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This preschooler called 911, and what she told the dispatcher blew me away.

If you haven't talked to your kids about what to do in case of an emergency, 4-year-old Calise's story is just the motivation you need.

This preschooler called 911, and what she told the dispatcher blew me away.

Meet 4-year-old Calise.

One day while her dad was at work, her pregnant mom had a seizure. Thankfully, she knew exactly what to do.


Calise picked up the phone and called 911.


The fact that a 4-year-old was not only able to call 911, give her address, and remain calm while her mother was having a seizure is nothing short of incredible. Talk about a hero! Are your eyes welling up yet? 'Cause I'm bawling.

Calise was prepared because she and her mother had practiced what to do in the event of an emergency.

Because she's epileptic, Calise's mother began practicing how to call 911 along with her name and full address when Calise was just 2.

Not only did her mother get to the hospital in time, but her new baby brother was delivered safe and healthy. This is just another reminder of how important it is to teach kids what to do in case of an emergency. Even if you don't have health issues, you can never be too careful or start teaching safety too early.


Check out this great resource for parents and teachers from 911 for Kids to help create an emergency plan for your family. Watch the full video below and share it to encourage your friends and family to talk about 911 safety with their kids!


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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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