4-Year-Old Ellie is Running on Her New Prosthetic Legs

Remember our Ellie, the four-year-old Together Rising raised up in our last Love Flash Mob? Ellie is our Warrior Baby who was in 7 different homes before she found her forever home with her mom Miranda, Well…. ELLIE GOT HER LEGS!!! Several months ago, Miranda wrote to Together Rising: "A genetic disorder caused Ellie's legs to be…

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Rest and Recreation for a Special Family

You guys! More stories from the Love Flash Mob are rolling in! Meet Dianne, Tim, Mariel and GRAYSON!! Mariel nominated Dianne, Grayson’s mama, as her Shero because of Dianne’s incredible heart and faithful friendship. She told Together Rising that Dianne and her husband, Tim, pour out their lives day in and day out to care…

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Serving the Servers

This Independence Day, let’s take a moment to be grateful for the opportunity to provide some deeply deserved independence to Shawn, Joline and the girls. Look—they got the car you bought them in the last Love Flash Mob!!! Also, in honor of Independence Day, Together Rising will be supporting 15 other military families who contacted…

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Celebrating Julie, a Special Education Warrior

Friends, meet Julie. Julie is one of the 176 warriors we lifted up in Together Rising’s last Love Flash Mob. Here’s what one of the friends who nominated Julie said about her: “Julie is my hero. Julie works in a special education classroom and assists the classroom teacher, Mrs Sack. She sits one-on-one with students…

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Hailey Fort: Our 9-Year-Old Activist is On Fire!

Friends, have you noticed that our Hailey is EVERYWHERE??? NBC KING 5 News, the Huffington Post, Yahoo News & ABC Good Morning America, A Mighty Girl—Our girl is on fire! For those of you who missed it, Hailey’s mom wrote in and told us Hailey’s incredible story—how her 9-year-old daughter has been serving the homeless community around her for the…

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Rise & Shine Sheroes – May 2015

  Rise & Shine Love Flash Mob was held in May 2015. We lifted up 176 warriors and their families—all individuals who were nominated as “everyday heroes” from within the Together Rising community. Every single application we received described someone lighting up her community or family or world, so the Together Rising board decided that not…

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A Baby (& His Family) Breathing Easier

Last year, Antonella wrote to Together Rising about her 8-month old nephew, Lorenzo, who has a rare chronic lung condition called NEHI. Antonella’s sister, Camila, and her husband were struggling under a mountain of medical debt and couldn’t afford the $4,000 portable oxygen machine sweet Lorenzo desperately needed. Lorenzo’s doctors told the family that without…

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Together Rising Warriors

Originally published on Momastery A couple of weeks ago, at a church in Lakewood, Ohio, a woman stood up during the Q&A time and asked me to talk about our non-profit Together Rising. I smiled and told her that Together Rising is my baby. I told her that besides my family, faith, and sobriety—Together Rising is the…

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Kindness is Contagious

Here is the thing about kindness- it is CONTAGIOUS. As much as we at Together Rising love to help women in need, it absolutely fills us with joy when we hear stories like this one, sent by our Alison. Our relationship with privacy has become a strange one. We all “share” things on social media,…

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Helping Out After a Hard Year

Some years are just harder than others, aren’t they? 2014 was a HARD YEAR for our Mary and her six year old daughter, Alice. Over the course of a year they lost family, Mary’s job, and in September, Alice’s dad decided to cut ties and walk away. It’s too much, really. Mary, like all mama…

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