August 2, 2013 When she learned about last year's Newtown school shootings, Liza Long immediately thought of her own son. He has been diagnosed with multiple disorders and struggles with violent outbursts. The pair hope their story will help others better understand the needs of mentally ill young people.
July 26, 2013 It's been more than two decades since paramedic Rowan Allen saved a young boy from a severe road accident. Rowan's care for Bryan at the roadside and in the months that followed inspired Bryan's mother to become a nurse — and established a bond that still connects all three of them.
July 12, 2013 In 2007, 4-year-old Faith Marr was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer. Doctors were uncertain about her chances of survival. Faith and her father, Jerris, talk about how their bond grew stronger during hospital stays when he would "tattoo" her favorite things on her skin and scars.
July 5, 2013 Paul and James Bizzaro spent their childhoods living in a house right behind the Statue of Liberty. Their family moved to Liberty Island 75 years ago, not long after their father became a guard at the statue. Lady Liberty was their playground. And their father kept her torch lit for 36 years.
June 28, 2013 When Connie Casey learned her adolescent son was gay, she blamed herself and sent him to conversion therapy for several years. But when Samuel, now 22, went away to college, Connie says, she realized that "it was time to take a look at everything that I'd ever been taught to believe."
June 21, 2013 Gilbert Zermeno's family didn't have much money when he was a boy, which made his playing in the school band feel out of reach. When he ended up with a rusty trombone instead of a shiny saxophone, Gilbert was disappointed initially — but decades later, he still has that old trombone.
May 31, 2013 In 2004, Peter Obetz was in the middle of a divorce when he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He says the news was not only a wake-up call for him to change his life, but it also brought him closer to his friend Jeff Jarrett. He's been cancer-free since 2009.