How The Worst News Imaginable Made This Girl Do The Unthinkable. The End Totally Shocked Me.

There’s an 18 year-old girl from Kansas who is fighting a battle that most of us wouldn’t be able to handle. She has stage 4 Glioblastoma, a brain tumor. But instead of locking herself away and being depressed, Alisa is truly living. Not only that, but she is inspiring people worldwide to help her achieve her dreams.

Alisa is a senior at the smalltown Kansas school, Colby High.

She has been battling stage 4 brain cancer since July 2012. In 2014, she was placed in hospice care after a deadly prognosis.

There, she made a 48-item bucket list … and started something amazing. She gained a following on Facebook…

1. Kiss Channing Tatum. 2. Indoor sky diving. 3. Throw a big party. 4. Go on a disney cruise. 5. Swim with dolphins. 6. Go to Europe. 7. Go to Vegas. 8. Go scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef. 9. Hot air balloon ride. 10. Learn to shoot a gun. 11. Ride a mechanical bull. 12. Ride an elephant. 13. Try every cheesecake at the cheesecake factory. 14. Go on a taxi ride and say “follow that car.” 15. Release a bunch of lanterns into the sky. 16. Get chocolate wasted. 17. Give people a reason to remember me. 18. Say yes to everything for a whole day. 19. Pie war. 20. Drive all day blasting music. 21. Travel to every state. 22. Go to New York and go sight seeing. 23. Go to Alaska. 24. Kiss under the Eiffel Tower. 25. Walk on the Great Wall of China. 26. Live a happy life. 27. No Facebook for 2 weeks. 28. Pay in pennies. 29. Go zip lining. 30. Go to Times Square for New Year’s. 31. Water sliding from dusk ‘til dawn. 32. Bake a rainbow cake. 33. Hold a baby lion. 34. Drink from a coconut. 35. Go through a drive thru on a horse. 36. Bake in the middle of the night with someone you love. 37. Go to the drive-in movies. 38. Have a glow stick fight. 39. Have a guy sing to me. 40. Propose to a stranger. 41. Tie messages in balloons and release them. 42. Kiss underwater. 43. Ride a dolphin. 44. Play messy Twister. 45. Have a paint fight. 46. Jump in a pool fully clothed. 47. Make an adventure book. 48. Go mudding.

And soon, people from all over the world were sending pictures of their love and support.

First it was just the Colby community, but now people everywhere are sending in their messages.

They just want to show Alisa how they are thinking of her and wish her well.

People in Colby are rallying to help Alisa complete her bucket list. Even companies, like this Starbucks, are trying to help her out.

Alisa has started checking things off of her list already! Here she is having a pie war outside of her school.

Then, she went on a shopping spree and paid for everything in pennies.

Next, she tried every kind of cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory.

At school, she was serenaded by a man… whom she proposed to right after (even though the proposal was just for fun)!

Next, she took a hiatus from Facebook, to focus on the important things in life.

On March 10th, Alisa received good news from doctors…

And now she is on her way to Paris!

“Alisa knows in life there is no guarantees for tomorrow for anyone, and that she only needs to live for today.” -Alisa’s mother

Her family and friends know that Alisa possesses incredible strength. Her attitude throughout all of her struggles has been amazing. “When Alisa was told by the doctors [that] there was no more they could do, she had a tear in her eye when she looked at her mom and said “Nope, I’m not going to do this.” She smiled at the [doctors], told them “Thank you,” and was ready to go home. There is a hope in her that if her dad and sister can keep surviving their cancer just maybe today can be her good day! My daughter Alisa has a sparkle in her eyes and strength beyond anyone I know. She has a biological father with heart problems that she witnessed him flat line for several minutes; a father who raised her that was told he had a terminal brain tumor; and a sister at age 22 who fought ovarian cancer twice. They are keeping an eye on her youngest brother for suspicious spots on his thyroid glands and lymph nodes. She has triumphed through so much and still remains positive through all she is going through.” And even though she didn’t get to kiss Channing Tatum (yet), he DID send her this video from the Oscars:

 

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We hope and pray that Alisa continues working her way back to health! If you’d like to show her encouragement yourself, visit the Alisa’s Butterflies Facebook page. Her story is truly amazing, please share it with others and keep praying for her! Source: Alisa’s Butterflies

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6 ‘Harmless’ Things That Are Actually Signs Of Major Health Problems

WARNING: if you’re a hypochondriac, you probably shouldn’t read this!

In movies, sometimes a character will interrupt a conversation with a cough that seems innocent at the time, but sure enough, a few scenes later, everyone’s at that character’s funeral lamenting, “We should have seen the signs!”

This is, of course, just a plot device, and it doesn’t bear any resemblance to the real world…or does it? One might think your body would tell you if it’s dying — “HEY, LISTEN UP! GO TO THE DOCTOR” — but oftentimes, it warns us in the most frustratingly subtle ways. Here are some symptoms that may seem harmless at first…but could end up spelling your doom.

Weak teeth = bad stomach

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Despite brushing, keeping soda out of your diet, and doing virtually everything your dentist tell you to do, is your enamel still too weak? Well, then you might have an acid reflux problem in your stomach! While sugary treats wear down the enamel on the front of your teeth, acid from your stomach may be eroding the backs!

Hair loss = prostate cancer

There may be a link between hair loss and prostate cancer in men. Studies show that men with moderate balding are 83% more likely to get prostate cancer down the line. But how does hair protect you from prostate cancer? It doesn’t! The real culprit is testosterone. Too much of it is the true cause of balding AS WELL AS problems with the prostate.

Changes in handwriting = Parkinson’s disease

Write a sentence down on a piece of paper. Now write it nine more times. Notice any noticeable differences? If you see that each time you wrote the sentence the words got smaller and more crowded together, it could be an early sign of Parkinson’s. You see Parkinson’s causes the nerves to stop producing dopamine, which causes stiffness in your hands. This can affect your handwriting.

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Long pointer finger + shorter ring finger = schizophrenia

If your pointer finger is longer than your ring finger, it may be an indicator of schizophrenia. A recent study confirms that men with this sort of digit ratio are likely to have a disturbed hormonal balance that could also lead to schizophrenia.

Inability to calculate tip = Alzheimer’s

Is the reason you’re not tipping well enough not the fault of the service you received, but because you’re too afraid to do the calculations? The inability to perform simple math equations could be a early warning sign of Alzheimer’s. One brain fart might not mean much, but if it happens on a regular basis, it could be a signal for memory problems later in life.

Snoring = heart disease

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If you snore, you may actually be keeping up you partner with your weakening heart. Sleep apnea is linked to the thickening of arteries in the neck, which can lead to strokes and heart attacks more than commonly thought heart detriments (smoking or increased weight).

Of course, these symptoms can be caused by any number of things, so don’t go buying a plot in the cemetery just yet. Consult a doctor if your symptoms are really troubling you, no matter how small. You might come off looking like a crazy person, but a little piece of mind is better than freaking out over it.

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Strangers And Celebrities Are Helping This Dying Boy Get His Final Wish

One little boy who is battling rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of pediatric cancer, had a simple wish that he wanted people to help him grant before he passed away: to be famous in China. But sadly, after learning that his cancer is terminal, Dorian realized that he’d never get to travel to China and make that dream come true.

That’s when strangers and celebrities across the world did something incredible. People everywhere are taking uplifting photos to stand in solidarity with Dorian.

Listen to what it means to be #DStrong.

Isn’t he incredible?

That’s why it didn’t take long for people in China to make his dream come true.

But it didn’t stop there. Instead, his wish spread across the globe.

People have gathered on local beaches to share their support.

And some have taken #DStrong to the football field!

This boy’s message has captured so many hearts around the world.

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We promise to keep this story going!

Although Dorian’s diagnosis is terminal, he made his dream come true. Now it’s our turn to help. Take a photo with a sign saying #DStrong and stand in solidarity with Dorian by posting it to Twitter and Facebook.

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3 Brave Sisters Fighting Cancer Get An Unexpected Surprise While At The Movies

When Katie was diagnosed with bowel cancer, her two sisters stood by her while she underwent intensive chemotherapy off and on for years. Shockingly, while Katie was being strong and fighting the cancer, both her sisters, Cassie and Kristal, were diagnosed with breast cancer. After standing beside Katie every step of her fight, they too suddenly had to face their own battles.

To show that the brave sisters have plenty of people who love and support them, a local radio station decided to give a little back to this remarkable family. It’s a surprise so heartwarming you’ll be smiling through the tears.

What a wonderful gift to a family who has been through so much together. Stay strong, ladies!

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A Football Team Surprises A Mother Battling Cancer With This Show Of Support.

Mother Sarah Amento is bravely battling Stage 4 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. High school coach Rusty Simpson and the local Yucaipa High School football team wanted to do something incredible to support Sarah in her battle.

Before a big game to decide first place in their division, the whole team put on pink socks and the coaches put on pink shirts. As Sarah turned up to watch her son play, she was ushered onto the decorated field and into the center as the announcer shared her story. The boys began by taking off their helmets one by one and presented her with roses, which completely overwhelming her.

The boys shaved their hair in support of Sarah. They went on to win the game, placing first in their division. While the win will likely be forgotten, the hearts of this team will not!

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The song used in the video is a cover Katy Perry’s “Roar” by Boyce Avenue feat. Bea Miller.

You can find more about Sarah Amento and her battle with cancer on her Facebook page.

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