12. True Real-life Inspirational Stories – Woman Overdosed With Baby Boy In Car, Then Posts The Photo Online

This 25-year-old mother unexpectedly became the face of the rising opioid addiction crisis. The police photographed Erika overdosed in her car. She was embarrassed and angry. Those initial feelings faded into the sobering realization that she had an addiction problem.

Police found Erika Hurt passed out in the parking lot of a Dollar General store in Hope, Indiana. They took the photo of Erika overdosed, with an empty syringe still in her hand. What you can’t see in the photograph is her 10-month-old son sitting still strapped into his car seat.

« I was angry and I wanted to blame the police for putting my business out there and showing the world my private addiction and everything like that, » she told NBC News, a year after the image went viral.

13. True Real-life Inspirational Short Stories – Suicidal Man Survives Jump from Golden Gate Bridge

Since 1937, more than 2,000 people have lost their lives on the Golden Gate Bridge. Kevin, miraculously, isn’t one of them. Pushed to the brink by depression and anxiety his mental illness finally got the best of him, and he decided he couldn’t take it anymore. He decided to commit suicide and jump from Golden Gate Bridge.

As he stood on the bridge, he watched people walking and driving past him. One woman stopped to talk to him but only to ask if he would take her picture.

Kevin explains, « I thought, growing up, that everything’s going to be great. Then at 17 it all came crashing down. »

Continue reading to hear what happened to Kevin on that bridge, and how he picked up life after writing his own suicide note.

14. True Inspirational Stories – A Black Pastor And God’s Love Changed The Heart Of A KKK Leader

This KKK Leader found himself facing a black pastor who promised to love him and pray for him no matter what. It changed his life.

Johnny Lee Clary grew up in a small town in Oklahoma. Sadly, he was tily was racist and abusive. For Johnny, hatred of others was not only a normal part of life, it www.maxloan.org/title-loans-md/ was celebrated.

“Hatred is a learned response. You’re not born with hatred, you’re taught it. I was taught it.” Johnny told Fox News.

When Johnny was just 11 years old, his father committed suicide in front of him. Facing bankruptcy brought on by an unloving, cheating wife, his father felt that taking his own life was the only option. After the funeral, Johnny’s mother let her boyfriend move in. He began to abuse Johnny. After the police were involved, his mother threw Johnny out of the house, choosing her boyfriend over him.

Without hesitation, Johnny joined the KKK. He was 14. The next four years, Johnny was indoctrinated with KKK beliefs and when he was 18, he returned to Oklahoma to begin his own chapter as the Grand Dragon.

It was during this time he met Rev. Wade Watts. A local radio station asked Johnny to come and debate a black man on air. Clary saw this as his chance to prove his merit to the Klan and agreed. But what he experienced was unexpected.

Click here to read the rest of this true inspirational story and hear the one thing the pastor said Johnny simply couldn’t begin to process. (And how that changed his life forever!)

15. True Inspirational Stories – Tough Bikers Help Young Girl Recover From Child Abuse

At 10-years-old, FA’s stepfather started to abuse her. Eventually, she escaped the situation and was faced with testifying against him. That’s when she met Tombstone, a lifelong biker and member of Bikers Against Child Abuse. Their mission is to protect and empower children who have been the victim of abuse. Together, this group stood watch outside FA’s house as a sign of support and safety. This is just incredible!