Teen Kicked out Graduation for Only Pants He Can Afford. Three Minutes Until Start, Sees Stranger Outside

Leroy Solis Jr. walked across the stage at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas to receive his high school diploma. He looked like many of the young men graduating from MacArthur High School that day.

He wore a blue cap and gown along with dress pants, a dress shirt, and a tie. Solis Jr. did not stand out from the crowd of graduates.

However, the reason he was actually able to walk across the stage during graduation stands out as an exceptionally touching example of kindness. In just three minutes, this high school graduate went from not being allowed to participate in the ceremony to lining up with the rest of his classmates.

Solis Jr. was presented with information and expectations pertaining to the graduation ceremony. Dress code for the ceremony was one of the topics included.

A newsletter from the principal stated, “Failure to comply can result in not being allowed to participate in the ceremony or removal from the ceremony . . . This is not something that I ever want to see happen, but these expectations will be enforced.”

Solis Jr. was required to wear dress slacks, a dress shirt, and a tie. He did not own slacks or a tie, though.

Instead of asking his single father on a fixed income to buy him the required clothing that he might end up wearing only once, he planned on wearing jeans and no tie. The high school senior did not think he would encounter a problem with not meeting the dress code because he thought the gown would cover his lack of dress clothing.

When he showed up to the ceremony wearing jeans, he was sent home. With three minutes left until the graduates had to line up, Solis Jr. left and walked to his car.

Before getting into his car, he saw a young man similar to him in size. Not only was he similar in size, but he was wearing dress slacks!

Solis Jr. explained to the stranger that he needed dress slacks in order to walk in his graduation ceremony that was about to start. Amazingly, the young man and his father told Solis Jr. to get in their truck where they traded pants.

The young man and father told Solis Jr., “Go cross the stage.” He quickly found somebody selling $10 ties just outside the Coliseum in the parking lot.

Thanks to the young man’s kindness in the midst of an unusual request to give a stranger his pants, Solis Jr. was able to proudly cross the stage without putting financial strain on his family. Rosemary De Los Santos, Solis Jr.’s sister, shared this story along with a picture in hopes of finding the man who gave up his pants so that her brother could walk across the stage.

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Mom Called Her Son At A Sleepover And Noticed He Sounded Weird, Quickly Realizes Why

Like any high school student, Cody Dietz enjoyed spending time with his friends more than other activities – like being with mom. He had slept at his friends’ houses numerous times and would often enjoy Netflix binges or hours of video games on Friday nights or the weekend.

But after one visit to a friend’s, his mom hadn’t heard from him for hours. She grew worried. When she didn’t hear from him the next morning, she started to panic – Cody had never ignored her for this long no matter how mad he was at her. She gave him a call. And that’s when she heard the strangeness in his voice that confirmed her worst fears…

Cody grew up in York, Pennsylvania and for all extent and purposes, he was a normal kid. At least he was until life changed for the teen in 2008.

His life had been the epitome of normal. He lived at home with mom, Bonnie, his dad and sister. Cody loved being with his friends. He often spent the night at his friends’ houses to hang out.

But in June 2008, Cody decided to do some drinking. He went out with his friends and binge drank until he was hammered, then he decided to stay over his friend’s house so mom wouldn’t find out.

The next day, Bonnie was terrified. Cody hadn’t come home and didn’t pick up his phone when she called repeatedly.

Their panic escalated. Then a friend called Cody’s parents. The friend held the phone up to Cody, but all his parents heard was gargling. Something was horrifically wrong with this “normal” 17-year-old boy…

An adult came on the phone and told Cody’s parents the truth.

“Your son’s incoherent,” he said, as Bonnie later relayed to the Penn State website. “I want to call 911.”

Then they rushed Cody off to the nearby York Hospital. That’s when things went from bad to worse. Cody had suffered a major stroke. The left side of his brain was damaged. His condition was worse than their fears had allowed and he was helicoptered over to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for emergency treatment.

When Cody arrived, neurologist Dr. Ray Reichwein knew it looked bad. “The timeline of the diagnosis is key,” he told Penn Live in 2012. “Many of the therapies have the best outcome when done within six hours. Cody’s delay in diagnosis was close to 12 hours.”

Because Cody thought he was invincible, he put his life at risk. He and his friends should have called 911 as soon as the symptoms of the stroke presented themselves.

“Cody had lots of brain swelling and no place for it to go,” Reichwein told Penn Live. “His type of stroke carries an 80 percent chance of death and his was probably close to 100 percent without further intervention.”

To keep the teen alive, doctors were forced to lower his temperature to 33°F. Then God stepped in to perform a miracle. Within a month, Cody was speaking. Now 2-years after his stroke, Cody is full recovered. That’s God for you.

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Cop Stops Teen On Street, Discovers Broken Home Life. Then Mom Calls Cop, ‘You Need To Take Him’

It was September 2014 when 16-year-old Anthony Schultz was running down the road on a hot Arizona night. He was alone, he was running with all his might, and he had no idea that a Peoria police officer was watching him.

Eyeing the teenager from his patrol car, Officer Brandon Sheffert couldn’t shake the instinctual feeling that something about this kid was troubling. So, he stopped the boy and tried to talk to him, but young Anthony wanted nothing to do with a cop.

“Something about it bugged me, because I couldn’t get through to him,” said Sheffert. “He just seemed like there was something going on, and that there was something that was hurtful going on that he wouldn’t say.”

Sheffert, who went home to his wife and two young children, couldn’t shake the image of the troubled teen out of his mind. For an officer who’s seen it all, Sheffert felt compelled to investigate the boy’s living situation and find out a little more about the mystery teen.

Sheffert began visiting Anthony at his apartment complex, where he learned that the teenager was sharing a 1-bedroom apartment with seven family members. “I kept coming over here, talking to him, spending time with him, getting to know him, getting to know the family, understand what’s going on,” Sheffert explained.

Eventually, the budding friendship evolved into a formal mentorship through the Reach & Rise Mentoring Program with the YMCA. “I had a role model, I had someone I could look up to, I had someone I could aspire to be,” Anthony explained.

But as the desperately needed mentorship flourished, Anthony’s home life was rapidly deteriorating. One night, Sheffert’s phone rang, and Anthony’s overwhelmed mother was on the line.

“You need to come take him,” Anthony’s mother said. “I can’t take him anymore.”
Sheffert was stunned. “I was like, ‘whoa, whoa, whoa. That doesn’t make sense,’” Sheffert recalled.

With nowhere else to go, no other family to turn to, Sheffert and his wife made a decision that would soon change Anthony’s life forever. They initially agreed that Anthony could live with them for several days, while Anthony’s mother sorted things out.

But things at home didn’t get sorted out, and when Anthony reached age 18 last November, he again had nowhere to live. “This kid just keeping getting hit over and over with things that no kid should have to go through,” a compassionate Sheffert expressed.

So, Sheffert and his wife did the unimaginable: they took Anthony into their home as their own son. For the first time in his life, Anthony had the warmth, love, and stability of a healthy family.

“We have taken him in as one of our own,” said Sheffert. “Even my kids say he’s their big brother, and they love it.”

Under the protective wings of his new family, Anthony began to thrive. He stopped worrying about where his next meal would come from, he learned to drive, he had his own bedroom, and even got his first job.

For the first time, Anthony saw a hope and a future for his own life. Later this month, Anthony will become the first person in his family in 30 years to graduate high school on time.

Looking back, Anthony is profoundly thankful that Sheffert chose to stop him on that fateful September night. “If he weren’t there that night, there would be no one else, in my opinion,” Anthony explained.

“I don’t think I would be here,” he continued. “I wouldn’t be the person I am — I could be in jail for all I know.”

Now, Anthony is preparing for a future in the Army, and after that, well, anything is possible. “I feel as though there’s not a lot stopping me, at this point,” Anthony grinned.

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These Four Trafficked A 14-Year-Old Girl, But Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse, It Does

Four people have been charged with trafficking a 14-year-old girl, forcing her to have sex for money in Philadelphia, while a fifth suspect is at large, police said.

According to the police department, 23-year-old Shawn Jackson, 23-year-old Reggie Jamal Fields, 18-year-old Shaikey Copper and 21-year-old Fantasia Gale are in police custody after the girl reportedly escaped on April 25 after being held captive for two days and made to perform sex acts upon multiple men, notes WPVI.

“She was actually transported to different locations to do the dates, and she was being driven to those locations by the offenders,” Detective Kate Gordon of the Special Victims Unit said, according to WPVI.

Police are also searching for 24-year-old Angelo Romero for his reported involvement in the crime. WPVI reports that the girl escaped her captors by convincing them that she was going to buy them something from a nearby convenience store, although International Business Times stated that she was able to leave the house while the suspects were asleep.

Either way, reports state that the girl entered the bodega, where someone gave her a bus token, and she managed to take the bus to the hospital, according to WPVI.

It started on April 23, when the girl said she ran away from home and contacted Copper, whom she thought was a friend. He reportedly told her that he had work she could do and then sexually assaulted her when she arrived at his home.

Police said that he then took the girl to Fields’ home, where Gale reportedly put up an online ad for sex with the girl, and the group then allegedly trafficked her — according to International Business Times, the older individuals reportedly forced the 14-year-old to have sex for money with more than a dozen men during the two-day period that they had her in captivity.

After the victim escaped, the four suspects who were arrested were charged with criminal conspiracy, trafficking an individual, involuntary servitude, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment and corruption of a minor, while Jackson was additionally charged with rape, sexual assault and simple assault, notes Philly Voice.

Copper, Fields and Gale “were very much aware that this was a child,” Gordon said, according to WPVI.

Copper also faces a sexual assault charges, while Fields was charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent exposure and Gale faces a count related to making terroristic threats, reports Philly Voice.

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Teen Who Tossed Baby Out Window Gets Surprising Punishment

A Nebraska teenager who was charged with the death of her baby will not serve jail time. The judge in her case did, however, order her to delete her Facebook account.

Antonia Lopez, 16, was charged as an adult in October 2016 with felony child abuse resulting in death for allegedly throwing her newborn baby out of a second-story window.

After the case was transferred to juvenile court in February, Lopez will serve community service, live in a group home and undergo therapy, be placed on probation, and delete her Facebook account, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

Douglas County Juvenile Court Judge Christopher Kelly said that he wasn’t sure anyone ever moves on from an incident like this.

The judge ordered Lopez to delete her Facebook because she has received negative comments from people around the U.S. after news of the incident went public, New York Daily News reports.

In February, Lopez reportedly admitted that she threw her newborn baby out of the window. Afterwards, her mother is reported to have found the baby outside and performed CPR on the child until paramedics and police arrived on the scene.

“It was a girl by the way,” wrote Lopez in a Snapchat message to her boyfriend. An autopsy revealed later that the child, who was reported to be 14 inches long and weigh 2 pounds, had been born prematurely, seven months into Lopez’s pregnancy.

The autopsy also revealed that the newborn girl had suffered bleeding around her brain, skull, abdomen and spine — a detail which the pathologist said indicated that there had been a heartbeat, reportedly proving that the baby had not been stillborn.

According to Lopez’s account to a police detective, the teen hadn’t known that she was pregnant and woke up to pain in the middle of the night. She said she put a towel down in her room because she thought she was having her period.

Lopez’s boyfriend reportedly told a police officer that Lopez had known that she was pregnant, and that he had told her to tell her mother about the baby and to see a doctor, but that she refused.

Deputy Douglas County Attorney Jennifer Chrystal-Clark had called for Lopez to be placed in a group home, arguing that Lopez and her family did not fully understand the severity of the situation.

However, Lopez’s defense attorney Rebecca McClung countered that Lopez had understood what happened, arguing that the teenager thought her baby was stillborn.

“To say she doesn’t understand is disingenuous. She understands,” said McClung. “She’s coping the best she can. The mother is coping the best she can. The grandmother is coping the best she can.”

Lopez will reportedly remain at the Douglas County Youth Center until officials find a group home to take her.

The search has reportedly been difficult, since many group homes see taking Lopez in as a risk, a concern that her defense attorney says is unfounded.

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Teen Waits On Sobbing Woman – A Week Later She Returns, Demands To Speak To His Boss

When one customer asked to speak to the manager at a Whitey’s Ice Cream store about a new member of staff, boss Rhonda VanDyke immediately felt nervous.

“You never know, when someone asks for a manager, if it’s going to be good or bad,” VanDyke, who manages the store in Moline, Illinois, told KWQC. But instead of stopping by to complain, Van Dyke was shocked to hear the female customer walked in just to express her gratitude to 16-year-old Brenden McGee.

After noticing she’d been crying, McGee had comforted the woman.

“A lady came through the drive-thru,” McGee explained. “She was pretty upset. She was crying.”

Because she was sobbing, it took McGee a few seconds to understand the woman was trying to order a milkshake. “And then I made it for her and I handed it to her and I’m like, ‘Your shake is on me tonight, you have a good night.'”

It was a small act, but one that touched the woman profoundly. She returned a few days later just to ask the boss if there was a way to formally recognize McGee for his kindness.

“She told me that, you know, she had just lost her husband a few weeks ago, and it was really tough, and I understood where she was coming from because I’ve had the same experience and so I felt really bad for her, but it was really cool that Brenden could cheer her up,” VanDyke said.

While the store does not have an employee of the month award, it posted a “Way to go Brenden” sign in the back room.

Teen Rushes Onto Field, Saves 9-Year-Old From Heartbreak While Her Father Serves His Country

9-year-old Addie Rodriguez was saved from heartbreak when Matthew Garcia, a senior at Central Catholic High School in San Antonio, Texas, acted the hero. The fourth grader was performing for the secondary school when the other team promoters’ fathers went along with them on the field.

As the other girls were lifted onto their fathers’ shoulders, Addie was left alone. Able Rodriguez, Addie’s father and Air Force veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, had left just days before to continue training at Travis Air Force Base in California.

Alexis Perry-Rodriguez, Addie’s mother, felt helpless. “It was truly unfortunate to see your daughter standing out there being the only one without their father, knowing why he’s away. It’s not just an absentee parent. He’s serving our country.”

Watching his heart break before him, Matthew couldn’t just sit and watch. “I ran down from the bleachers right here,” he told reporters. “I just hopped the fence, and I went over, and I kneeled down, I talked to her and I said, ‘Are you OK?’” The little girl was about to fall apart when Matthew lifted her onto his own shoulders.

“When I realized what he was doing my heart just melted,” her mother said.

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10 Teen Fashion Trends That Will Have Your Really Worried About Our Future

When you look at the clothing in a retail store, you will probably see tight jeans, short shorts and dresses that look like they would be painted onto the body. There are a few fashion trends that teens like that might make you worry about the future of the next generation.

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Most people have seen leggings that teens wear, but there are some that look more like they are for Halloween, such as a pair that look like the muscles and bones in the legs. Another trend is the sagging pants that some young men like to wear. They expose the underwear in a manner that is not becoming of the younger generation.fashion-10

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Some pants have pockets for almost anything that you would need during the day, such as the remote and even a plate and a fork. This makes it easy for young people to sit around the house and do nothing all day. There are pants that have holes in them that look like someone took a pair of scissors to a perfectly good pair of jeans when they got home. Some pants that teens were reveal a little too much because they have an entire area cut out of the front. These are the trends that the youth of America seem to enjoy.

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School District Apologizes For EpiPen Slip

A Chicago high school has apologized after a school nurse hindered a student with a deadly peanut allergy from using an EpiPen.

Lonnie Joy and Shawn Sommer’s daughter, Lia, 15, was exposed to peanuts after eating a sandwich at the John Hersey High School cafeteria on Aug. 30. The high school freshman is severely allergic to nuts and requires epinephrine to avoid the deadly consequences from anaphylaxis.

After her first bite of the turkey sandwich served with pesto, Lia instantly knew something was wrong. The 15-year-old rushed to the nurse’s office with a friend, where the nurse reportedly instructed Lia to take an antihistamine, Benadryl, Lonnie Joy said in a letter she read aloud to the district’s Board of Education.

“Lia refused, knowing from previous experience that her symptoms would be masked by the antihistamine, though the anaphylactic reaction would not be halted, and would continue to silently and dangerously escalate undetected,” Lonnie Joy told the Chicago Tribune. “Instead of following Lia’s Allergy and Anaphylaxis Plan on file in the health office, which clearly states, ‘Give EpiPen First!’ the nurse opted to have her call me to confirm before administering epinephrine, with my daughter’s life held in the balance.”

After speaking with Lia on the phone, Lonnie Joy asked the nurse if an EpiPen was administered and if 911 was called. The nurse said “no” to both questions, according to WGN-TV.

“I was shocked that a trained medical professional was either unaware of the most up-to-date protocol for anaphylaxis or unwilling to follow it,” Lonnie Joy said. “I told her administer the EpiPen and call 911 immediately. She said it would be done, and confirmed I would meet the ambulance at Northwest Community Hospital.”

But when Lonnie Joy arrived at the hospital before the ambulance, she was “astonished to find that no school representative had accompanied Lia to the ER.”

“It is ludicrous that a minor would be sent alone to a hospital during school hours with no personnel to represent her,” said Lonnie Joy. “I am horrified and saddened by the complete lack of common sense and compassion that predicated this decision.”

Although Lia’s parents are not suing the school district, Township High School District 214 says it is reviewing its rules and measures on allergies, food and medical treatment. If any changes are needed, “they will be enacted right away,” District 214 spokesperson Jennifer Delgado said.

“The district sincerely apologizes for our mistakes. Student safety is always of the utmost importance, and we are working with the family to remedy the situation,” said Delgado.

The school agreed to pay for Lia’s medical bills. The nurse responsible for the incident is still employed at the high school.

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This Healthy 16-Year-Old Girl Died Without Warning On The Beach. The Cause Can Be Found In Every Supermarket.

In the late spring of 2014, Lanna Hamann flew out to Mexico for an vacation with companions and their folks. Nobody would have trusted that their vacation would have unfolded as it did.

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One day, as she lay on the beach, Lanna endured a sudden heart failure. All endeavors at revival and restorative help were futile. She passed on that night.

At first, her death was a total mystery. Lanna was a healthy, happy girl: an athlete who loved to be active. She was a good softball player and had no health problems. Nothing to indicate that she would die in this way.

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After she had processed the news herself to some degree, Lanna’s mother Kris went public with some shocking information:

on the day of her death, Lanna had not drunk any water. Instead, shortly before her fatal cardiac arrest, she had drunk a Red Bull energy drink.

Heart specialist Jack Wolfson confirmed Kris’s hunch. Lanna had regularly consumed energy drinks. She was literally addicted to them.

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Too much caffeine and sugar, the primary ingredients in the popular drinks, can be dangerous in high concentrations, even for super-healthy people such as Lanna. “There is medical evidence that these things do harm; they can cause changes in the heart rhythm, and impact blood pressure,” Wolfson said.

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Kris says that the tragic death of her daughter could happen to anyone, anywhere. She hopes that her story can help prevent similar tragedies in the future. Lanna’s untimely death could achieve something positive if it inspires others to take better care in their overall eating and drinking habits.

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Grieving Dad Has A Message For The Bullies Who Drove His 13-Year-Old Son To Suicide

A heartbroken father from New York is enduring a nightmare no parent should ever have to experience. In July 2016, his 13-year-old son committed suicide as the result of constant bullying and torment. Fitzpatrick’s son, also named Daniel, left behind a note about the bullying he endured at school. He also accused the school administrators of ignoring his pleas for help.

The devastated father recently shared a video on Facebook, expressing his heartache through his tears, and sending a message to his son’s bullies… and their parents.

“I hope you never, never have to feel what my family is going through right now,” he said. “You get to hold your children every night and day for the rest of your lives and their natural lives. I don’t get that anymore. Your little monsters took that from me and my wife and his sisters.”

Now, Daniel Jr.’s family is sharing his story in the hopes that no other parents have to suffer like they are.

If you — or someone you know — need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.

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The Cashier Refused To Help Him. What Happened Next? 700,000 Shares In 3 Days!

This 19-year-old man was waiting in line at the store. He noticed that the elderly man standing in front him was a veteran and started talking to him. He also shook his hand to thank him for serving for the country.

After the veteran paid, the young man asked the cashier to watch his cart so he could help the elderly veteran carry his stuff to the car.

However, the cashier refused to watch it for him. What happened at the end is completely unexpected. This story has gotten over 700,000 shares.

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