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It started after the Haiti earthquake two years ago and turned into something far bigger than Jake Wood, 28-year-old war veteran, could have imagined.
For over thirty years Jadav Payeng has labored in isolation over an unusual project. As a result, what was once a desolate sandbar in Brahmaputra, India is now a lush forest fostering many endangered species such as a Bengal tiger and a one-horned rhino.
Ten-year-old Grace Swanke decided to leave the Girl Scouts after learning of the organizations partnership with Planned Parenthood, but instead of letting her cookie-selling talents go to waste, she began “Cookies for Life” and is raising thousands of dollars to support local pro-life causes.
What began as a simple experiment involving one Alzheimer’s patient in a nursing home quickly became a sensational method for improving memory and responsiveness in those suffering from dementia. It’s also the subject of a new documentary called Alive Inside. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett investigates the effect of music on nursing home populations with the help neurologist Oliver Sacks and brings his findings to the screen.
After years of harboring bitterness toward God over the death of her daughter in the Virginia Tech shootings, Celeste Peterson finds peace in the midst of her mourning, showing that even the most traumatic situations can be made to glorify Him.