Seventeen-year-old Marlana VanHoose has had more than her fair share of challenges. Born blind with human cytomegalovirus, she wasn’t expected to live beyond her first year. She beat those odds, only to be diagnosed with cerebral palsy at two years old–the same time she learned to play the piano.
Now, fifteen years later, she performs for crowds of thousands, inspiring with her angelic voice and indestructible spirit.
This video just completely brightened my day–though it also fogged my vision. It’s a tad embarrassing that I just started crying in the coffee shop where I’m working, but the joy of watching this was well worth it!
Quincy and Gracie Latkovski share a passion for dancing, but they do it in two very different ways: one in ballet slippers, and one in a wheelchair. They performed this moving dance as part of 2013 WHAS Crusade for Children telethon. Just like these talented sisters, it’s both beautiful and inspiring!
Tamara Levitt, the talented writer and illustrator who brought us the inspiring video Ode to Failure, has created another uplifting short film about being single. If you’ve ever felt that you’re lacking because you’re not in a relationship, this one’s for you!
What happens when a stressed our coffee barista finds a magical ring in her tip jar? That’s the premise of “Mystic Coffee,” a short film by screenwriter and producer Jeff Leisawita. It’s a fun, whimsical short with some powerful messages to help us step out of our usual “line” of thinking and see things from a different angle.
If you enjoy this one, check out Jeff’s Kickstarter campaign for the sequel!