A touching lip-sync video to Kelly Clarkson's Billboard-topping hit "Stronger" is going viral. Young cancer patients at Seattle Children's Hospital collaborated on the project with nurses and staff members to bring attention to their fight against cancer.
Recently diagnosed leukemia patient and hockey player Chris Rumble recruited patients and staff to dance and lip-sync to the song as a way to thank his old hockey teammates for a birthday video they had sent him. Rumble, who is 22, said, "What better way to do it than with the kids on my floor." So far, the video has been viewed almost 600,000 times.
When Clarkson saw the video she tweeted, "Oh my goodness y'all have to see this! It's beautiful. I can't wait to visit these kids and nurses." Looks like these kids may get an unexpected surprise from song that his given them hope.
Rumble, a member of the North American Hockey League, is hoping to be back on his feet in time to play hockey for Canisius College in the fall.
People are still talking about the North Carolina dad who publicly punished his daughter by posting a video of himself shooting her laptop on YouTube. Tommy Jordan's daughter, Hannah, had posted what he believed were inappropriate messages on her Facebook wall. In the video, which he titled "Facebook Parenting: for the troubled teen," he retaliated. Some thought the dad went too far. Now there's another parent who publicly disciplined her daughter for improper social media behavior that has the web talking.
ReShonda Tate Billingsley, known primarily for her work as an award-winning author, has put herself and her daughter on the map for something she published on Facebook. Billingsley posted a picture of her daughter, visibly distraught, holding a sign that read, "Since I want to post photos of me holding liquor, I am obviously not ready for social media and will be taking a hiatus until I learn what I should and should not post." The picture was also accompanied by a small description of why Billingsley felt this punishment was fitting.
The picture was shared more than 10,000 times on Facebook with users' reactions being overwhelmingly positive. One person wrote, "Great job. I applaud you for doing that." Billingsley posted a short reaction to the shares last night, "I'm going to raise my child how I see fit."
Not everyone agreed with Billingsley's public punishment. Several people deemed it as bad parenting.
Billingsley has since removed the original post from her Facebook wall, but the post is still being shared on the Web.