A baby boy has been born in India with his heart outside of his chest. His parents are desperate for the medical procedure he needs in order to save his life and have made public appeals for financial assistance in saving their son's life.
The baby boy, still unnamed by his parents, has managed to defy all odds and survive six days with his heart outside of his chest. But time is running out, and his parents, Priyanka and Nirbhay Pal are trying to get him the help that he needs in order to remain alive. They have come forward with their story in order to hopefully raise the funds they need to pay for the surgery.
"The doctors said we should go to a private hospital and get surgery done, but I am a poor man," Nirbhay told the Mirror. "We can barely afford two square meals a day. I don't know what to do. We are hoping that the government will help us. I have put everything at stake to save my child. We are feeling so helpless. We don't know where to go." more >>
A Christian legal group has released a statement on behalf of a Christian school in Virginia regarding claims that one of its female students was condemned for dressing like a boy and sporting a short haircut. The school argues that the situation is "far beyond a simple" issue regarding the student's dress or haircut.
Liberty Counsel, a Christian nonprofit legal group, released a statement Wednesday of behalf of Timberlake Christian School located in Forest, Va., saying that the claims made by Doris and Carroll Thompson to a local media station regarding their great-granddaughter, Sunnie Kahle, were either "inaccurate … or were quoted out of context."
The great-grandparents previously told WSET-TV that they received a letter from the school saying their granddaughter didn't follow the school's "biblical standards" because she dressed like a boy and wore her hair short. Sunnie's story has gained national media coverage since it broke Tuesday. more >>
Alabama's Governor Robert Bentley has designated Friday a "Day of Prayer" for students in the state at the request of a statewide youth organization that supports student-led Christian clubs on school campuses.
First Priority of Alabama, which encourages Christian clubs to meet weekly before school, announced that Gov. Bentley, a Republican, had proclaimed the last Friday in March as the 9th annual "Day of Prayer Over Students Across Alabama." The Christian organization is encouraging Alabama residents to pray for students on Friday.
First Priority of Alabama is part of a larger national effort known as First Priority of America. The group organized this year's statewide prayer event in conjunction with Moms in Prayer, an international Christian organization that encourages mothers to pray for the world's youth. First Priority of America also organizes the national "See You at the Pole" events that encourage students to gather at their school's flag pole before school to pray. more >>
A mother in Oregon is on trial for the death of her 4-year-old son, whom the prosecutors say was murdered because his mother thought he was homosexual. Zachary Dutro-Boggess died as a result of injuries sustained during a horrific beating from his mother, Jessica Dutro, and her boyfriend, Brian Canady. Both have been charged in connection with the boy's death.
"He walks and talks like it. Ugh," Dutro wrote in a message to Canady. The message also said she feared that Zacahary was gay and used a slur instead of the term gay or homosexual. She added that Canady would have to "work on" the little boy.
The little boy was brought to a Portland hospital in 2012, where doctors determined that he was dying due to tears in his intestines. Doctors said that the injuries Zachary suffered were similar to that of a child in a car accident. He had bruises to his abdomen, internal injuries, and torn intestines. His parents did not seek medical help for him until two days later. more >>
An 8th grader spanking his teacher led to an investigation into the possibly inappropriate relationship between the two, and the 43-year-old math teacher is now accused of a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. Corrie Anne Long of Hopper Middle School in Cypress Fairbanks, Texas, is now on administrative leave during the investigation.
The 8th grader who spanked his teacher was seen during the act by another student, according to KHOU News. The fellow student thought it was "odd behavior" for a student to be spanking his married teacher, flirtatiously touching her hair and have her sitting on his lap, according to court documents.
"It can be seen through just the two of them, their daily interaction, that they had something inappropriate, and we get an entire case," prosecutor Joshua Planco said in Harris County Court Monday. more >>
A 9-year-old girl wanting to show her support for a friend has been suspended from her school in Grand Junction, Colo. The school states that she is breaking the official dress code, while her family and friends are fighting the suspension in order to keep their girl in school.
"It felt like the right thing to do," 9-year-old Kamryn Renfro told KUSA.
She decided to shave her head, with her parents' permission, in support of her friend, 11-year-old Delaney Clements, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Kamryn did not want her friend to be the only one without hair at the school, and shaving her head was the one thing she could do to make sure Delaney fit in. more >>