Trenton and Lindsay Cochran are more than brother and sister; they are best friends.Ever since Lindsay was born, Trenton has been by her side. Lindsay was born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and has been in a wheelchair since she was two years old. Trenton has done everything he can to make sure his sister is taken care of and treated just like everyone else.
At the end of last year, K-LOVE, a radio show dedicated to sharing encouraging and positive stories, selected this dynamic duo to be the recipients of their “Unsung Hero Award.” This award was rightly earned by these compassionate siblings, shown by their unconditional love for one another.
This Thoughtful Thursday is dedicated to the unbreakable bond of friendship that Trenton and Lindsay possess.
Running a race (and making it to the finish line) is a huge accomplishment, especially for brothers Tobias and Titus. 10-year-old Tobias wrote a letter to News9 in Oklahoma City asking if he could borrow a jogging stroller to push Titus, his 11-year-old brother with cerebral palsy, in an upcoming 5k race. Since their mom wasn’t able to afford this type of stroller, ABLE Tech, a statewide program funded by federal grants that provides assisting technology to individuals with disabilities, graciously gifted one to the brothers to use for this race and future races.
Photo by: Molly Sanders
Running the race together was a dream come true. This Thoughtful Thursday, we congratulate Tobias and Titus on completing their first race and making an effort to get out and play, no matter the circumstances.
Photo by: JMHS Foundation
Check out this video of Titus and Tobias before the big race:
Most kids write to Santa Claus asking for toys; but not eight-year-old Ryan Suffern. He asked if Santa could stop the kids at school from bullying his fraternal twin sister, Amber. He also asked if Amber’s favorite band Big Time Rush could come to Amber’s birthday party.
Ryan’s mom Karen was so touched by her son’s letter that she shared it on her Facebook page. The letter went viral and the family was interviewed on Going Morning America. Little did they know that Big Time Rush was waiting to greet Amber as an early birthday present.
This Thoughtful Thursday we commend both Ryan and Amber for taking a stand against bullying.