www.youtube.com

A Mom’s Journey To Acceptance And Survival

Mom and Me, a HooplaHa original series that features YouTuber son Pat Graziosi and his mother Teresa Graziosi, inspires us to think happier and be positive every day. They've taught us lessons about raising a family to learning how to cook Italian food, but have you ever noticed that Teresa never stands up or walks? That's because Teresa is a paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair.


On this emotional and revealing episode of Mom & Me, Teresa tells us the heart-wrenching details of the accident that put her in a wheelchair and changed her and her families' lives forever.

In 1993, Pat was a year old when his mother was injured. "It happened so fast... and just like that your life changes" says Teresa. "I went from walking and standing to being in a wheelchair while raising my kids."

Teresa's advice to people in similar situations is, "Don't give up. Keep on going and take it one day at a time and you can live a happy life."

Pat wants everyone to learn from his mom's situation. "Whatever disability you have there is hope. Everybody has the strength to continue on no matter what."

Pat Graziosi is a blogger, producer, You Tuber and voice artist. To see more of Pat, visit his website, his YouTube Channel – Think Happier, Live Happier, and his educational animation YouTube Series Life Noggin.

This HooplaHa original video was produced, shot, and edited by Pat Graziosi. To see more good news, visit HooplaHa's YouTube channel and Facebook page.

www.youtube.com

How A Senior Dog Named Susie Helped 1000’s Of Others Find A New Home!

Against advice from her family and friends, Erin Stanton and her husband Brandon took a chance that not only changed their lives forever, but also the lives of thousands of others.

Wanting to adopt a dog, they decided on a senior dog named Susie. For 5 years, Susie gave the family exactly what they were looking for - love, companionship, and amazing memories. Susie passed away on April 22, 2016, but her legacy lives on...

Keep reading... Show less
www.youtube.com

His Words Are Powerful - This Blind Man Is Using His Storytelling To Inspire!

Born with a degenerative retinal condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa, which could eventually cause him to go blind, Michael Lang is using his adversity to motivate himself and help others achieve their dreams.

Keep reading... Show less
www.youtube.com

Every Child Should Have The Opportunity To Go To College… And This Organization Is Making That Promise!

For many Americans, the thought of college tuition is daunting, but there's a program sweeping the nation to ease the financial burdens and allow more students to get a higher education.

Keep reading... Show less
www.youtube.com

Champion Swimmer Shares Her Son's Story Of Hope And Survival As She Swims Across America!

Former elite, record-breaking swimmer takes on her most difficult challenge - her son's cancer. But, thanks to some love, support, and love for swimming,... her son (and her family) is stronger than ever.

Keep reading... Show less
www.youtube.com

Mobile Meditation Studio Is Helping Busy New Yorkers Have A “Calmer” Day!

Ever need a break from your crazy chaotic lifestyle of the BIG CITY, even for just a few minutes? Long-time meditator and breast cancer survivor, Kristin Westbrook saw the need for a convenient, calm space to relax, so she opened "Calm City".

Keep reading... Show less
www.youtube.com

Tracy's Dogs And PetSmart Find Adorable, Abandoned Dogs Forever Homes

Tracy's Dogs is a not-for-profit National Rescue & Transport Initiative for shelter dogs. The focus of the program is to rescue and rehabilitate dogs with pending euthanasia dates residing in kill shelters with the hope of putting them up for adoption to find forever homes!

Keep reading... Show less
www.youtube.com

Orphaned Children Get A Second Chance Thanks To Miracle Foundation

After quitting her job to travel the world for a year, this woman found her passion… in bringing life-changing care to the world's orphans.

Keep reading... Show less
Series - Joy Story
www.youtube.com

Same-Sex Flashmob Wedding Proposal Couple Finally Gets Married! Watch Their AMAZING WEDDING Video Now!

Last year Adam Keller and his boyfriend Jared Marinelli became an Internet sensation when Adam choreographed the perfect flashmob wedding proposal; they both became a 'Joy Story' as the video went viral getting 14 million hits!

Keep reading... Show less