Newlyweds Magdalena Czarnecka and Michael Wangrat just left their home in Poland last month to begin a year-long honeymoon adventure when things took a turn. The bride was exploring Denali National Park with her cousin, Marek Paleski, when they fell about 1,000 feet into a crevasse on Peters Glacier.
The cousins spent the night in the crevasse until Paleski was able to hike back to camp for help and later Magdalena was airlifted to a local hospital. The newlywed did suffer two broken bones and three broken teeth, but she’s incredibly lucky to survive a fall like that.
Park ranger Joseph McBrayer, who helped with her rescue, says he was shocked to find her alive. “I think generally if you were to ask any one of my peers, or anyone else in the climbing community, if someone would survive a thousand-foot fall on 40-to 50-degree snow and ice,” he says, “I think they’d probably say no.”
Despite her injuries and having to cut their honeymoon short, Magdalena says her new husband’s support has made her happier to be married to him. She says, “After this trip, we are stronger.”
Sam Coleman-Dancer was working his shift at an Ace Hardware store in Cleveland, Mississippi when an elderly customer came in looking for a shovel. The man told Sam, 19, that he was recently diagnosed with cancer and he needed the shovel to bury his treasured dog of 15 years.
The man shared stories about playing with his dog and told Sam his pet had always been there for him and he was emotional and it touched the teen, so he offered to help. Sam told the senior he would like to come help him bury his dog after work and that’s exactly what he did for this elderly stranger.
"Something he said stuck with me," Sam explains. "He told me that great things come to you at unexpected times and we both smiled. Definitely something we will both remember. He asked me if there was anyway he could repay me and I told him 'yeah, by taking a picture with me'. Because I know that picture is something I will cherish forever."
Source: Sunny Skyz
As Jennifer Potter was driving a golf cart across the apartment complex property where she’s an assistant manager, she heard a young boy calling for help from the pool. She ran to the pool and then saw the three-year-old’s mom was in the water with him, also in distress, holding him up while her face was submerged.
Potter grabbed the toddler, then his mother, who’s also pregnant, and got them both out safely. The mom and little boy are expected to be fine after the ordeal and so is the woman’s unborn baby.
“I’d do it all over in a heartbeat, no question….I’m just glad I was here really,” Potter says. “That’s all I think about because it could have been much worse…I’m glad it was a happy ending and we’re all here today.”
Source: Good News Network