Millions upon millions of people use Facebook every day.. me included. I used to not touch social networking sites, which is a very ironic thing to say as a blogger. I just find that spending time on Twitter, Facebook and various sites that are just random interactions suck my time and leave me thoughtless.
That being said, there are some real connections out there and no doubt you have heard of some amazingly inspirational stories that have come out of those connections. To give you some hope that not all social networking is full of complainers that act as trolls to complain about the government, here is a small list of
Inspirational Facebook stories
After 5 years on the wait list for a kidney, Jeff Kurze’s wife, Roxy, hopped on the social networking giant and begged for her husbands life and a miracle to happen. She got her wish in one of her “friends” (Ricky Cisco) who acted as a living donor for him.
Related, the Connecticut mayor, April Capone, donated a kidney to one of her facebook friends.
Also needing a kidney, Sarah Taylor needed one after experiencing renal failure and found her angel only 2 blocks away out of a sea of millions.
Danielle Petratos father, John Watson stated he spent years and years looking for his family. After overcoming PTSD from the war, he found his daughter on Facebook.
- Bonus Reunion Facebook Story: Read about Alvin Miller finding his son
Of course there are many long lost loves, old friends, and of course family, connecting (and probably breaking up) on Facebook, but one inspriational story comes from Ethel Frederickson. Kidnapped at only 1 years old, she was able to find her birth certificate and track down her parents names and then reconnect with her siblings.
After his father fled with him 27 years earlier, Avril Grube found her son on Facebook and reunited.
Certaintly social networking makes it harder to hide and easier to find for adopted parents and children, whether that was intended or not. In this case Lindsey Martin was looking for her parents who were also looking for her. Lindsey was able to find her biological brother and thus connected with her parents.
- Talk show diva Oprah Winfrey saw this touching family photo on Facebook, she gave the family a big gift.
Do you have anything inspirational that has happened to you on facebook?