Girl, you are not going to believe this, but reigning Miss Honduras 2014, María José Alvarado was found dead on Wednesday with her sister, Sofía Trinidad Alvarado Muñoz days after the two women disappeared in Santa Barbara, Honduras. They had been missing since last week and were supposed to leave to London for the Miss World competition. If you think this is sad, wait until you hear what happened!
Cookie dough is one of the most delicious treats on this planet, but consuming too much of it could be more dangerous than you think. Linda Rivera was diagnosed with E. coli after consuming several bites of prepackaged cookie dough four years ago. The Las Vegas woman's health slowly began to deteriorate and she passed away last summer after her body completely shut down. The risks of prepackaged cookie dough may be hard to swallow.
Lots of parents say they would die for their children, but Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro actually did. Her heart stopped beating for 45 minutes soon after giving birth to her daughter Taily via Cesarean section. It was absolutely terrifying. Doctors at the Boca Raton Regional hospital fought for three whole hours to bring Ruby back from the brink of death, but to no avail. They were just about to pronounce Ruby dead when something miraculous happened. Ruby's heart restarted--all on its own!
Magical 5-year-old Laylah Petersen was sitting at her living room with her grandfather when someone shot twelve bullets into her home killing her instantly. The horrific crime stunned an entire community in Milwaukee and even the chief police officer said he won't rest until he finds the assassin. Little Laylah was a happy kindergartener who loved Disney princesses and was partially in love with Elsa and Anna from Frozen. Now, thanks to the generosity of her family members Laylah will bring life to another child because they donated her heart.
If Vick's "vaperu" were a superhero, Latinos would consider essential oils its sidekick. At least that's the way the women in my family see it. Growing up, I watched the women in my family expertly dole out unofficial prescriptions for essential oils, swearing up and down, left and right that these miracle aceites could cure whatever "vaperu" and ginger ale couldn't. Que, tienes un headache? There's an oil for that! PMS? Drink some ginger ale and rub this essential oil on yourself? Man troubles? Pues, use this stinky oil and he'll leave you the heck alone. And so it went. But do these oils actually work, and are the really safe? Well…
A photo has finally surfaced of Derek Ward, the 35-year-old man who decapitated his own mother, 66-year-old Patricia Ward, on Tuesday evening, kicking her head into a Farmville, New York, street before jumping in front of an oncoming train and taking his own life. In the photo, Derek appears almost angelic, no sinister energy behind his gaze. And, while many have been quick to portray Derek as a monster, those close to him insist he was simply a troubled man fighting a mental illness and that, due to some systematic hiccups regarding our medical system, he was not receiving proper treatment. His actions may have been monstrous, but he himself was no monster. If anything, he, too, was a victim.
Though Terrell Cowherd hadn't seen his estranged 11-year-old daughter Anahlia Cowherd in years, something told him to Google her name Tuesday morning. A search for Anahlia's name turned up a series of disturbing blog posts written by the young girl, the last had gone up Monday evening and was titled, "Help…Me…" In it, the preteen reveals her grandfather threatened to take her life. "He actually threatened to KILL my family," she writes. "Right now I'm in my mom's room, the door locked, my dog close, my brother here, my Grandpa somewhere, my Grandma is not home. My mom is coming…I'm so scared." Confused and disturbed, Cowherd contacted the Seattle Police Department to tell them of his findings. However, it appeared they had their own piece of troubling news to share with him. Anahlia was dead. Her grandfather killed her.
A 26-year-old man from Montana is accused of shooting and killing a 3-year-old boy while they played "gun tag." The 3 year old, Lonato Moran-Allen, had a toy gun that he was using to pretend to shoot Galen Hawk. Hawk, on the other hand, had a loaded 380 handgun. Hawk who had been drinking didn't realize the gun was loaded, he pointed it at Moran-Allen, the gun went off and the little boy was shot. I'm sorry, but who uses a real gun to play with a child?
Dozens of women were shocked and outraged when they found out that Daniel Decu, the local Lothario whose funeral they were attending, had been playing them dirty on multiple levels. A coroner's report made public in the wake of Decu's death revealed that the 24-year-old man had AIDS! This was news to the countless women he'd had sex with in his town. Incredibly, there were several people in Decu's life who knew about his diagnosis and could have warned his lovers, but either decided to remain mum or were prohibited from spreading the word. That's so messed up!
What parent hasn't considered what they would do if they suddenly found out that they were dying? All the things we would miss. All those important moments in life that we wouldn't be present for our children, the moments that they needed us the most. We'd miss seeing them grow up and they would miss having us there to give them advice, support and love and that is the true tragedy of it all. What could you do?
Recently, a 26-year-old husband and father, Mitchell Whisenhunt, lost his battle with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissue, which holds together the body's organs, cells and tissue. But before he died, he found a way to bring continual comfort to his wife, Ashley Whisenhunt, 22, and his beloved daughter, Brynleigh, by writing a trove of letters that he designated to be opened on certain dates throughout her life.