Bella Burton was born with Morquio Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that affects her bone growth and inhibits her mobility.
For nine years, she was forced to walk with crutches and couldn’t participate in the simplest of things like walking to and from class without assistance. She was forced to use wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches to get around.
But, then, she met George:
After multiple surgeries and therapy over the years, and with George’s help, she is finally able to walk, ride a bike and even go to the mall!
The 131-pound Great Dane has been honored with the Award for Canine Excellence by the American Kennel Club for the amazing work he’s done with Bella.
In 1992, Mia Farrow accused Woody Allen of molesting their adopted daughter, Dylan, amidst their nasty divorce and custody battle.
Allen denied the allegations and an official investigation turned up empty, so he was never charged with the crimes.
Over a decade later, in 2014, Dylan herself went public with claims of molestation against her father. The open letter was published by Nicholas Kristof in his New York Times blog, and was even backed up by Dylan’s brother Ronan. But once again, Allen insisted that the claims were false.
All the while, Farrow’s name was in the clear – until now. In a new book about Allen’s career, another one of their kids, Moses, is making some serious allegations against his mother.
Moses, who has always voiced support for his father despite his siblings’s accusations, made the claims in an interview for Eric Lax’s new book Start to Finish: Woody Allen and the Art of Movie Making.
Excerpts from the book were obtained by The New York Times and it contains numerous instances in which Moses says Farrow brainwashed her children, and was emotionally and physically abusive.
Moses, who is now estranged from his mother, revealed that Farrow was very manipulative and found ways to get her children to do whatever she wanted them to.
“Now that I no longer live in fear of her rejection, I am free to share how she cultivated and brainwashed me,” said Moses.
This isn’t the first time that Moses has spoken out about his family’s issues. In a 2014 interview with People Magazine, he placed blame on his mother for turning his siblings against their father.
“My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister,” Moses explained. “And I hated him for her for years. I see now that this was a vengeful way to pay him back for falling in love with Soon-Yi.”
He also defended Allen against Dylan’s allegations saying, “Of course Woody did not molest my sister. She loved him and looked forward to seeing him when he would visit. She never hid from him until our mother succeeded in creating the atmosphere of fear and hate towards him.”
He continued, “I don’t know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother. Pleasing my mother was very powerful motivation because to be on her wrong side was horrible.”
Farrow has responded to the Times article denying the horrible claims Moses has made while expressing her heartbreak over the situation.
“Moses has cut off his entire family including his ex-wife who was pregnant when he left,” Farrow said in a statement to the newspaper. “It’s heartbreaking and bewildering that he would make this up, perhaps to please Woody. We all miss and love him very much.”
Dylan, on the other hand, hasn’t made any comments on these new allegations, but at the time when she made the accusations against Allen, she insisted that her mother “never coached her.”
“She never planted false memories in my brain,” Dylan continued. “My memories are mine. I remember them. She was distraught when I told her. When I came forward with my story she was hoping against hope that I had made it up.”
Allen has also remained quiet since Moses went public with this story.
More details about Moses’s claims are available in the book which was released in early October and currently available on Amazon.com.
Business trips are hard when you have young kids. You know how important it is to spend time with your children, but we don’t always have the choice to put it off. One dad received the sweetest note from his little girl during his trip to New York and it will absolutely melt anyone’s heart.
9-year-old Tate Dauter knew her dad Mark was going to miss her so she tucked a little surprise in his suitcase. This lucky dad opened his suitcase to see his daughter’s little Dumbo toy and a note from his little ‘Tatertot’.
The note says:
Dear Daddy, You can use Dumbo, I love you, Good morning, Goodnight, Sweet dreams. I love you to the moon and back. Also get me a suvaneir! 🙂 Love, Tatertot 🙂
How cute is that?! Mark says that when he travels he sends her lots of messages on her phone before bed. He says that when he found the note he was “touched with tears” and I feel like that is just a given! Who wouldn’t start sobbing if they found that in their suitcase?
What a sweet little girl with the absolute cutest nickname ever. Awesome job Tatertot!
Mark Bayley is a sheep farmer from England, which means he knows pretty much all there is to know about sheep. But when a strange lamb was born on his farm this week, he actually had to search the internet to find out more about the animal’s weird condition.
Bayley’s 10-year-old daughter Zara was the first one to spot the lamb’s extra feature:
“Dad, look,” she said, “that lamb has five legs!”
The lamb, who the family has named Forrest, after the Tom Hanks movie Forrest Gump, is healthy otherwise and doesn’t seem bothered by his difference.
“We checked him over and he seems to be fine,” Bayley said. “He was healthy, drinking from his mother and doing everything he needed to do.”
Later, the family had Forrest checked by a vet who confirmed that – aside from the fifth leg – he’s perfectly healthy.
While Forrest can’t actually use the leg, that’s not a bad thing. It’s too short to reach the ground, so it doesn’t get in the way while he’s running around.
There have been a handful of sheep born with extra legs in the past, but it’s very rare.
Luckily, Forrest was born into a family who recognize how special he is. The Bayleys were going to sell him for meat, but they’ve decided to keep him as a family pet instead.
Even the other animals seem jealous of Forrest’s unique look.
“There was one lamb that looked at Forest, and then down at itself, as if to wonder why it was missing a leg,” Bayley said. “It was very sweet.”
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Looking for a new tasty treat to try that’s different from your regular go-to recipes? Mini deep dish pizza’s are here for you! These little guys give you the cheesy, salty, comfort food craving we all know we get every now and then, and you won’t believe just how delicious they are.
Every time I make these little pizza’s my kids coming running to the kitchen, so I think it would be safe to say
Do you love peanut butter? Cookie dough? Brownies? Yes? Well you’re in luck, because this dessert has it all!
Peanut Butter Brownie Bars are the sweet treat that lets you have it all. No more eating plain old brownies, cookies, or peanut butter – those days are over! This recipe has literally combined everything delicious into one irresistible bar so every bite is more amazing than the last.
It’s a terrible disorder to have to live with, but many people suffering from epilepsy do manage to find ways to adjust and live a relatively normal lifestyle. While many people associate rapidly moving visuals with triggers for seizures, it’s not the only way that these symptoms can occur.
Anyone can develop epilepsy during their lifetime and there are many different ways it can begin. For some people, it appears that music and other sounds can cause them to start seizing, and it can even be particular to a certain genre, or particular song.
Musicogenic epilepsy is a very rare form of the disorder, and while its triggers were previously thought to be coincidental, now healthcare professionals have reason to believe all sorts of related musical sensations can have a particular effect on those with the condition.
While testing is more successful now, these people had to find out their diagnosis in very strange ways!
You would think that these individuals would have a history of wanting to avoid music, but it’s actually the opposite.
For Zoe Fennessy, it was on New Years Eve in 2006 that she experienced her first seizure. Over the next few years she developed worse symptoms and eventually realized the cause was R&B singer Ne-Yo.
“Whenever I hear the first few beats of the song I have to drop whatever I am doing and run. People might think it is funny — and I can laugh at it myself — but it has taken over my life. It’s ruined my life.”
Stacey Gayle understands her pain. She collected CDs, went to concerts, used to sing choir at her church, but that all changed one day.
It wasn’t until she had several seizures at her friends barbecue parties that she noticed Sean Paul’s ‘Temperature’ was playing every single time. It then spread to other artists like Britney Spears and Rihanna, and she began having them everywhere she went where the music was playing.
She has since undergone several operations to remove small portions of her brain, and is now seizure free! But she still notices the music.
“Trust me,” she says, “music is everywhere—I never realized that until I started getting seizures.”
What would be the worst song for you to have to stop listening to?
Attention all dog owners: there is another dog food you need to throw out immediately.
After a string of pet food recalls over the last month, yet another company has issued a statement saying their food is potentially contaminated.
Blue Buffalo is recalling the Blue Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for adult dogs, sold nationwide, for fear that it contains a higher than normal level of beef-thyroid hormones.
The food could produce such symptoms as increased thirst, urination, and weight loss. After prolonged exposure, dogs could experience vomiting, diarrhea and difficulty breathing.
“If your pet has consumed the product listed above and has exhibited any of these symptoms, please discontinue feeding and contact your veterinarian,” the company said in a statement.
The food in question has a best buy date of June 7, 2019.
So far, only one dog has been affected by the tainted food, and has since made a full recovery.
Do you love seafood? I bet not as much as this man, who was willing to risk jail time to get away from his restaurant bill.
Terry Peck, an aspiring Australian rapper known as “2Pec,” wracked up a $621 bill at Omeros Bros Restaurant on his seafood meal. The 33-year-old man from the Gold Coast downed two lobsters, a baby octopus, 21 vodka oyster shots and a few Corona beers.
Instead of sticking around to pay, Terry ran out the door before servers could stop him and dove into the ocean. Police eventually tracked him down and when he refused to come ashore, they caught up to him using jet skis.
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They arrested him out on the ocean and charged him with stealing and assault (which probably occurred at the time of his arrest).
According to reports, Terry was already on parole when he fled the swanky restaurant. When the Magistrate heard how much he’d eaten before being caught, she said: “My God! By himself?”
Peck’s only response to all this? He claims the lobster was overcooked.
Every year after Halloween, Jimmy Kimmel asks parents to trick their kids by telling them they ate all their candy. It usually ends with hilarious results (for the parents at least), as you get to watch the kids process that all their trick-or-treating loot is gone.
Of course, it never actually is. The whole bit is in good fun and will undoubtedly be used as blackmail when the kids get older.
However, this year things are a little different. Because of his son’s medical needs, Jimmy Kimmel has taken a leave of absence from his show. He’s enlisted a group of celebrities to take over his hosting duties while he’s gone, such as Shaq, Dave Grohl, Channing Tatum, and Jennifer Lawrence.
Last night, it was Magic Mike’s Channing Tatum who was on-call to host, and he decided to dance his way onto the stage.
Tatum also had the honors of announcing this year’s “I Ate My Kid’s Halloween Candy” prank. But to kick things off, Tatum and Kimmel decided to get in on the action themselves.
Channing Tatum certainly loves all aspects of being a father. For Halloween, he dressed up as a unicorn to head to a party with his daughter.
As a way of embracing his host duties, Tatum decided to tell his daughter that he ate all her Halloween candy.
“Look, I figured if I’m asking you to do this to your kids, I should probably do it to mine too,” he said.
Eerly, who’s 4 year old, was not impressed.
Then, Kimmel himself sent in a video showing him doing the same to his 3-year-old daughter, Jane.
Jane didn’t seem as upset as Everly, but she was still pretty bummed.
Have you ever pulled a prank like this on your kids?