11-year-old facing devastating diagnosis does something incredibly selfless

What would you do if you found out you were going blind? Lilly Diuble, an 11 year old from Manchester, Michigan, has known since she was a little kid that she could one day lose her eyesight. It's a terrifying possibility for anyone to have to face, especially at such a young age. But rather than wallow in self-pity and fear, Lilly has courageously dedicated herself to helping others.

Over the past five years, Lilly has raised close to $100,000 for the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), an organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of retinal degenerative diseases.

"I started volunteering because I have a genetic disorder that leads me to go blind and deaf," Lilly said.

Every year, the FFB organizes a VisionWalk, where participants organize teams for a 5k walk in order to raise money for research. Lilly rallied members of her community together and wound up raising over $16,000 for the organization in her first year. Inspired by bringing the community together around the cause, Lilly and her family decided to keep up the effort.

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Over five years, Lilly and has raised close to $100,000 in donations with the help of her family and the local community. Lilly has also served as the youth chairperson for the local VisionWalk for the past three years, and makes speeches to raise awareness for the diseases and the foundation.

Lilly's efforts have earned her recognition at both a local and national level. In 2014, she was an honoree at the Prudential Spirit of the Community awards, selected from a field of over 30,000 youths.

“I am not a doctor or a scientist, so I can’t personally cure people,” Lilly said. “But I can help by spreading the word and raising money for the cause.”

(H/T MLive)

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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