Brink Thinkers are people who have learned to nurture, persist and expand their thoughts to create unparalleled results. The brink of courage, the brink of death just before life, the brink of victim turned victor, the brink of societal change, the brink of peace in the world. The secret is to take that thought, that idea, all the way to the BRINK!

“You Will Not Have My Hatred” from Paris

If timing is everything in life – then surely the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris were in the wrong place at the wrong time. How could they possibly have known – that their lives would be so dramatically altered on this day? Hundreds were injured, and at last count, at least 129 beautiful people died in […]

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The Secret To Running 50 Marathons in 50 States at age 73

Have you ever ran a marathon? What about 50 marathons in 50 states? Could you imagine running a marathon at the ripe young age of 73? Meet 73-year-old John Maultsby. Maultsby crossed the finish line in his 50th state earlier this month – in the state of New Hampshire. It was a celebration for sure – as […]

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When Loneliness Is The Emergency, Officers Respond

It’s difficult to imagine that a cup of hot tea could save ones life, or even change their day. When the Manchester Police Department received a 999 emergency call from 95 year old Doris Thomson – they dispatched two officers to the scene. Stu Ockwell and his partner Andy Richardson, expected the worse. They thought that Mr. Thomson […]

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High School Senior Brings ‘Moral Strength’ in Inspiring Speech

A week before 18-year-old Jake Bailey was to give a speech for the graduating class at Christchurch Boys’ High School in New Zealand – he was diagnosed with cancer. A very aggressive form of cancer – Burkitts non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Bailey is the Student Body President at his school – in New Zealand, it’s referred to as the Senior […]

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Citations or Car Seats? Police Officers Respond to Family

The cost to properly have car-seat restraints on your child in Cedar Park, Texas is $100 for the base fine, and $104 for the court costs. If you have 3 children in the car you can triple those costs. That’s what one father was faced with when he was pulled over by Texas police officer Justin […]

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As Wall of Mud Approaches, Teacher Averts Disaster

Eliene Almeida, head teacher at the municipal school in Bento Rodrigues, Brazil, heard the cry from her husband – “He came in shouting that we had to run!” The dam at the Samarco mine had burst – a 65 foot-high wall of mud and water was moving quickly through town and toward the school. The teacher had to move quickly or […]

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“If a man can do it, I can do it,” the story of Marci Simms

Marci Simms, an NYPD lieutenant who worked at Ground Zero immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks – just lost her battle to cancer – 16 months after she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. “If a man can do it, I can do it,” Simms would say. And so she did  – do it that is! Simms spent more […]

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Star Wars Force Comes Thru For Daniel

The wish was for Daniel to see the film at a private screening, before the December 18th premiere – not easily done since this is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. Director JJ Abrams said he wanted to give Daniel a private screening of the four-hour unedited filmuncut version.  Update to Story: Five […]

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Warrick Dunn ‘Pays It Forward’ For Single Parent Families

‘Paying it forward,’ that’s what NFL Superstar Warrick Dunn calls it. Dunn’s success on the field is indisputable – what many people do not know is his life project to provide home ownership to single parent families has been a resounding success – is also indisputable. To date – how about 145 homes delivered to families in thirteen […]

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The Dance of a Lifetime

“He didn’t have to do what he did, but he did,” said Greta Perske. The he – is the stranger who stepped in to save her life from leukemia – Danny Daniels. Daniels gave the gift of life with his bone marrow donation back in 2007. At that time Greta was only sixteen years old. It was at […]

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“Miracle Messages” from the Homeless

“Someone who’s just homeless Joe or Jane to you or I could be the most important person in the world to that one person that’s looking for them. That’s what motivates this,” says Kevin Adler. The ‘this’ that Adler is referring to is his life changing project called MIRACLE MESSAGES. Adler creates a video message, posts […]

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“We Have To Be Jaxon’s Voice”

Brandon and Brittany Buell had the decision of a lifetime to make. It was at the 17-week mark when Brittany was having what every woman has when she is delivering God’s greatest gift. The ultrasound confirmed the Buell’s worst nightmare – a brain abnormality which meant their baby would be born without part of his skull […]

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Meathead Movers Fight Domestic Violence

Back in 1997, brothers, Aaron and Evan Steed were looking for a way to earn a few bucks. So the high school athletes started helping people move. It wasn’t just the typical family or couple making a move – they found themselves receiving phone calls from women who were desperate to move – and quick because […]

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Officer Matt Jarrett Inspires 8 Yr Old Serynity

The pressure of being 8 years old is pretty scary – for an 8 year old that is! Every event or happening has an impact and ultimately shapes the world of a child. For 8 year old Serynity Ricketts – it was a happy, sad, and then happy birthday again! Serynity was hoping for a bicycle for her […]

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Escaping Syria with a Knapsack and a Puppy

In the midst of one of the most horrific human tragedies – appears a heartwarming story about a 17-year-old boy and his puppy. Aslan Al Hakim was insistent on taking his puppy, Rose, on the 500 kilometer journey out of Damascus, Syria. The Syrian Refugees are escaping Syria while leaving everything behind in a search for safety […]

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Death Of 8 Yy Old Martin Richard Changes Everything

One of the most incredible images and stories to surface in a very long time is none other than the image of 8 year old Martin Richard holding a sign that said, “No more hurting people. Peace” What an astounding symbol of maturity, hope, and leadership – and from an 8 year old mind you! Ironically, it was […]

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They Paid College Tuition For 76 Children After 9/11

Just one week after losing 66 men and women in the terrorist attack of 9/11 – it was decided that Sandler O’Neill & Partners would set up a foundation to pay college tuition for all the children of their fallen colleagues – in total 76 children. Sandler’s surviving partner, Jimmy Dunne was recently asked why he, without hesitation, did the […]

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Laurene Jobs Sets Out To ‘Reimagine High Schools’

Many people would agree with the assertion that the education system in America is falling further behind compared to other countries. According to Pearson Research, the United States has a “cognitive skills and educational attainment” score of 0.39, which makes the United States rank fourteenth out of forty countries. See where your specific state ranks […]

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Pilot Doug Perrill called CEO Tim Boyle – could he borrow the corporate jet?

While their moms were invited to the ceremony, they had no way of getting their on time. Fact is two of them didn’t even have passports to travel out of the country. The story on the three young American men – Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler – who became instant heroes while on holiday […]

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A Life Changing Train Ride With 3 American Heroes

“We decided to get up because the WiFi wasn’t so good on that car,” said Sadler, “We were like, ‘We have a ticket to first class. We might as well go sit in first class.’ ” “He clearly had no firearms training whatsoever,” Skarlatos said. “If he had known what he was doing, or even just […]

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11 yr old Teaches Forgiveness

“My daughter has not seen her biological dad since she was 4. She’s 11 now. When she was 2 he contacted me and asked if I would allow him to terminate his parental rights so he could stop paying child support and I agreed. I wanted to spare her the heartache of a revolving door father […]

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Vin Baker’s $100 Million Dollar Lesson

“I had a great talent and lost it, ” says former NBA All-Star Vin Baker. He played in four NBA All-Star Games and spent 13 years in the NBA. Baker grew up in Old Saybrook, Conn.; he went on to the University of Hartford to become one of New England’s all-time great collegiate basketball players – he even earned an Olympic […]

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‘This is going to be the best day of my life’ Tao Porchon-Lynch

When you think back over the course of your lifetime – can you point to a day or two that would fit into the ‘best day of your life’ category? What if everyday was the best day of your life? Meet the world’s oldest yoga teacher — 96 year-young Tao Porchon-Lynch. Tao marched with Gandhi in […]

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First Armless Person in the World to Obtain a Pilot’s License

“I do what I do because I love to do it, and I don’t give up,” says 32 year old Jessica Cox. Jessica earned her Light Sport Pilot Certificate in 2008 and in 2011 the Guinness World Record for the “first armless person in the world ever to have obtained a pilot’s license.” Jessica was […]

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‘Fast Learner, Hard Worker, I Need a Job’

It’s nearly impossible to discern one homeless person from another. Many of them carry signs with a desperate plea written on them, some are standing in the middle of the intersection as you attempt to navigate your car around them, others offer a newspaper or bottle of water in exchange for money. All of them need […]

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Donald Featherstone’s Flamingo Legacy

Donald Featherstone isn’t exactly a household name – but his creation is world famous. Featherstone is responsible for creating the pink plastic flamingo back in 1957. Fact is this plastic bird is not native to Florida or any of the tropics – it is however native to Leominster, Massachusetts, which bills itself as the Plastics […]

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Boyan Slat Has An Ocean-Wide Vision

Boyan Slat was only 17 years old at the time – yet the invitation was real. Stand up in front of a large crowd at a TED talk, and sell the concept of a giant marine cleanup machine with a massive floating boom that would collect trash using the ocean’s own currents. The TED talk garnered over two million […]

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Shark Takes Hunter Treschl’s Arm – But Not His Courage

Even sharks can’t diminish the hope of this 16 year old. Hunter Treschl was in waist-deep water on a North Carolina beach when disaster struck. “We were just playing around in the waves, and I felt a hit on my left calf,” Treschl said. “I thought it felt like a big fish, and I started moving away. And […]

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Dr. Craig Sable Is Saving Young Lives

There are nearly 6 million children worldwide with potentially treatable congenital heart defects that do not have access to care. Only 7% of the world’s population has access to corrective heart treatment; sub-Saharan Africa is the worst off. Meet Dr. Craig Sable, a Potomac resident, Director of Echocardiography and Telemedicine at Children’s National Health System […]

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Tim McGraw’s Veteran Challenge

American veterans are being tested more than ever, and I’m not speaking of battlefield tested – but it’s after the battlefield where the real work begins for many of these heroes. Six out of ten veterans report their post-discharge transition to civilian life as “difficult,” according to the Veterans Employment Challenge Survey. 69 percent of veterans […]

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