She Went To Her Friend’s For Dinner. The Dad Thought She Was Rude, Now Her Life Is Forever Changed

She Went To Her Friend’s For Dinner. The Dad Thought She Was Rude, Now Her Life Is Forever Changed

When 14-year-old Cindy Redmond accepted an invitation to have dinner at her friend’s house, she was excited. It was a chance for her to play at being an adult and have dinner somewhere besides at her parents’ table. However when Cindy decided to use her cellphone during her friend’s family dinner, she learned that some people find this disrespectful – now she may be permanently damaged.

When Cindy picked up her phone for an incoming call at the family dinner at the North Wilmington, Delaware home, her friend’s stepfather was outraged. Although Cindy was not in the middle of her meal – the food had yet to be served – the man decided he needed to punish her immediately.

Without hesitating, the stepfather of Cindy’s friend removed an airhorn from his possession and stuck in Cindy’s face. Then he decided to pull the trigger and blast the teenage girl with the massive sound. Not only was Cindy shocked by the unnecessary punishment – a simple reprimand would have worked for the teen – she started experiencing severe pain. Soon it became excruciating, and she was shouting and grabbing at her face.

Because the pain continued for days, Cindy finally told her parents what happened. That’s when they rushed the teen to the emergency room. However, it was very late when the doctors were able to determine the cause of her pain and diagnose her. She was found to be suffering from Hyperacusis, which is a rare disorder.

Unfortunately, Hyperacusis is not curable. It consists of neurological and inner ear damage. When someone suffers from this condition, everyday sounds can be painful. Such things as a dog’s bark or a baby’s cry could result in stabbing pain in the ear or a burning sensation, and it could take days to recover.

Because of the air horn, Cindy has been forced to change her life. She no longer goes to school. She was pulled out and is being homeschooled instead. She no longer can go to parties and probably will not be able to get a job when she gets older – everyday sounds are just too painful for her now.

 

When Cindy first learned about her condition, she was angry. But that soon gave way to sadness as she realized that the blast from the air horn had ruined her life forever. Cindy now wears noise-canceling headphones at all hours of the day. She cannot afford to have an accidental sound debilitating her for hours or days at a time.

Although Cindy’s friend’s stepfather ruined her life forever, Cindy’s mom Laurine refused to take legal action. Her mom’s failure to do anything has caused Cindy to lose many friends because they think she is faking.

Laurine simply hopes that her daughter’s story will inspire other parents to relax when children misbehave. The air horn was completely out of line, and she hopes the stepfather won’t resort to it anymore. The man could have simply told Cindy to put her phone away at the dinner table. Instead, he decided to abuse her do something that destroyed her future.

This Honest Mother Recognized That Her Newborn Baby Is Ugly

This Honest Mother Recognized That Her Newborn Baby Is Ugly

Madrid, Spain.- A mother recognized that her newborn baby is, indeed, ugly.

Most moms think their babies are beautiful, no matter what, but this is not the case. This mom thinks his newborn baby is “ugly as f*ck” and even refused to take pictures of him.

It’s fine. I know all babies are ugly when they are born, but mine is exaggeratedly ugly. I want to rise my kids based on honesty, so I need to recognize things as they are: my baby is ugly, ugly ugly.

The mom assured to the rest of the family that it’s not needed for them to hold the baby if he disgusts them.

The baby was born with more hair than usual and with fingernails worryingly long, the baby was compared with several animals.

Today, the baby uploaded some pictures of the baby to Facebook, but all of them were pixelated to not offend people’s sensibilities.

Spanking Kids Is WRONG Study Says

Guidelines against spanking and other physical forms of punishment have been around for decades, and now, the America Academy of Pediatrics is doubling donw. In guidance published in the journal Pediatrics ” the group recommends using “healthy forms of discipline” such as positive reinforcement, and setting limits and expectations.

The organization says spanking and other forms of physical punishment, threatening, insulting, and shaming are OUT. Instead, pediatricians are now tasked with sharing data on available discipline options and helping parents choose what to use.

Time outs are recommended for toddlers and preschoolers, while the preferred means for older children is letting natural consequences play out. In the case of running into traffic, that natural consequence is having to hold the parent’s hand while crossing the street from now on. This article supports this study… Here

Do you agree with this new study?

Child Sex Offender Serving 300 Years In Prison Freed Due To A Technicality

A sex offender who was sentenced to over 300 years in prison after being convicted of molesting six children in 2015 is a free man because of a technicality. According to NBC 11Michael McFadden was released from prison after the Colorado Court of Appeals overturned his conviction because he was denied his “statutory right to a speedy trial was violated when the presiding judge granted a continuance.” The Supreme Court declined to hear the prosecution’s appeal allowing McFadden to walk free. He cannot be retried, and will not have to register as a sex offender.

Prosecutors were appalled at the decision. Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein said the ruling is a failure of the criminal justice system.

“I am completely appalled at this decision,” Rubinstein said. “I think the criminal justice system completely failed here.”

The news was concerning to many residents who reached out to Kathi Raley, who serves as the  Victim Assistance Coordinator at the District Attorney’s Office according to KREX.

“Several voicemails from mothers of victims who legitimately are fearful for their children and their children’s safety,” she said.

Many people posted photos of McFadden on social media hoping to spread the word and make people aware that a sex offender could be living in their neighborhood.

His current whereabouts are unknown, but many believe he will harm children in the future. He had prior convictions for sexual offenses, but because they happened before Colorado created a sex offender registry, he is not required to be on the list.

Photo: Colorado Department of Corrections

Bumps Appear On Her Neck Then Doctors Tell Her They’re Caused By Her Favorite Activity

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approximately 30 million people in America make use of indoor tanning beds every single year.

This figure includes 2.3 million teenagers, and USA Today has revealed that the use of these machines is linked to over 400,000 skin cancer cases annually.

Ashley Trenner from Washington State was one of these tanning bed users. She loved having bronze skin and the only way for her to keep that look up all year round in the constantly cloudy and rainy state was with a tanning bed.

She started tanning this way in high school and gradually became more obsessed with it. She was self-conscious of her naturally fair skin and would visit tanning beds multiple times every week.

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For 15 full years, this habit continued. Despite being the one to first introduce her to tanning, Ashley’s mother begged her to stop, but Ashley had become addicted.

The Skin Cancer Foundation states that the UV light used in these beds promotes the release of positive hormones and chemicals called endorphins in the body that make you feel good and happy, and this can easily lead to addiction.

Ashley became addicted this way and loved how she looked tanned.

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But then Ashley developed a lesion on her skin, but she didn’t think anything was wrong or that her tanning habit was going to do bad things for her health.

She ignored it, but then it became much too painful and she had to go to see a dermatologist to have it removed.

Then, another one developed, and it began to hurt too much again. So, at the age of 33, she saw a dermatologist once more, and she was diagnosed with melanoma.

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Things seemed good at first, as both the lymph nodes and tumor were removed safely.

Ashley stayed cancer free for three years. Then November 2009 came around, and Ashley realized there was a lump on her right hip that was black and blue, like a bruise.

She went to the doctor and found out the cancer had returned, and this time it was much more serious.

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Ashley knew her days could be numbered, so she began to advocate openly against the use of tanning beds. She sought to spread awareness regarding the dangers involved with not using sunscreen or overusing tanning beds.

She was even interviewed by King 5, a television station, about her mission from her hospital bed. When she spoke, half of her face was completely paralyzed due to the tumors.

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After the interview, strangers began to contact both Ashley and her family to say that they had changed their minds about tanning and would not do so too often.

Ashley was glad to help the lives of others and even wrote a blog about her mistakes. Her final wish just before she passed away was to affect the lives of others – something she described as a beautiful gift she could give.

Ashley passed away on the 15th of March, 2013. She had always been kind and outgoing and her friends and family loved her dearly.

In light of her passing, Washington and Oregon passed laws that imposed better regulations over tanning bed usage, and a year after her death, the daughters of a close friend of Ashley’s inspired several hundred young students to sign a petition that stated they would never use a tanning bed.

Thus, Ashley’s dreams live on.

Professor whose ‘last lecture’ became a sensation dies

Professor whose ‘last lecture’ became a sensation dies

Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist whose “last lecture” about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best-selling book, died Friday. He was 47.

Visit Carnegie-Mellon University’s remembrance to Dr. Pausch: http://www.cmu.edu/index.shtml.

Pausch died at his home in Virginia, university spokeswoman Anne Watzman said. Pausch and his family moved there last fall to be closer to his wife’s relatives.

Pausch was diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer in September 2006. His popular last lecture at Carnegie Mellon in September 2007 garnered international attention and was viewed by millions on the Internet.

In it, Pausch celebrated living the life he had always dreamed of instead of concentrating on impending death.

“The lecture was for my kids, but if others are finding value in it, that is wonderful,” Pausch wrote on his Web site. “But rest assured; I’m hardly unique.”

The book “The Last Lecture,” written with Jeffrey Zaslow, leaped to the top of the nonfiction best-seller lists after its publication in April and remains there this week. Pausch said he dictated the book to Zaslow, a Wall Street Journal writer, by cell phone. The book deal was reported to be worth more than $6 million.

At Carnegie Mellon, he was a professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design, and was recognized as a pioneer of virtual reality research. On campus, he became known for his flamboyance and showmanship as a teacher and mentor.

The speech last fall was part of a series Carnegie Mellon called “The Last Lecture,” where professors were asked to think about what matters to them most and give a hypothetical final talk. The name of the lecture series was changed to “Journeys” before Pausch spoke, something he joked about in his lecture.

“I thought, damn, I finally nailed the venue and they renamed it,” he said.

He told the packed auditorium he fulfilled almost all his childhood dreams–being in zero gravity, writing an article in the World Book Encyclopedia and working with the Walt Disney Co.

The one that eluded him? Playing in the National Football League.

“If I don’t seem as depressed or morose as I should be, sorry to disappoint you,” Pausch said.

He then joked about his quirky hobby of winning stuffed animals at amusement parks–another of his childhood dreams–and how his mother introduced him to people to keep him humble: “This is my son, he’s a doctor, but not the kind that helps people.”

Pausch said he was embarrassed and flattered by the popularity of his message. Millions viewed the complete or abridged version of the lecture, titled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” online.

Pausch lobbied Congress for more federal funding for pancreatic cancer research and appeared on “Oprah” and other TV shows. In what he called “a truly magical experience,” he was even invited to appear as an extra in the new “Star Trek” movie.

He had one line of dialogue, got to keep his costume and donated his $217.06 paycheck to charity.

Pausch blogged regularly about his medical treatment. On Feb. 15, exactly six months after he was told he had three to six months of healthy living left, Pausch posted a photo of himself to show he was “still alive & healthy.”

“I rode my bike today; the cumulative effects of the chemotherapy are hurting my stamina some, but I bet I can still run a quarter mile faster than most Americans,” he wrote.

Pausch gave one more lecture after his Carnegie Mellon appearance–in November at the University of Virginia, where he had taught from 1988 to 1997.

Pausch often emphasized the need to have fun.

“I mean I don’t know how to not have fun. I’m dying and I’m having fun. And I’m going to keep having fun every day I have left. Because there’s no other way to play it,” he said in his Carnegie Mellon lecture. “You just have to decide if you’re a Tigger or an Eeyore. I think I’m clear where I stand on the great Tigger/Eeyore debate. Never lose the childlike wonder. It’s just too important. It’s what drives us.”

Born in 1960, Pausch received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Brown University and his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon.

He co-founded Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center, a master’s program for bringing artists and engineers together. The university named a footbridge in his honor. He also created an animation-based teaching program for high school and college students to have fun while learning computer programming.

In February, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in California announced the creation of the Dr. Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund for university students who pursue careers in game design, development and production.

He and his wife, Jai, had three children, Dylan, Logan and Chloe.

Ozzy Transferred to Intensive Care

Just days after Jack Osbourne reported his dad was “doing much better” after being hospitalized for flu complications, Ozzy Osbourne has been rushed to intensive care over concerns that he’s developed pneumonia.

“Poor old Ozzy hasn’t had the best of times,” an insider tells The Sun . “He’s been really struggling with flu which turned into bronchitis. Doctors feared he could contract pneumonia which, in a person over 70, can be fatal.”

The development marks Osbourne’s latest setback in his increasingly failing health. Prior to his hospitalization for the flu, he was treated for a staph infection and underwent surgery on his hand. In January, Osbourne ruptured a blood vessel in his eye from coughing too hard.

“Ozzy’s a fighter and is getting better by the day,” the source says. “The worst is over, he’s smiling again, and he can’t wait to get up on stage.”

Should Ozzy get up on stage again? By continuing to perform when they’ve gotten old, do rock stars change the way people remember them?

 

Woman Who Flipped Bird To Trump Motorcade FIRED

The woman who posted a photo of herself giving the middle finger to President Donald Trump’s motorcade to social media has been fired from her job, The Huffington Post reports.

As Trump returned from the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., Sunday, Oct. 29, a woman later self-identified as Julie Briskman, made the rude gesture to the president’s motorcade twice as she was cycling on the same road.

According to the pool reporter on duty that day, “POTUS’s motorcade departed the Trump National Golf Club at 3.12pm, passing two pedestrians, one of whom gave a thumbs-down sign. Then it overtook a female cyclist, wearing a white top and cycling helmet, who responded by giving the middle finger.

“The motorcade had to slow and the cyclist caught up, still offering the finger, before turning off in a different direction. Motorcade is now gathering speed and heading for DC.”

At the time, Briskman was working for Akima LLC, a Virginia-based company that holds several government contracts, doing marketing and communications work. As the photo went viral with users calling her a “heroine,” Briskman’s bosses called her into a meeting Tuesday and gave her the bad news.

“They said, ‘We’re separating from you,’” Briskman told The Huffington Post in an interview, describing the firing. “Basically, you cannot have ‘lewd’ or ‘obscene’ things in your social media. So they were calling flipping him off ‘obscene.’”

Family Has Warning For Others After Their Son D1es Eating Pound Cake

Thanksgiving is a holiday associated with family, good food, and gratefulness. But for the Debbs household, the festivities turned into a nightmare when Oakley Debbs, aged 11, made a decision that took his life.

The Deebs family decided to order in a Thanksgiving dinner basket for themselves to eat.

This was so they wouldn’t need to spend as much time on meal prep and could go up to Maine for their vacation with less hassle.

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The food basket was full of delicious treats, the most interesting of which was a large pound cake meant for dessert.

No one paid much attention to it, as the turkey was being prepared and was much more exciting at the moment. But Oakley, curious, decided to give it a try.

Oakley has a mild allergy to tree nuts and peanuts as well as asthma, so when he took a piece of pound cake, he carefully perused it. It didn’t seem to have any nuts, so he ate it.

But in a few minutes, he felt a sensation he recognized immediately: an allergic reaction.

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Oakley told his mom, named Merrill, about what he’d done. They checked the list of ingredients and saw that walnuts were used.

Merrill gave Oakley a Benadryl, and his symptoms immediately disappeared, along with the one hive on his face.

Then, just before bed, Oakley went into Merrill’s room and told her he felt sick again. All of a sudden, he began to experience severe anaphylactic symptoms. He started to throw up and have trouble breathing.

Merrill called 911, and an ambulance arrived in 10 minutes. By that time, Oakley’s face was blue.

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His anaphylaxis worsened. First responders quickly gave him two shots in a row of epinephrine, and Oakley was rushed to the hospital.

But sadly, they were not able to save him. After four days spent fighting desperately to stay alive, Oakley passed away in the hospital.

Merrill regrets her decision to use a Benadryl instead of the EpiPen they have at home. Her decision was made based on the supposed mildness of Oakley’s allergic reaction to the cake.

However, since her son has passed away, she dug a little deeper and did some research that shows that EpiPens are better used sooner than later.

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As of now, medical experts have yet to discover what causes delayed allergic reactions such as Oakley’s – but this is the reason using an EpiPen sooner rather than later is so crucial.

The Debbs family, however, has been adamant in ensuring that everyone in the family does not take the blame for Oakley’s passing.

Instead, the family penned a touching statement penned in the form of an open letter from Oakley, as though he was writing from heaven.

The note thanked his family for trying their best to help him, and encouraged his family to love, be happy and at peace, and to love life.

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Since then, Merrill has founded Red Sneakers, an organization dedicated to the education of others regarding food allergies and their dangers.

You can check the website out here.