Four-year-old Connor Sanchez of Norfolk, Virginia has leukemia . . . and on Saturday, a charity called Roc Solid Foundation granted him a wish.
He THOUGHT the wish they were granting him was a day in a limousine. So the limo arrived on Saturday morning and took Connor and his family out for the day.
But it turns out, the folks from Roc Solid just needed to get Connor out of the house. While he was gone, they delivered his REAL wish . . . a custom-made playground in the backyard.
Roc Solid was founded in 2009 by a guy named Eric Newman, who beat cancer as a child. Connor's playground was the 50th one that they've built in four years . . . and they've used the limo fake-out to surprise the kid each time.
AT A GLANCE
• "Smart Pajamas" are the world’s first and only interactive bedtime clothing that will actually read your children a story
• All you need to do is download a free app and scan one of the dots on the pajamas, it will then read the story aloud
• Smart PJs can also sing lullabies
Are you a parent who theoretically understands what it means to be a good parent (tucking your little one into bed, reading them a story until they fall asleep, etc, etc) but hates the act of actually parenting? Good news! There’s a set of ’Smart PJs‘ that will read your child a bedtime story for you.
The pajamas are not even that difficult to operate (somehow I felt like you’d have to train them to voices). All you need to do is download a free app and scan one of the dots on the pajamas. It will then read the story aloud.
It can also do lullabies.
Doesn’t that sound a little bit… artificial? As though you are letting your child experience its most meaningful moments with machines? That kid is going to try to marry an iPod when it grows up.
Getting children to go to bed can be a battle in and of itself. First you have to get them into their pyjamas and then you have to read them a story.
But now there are Smart Pajamas. These are the “world’s first and only interactive bedtime clothing that will actually read your children a story”. At first I thought this was a spoof, but sadly not. It seems there is someone out there who believes parents will spend their hard earned cash on a machine to read a bedtime story to their child. Will said machine do the funny voices? No. Will it make the Gruffalo very scary? I doubt it. Will it add the splash sound when the wolf climbs up the pig’s house, and down the chimney into the boiling water? Unlikely.
After Superstorm Sandy struck last October, 86-year-old Uranie Roberts and his 62-year-old daughter Carol Baumann were evacuated from their home in Toms River, New Jersey.
They left in a rubber raft, and took their eight-year-old cat Porsche with them to stay with relatives eight miles away. But after they got there . . . Porsche escaped.
After the storm, Uranie and Carol eventually went back home, without Porsche. But they never gave up hope that they'd find him . . . and Carol said she prayed for the cat every night.
And on May1st . . . last Wednesday . . . they heard a noise on their deck. When they opened the blinds, Porsche was outside waiting for them, after finding his way back home . . . SIX MONTHS after the storm.