Emily Hurd Christensen — The Norwegian

“I saw really clearly that life was very short, and this was it and I wanted to make a difference or do something with this very short time. This just felt like the right thing to do.” The Norwegian restaurant […]

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PRESENTING PARTNERS

Our City, Our Story : Live – Happiness

The theme of this Our City, Our Story : LIVE storytelling night was “Happiness” and Megan Hastings chose to talk about how love brought her happiness. Megan, a self-proclaimed “play-it-safer” took a chance. She asked a question that changed her […]

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Ivy, the Dumpster Puppy

In 2014, Patrick Karceski found puppies that were thrown away in a dumpster. He brought them to Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, Inc. Rockford IL and they rescued them. One of those puppies, Ivy, was adopted by Jennifer Walker, who brought […]

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INVESTORS

“Instead of a Quinceañera, I had a baby.”

Guadalupe Sena turned 15 on March 10th, the next day her daughter Carina was born. This is a look into the day both Guadalupe and her husband Ricardo have been looking forward to “since day one”. Come along and see […]

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Broke, Not Broken.

Jarrett Ballard got a taste of his dreams coming true. When it all came crashing down, he wanted to succeed for his daughter. This is what happened after the crash.

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