Desperate Mom Sends Text To The Wrong Person, Within Minutes Stranger Knocks On Her Door

After Amy Rickel and her three children moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin to be closer to their father, life dealt her the worst hand possible. She was left homeless, jobless and without a working car.

The small family was left stranded in a dodgy hotel without any way to pay for the room. But then God came to her side, all thanks to a mistaken Facebook message….


Amy reached out to Brian Van Boxtel, mistakenly thinking he was a friend with a similar last name. She asked him for an inspirational Bible verse that could help her see the light in a pounding wave of darkness.

Quickly realizing she sent the message to the wrong Brian, Amy apologized and told him it was delivered to his inbox by accident. Instead of ignoring her and her desperate plea for guidance through the Lord’s words, Brian reached back out to her.

Amy shared what happened next with WPXI News.

“He was like, ‘Nope! God puts us in people’s lives for a reason.'”

He sent over several verses that have helped him in times of need, and then decided to do something even more generous.

Within minutes, Brian was at the motel where Amy and her children stayed. He opened his wallet and paid for their room – this took a huge weight off of her shoulders! She and her kids weren’t going to be left on the streets.

But Brian’s kindness didn’t end there!

Screenshot via WPXI News

After meeting with Amy at the motel, he urged her to start a GoFundMe page. Brian explained that he was just carrying out the Good Lord’s will!

“What would Jesus do?”

Sure enough, donations started rolling in within minutes of going up!

In addition to the cash donations, others offered their help in different ways! Kathy Schumann let Amy and the kids use her minivan, and Chad Morack worked tirelessly to get Amy a position as a licensed practical nurse – something she spent years training for!

Her resume was sent into a medical recruiting facility and now she has a full-time job starting on January 3, 2017.

Amy knows her good fortune isn’t luck or coincidence, it’s all because of Him.

“It’s totally restored my faith in more than just humanity, my faith in God.”

Now she and her children have a car, roof over their heads and a stable income. This is the best possible outcome for such a horrible set of circumstances!

Screenshot via WPXI News

Watch Amy’s story in the heartwarming video below.

With the love of complete strangers and the grace of God, Amy and her children will be safe, fed and happy! This is all she could ever ask for.

Sources: WPXI NewsGoFundMe / FB Image Credit: Screenshot via WPXI News, GoFundMe

Officer Takes Out Shooter & Saves Teens’ Lives At Party — Fired For Sick Reason

Dan Anderson, a 25-year veteran officer, was fired after he rushed to the aid of fellow officers and innocent teens during a shooting.

When a 25-year veteran police officer got a call about a thug armed with an AR-15, shooting a group of teens at a house party, he wasted no time storming the scene and taking down the active shooter, saving many lives in the process. However, as soon as he returned to the police department, the local hero was immediately greeted with a letter of termination.

As leftist America rages against our law enforcement, our men and women in blue arrive at work each day knowing it could be their last. Still, they selflessly serve the communities that hate them for nothing more than their career path. Unfortunately, regulations by desperate departments haven’t made it any easier for our public servants to protect us, themselves, or even each other.

When Brier Police Officer Dan Anderson heard officers’ cries for help over his radio on July 30, he knew he had to respond quickly to a nearby suburban home in Mukilteo, Washington. Although it wasn’t under his jurisdiction, he felt a responsibility to his fellow officers and the innocent teens they were attempting to save.

According to Blue Lives Matter, Anderson rushed to the scene to find Allen Ivanov, 19, shooting at friends and classmates with an AR-15. Upset at Anna Bui, 19, over their breakup, Ivanov shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and 2 of their peers, Jordan Ebner and Jacob Long. After 18-year-old survivor Will Kramer was shot, Anderson arrived and took action.

As one of the first officials on the scene, the 25-year law enforcement veteran assisted his fellow officers in making entry to the home and taking Ivanov into custody before he could murder another victim. However, instead of gratitude for saving the teens’ lives, Anderson returned to find that Brier Police Chief Mike Catlett was so upset that Anderson left his patrol area that he fired him, KIRO-7 reports.

Officer Anderson was fired because he left his patrol area after hearing desperate cries for help from nearby officers.

“I’m looking for work,” Anderson explained. “Chief (Mike) Catlett came in at about 4:30 in the morning on Monday morning in the last hour of my shift and told me it wasn’t working out and he let me go. When I asked him why, he said it was because I left the city of Brier unprotected to respond to the Mukilteo shooting.”

Chief Catlett justified the termination because Anderson was the only officer on duty in Brier that night, citing that he needed him on standby in case an incident occurred in that location. However, no such incident occurred. In fact, in the town of roughly 6,000 people, only one patrol officer is typically needed per night because Brier has very few cases of violent crime. Also, Blue Lives Matter points out that in the event of such a call, there are nearby agencies that were available to respond.

Still, Chief Catlett is standing by his decision, one that has forced Anderson to search for other work.

“I think [the chief] was trying to do right by the city of Brier and I agree with that philosophically but ultimately when officers are asking for help, how can you expect a good officer to turn a deaf ear to that?” Anderson asked rhetorically, adding, “I can’t understand that and if that means it’s time for me to find another line of work, so be it.”

Ivanov has since been charged with 3 counts of aggravated first-degree murder, 1 count of attempted murder, and 1 count of first-degree assault. Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe could also request the death penalty. However, while Roe seeks justice in Ivanov’s case, one hero officer is out of a job and perhaps faith in humanity as well.

We expect these men and women to put their lives on the line for no incentive other than mediocre pay and a personal sense of pride. Then, we mock, disrespect, and condemn them for simply doing their jobs. They are forced to toe the line with regulations that sometimes make their jobs even more dangerous and, if obeyed, could leave themselves or fellow officers injured or killed.

This officer risked his life to save not only his brothers in service but also innocent civilians only to be reprimanded and fired. The most incredible detail is that he’d most likely do it the exact same way if he could go back in time, knowing he’d be without his beloved career — and for that, we say, “Thank you, Officer Anderson.”

Photo Credit [NY Daily News, KIRO-7]

Boy Uncovers Parent’s Nasty Bedroom Secret, Takes Matters Into His Own Hands

Inset: 26-year-old Anthony Edward Young (left), 27-year-old Lakin Michelle Stoppard (right). Family’s home in Dover Township, PA.

After being left home alone for hours, a curious Pennsylvania kid went searching for something in his parent’s bedroom but uncovered much more than he was hoping for. Horrified with the disgusting secret they had been keeping, he hatched a plan and took matters into his own hands to ensure they got what they deserved.

The unnamed 10-year-old child from Dover Township was fed up with his parents, but it wasn’t for the typical reason of being punished or told he couldn’t watch television. He knew there was something more going on behind closed doors. After being left alone at home yet again, as it was a regular occurrence, he decided to investigate his suspicions.

As the only child of two dysfunctional parents, 27-year-old Lakin Michelle Stoppard and 26-year-old Anthony Edward Young II, the boy was often the only one to act as an adult in his house. All he wanted was for the two scumbags who brought him into this world to care for him, but they were incapable of doing so since they chose drugs over their son. He knew that they were high all of the time and begged his dad to stop, but his mother always defended him and their drug use, according to

After he gave them so many options to change their ways and they wouldn’t, he found all that he needed to know in their bedroom and called the police. Investigators in York County came to the home on the child’s call that he found syringes belonging to his parents. When he showed them where they kept their stash in the bedroom nightstand, officers uncovered eight syringes, one glass crack pipe, four packets of heroin, and several other drug-related items, all accessible to the child.

26-year-old Anthony Edward Young (left), 27-year-old Lakin Michelle Stoppard (right)

Police called Young at about 9 p.m. and asked that he and Stoppard come home, but he refused, so they went searching and found Stoppard alone and stumbling incoherently across a field. When confronted by officers, she shouted obscenities and police observed her “glazed eyes, constricted pupils, raspy speech, and poor balance,” WGAL reported. Young was found later and arrested.

Both parents were booked into jail on a litany of charges, but the father has since bonded out on $7,500 bail. Stoppard still remains locked up.

The brave boy was placed into the custody of York County Children and Youth Services, which he knew would happen when he called the police but decided it was a better option than where he had been living. It took this child taking matters into his own hands to get protective services to do their job. All he wanted was to be rescued and put in a safe place. He did that for himself after every adult failed him, leaving him without any other choice.

Man About To Rape Little Girl Gets Nasty Surprise He Didn’t See Coming

26-Year-old Raeshawn Perez (inset), Abandoned home where Perez was found with the little girl.

While playing outside her house on Saturday afternoon in Wichita Falls, Texas, a man approached a little girl and then took off with her to the back of a vacant house. Right as he was about the rape the 7-year-old child, he was met with an incredibly perfect dose of karma that he definitely didn’t see coming.

Thinking she was safe outside her home since she was playing just feet from her front door, the little girl was snatched in broad daylight by Raeshawn Perez, who she had never seen before. Her abductor must have been watching her and waited for the right opportunity to grab her and take off on foot around the corner before the girl could get a word out. Once he got her to a house that he knew was vacant, he was about to rape her when he got a nasty surprise that instantly spoiled his plans.

Perez seemingly thought he was well out of sight to do whatever he wanted, without realizing he had been followed there by the most unsuspecting person who saw what he did. Little 11-year-old TJ Smith was also outside at the time and saw the man grab the neighbor girl. Initially, he thought the man may have been a family member, but as he followed them to where Perez was taking her, TJ realized that clearly wasn’t the case.

The brave little boy chased them down the street and grabbed an adult neighbor, James Ware, to help him along the way. As Ware ran back into his house to grab his keys, TJ kept following Perez and directed Ware, telling him where to go when he returned to help with another adult. When the two men and little boy arrived, Perez had picked up the girl and was about to shove her through a window when the heroes tackled the rapist to the ground, Times Record News reported.

Heroes: 11-Yr-Old TJ Smith (left), James Ware (right)

When police arrived and arrested the 26-year-old pervert, Perez admitted that his plans were to have sex with the girl but he was stopped by the little boy, who he didn’t know was there until he showed up with the two adults. Perez was booked into jail and charged with aggravated kidnapping, according to KPLR. Meanwhile, TJ is being recognized for his heroism in saving this little girl.

It was because of his awareness and willingness to step in and stop a monster from ruining this child’s life that the 7-year-old was spared from a brutal rape that she may not have ever been able to recover from. At just 11-years-old, TJ set an example for people two and three times older than him, proving that when we watch out for our neighbors, our communities are better because of it. Bravo to this boy and the incredible parents who raised him right.

Boy Who Thought It’d Be Funny To Pull On Her Bra So It Snapped, Quickly Learns About Karma

Recently, a young girl was punished by her school for hitting a boy in class. While a setup like that does not seem like a big deal, the story is bigger than that.

And now that her mother knows why she hit the boy, she is ready to go ten rounds with the school for what they did to her daughter.

The unidentified girl had been sitting in front of a boy in class who was pulling on the back of her bra and snapping her. When the girl complained to the teacher, the instructor reportedly told her to “ignore it.”

She continued to tell the boy to stop, and the next thing she knows, the boy undid the girls bra. At that point she turned around and hit him.

It was then that the teacher and school administrators stepped in. However, instead of punishing the boy for, what could easily been presented as sexual assault, they decided that the girl had no justification in hitting him.

And that is when her mother stepped into the ring.

After the principal called her in to discuss the girl’s actions, accusing her of attacking another student, the mother went on the offense, saying “No, she defended herself against a sexual attack from another pupil. Look at them; He’s a foot taller than her and twice as heavy. If the person who was supposed to help and protect her in a classroom couldn’t be bothered what should she have done?”

Calling the boy’s actions “sexual assault”, she stated that she would be pressing charges. The school administrators then admonished her for overreacting, with one teacher saying “I don’t think it was that serious,” and a school behavioral counselor saying “Let’s not over-react.”

Of course, that might be the last thing you should say to a mother whose daughter is being punished for defending herself against sexual assault. Especially when there were adult authority figures present who could have easily stopped the incident .

The mother responded “You let him do this? Why didn’t you stop him? Come over here and let me touch the front of your trousers,” the mother said to the teacher, who said no. “Does that seem inappropriate to you? Why don’t you go and pull on Mrs. [Counselor]’s bra right now. See how fun it is for her,” she added.

The mother eventually reported the incident to the school’s superintendent, but did not press charges against the boy. So far, the only measure taken by the school has ben to place the boy in another class

“I hope nothing like this ever happens again, not only to my daughter, but to any other girl at this school,” the mother said to the school officials.

For some reason schools from elementary to colleges have yet to understand that downplaying sexual assault is a far bigger problem than doing something to stop it.

“When it comes to sexual assault and rape, the norm for universities and colleges is to downplay the situation and the numbers,” said researcher Corey Rayburn Yung, JD, a law professor at the University of Kansas, Science Daily reports. “The result is students at many universities continue to be attacked and victimized, and punishment isn’t meted out to the rapists and sexual assaulters.”

Like the tragic cases of clergy sex abuse, schools that do not immediately take steps to address these problems openly and transparently run the risk of diminishing public confidence in the institution.

What do you think of the way this girl and her mother handled the situation? The school? Please share your thoughts with us here.

Woman Nervous About How Cop Is Acting, Then She Sees What’s Behind Her

A woman was driving down a Las Vegas highway in rush hour traffic, not paying attention to anything around her until she noticed flashing lights behind her. She pulled over to the side of the road and found it odd how the police officer was acting while explaining why he stopped her when she looked behind the car in shock.

Dorothy Ortiz had been singing her heart out to a song on the radio when she saw her commute was going to come with a ticket that day. She reluctantly pulled over, unaware of what she did wrong. When she lowered her window to find out, she couldn’t believe what he was really there for.

According to Fox4KC, the cop noticed something about her car that day that didn’t sit well with him. While he was behind her in traffic, he saw that her back tire was flat and was afraid that she was going to get in an accident because of it. However, as they talked about the danger of it, he didn’t let her drive off with just a warning about it. He asked her to sit tight as he turned around and went back to his patrol car.

Cop fixing Ortiz’s tire

Rather than just giving her the heads up about the tire, he grabbed his tools and got down on the hot Nevada pavement to change it out for her, so she could carry on safely down the road. Ortiz was not expecting that to happen and was surprised he was going so out of his way. She snapped a photo of him behind her car, fixing the tire for her, and posted it with the message that there are still good people — and good cops — out there.

The cop refused any praise for his kindness, saying he was just doing his job, but Ortiz thinks he went beyond that. “Thank you very much,” she said. “I really appreciate it. Everyone told me I could’ve gotten into a car accident.”

He could have asked her to change it herself, call someone to help, or insist on a tow truck to take it to the nearest gas station since it wasn’t safe to proceed. Instead, he offered himself as the solution to the problem and made her whole day better. That’s something we can all learn from, regardless of whether we wear a badge.

Teen Returns Wallet Filled With Cash

A California teen returned a lost wallet filled with cash to its original owner, who turned out to be a military veteran.

According to Newsiosity, Tommy O’Connor, a high school senior, was at a 7-Eleven in Fremont, California buying a soda when he found a wallet on the ground. Much to his surprise, the wallet had $2,300 in cash inside.

Rather than pocketing the money, O’Connor ran the wallet back to his school and handed it over to a teacher’s assistant to be returned to its original owner. He said that he didn’t even count the money when he first picked up the wallet.

“I didn’t count it when I saw it,” Tommy said. “I just thought it was probably someone’s rent or something.”

The wallet contained 23 $100 dollar bills.

The teacher’s assistant, Anna Gomez, said that Tommy never considered doing anything but the right thing.

“He was so concerned about finding the wallet’s owner,” Gomez told the Mercury News. “No other option even occurred to him. He immediately knew what he had to do.”

Gomez and O’Connor went to the school’s principal for help finding the wallet’s owner. In the wallet, they found the owner’s Veterans ID card, which had his name. After they delivered the wallet, the veteran confirmed that the cash was in fact for his rent.

Tommy’s actions are especially notable considering his family lives on a fixed income and he didn’t have lunch money of his own the day before finding the wallet.

“With us living month-to-month, it is a big chunk of money and I’m so proud of him that he did that,” Tommy’s father, Ron O’Connor, told KPIX.

When his mother heard what he had done, she sent him a heartfelt text.

“I’m very proud of you son,” O’Connor’s mother texted him. “Ms. Kalra called me. Wow your one in a million. Love you to the moon and back.”

O’Connor replied: “You should be thanking yourself … You raised me.”

“It’s just doing something I wish everyone else would do,” Tommy told KPIX.

“I’m just proud that he did the right thing, and hopefully all of my children would’ve done the same thing,” Ron O’Connor said.

O’Connor received a $50 reward for returning the wallet.

10-Year-Old Goes To The Hospital For Ultrasound, Leaves Doctors Scratching Their Heads

Could you imagine being pregnant and not even knowing it until you were in labor? Now, imagine how scary it would be to learn you were in labor if you were a ten year old girl.

Last Tuesday, a ten year old girl was in class and began to complain about a horrible stomach ache. The pain was so severe that teachers and school officials evacuated her to a nearby hospital, where doctors discovered that she was actually in the late stages of labor.

Upon being admitted to the emergency room, they discovered that she was seven months pregnant. Shortly thereafter, she gave birth.

Despite the mother’s incredibly young age and the baby’s prematurity, the delivery went through with no complications. Both are still recovering in the hospital.

According to the family, neither they nor the little girl had any idea that she was pregnant. A spokesman for the police department said, “The mother alleges that she, along with other family members, hadn’t noticed, taking into consideration the child’s small frame.”


After the delivery the girl confided to her mother that her forty year old stepfather had sexually assaulted her. The girl’s mother then notified authorities who interviewed the child. She told police that her stepfather had threatened to kill the family if she told anyone about his abuse.

The stepfather had not living with them at the time of the birth. He was arrested and soon confessed to raping the ten year old. They have charged him with rape of a child and possession of an illegal firearm.

In a statement to the police, the mother said that the girl had started to struggle with her studies and became withdrawn from her friends and family beginning in October of 2014, suggesting that this abuse had been going on for some time.

Pregnancy for girls this young is extremely dangerous. Girls under the age of 15 are are five times more likely to die during labor than women over 20 years of age. Because they are not fully developed, they may experience such complications as eclampsia, premature labor, prolonged labor, obstructed labor, fistula, anemia, or death of the baby or mother.

It is difficult to ascertain good statistics concerning child sexual abuse, because it is so frequently not reported, but according to research done by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services puts the number at about one in five girls and one in twenty boys, making this a shockingly significant problem worthy of national action. The most vulnerable age group for children is between the ages of seven and thirteen. The research also finds that three out of four victims of child sexual abuse are victimized by someone they know well, including family members or authority figures.

Far beyond the immediate physical trauma of an attack, child sexual abuse can lead to a recurring pattern of victimization into adulthood, low self esteem and depression, suicidal thoughts, and many other serious emotional issues.

If you know of a child that may be at risk you need to tell authorities immediately. It may be inconvenient for a wrongly accused person to have to undergo investigation and defend themselves, but you may save a life.

Have you ever known a victim of child sexual abuse? Please share your stories with us here and check out the video below about a similar case.

New Law Being Proposed Will Fine Parents Of Kids Who Bully Others. Do You Support This?(VIDEO)

Just one day after a Texas teen committed suicide from being cyber bullied, her father is demanding legislative action to help others who are suffering from the same torture.

Eighteen year old Brandy Vela shot herself in front of her family last week after being subjected to months taunting by cyber bullies. Now her father, Raul Vela, wants justice for his daughter. “I want to see these people get locked up,” said Raul Vela. “I hope they get what they deserve because I didn’t deserve this.” Read on to hear how Raul Vela is fighting back.

The family of eighteen year old Brandy Vela is mourning. The Texas teen shot herself last week after succumbing to the pressures and tortures of cyber bullying. The high school senior’s picture was floated around social media sites with derogatory comments posted about her. “They set up an account saying she was actually soliciting sex,” Mr. Vela said. He said that some nights her phone would be ringing off the hook with harassing messages.

Before her death, Brandy sent messages to her family telling them she planned to kill herself. They rushed home to stop her, but instead they arrived in time for her to commit the act in their presence. According to KHOU, Texas considers harassment and bullying via “online communications” to be a misdemeanor, but Mr. Vela is pushing for the penalties to be strengthened, and a new bill in the state legislature is aiming to help do so.

The time has come in our nation when we have finally started to address the issue of bullying. What was long considered to be a natural part of growing up has become a national discussion on how to create safe places and nurturing environments for our children.

Realizing that the behavior of children is both something they learn through observing adults, and that can be redirected through the proper measures, one Wisconsin town has come up with an interesting plan to stop bullies. The Shawano city council just approved a new ordinance that allows the local police department to intervene in cases of bullying. The law applies to any child under the age of eighteen years old and is designed to target a number of types of harassment, from stealing lunch money to cyberbullying.

Parents of minors who are accused of these actions will receive a warning and a ninety day probationary term in which to change their child’s behavior. If they do not, the parent will receive a $366 fine for the first offence and $681 fine for each repeat offence.

The idea is that bullying both begins at home and needs to be dealt with by the parents. A large majority of parents in town seem to in favor of such a measure, but there are a few who find it problematic.

Some critics say that the issue of bullying is too subjective. They point to the difference and distinctions between harmless banter and teasing, and more aggressive harassment. They contend that it simply is not a clear line and cannot be enforced, nor would fining parents necessarily impact children who engage in bullying.

Shawano Police chief Mark Kohl has responded to these criticisms, saying “This isn’t generated towards the kids being kids, some playground banter. This is the person that is meticulously using social media or saying things that are vulgar in an attempt to hurt.”

Do you think this new law is a good idea, or should they go further? Do you think bullying is a problem that society can address, or is it just a phase kids go through? Share your ideas with us here.

Parents Are Sickened To See Photos Of Their Girl Handcuffed And Blindfolded While At School. Then They Find Out Why Teachers Did This And Are Outraged.

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Two grade school students were blindfolded and handcuffed by teachers after the two were caught ripping paper in class, the Daily Mail reports.

The pupils, who were both five years old, were bound by teachers with paper and blue tape as a form of punishment. The incident happened in Surin, Thailand.

The two students were tied up and humiliated in front of their appalled classmates. The teachers put a piece of paper over their eyes and then put the blue tape over them to keep the paper in place.

The photos of the two bound girls were taken by another teacher who was appalled by what was witnessed. The photos were immediately sent to the students’ corresponding parents earlier this week.

The school responded to the leakage of the photos. The headmaster chose to defend the actions of the teachers, saying that it was an effective way to teach those two girls how to concentrate.

Parents are confused and angry because the girls were punished for a simple and inoffensive thing. One father contacted the police and demanded that the two teachers pay the two girls a total of $1,000.

According to Daily Mail, one of the fathers said, “The teacher who gave me the pictures told me that the other teachers had punished my daughter and friend by strapping their hands together then he blindfolded them.

“We think that another girl was hit but we don’t have a picture of this. The children were just playing with the paper and they ripped it. The teachers said they had done something wrong and punished them like this.

“They said “close your eyes” and then they put white paper and blue Scotch tape to cover their eyes. Then another layer and bound their hands together.

“The teacher who found them said the girls were crying, trembling and sobbing terribly. I fear that I will have to send to the police. The teachers threatened them and both were frightened and did not know what else to do.”

A meeting was held on Thursday to discuss the incident. The headmaster, the parents, the two female teachers, and the local police all attended the meeting.

By the end of the meeting, the teachers had agreed to pay $500 compensation to each girl.

The girls are now in the process of transferring schools.

Narong Meuanchart, deputy education department chief, said that a committee has been formed to investigate further the abuse, which means that the two teachers can face more punishments for what they did.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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