Some stories just stick with you. This one, in particular, makes me love humans. Thanks to the Bedard family, in Bristol, Vermont, for sharing their incredible story with me:
When Kayla Flint was born, she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Doctors told her family to expect a life expectancy into the teens. Rather than waste their energy on sadness and pity, the Flints and Bedards put their best foot forward, and started taking strides towards a cure. They created a small fundraiser in their town of Bristol, Vermont, which has grown into a three-day event that draws nearly 7,000. Last year, alone, it brought in $105,000. Today, 23 years later, they’ve raised more than $1 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Read about how they did it on DivineCaroline.