True Stories of Good People is a podcast about people who are making a difference in other people's lives, or have had their lives changed by someone kind.
Saving Mila: Julia Vitarello
When Julia Vitarello's precious daughter Mila was diagnosed with Batten disease at the age of seven, she was terrified and heartbroken. Determined to save Mila by any means possible, Julia set out to raise enough money to fund an experimental clinical trial, and what happened next made medical history.
Let’s Make Masks & Cards: Nanette & Krystal Amihere
When high school students and sisters Nanette and Krystal Amihere noticed that there were not many youth advocacy programs in their town, they decided to start their own in an effort to strengthen the community. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the sisters harnessed their program’s foundations and launched an initiative to make masks and cards for frontline workers and nursing home residents. What started out as a small, local project eventually saw young people from all over the world getting involved.
Teen Child Abuse Activist: Elijah Lee
When Elijah Lee was in the first grade, he learned that one of his classmates was experiencing child abuse. He assisted her in getting help, but the experience left him with a heavy heart. Today, Elijah is 13-years-old and is a passionate teen activist who believes that all children have the right to grow up in safe, loving environments.
The Pandemic Pup Relief Tour: Brian Taylor
When the coronavirus swept through New York City this past spring, Brian Taylor had no choice but to close his dog grooming business to the public. But while in lockdown, his heart hurt for his community members and their pets. Under financial strain, many of them could no longer afford the essential grooming services that kept their dogs clean and healthy. So as soon as it was safe to do so, Brian began grooming pups at no cost while raising money for others.
Heroic Flags for Frontline Workers: Lorenzo Liberti
Last year, 14-year-old Lorenzo Liberti discovered a passion to honor and help veterans in his community who were in need. Using his artistic talents, he carved beautiful, 3-foot long American flags by hand to benefit a local charity. When the COVID-19 crisis hit the country, he realized his flags could also help honor and support frontline healthcare workers across the US. Today, his heroic flags hang in hospitals around the country as an emblem of hope and thanks to the people working there.
The Power of Vulnerability: Ra Ra Rollins
Ra Ra Rollins is a full-time student at New York University and is going for his master’s degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness, with a focus on LGBTQ+ communities. However, Ra Ra’s journey to this path was not linear and he’s had to overcome a myriad of obstacles to make it a reality. One thing he’s learned throughout this journey is that, although it can be terrifying to put yourself out there, vulnerability can lead to beautiful things.
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This is exactly the barriers of asking for help
Much Love Miss Alex aka Lady B!
Thank you for featuring such an inspiring, motivational individual!
Great job !!!
This a fantastic podcast. Just what the world needs . I just feel like we need to hear more stories of people/organizations helping our veterans and our military families. So many amazing positive stories though. I love Charlie Hyatt’s story. She’s an amazing human. ❤️❤️