In a story of remarkable restraint and resolve, an armed Tampa area man who had suffered racial slurs and being shot at with a pellet gun refused to return fire. See video of the incident and find out more about the victim Cameron Mohammed. The image seen is the mug shot for his assailant.
Current Category: Heroes
One of my favorite year-end lists is the CNN Hero project that highlights many people doing extraordinary things that I may not have otherwise known about. This was certainly the case for Catalina Escobar of Cartagena, Colombia. Escobar was volunteering her time at a local hospital in the town of Cartagena when a 12-day-old boy died in her arms. This was heartbreaking enough, but when she discovered his passing could have been prevented with a mere $30 she had in her pocket it was a situation she found untenable. This, combined with the tragic loss of her own son, led her to action and over the last decade she’s been credited with having saved over 2,000 babies. See her moving tribute video and find out how she’s doing much more as she looks to address the cycle of poverty for the teenage mothers for whom she cares about so passionately.