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Woman Battling Terminal Cancer Receives Unexpected Phone Call From Reba McEntire

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Lisa Tapley is currently battling a Glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, and is terminally ill. Since September 2018, Lisa has been through several surgeries, chemo treatments, and more to combat her illness. However, it was a recent decision Lisa made to not undergo any more treatments and just let things take their course.

Lisa’s all-time favorite artist is Reba McEntire. For a long time, Lisa’s family had been trying to set up a surprise and have Lisa meet and sing with Reba. Reba is obviously a busy woman, but still made time for Lisa and reached out to her. It must have come as a total shock to Lisa!

Lisa Tapley receives a very special phone call from Reba McEntire

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Lisa Tapley talking on the phone to Reba McEntire / Facebook

Reba will be playing a concert in Lisa’s area sometime in March that Lisa will be in attendance to. But nothing could prepare Lisa for the special moment when Reba called to speak with her!

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Lisa’s husband, Melvin, is a Captain with the Princeton Fire Department. For Lisa, the Princeton Fire Territory has set up a special fund to help cover medical costs and help the family enjoy the time they have left with each other. Every single dollar and dime in this fund goes directly to the family. In order to donate to help this family cover medical expenses, simply take cash or check to any Fifth Third Bank branch and deposit it to the Lisa Tapley Benefit Fund. Alternatively, you can send a check to the local branch to the address below.

Fifth Third Bank
1506 W. Broadway
Princeton, IN. 47670
Please make checks out to the Lisa Tapley Benefit Fund

People across the Internet show an outpouring of love for Lisa

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Reba McEntire / AP PHOTO/Edmonton Sun-Sean Kilpatrick

Many people from all over the Internet have been commenting on the sweet video. One person says, “I just had this pop up on my time line….I don’t know you but I just want you to know you have caught the strings on my heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending a huge hug to you and your family!”

Another says, “This is so special that Reba made time to call you. She’s one special woman just like you Lisa Miller Tapley. I was praying right along with her and praying for you and your family everyday. Love and hugs sweet girl.” See the sweet phone call video below!

Lisa Miller Tapley received a special call today. Thank you Reba MCEntire.

Posted by Melvin Tapley on Thursday, January 23, 2020

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Breaking: Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant, 41, Dies In Helicopter Crash

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  • NBA legend Kobe Bryant has died. 
  • He was only 41 years old. 
  • He passed away after a deadly helicopter crash while in his private helicopter.

 

NBA star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash this morning. He was traveling with at least three other people in his private helicopter. There was a fire and emergency personnel came on the scene, but sadly no one survived. No word yet on who else was on board, but we know his wife Vanessa was not.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. The crash was in Calabasas, California. Kobe is best known for being considered one of the best NBA players of all time. He most famously played with the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash

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Kobe Bryant / Wikimedia Commons

In his career, he won five NBA championships, 2 NBA Finals MVPs, and was the league MVP in 2008. The Lakers retired both of his jerseys, number 8 and 24. He was the only player in the team’s history to receive this honor. He also won an Oscar for his short film called Dear Basketball in 2018, after retiring from the game in 2016.

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Kobe and his family / Instagram

He was only 41 years old. He is survived by his wife, Vanessa Bryant and their four children, Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and their newborn Capri.

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Olivia Newton-John Says Her Tumors Are Shrinking While Using Medicinal Cannabis

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Olivia Newton-John has given her fans a great update about her health. She is currently battling stage four breast cancer, but it sounds like she is doing very well these days. Olivia has revealed that her tumors have shrunk. She attributes her health improvements to medicinal cannabis and other natural remedies.

She said, “My tumors are receding or they’re going away or they’re staying the same, on Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer — that’s pretty amazing. If I hadn’t had the experience I’m having with cannabis I wouldn’t be able to talk about it.”

Olivia Newton-John reveals her tumors have shrunk

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Olivia Newton-John / Instagram

She said that medicinal cannabis is helping her sleep and helping her deal with pain. Olivia has been having pain in her lower back. After the results she has been seeing, she continues to advocate for the use of medicinal cannabis. She has been lobbying the Australian government to approve the use of the treatment.

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Olivia and daughter Chloe / Instagram

Olivia also revealed that her husband, John Easterling, grows the cannabis in their home that she uses. She also used it to help ween herself off morphine, when she had to use it for pain after a broken sacrum.

Olivia said her doctors approve of her alternative treatment. She continued, “It’s not a drug. You see, that’s the problem. That’s a name thrown around with cannabis – it’s a herb and a plant.” We are glad to hear that Olivia is doing so well these days!

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WWII Navajo Female Veteran Dies At 105 Years Old

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Sophie Yazzie has died at the age of 105. She was one of the longest living female World War II veterans and was a member of the Navajo Nation in Arizona. She joined the US Army Air Corps when she was 28 years old. Sophie died in Tuscon, Arizona, at home, surrounded by family.

For instance, Sophie was born in 1914 in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. Department of Veterans’ Services Director Wanda Wright shared the news of her passing in a statement on Facebook. She wrote, “We are saddened to hear of the passing of Sophie Yazzie. Sophie, a WWII veteran died today at the age of 105 surrounded by her family. A Navajo veteran, she was born and raised in Canyon de Chelly and served in the Women’s Army Air Corps.”

WWII veteran Sophie Yazzie has passed away

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Sophie during WWII / Twitter

In addition, the statement continues, “I am blessed to have met Sophie and hear about her service to our country. Last summer we were honored to be able to present Sophie with Governor Ducey’s Arizona Women Veteran’s Week proclamation. We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends, and will always remember her legacy.”

RELATED: WWII Veteran Anne Robson Dies At 108

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Sophie Yazzie / Twitter

In addition, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said, “On behalf of the Navajo people, we offer our thoughts and prayers for the family of the late Sophie Yazzie, a matriarch for her family and a warrior for our Navajo people who served our country with great honor and dignity.”

Arizona’s governor, Doug Ducey, tweeted, “Saddened to learn of the passing of Sophie Yazzie, a World War II Veteran and member of the Navajo Nation. At the age of 105, Sophie was one of the longest living female WWII veterans. Arizona is forever grateful for her service. Our prayers are with her loved ones. #RIP”

Sophia had four children, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

In conclusion, learn more about how the Navajo Code Talkers used their language to relay messages during WWII:

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The Greatest And Worst Deals You Can Get From Your Local Dollar Store

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Dollar stores can be filled with some great deals. On the flip side, they can be filled with junk that might not be worth the small price. If you simply learn which products are the best deals and which products you should buy elsewhere, shopping at the dollar store can be worth it.

There are many different dollar stores, but the big three are Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, and Dollar General. Of course, these days they offer products for a little over $1. These can still be great deals and save you tons of cash! Let’s start with the BEST deals to always shop for at a dollar store:

1. Party supplies and greeting cards

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Greeting cards / Wikimedia Commons

It doesn’t always make sense to buy an expensive card or decorations that will just get thrown away. Many dollar stores have great greeting cards that are only $1! You can also get plastic plates, cups, utensils, streamers, balloons and other party decorations for a fraction of the price at another store.

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2. Snacks

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Candy / Wikimedia Commons

Many dollar stores offer name-brand food items or generic replacements that taste just the same. A dollar store is definitely the place to go for snacks, candy, and drinks.

3. Personal care products

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Personal care products / Wikimedia Commons

The dollar store also offers name-brand shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and other products like first aid kits. These are often the same as other retailers, but for way cheaper! They also have a variety of travel-sized products if you are heading on a vacation soon.

4. Cleaning supplies

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Cleaning supplies / Wikipedia

Many cleaning products are also a steal at most dollar stores. Everyone needs cleaning supplies and they carry everything from laundry detergent to bleach to dustpans.

5. Holiday decorations

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Holiday decorations / March Air Reserve Base

Dollar stores generally carry different holiday decorations that are pretty cute yet cheap! The key is to go well before the holiday to get the best finds.

Read onto the NEXT page to find out what the worst products at the dollar store are. Avoid these during your next shopping trip!

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Bridal Shop Shows A Mannequin In A Wheelchair In The Front Window

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The White Collection, a bridal shop in Portishead, England, is earning the applause of many as it has decided to show a mannequin sitting in a wheelchair in its front window. Shopping for your wedding dress can be an anxiety-inducing time if you worry about finding the right one. It can be amplified even more when you have some sort of mobility impairment. The White Collection is showing all women that they are welcome and receive equal treatment when shopping there.

Twitter user Beth Wilson posts a photo of the mannequin in a wheelchair to social media. “The new wedding shop in town has a wheelchair using mannequin and it shouldn’t be exciting but it’s the first time I’ve ever seen disability portrayed in a shop window,” she writes.

Bridal shop showcases mannequin in a wheelchair

The new wedding shop in town has a wheelchair using mannequin and it shouldn’t be exciting but it’s the first time I’ve ever seen disability portrayed in a shop window. pic.twitter.com/N5sco2fLJf

— Beth Wilson (@doodlebeth) January 9, 2019

After Beth shared this photo, many other women stepped forward to share their own wedding day stories. One woman says, “Have to say, when I got married it was the most difficult and emotional element. So much pressure to be that bride. Bought @jimmychoo shoes to highlight wheelchair users love shoes too!”

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Another woman shares a story about her recent engagement as a wheelchair user, so this means a lot to her. “As a recently engaged wheelchair user, this brought tears to my eyes… I’ve put off looking at dresses because of the fear of it not working with my chair/ it not being the whole ‘say yes to the dress’ experience. The inclusivity here is amazing, but also sad I’m so shocked by it.”

Had to share mine. It was my mom's that she made herself in '77 and then did a few alterations for me. pic.twitter.com/ZvXWEmbdsB

— Emily Stoker, RDN, LD (@EmilyStoker5) January 10, 2019

This awesome, inclusive option for brides isn’t just for brides either. A shopper was able to snap a photo of a male mannequin in a wheelchair dressed in a tux. This display was specifically seen in Tokyo and many are hoping that other shops across the globe follow suit.

Tokyo! Spotted this fall and I was so excited I texted my bf. pic.twitter.com/tvbIzlyz6q

— Abba Wabba (@Abba_Wabbaz) January 10, 2019

What an awesome step forward to including our disabled friends when it comes to their big day(s)!

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