She Complained To Her Landlord About Mold. He Sent Back This Photo And Now She’s Outraged

She Complained To Her Landlord About Mold. He Sent Back This Photo And Now She’s Outraged

Being a single parent is not an easy thing. You have to be smart, careful, and mature enough to raise that child all on your own. Single parents are usually working at the same time, so they have to pay exorbitant daycare costs on top of everything else. Add in a significant life emergency, and things can get very tough, very fast.to

For Jessica Smith, that moment came when she realized that the apartment where she was raising her 3 children was riddled with mold. In the walls, on the floor, even in the ceiling there was mold peeking out at her.

She requested that her landlord deal with the mold issues often at first. But when it became clear that they weren’t going to do anything, she became discouraged.

The issue was exacerbated by her son Lynden’s medical issues. The 16-month-old was born with defects in his trachea and esophagus. This is on top of an enlarged right kidney and a host of other problems.

Despite her protests, the building management company refuses to help clear out the mold. Some people have asked her, “Why don’t you just move?” Smith’s rent is subsidized by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, so she can’t afford to live anywhere else. To move without a stable net of support would put her three children in even more jeopardy.

Smith has told her landlord several times about the struggles that her son faces. The mold makes his problems even worse, especially related to breathing. But her building company continues to refuse to help out the single mother of three, instead choosing to ignore her passionate appeals to their humanity.

She contacted her son’s doctors, pleading with them to write a letter that might convince the owners exactly how serious this issue is for her son.

“Due to concern for moisture and possible mold or mildew growth in his home, I recommend that the house be tested for mold and, if found, have it removed promptly,” the doctor stated.

Jessica and her children now live their lives in fear of mold. She says the mold could be life-threatening for her son.

“Mold, mildew, or anything of the sorts – the bacteria that comes with it could potentially kill my son,” she told Fox 46 Charlotte.

The landlord claims that they have tried to kill the mold. Their efforts reportedly involved taking down the sheetrock, spraying it with bleach, and putting the sheetrock back up. This housing is intended to help people get back on their feet, yet it’s barely even livable. Some, including Jessica, would say that it’s not livable at all.

The entire North Cross Townhomes complex is taking advantage of a government program. They offer to provide livable housing for the beneficiaries of the particular housing program, and the government cuts them a separate check for providing the service.

When the service isn’t being provided, the government needs to cut off the supply line. The alternative is to force these companies to improve conditions in homes like Jessica’s, but it seems like they have no interest in doing so.

What do you think about this situation? Share your thoughts in the comments!

5-Year-Old Boy’s Photo Goes Viral — Look Closer And You’ll See Why (Photo)

This story will make your heart happy. Children are born innocent. They are not born with hatred. They learn to hate. These two boys are best friends.

Lydia Rosebush’s 5-year-old son, Jax, wanted to get his haircut to he would look like his friend, Reddy.

Jax wanted to see if they could confuse their teacher by having the same hairstyle!

Did you see what just happened there? The one boy is white, and the other is black.

But Jax didn’t see it that way at all.

He was going to confuse his teacher by getting the same haircut as his friend. We are all the same.

We are all humans. Black, white, or tan – we all belong to the same race.

No one person is ‘better’ than the other. Life shouldn’t be about being the best.

It should be about doing your best.

Share away, people!

66-Year-Old Lives In Her Daughter’s Backyard In A Stunning “Granny Pod”

When Meredith Stannard planned to retire, she and her partner had a number of different options.

The most obvious – and typical – would be selling their home and then moving to a special retirement community. Instead, the 66-year-old and her husband had very different plans!

It’s not that they chose not to downsize. In fact, they did that to an extreme! They sold their old home and moved to live in their daughter, Drew, and her husband, Jacob’s home.

But they wouldn’t be living in the same house – they’d be living in their backyard.

Yes, you read that correctly! Stannard and her partner upped and moved into a tiny home measuring a mere 613 square feet!

Many people were quite curious about Stannard’s new home.

She began inviting a couple of co-workers to come around and see the house every now and then.

She started to inspire her visitors, with many people wondering if they would be able to live like this one day.

Naturally, friends of Drew were quite surprised when they heard the news.

Some expressed a desire to do that one day with their own families. Others thought it was a crazy idea and couldn’t imagine living like that with their parents.

Stannard admits whether the arrangement would work out or not would depend a lot on someone’s family life and preferences.

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Originally, the idea for what the family refers to as a granny pod first came about three years before this.

Drew and her partner were, at the time, finding a house to buy and move into.

They made sure to choose a property that would have a big enough expanse of space for a little cottage to be built one day.

Being an only child, Drew and her parents are incredibly close. They wanted to live together this way.

Of course, they first needed to make sure that Jacob was happy with this arrangement.

Luckily, he was 100% onboard with the idea. Since moving into the same space, the whole family has been happy together!

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In order to bring this vision to life, many architects and contractors were involved. After the tiny home was built, the family worked to locate furniture made to fit into such small spaces.

There are more retailers that focus on these types of home items now, thanks to the increasing interest in the tiny home trend.

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Many Baby Boomers have decided to make similar decisions with their retirement years.

This is especially driven by increasing prices in the housing market, especially in large cities.

That’s why companies like Microhouse – the company that helped bring Stannard and her husband’s vision to life – are popping up more often!

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Bruce Parker who owns the Microhouse company worked on building a special cottage with two stories that fit right in next to the home of Drew and Jacob.

Despite its small size, it actually features a living room, a kitchen equipped with all amenities, two bathrooms, and a nice bedroom.

Impressive! What do you think of the tiny house movement?

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Tiger Gives Birth To Lifeless Cub, Only To Have Motherly Instincts Immediately Kick In

Tiger Gives Birth To Lifeless Cub, Only To Have Motherly Instincts Immediately Kick In

If there is one miracle that is still a mystery, it is the miracle of birth. To think that a male and a female conceive of a new life and that tiny life grows and develops inside the mother’s womb. When the time comes, the little one emerges into the world, whole and good, and brings something brand new into existence, and it is exciting, and it is miraculous.

While the process of human pregnancy all the way to birth is utterly breathtaking, it is just as much so for animals. When we get a chance to witness a majestic creature birthing a new life into the world, we cannot help but be transported to another place entirely. It lifts us out of our everyday lives and reminds us that there is something grander at work here in our universe.

In the viral video below, you’ll watch as Kaitlyn the Sumatran tiger gives birth. It is a rare process for humans to witness. Sumatran tigers usually only give birth in the most private conditions, but because Kaitlyn was at the Australia Zoo, her caretakers were able to get the magnificent act on video.

The Australia Zoo was opened by Steve Irwin’s parents, Bob and Lyn Irwin on June 3, 1970. He helped feed the crocodiles since he was a child, and made a name for himself working with animals from around the world. Since his passing more than a decade ago, his daughter Bindi continues to follow in his footsteps and has a significant role at the Australia Zoo.

But the birthing scene from the Sumatran tiger’s pen was another thing entirely. Because these tigers are among some of the most critically endangered animals on the planet, the cubs needed to be born. It was critical for the baby to survive.

Only about 400 to 600 Sumatran tigers live in the wild in their natural habitat. Deforestation continues to erode their homes and poachers hunt them for their coats.

Other species of tigers including the Bali and Javan tigers have already gone extinct. That means the world will not have any of these big cats roaming the planet ever again. And if people are not careful, the beautiful Sumatran tiger could also meet its end. And that would be a tragedy.

In the video, you’ll see as Kaitlyn stimulates the first cub after it is born. Because it needs its mother to survive, her tongue helps stimulate the baby’s lungs. And as it gasps for air, Kaitlyn licks more furiously, helping it along and making it even stronger with each kiss.

The video below went viral back in June 2015. And it is just as interesting now as it was on that day. It has earned more than 42 million views since it was released and people keep watching it every day.

In the clip, you’ll watch as Kaitlyn helps her cubs as they emerge into the world. She is a strong mother and the type needed to help keep the Sumatran tiger species thriving on planet Earth.

Family Whose Lives Were Altered By Rock Throwing Teens Hit With Another Tragedy

In 2014, Sharon Budd, a middle school teacher, was the victim of a terrible prank. She was sitting in the passenger seat of a car when a rock slammed through the windshield.

Some teenagers, standing on an overpass had dropped the rock onto the car.

The heartless teens actually cheered as the rock did its damage.

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Image Credit: Sharon Betz Budd / Facebook

Sharon lost an eye and suffered a traumatic brain injury.

It robbed her of her independence, and she could no longer work. Randy Budd, her husband, was hit hard by the incident.

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Image Credit: Sharon Betz Budd / Facebook

He was having trouble handling the increasing stress.

Bills were mounting, and there was no end in sight.

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Tragically, Randy sent one last text to family and friends before committing suicide in 2016.

He was 55.

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Image Credit: Sharon Betz Budd / Facebook

A District Attorney has claimed that Randy didn’t commit suicide – his death was the result of the actions of those teenagers who dropped the rock.

They were responsible for his death. They were also responsible for what happened to Sharon and the entire Budd family.

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Image Credit: Sharon Betz Budd / Facebook

Sharon has struggled to deal with the loss of her husband. Her injuries make it difficult for her to process, she told her sister-in-law, Rhonda Williams, that she doesn’t know how to cry.

The teens responsible are Dylan Lahr, Keefer McGee, Tyler Porter, and Brett Lahr.

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Brett Lahr was the oldest and got a prison sentence of 18 months to 20 years. The other boys were given jail sentences of varying lengths.

That doesn’t seem quite fair at all – does it? Take a listen to this chilling 911 call.

Share away, people.

Someone At Daycare Wasn’t Vaccinated, And Now This Four Month Old Baby Is Having A Funeral

Someone At Daycare Wasn’t Vaccinated, And Now This Four Month Old Baby Is Having A Funeral

The anti-vaccination movement likes to think that they are doing the world a favor. By unveiling the “secret evils” of vaccines, they believe they are preventing autism in at least thousands, if not millions of babies. But the truth is, their crusade is putting their kids and other kids at risk of catching diseases that could potentially threaten their lives.

Alex Dempsey recently drove to her son Killy’s daycare to pick him up. The 4-month-old was suffering from a fever, but she didn’t think too much of it at the time. Assuming it was a stomach bug, she prescribed him some rest and relaxation.

Once Killy starting showing a rash, she became a bit more concerned. When Tylenol wasn’t helping with the fever, she knew something must be wrong with her little boy.

She rushed him to the emergency room, where Killy was quickly diagnosed with meningitis, a life-threatening infection that has long been prevented through a simple vaccine.

The doctors have also made it clear that this infection didn’t just come out of thin air. They saw another person at the same daycare who also was suffering from the same infection. Except this person wasn’t vaccinated.

Meningitis affects the brain in a significant way. It infects the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord and comes in different forms. The viral form is almost never life-threatening, but the same can’t be said for the bacterial version that Killy caught from this unvaccinated child.

Symptoms of this horrible infection include fever, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, muscle pain, and a serious rash. They can take anywhere from 1-4 days to show up, making diagnosing this life-threatening issue early crucial to survival.

The CDC recommends that all children be given a version of the meningitis vaccine between the ages of 11 and 12, with another “booster” given around age 16. In this case, doctors say that an unvaccinated adult was likely carrying the bacterial infection in their throat or sinus and may not have been seeing any symptoms.

Due to his young age, Killy just didn’t have the immune system necessary to fight off this type of infection. He passed away from the infection less than 24 hours after he first arrived at the hospital.

“The moment they said meningitis I knew there was a really strong possibility that we were going to lose him,” Dempsey told WTVR. “Being he was only four months old he didn’t really have an immune system to help us with that.”

Demsey clarified exactly what the doctors told her after her son’s tragic death.

“Health officials we’ve spoken to who have been trying to track this down, that’s just their best guess, that an unvaccinated person was carrying it around and my child happened to be the one who came in contact with it,” she continued. “If anything comes out of this, we want people to be aware that vaccinations can prevent things like this. He was just a baby, so he really didn’t have much of a chance.”

Keep this family in your thoughts today as they mourn the death of their infant son Killy.

She Heard Moaning Come From Her Baby’s Monitor And Then Realizes The Baby Isn’t Alone

She Heard Moaning Come From Her Baby’s Monitor And Then Realizes The Baby Isn’t Alone

Baby monitors help parents keep track of their infants while they’re busy doing something in another part of the house. My wife and I used one when we first started having my daughter sleep in her own room. Because she is our first child, we were worried about her and wanted to make sure that we’d hear her if she cried in the middle of the night (we should have known better because she’s such a loud crier!).

Baby monitors give parents comfort and help babies stay safe. Unless you hear a strange voice coming from the monitor and realize that someone has found a way into your baby’s room.

The story starts with the day Benita married Roy Rogers. During their first dance, they whispered about how they were ready to start a family. But things did not prove to be as easy as they sounded on their wedding night. Benita experienced three miscarriages, and their hopes of starting a family seemed to be drifting away from them.

Then a black cat walked across their path. They adopted him, and within a year of them taking him in, Benita was pregnant again. While most others consider black cats bad luck, Benita knew “Midnight” was her good luck token.

This time Stacey was born. And she was healthy. Because Benita had had such horrible experiences with childbirth before, she and Roy were very protective, to say the least, about Stacey. Plus, she had Midnight to watch her.

When the baby was just six weeks old, Benita put her down to nap. She joined her parents in the living room. Midnight was acting very strange. He kept vying for Benita’s attention, which was unlike him. The cat grew even more frantic. Then Midnight ran from the room because mom would not pay him any mind.

Then she heard a horrible moaning sound coming from the baby monitor. She thought it was just static. The sound changed from a moan to a screech and back again. Suddenly, Benita sensed that something was very, very wrong. She leaped into action and rushed to the baby’s bassinet.

Midnight was next to the baby monitor making the terrible sounds. His leaping into and out of her lap had not gotten her attention. So he had stopped at nothing until she checked on Stacey

And that’s when Benita saw the horror. Stacey had respiratory failure. Within the length of a moment, Benita ran through all the worst-case scenarios in her head. She had already lost three other babies, so she was primed for the worst.

Oprah featured the incident on her network’s YouTube page. Check it out below. People have shared many comments about the incredible moment, including:

“That’s why I’m proud to be called a crazy cat lady. I don’t care. Animals are the REAL angels.”

“Cats sense disease and pain in humans. Some animals really have this protective role over human babies. I have seen it so many times.”

What do you think about this cat’s instinct to save the infant’s life?

Researchers confirm: Babysitting your grandchildren makes you live longer

“Grandkids are god’s gift for not killing your children,” this old saying is not meant to be taken seriously. However, we can agree that it’s an amazing experience to be a grandparent.

The first time my daughter told me she and her husband were pregnant, I was so happy that I couldn’t wait — Caring for that little boy was like watching myself grow up.

Loving your children and grandkids comes naturally. It’s fun to be a part of their everyday lives, even at old age — and as long as I can keep up with their pace, I’m always going to insist on babysitting my grandchildren when I have the opportunity.

More importantly, there is an interesting research for all the grandparents out there. A report from Evolution and Human Behavior, which has taken data from the Berlin Aging Study, claims that babysitting leads to a longer life.

Babysitting can increase your lifespan

The survey was conducted on 500 people older than 70 years. Those who routinely took care of a child had a lower risk of dying over a 20-year period compared to those who didn’t. In other words, child-caring can increase your lifespan!

However, it should be mentioned that no one in the primary care of the child was included — the study only covered people who babysat periodically.

“There is a link between taking care of someone and reducing our overall stress levels,” said Dr. Ronan Factora at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, according to Shareably

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He also emphasizes that other factors, such as socializing with friends and keeping physically active, are even more important in achieving a long and happy life as we grow older.

Happiness heals the body

Even though you may not work anymore, responsibility is important and feeling needed makes us happy, Ronan Factora points out. Babysitting is a great way to maintain those feelings.

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He also emphasizes that other factors, such as socializing with friends and keeping physically active, are even more important in achieving a long and happy life as we grow older.

Happiness heals the body

Even though you may not work anymore, responsibility is important and feeling needed makes us happy, Ronan Factora points out. Babysitting is a great way to maintain those feelings.

 

Farmer Writes Message In Snow That Certain People Say Is Offensive, Refuses To Apologize

Farmer Writes Message In Snow That Certain People Say Is Offensive, Refuses To Apologize

Now, this is one way to spread the joy of the holidays.

We are all obligated to share the spirit and message of Christmas in every way and manner that we can.

Your own way could be through creating Christmas cards and giving them out to the people you love.

Maybe your way is by baking cookies and taking them to your place of work in order to share them with the people who you work with.

Or maybe you have an awesome voice and you decide to cargo caroling with others in order to spread the message of Christmas through songs.

However, one group at Prunty Farms decided to do something quite unconventional in order to bring the joy and cheer of the holidays to people.

After the field had been filled up with about 10 inches of snow, one of the farmers got on the tractor and began on his own special Christmas mission.

All farmer Dan had was a single chance to get this right. He knew that if he was to do it right, then he would need to call on his years of experience riding the tractor, and if this worked, then there was no doubt that it was going to reach- and touch- a lot of people.

Because he wanted to get a message writer in the snow, he had just a single chance to get it right. It wasn’t possible for him to go back and fix the snow to freshen it in case he should make a mistake as everything would already have been pushed down.

The other workers at Prunty Farms had a lot of faith in Dan, and they believed in his ability to do it. To wit, they sent a camera launching into the sky as soon as Dan set out in order to record the entire thing for the rest of the world to be able to enjoy.

Dan drove the tractor through the vast field while his colleague go everything on camera. Although Dan could not actually see what he was doing, he had faith that his efforts were being guided by the spirit of Christmas.

Dan planned to drive the tractor across two acres of free land and as he was busy with that, another Prunty Farms employee launched the drone so as to film the magic unfolding from the sky. Although nobody really knew the result until the whole thing was done, they all had faith that it was all going to work out for the best.

And it definitely did that.

The people at Prunty Farms prayed that the end result of Dan’s actions would release people. At the end, it did more than that and went on to become a viral Internet sensation. And even though it was filmed 2 years ago, it has resurfaced, and the reviews remain as stellar as the last one.

Prunty Farms wrote, “What do you get when you combine a drone, a tractor and 10” of snow? A TWO SCRE MERRY CRISTMAS. We definitely hope that Santa gets to see this as he flies over on Christmas Eve!!!

Viewers were also completely blown away.

Some of their comments include, “This is very nice. Thank you, and Merry Christmas”

Another wrote, “Wow. This is nice and cool”

This “Werewolf” Was Terrorizing The Town For Months, Until Stranger Takes A Close Look

This “Werewolf” Was Terrorizing The Town For Months, Until Stranger Takes A Close Look

Everyone knows that werewolves don’t exist, but one town started to question that when they kept seeing this creature on the side of the road. A dog in truly horrifying condition, who looked like he was on death’s door in fact, got the help of a rescue organization who gave him a new lease on life. The dog was spotted by the side of a road in Madera Ranchos, California, skinny, balding, his skin in poor condition and his tail broken. The scary sight prompted many to call him the werewolf.

Given his appearance, it seemed many passed him by, but when one person posted a photo on Facebook, hoping for help for the animal, Megan Bowe, founder of Bowe’s Adoptable Rescued Pups, came to assist.

Megan explained to The Dodo: “I was about ready to cry when I saw how bad off he was. He was really on his last leg. He was depressed and could barely even stand up.”

The German shepherd mix was neglected and in very poor health, so she took him to an emergency veterinary clinic. The dog appeared to be relieved to have someone reach out a helping hand.

She named him King and the veterinarian had a long list of issues the dog was suffering from, including several diseases and injuries that included the broken tail as well as a broken pelvis. The dog was just a year old, though his haggard appearance made him look much older.

Megan explained: “My vet thinks he got hit by a car, and that would explain how his tail was so messed up, too. That injury happened months ago, because by the time I got him it had already started to heal incorrectly. And with such a damaged pelvis, he wasn’t able to get around very far on his own to look for food, so he was extremely skinny and dehydrated.”

Megan took him in, putting him in a quarantine area in the garage so he wouldn’t infect the other animals. She needed to help him with weight gain so he could have the necessary pelvis and tail surgeries, so she nursed him back to health by introducing small portions of food and increasing the amount over time.

He saw a drastic improvement after just a month and could finally have the surgery, which was a success.

King followed up his surgery with some rehabilitation, as the vet recommended daily walks to strengthen his legs. Once he’s fully recovered, he will be available for adoption.


Megan has provided regular updates about King on Facebook, sharing photos of him after his surgery where he looked like a completely changed animal. A side-by-side before/after comparison really shows how far King has come.

One commenter noted: “What a good boy!! I can’t wait till he finds his forever family. Hope it is soon,” while another remarked: “He looks so much happier and at peace. Thank you for giving him him this chance at a healthy life, maybe his first ever.”

Another person added: “King looks gorgeous. Most people wouldn’t have spent the time.. the dog would have ended up in a shelter and euthanized. He’s a blessed pup.”