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Seniors Donate $8,000 Trip Fund to Principal for Her Cancer Treatment (Video)

Seniors Donate $8,000 Trip Fund to Principal for Her Cancer Treatment (Video)

Profile High School, Principle, Courtney Vashaw has always taught her students to be compassionate, caring people, and clearing they were listening. Less than one week after Vashaw announced that she was battling an aggressive form of cancer, the senior students at her school unanimously voted to donate their entire senior trip fund of $8,000 to her for treatment expenses.

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Elevation: We Are Wired to be Inspired

Elevation: We Are Wired to be Inspired

It is a surprising and very beautiful fact about our species that each of us can be moved to tears by the sight of a stranger helping another stranger. It is an even more beautiful fact that these feelings sometimes inspire us to change our own behavior, values, and goals. Narratives of the lives of Jesus, Buddha, Mother Teresa, and other inspiring figures are full of stories of people who, upon meeting the saintly figure, dropped their former materialistic pursuits and devoted themselves to advancing the mission of the one who elevated them. Indeed, a hallmark of elevation is that, like disgust, it is contagious.

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