It wasn’t all bad
Minutes after Kaylee Foster was crowned homecoming queen, the Mississippi high school senior traded her tiara for a football helmet. For the past three years, Foster has been a placekicker for Ocean Springs High’s team. And she proved to be the squad’s MVP during the homecoming game last week, kicking two field goals and the winning extra point that led Ocean Springs to a 13-12 victory. “I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be homecoming queen,” Foster said, “but I was pretty sure I was going to make that kick.”
A California pediatric nurse got a heartwarming surprise when she met her newest colleague—and discovered she’d cared for him 28 years ago when he was a premature baby. Vilma Wong, 54, was on shift at Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital when she spotted a new doctor in the NICU where she has worked for 32 years. She introduced herself to neurologist Brandon Seminatore, and quickly realized he was the same Brandon she’d treated at the facility in 1980, when he was born 13 weeks early, weighing a mere 2 pounds, 6 ounces. “As a nurse,” she said of meeting Seminatore as a healthy adult, “it’s kind of like your reward.”
Aaron Allen and his sister, Jolisa Jones, were driving down a Florida highway when they saw an SUV crash into a pond after being sideswiped by a car. The siblings jumped out of their delivery truck and rushed to the overturned SUV, finding a mom, a dad, and an 11-day-old baby trapped inside. With water flooding the vehicle, the pair flipped the car onto its side, and Allen wrapped his shirt around his hand and punched through the windshield. The brother and sister then pulled out the family, who remarkably had suffered no injuries. “Heaven sent,” dad Thomas Windsor said of his rescuers.