The Daily Points of Light

August 27, 2018

Living in Hawaii, 70-year-old Margaret McGinty sees beauty in many corners of the tropical 50th state. Holding a special place in her heart, however, is the National Tropical Botanical Garden on the island of Kauai, where she is the lead member...

August 24, 2018

Payson, Arizona resident Clara Bernard once sat in a hospital waiting room for six hours waiting to hear news about her husband’s surgery. He had been moved to a room without anyone telling her. “I waited so long—it was agonizing!” she says....

August 23, 2018

What makes a person truly empathetic? We know one thing it’s not dependent on: age. At just 16-years-old, Jake Reid’s generous heart and passion for service drive his determination to make a difference in the lives of others. The Spicewood,...

August 22, 2018

In May of 2016, Harry and Heath Bennett’s friend Timmy was brushing his teeth when he felt a lump on his neck. He was 11 at the time and about to finish the 5th grade when he was diagnosed with Stage 1 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The Malden,...

August 21, 2018

 

Around her hometown of St. Cloud, Florida, Toni Casto is affectionately known as The Pillowcase Lady. While receiving radiation therapy for vocal cord cancer, the now-81-year-old Toni noticed that there were many infants and children...

August 20, 2018

Amanda Smith was told on April Fools’ Day that her mother was sick, but it wasn’t a joke. She remembers the call to this day, learning that her mom was forgetting where things were. At first, the family thought her mother had suffered a stroke...

August 17, 2018

Inez Lewis is a fount of compassion and support for individuals and families during one of the most difficult times of their lives, as they embark on their end-of-life journeys. Having taken this journey with her own husband, Inez knows just...

August 16, 2018

As Maryanne Bolduc’s sister neared the end of her four-year battle with cancer, she asked Maryanne to keep a promise: that their commitment to finding a cure for cancer would remain alive, even long after her death. Maryanne’s sister eventually...

August 15, 2018

53-year-old Judy Alvelo is a safe resource for domestic violence survivors who are often scared and unsure about who to turn to for help. As an advocate, the Westville, New Jersey resident says helping victims navigate the journey to a safer,...

August 14, 2018

A former New Yorker, Joy Ibarra is a Hawaii transplant who says she didn’t give much thought about the environmental issues the 50th state faced until she volunteered to clean a beach through a corporate-sponsored event one afternoon.

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