Waterboys, who bring clean drinking water to communities in need. When she successfully reached the summit of Denali, the highest peak in North America, she also raised funds and awareness for the Building Homes for Heroes program.
But Kirstie isn't close to being done. Most recently, she participated in the "Pin-Ups for Vets" calendar, where she faced her loss of self-esteem due to her injuries. "Its taboo to sexy, taboo to be attractive if you're in a wheelchair, or you're in a prosthetic, or you're disabled. I was fearful. I want to be the one where people can own their differences."
Follow her journey of recovery and learn how she has regained her confidence while being a role model for others who also face these difficult circumstances.
Coca-Cola is one of the world's most popular brands. Whether you like soda or not, this commercial will have you smiling! In it's Happiness Machine video, one lucky university got surprised with a lot more than just soda. A happiness rigged vending machine was giving out multiple sodas, flowers, pizza and foot long subs! The surprise factor had the students overjoyed and instantly happier.
Cindy Crawford is a long legged bomb shell who can make an ordinary can of Pepsi seem like gold. Her famous 1992 Pepsi commercial turned everyone into a fan. For this year's Super Bowl, Cindy re-created the famous commercial with help from the very funny James Corden. The parody started out just like the '92 version, but the babe in the video isn't Cindy this time!
I have fallen in love with coffee all over again. When I read 'world's youngest barista' I thought maybe it was a 12-year-old. Nope. Tucked away in the Colorado mountains, Adler and his dad serve up cuteness and coffee. Bindle Coffee's cutest barista is a mere 3 years old. He makes a mean cappuccino under the watchful eye and caring hand of his father. The talented and young coffee maker seems to love his job. He is too cute. Adler, I'll have one cappuccino please!
Art classes allow young people to express themselves in important ways. Unfortunately, arts education is disappearing from schools in America; since 2008, 80% of school districts have cut funding for art programs. Simultaneously, student creativity scores have dropped. Fortunately, there are people and groups out there fighting to keep arts education present and vibrant in schools across the country.
New from OnlyGood.tv! "The Classical Theatre of Harlem combines non-traditional casting, original adaptations, music and dance in ways that render works from the classical canon as fresh, innovative, and essentially a new experience of world classics." All performances are free and open to the public. Watch the full video now on OnlyGood.tv!
Jim Curtis is an award-winning health industry pioneer. But reaching the pinnacle of success, as he has today, was no cake-walk. Only after accepting the curveballs and challenges that life threw his way could Jim find happiness and thrive in his career.
New from OnlyGood.tv! When Sherif Farag was once asked what his dream job was, he said it was to own a bakery. It's a long journey from Management Consultant in Boston to Baker in Paris but in this story you will follow the unusual path Sherif and his wife Nadine have followed to make this dream come true. Watch the full video now on OnlyGood.tv!