A Detroit program pairs young kids with a four legged reading buddy in the hopes that they'll gain confidence in their reading skills. (Source: WDIV/CNN)
Need some cheering up? These seven happy, inspiring and uplifting stories from the past week will do just that.
Mineola boy won't let rare disease slow him down: Ethan Duplechein was born with Caudral Regression Syndrome, which means he is missing part of his lower spine and can't move his legs. Doctors said he would never be mobile or even able to sit up on his own, but now he is defying those doctors' predictions.
10-year-old cancer survivor to be Cure by Design model: Maci's mom and dad started noticing a difference in their daughter's behavior when she was six. Doctors found a tumor on the end of her brain stem, so she has to re-learn how to walk and talk. Now, she will model for a fashion show.