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Model With Down Syndrome Encourages Everyone To Practice Kindness And Respect

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23-year-old Grace Strobel was born with Down Syndrome. Today, she is an absolutely stunning model. But, life took her through many obstacles and challenges in order to get to that point. Of course, her parents focused on what their daughter’s potential could be, and not her limitations, despite what doctors told them.

Linda Strobel, Grace’s mom, says, “We didn’t look at it as a syndrome… “We looked at it (as), OK, we’re going to help her become the best person she can.”

Grace Strobel encourages acceptance of those who are different

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Grace Strobel / TODAY

A bullying incident that happened to Grace would inspire her to give a presentation to students about Down Syndrome. She explains what a day in her life is like. She has spoken to more than 3,000 students over the past 2 years and answers all questions about life with Down Syndrome. Grace encourages kindness and respect for all the students she presents to.

“I wanted to share with students what it’s like to have struggles, and I wanted to show how we can change someone’s life just by being kind and giving respect, no matter who you are,” Grace tells Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie of TODAY. “We want all the same things: to be valued, to be respected and to be loved.”

She is a successful model

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Grace Strobel / TODAY

Grace has had a dream of becoming a model for the last few years. Her parents were obviously incredibly supportive of this dream and would post some modeling photos on Facebook. The images would soon go viral! Grace gains the inspiration to become a model after seeing another model with Down Syndrome.

Since then, she has appeared in multiple magazines and has even walked the runway during Atlantic City Fashion Week! Grace says she loves to model because it makes her feel so good about herself. She certainly looks incredible!

Her parents could not be prouder

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Grace Strobel / TODAY

For Grace’s mom, Linda, it’s an emotional yet happy experience to witness her daughter doing what she loves. “When I see her modeling and when I see her standing up in front of students, and the students are sitting up on their knees and they’re glued to her and all they want to do at the end is hug her. It just fills me with such incredible joy that I can’t even explain, because I know how hard she’s worked to get here,” she says.

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Grace and her parents / TODAY

We are so happy to see Grace excelling at what she loves to do! All the best for her and her family. Check out the video below for an inside look into Grace’s life.

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Learn Why Wedding Rings Are Worn On The Left Hand

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If you’re engaged or married, you probably know that you wear your wedding ring on your left hand on your ring finger. Have you ever wondered why this tradition exists or where it came from? In many cultures in history, it was considered unlucky or taboo to use your left hand.

Unfortunately for left-handed people, this meant that many of these cultures would torture or kill lefties more often. However, second-century Egyptians believed that a delicate nerve was in the fourth left finger and went right to the heart. In addition, Romans thought the same thing.

The history of wedding rings is long and interesting

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Wedding ring / Wikipedia

Others believe that Christians are the first to believe that the ring finger is the perfect finger for marriage, for instance.

According to Mental Floss, “While crossing themselves in an Orthodox Church, worshipers are expected to join the thumb with the index and middle fingers. Historians contend that the group represented the father, son, and Holy Ghost when placed together, while the ‘ring’ finger signified earthly love, making it the perfect location for a spouse’s wedding ring.”

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Exchanging wedding rings / Pixabay

In addition, many Orthodox couples and Europeans used to wear their rings on their right hand. After the Reformation in 1549, “an English Bishop and Protestant reformer named Thomas Cranmer used wedding rings as a way to break from tradition. That year, he published The Book of Common Prayer, which instructs couples to ditch a centuries-old practice in favor of slipping their wedding rings over the left fourth finger. Before long, husbands and wives throughout the continent were doing so.”

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Wedding rings / Flickr

In conclusion, there is a long-standing tradition of wearing your wedding ring on your left hand. Did you know any of the history behind wearing your wedding ring on your left hand?

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New California Law Guarantees All Students Will Get A Meal At Lunchtime

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation over the weekend that bans the practice of singling out students unable to pay for their lunch. He would also cite the efforts of 10-year-old Ryan Kyote in helping to bring the issue to greater attention. Additionally, this saves Ryan’s classmates the shame of having to eat an “alternative meal” at lunchtime who are unable to pay.

“I want to thank Ryan for his empathy and his courage in bringing awareness to this important issue,” Newsom says in his press release.

All students to get full meals at lunchtime

New California Law Guarantees All Students Will Get A Meal At Lunchtime
Gov. Newsom and Ryan Kyote / KYLIE KIRKPATRICK

The new legislation states that schools are no longer allowed to serve cheaper, “alternative meals” to students who can’t pay. The new law also ensures that all students will get a “state reimbursable meal of their choice,” even if their parent/guardian has unpaid meal fees.

Little Kyote would first make headlines after he donated $74.80 of his own allowance to pay off the school lunch debt for his classmates at West Park Elementary School in Napa, California. This would soon lead to a meeting with Gov. Newsom, where he promised that if he got the bill on his desk, he would sign it.

Students getting denied meals or given a less-nutritious alternative is common

New California Law Guarantees All Students Will Get A Meal At Lunchtime
Ryan Kyote and his mom / KYLIE KIRKPATRICK

“What we’ve been telling everybody is one down and 49 to go,” Kyote’s mom says of the remaining states that she would like to see do the same thing. “Millions and millions of children will be positively affected by [this policy] and Ryan couldn’t be more proud. We still have a lot of work to do and hopefully will get something passed at the federal level.”

His mom reveals that her son’s activism really began back in June when he heard about a 5-year-old in Indiana who was denied lunch because he was unable to pay for the meal. “He was like, ‘I don’t understand why that happened. Why would that happen to a 5-year-old?’ ” Kylie says. “It really touched him in a way and he wanted to do something so that wouldn’t happen to his friends. We talked about what we could do to make a difference locally.”

A majority of school districts report unpaid student meal debt

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Children eating school lunch / Flickr

Even just in September, a 9-year-old boy from Ohio had his lunch taken away from him. This is because of the $9 unpaid debt on his account. He had to eat an alternative meal of cheese and bread instead. The School Nutrition Association reports that 75% of school districts had unpaid student meal debt at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

It’s encouraging to know that the youth of today can eat nutritious, whole foods at lunchtime. It’s also great for them not having to worry about possibly not eating that day at school!

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The 4 Original Osmond Brothers Performed Together One Last Time

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  • The four original Osmond Brothers performed one last time on the show ‘The Talk’.
  • It was all in honor of Marie’s 60th birthday!
  • She credits them for the start of her career in music. 

 

Marie Osmond, who is now a co-host on the show The Talk, revealed earlier this month that the 4 original Osmond Brothers singing group will be performing again one final time. They will be performing live for the CBS program! The news was revealed on Tuesday, October 8th, when the singer told the rest of her co-hosts and the audience.

Alan, Wayne, Merrill, and Jay will be coming together once more to perform and it’s all for Marie’s 60th birthday! What a super exciting moment for everyone to witness.

The Osmond Brothers performed for Marie’s 60th birthday

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Marie Osmond with The Talk co-hosts / Instagram

“I think career-wise I wouldn’t be here without ‘Paper Roses,’” Marie says on the panel.

“I was 12, and that launched into ‘I’m A Little Bit Country, [I’m A Little Bit Rock and Roll]’ for Donny and Marie’. But if you really go back to the beginning, none of us would be here without the four original Osmond brothers, and they started on the Andy Williams Show. And I have a birthday coming up … I asked them on a larger scale if they would come to ‘The Talk’ and the four original brothers will perform for the last time ever, for my birthday!”

Marie tells which brother she thinks has the most talent

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The original Osmond Brothers group / Chris Capstick/Shutterstock

“Over 60 years in the business and this will be the very last time they will all perform,” Marie says. Such a beautiful moment for all of them to share together! The group would form in 1959 before brothers Donny Osmond and Jimmy Osmond would join. Marie would also sing with the group sometimes. She would then go on to launch a successful solo career, but clearly never forgot her roots.

Marie also reveals which one of her brothers she thinks has the most talent. “I would not say me,” she laughs during a talk show appearance on January 8th this year. “I don’t think they were ever honored. My brother Merrill is just … he still has this awesome voice. He’s a rocker and he still sings fantastic. Of course, I think Donny is … average. Donny is very talented. They’re all talented in their own way but, man, Merrill’s voice is just still unbelievable.”

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Marie Osmond singing with the Osmond Brothers / Richard Young/Shutterstock

Check out their highly-anticipated performance on The Talk below: 

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Lost Dog Reunited With Owner After 12 Years Gone

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Katheryn Strang’s fox terrier named Dutchess disappeared in 2007. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida and gave up hope that she would ever find her beloved dog again. Dutchess was only two years old when she went missing. She was recently found over 1,000 miles away under a shed, 12 years later… let that sink in.

Little Dutchess is a fighter. She was found by an anonymous person in Carnegie, Pennslyvania. No one knows how she got there or why she was under a shed. She was brought to the Humane Animal Rescue in Pittsburgh. Three days later she was reunited with her owner Katheryn and the photos will bring a smile to your face.

Katheryn was in shock to hear that Dutchess was found

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Dutchess / Humane Animal Rescue

Katheryn was of course in shock that she was called by the rescue. She couldn’t believe that she would see Dutchess after so long! She made the drive from Florida to Pennsylvania and made it there in record time.

According to TODAY, Zac Seymour, manager of digital communications for Humane Animal Rescue said, “Humane Animal Rescue is very excited to play a part in this reunion and for the family to finally have closure and a positive outcome nonetheless. Moments like these are so refreshing and motivate us to keep working harder every day. We wish Dutchess nothing but the best with her family.”

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Katheryn and Dutchess reunion / Humane Animal Rescue

He continued, “Many of us have had the opportunity to spend some time with Dutchess over the past few days, and she was always looking for love and attention. We can’t help but smile knowing that after all of this time, she’s finally going home to get the care she needs, and the love that she has always deserved.”

A microchip helped facilitate this reunion

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Katheryn and Dutchess / Humane Animal Rescue

No one knows how Dutchess ended up in Pennslyvania from Florida. The reason the rescue was able to find Katheryn was because Dutchess had a microchip. The rescue urges pet owners to microchip their pets so that they can find their animals easily if they get lost. Does your pet have a microchip?

What a special reunion! Can you imagine finding your dog after they were lost for 12 years? It would be such a heartwarming reunion after being apart for so long.

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Henry Winkler Talks About Hurting ‘Happy Days’ Co-Star’s Feelings

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Henry Winkler recently appeared on Inside the Actor Studio. He looked back on his time on Happy Days and shared that he was surprised that his character, Fonzie, garnered so much love. For instance, Ron Howard‘s character, Richie Cunningham was supposed to be the most beloved character. Turns out that ended up hurting Ron’s feelings.

At first, Henry was only supposed to appear on the show as a “seven out of 13.” Henry explained, “I was supposed to be seven out of 13, which meant I was only supposed to be in seven out of the 13 shows each cycle. [But] The Fonz has taken off.”

Henry Winkler said they talked about the issue

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Fonzie and Richie / ABC

Eventually, Henry and Ron did talk about the elephant in the room. He said, “The fourth year, we went to a dude ranch and did a two-parter, riding wild bulls. I had to sit on a bull. Ron Howard drove me home in his VW, and I said, ‘Ron, tell me now. How are you feeling? We haven’t talked about this.’”

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The Fonz and Richie / ABC

“He said, ‘You didn’t do one thing other than be good at what you’re doing,’” said Winkler. “‘You never do anything on the set where you try to be the star. And it’s good for the show. My feelings were hurt, but it’s good for the show.’”

They remained good friends over the years

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Henry Winkler and Ron Howard / Facebook

Even though Ron’s feelings were a bit hurt, it seems the pair remained good friends. While many shows have a character that is meant to be the star of the show, it doesn’t always end up that way. Some characters just really shine on the screen and capture the audience’s hearts.

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Henry Winkler and Ron Howard / Facebook

Henry went on to say this about Ron: “He was one of my most wonderful acting partners ever. We could do a scene — we could read it, rehearse it, memorize it, and shoot it three times in 20 minutes. There was a thread between us that was amazing.”

In conclusion, who was your favorite on Happy Days, Richie or Fonzie? Watch more of Henry’s interview on Inside the Actor’s Studio below: 

Henry Winkler Shares A Story Of How Fonzie Saved A Young Fan’s Life

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