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A Granger mom’s “Let it Go” parody video goes viral, a rediagnosis relieves a four-year-old of constant pain and more.

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

1. Granger Community Church's parody video goes viral

A Granger mom’s parody of the song “Let it Go” from the Disney film “Frozen” racked up nearly 2.5 million views in less than two weeks. Sarah Olsen, worship leader at Granger Community Church, turned the song into an examination of the joys and challenges motherhood.

2. One weekend changed everything for 4-year-old in constant pain

Adler Carris is almost pain-free for the first time since September after a rediagnosis of his medical condition led to a life-changing surgery for him and his parents.

"We’re thrilled. To see the improvements that we’ve seen in him is amazing,” his mother Elizabeth Carris said. “It’s a miracle. I think we’ve all kind of felt that.”

3. Mother finds hope at the Little House That Ben Built after escaping abuse

Nancy Grant and her four-year-old son lived in shelters after she fled from an abusive marriage. Now, they’ve been given a fresh start in a two-story Goshen home built for families getting back on their feet.

“I could hardly believe my eyes,” Grant said. “For the first month or more staying here, it was kind of like ’pinch me, pinch me. Is this really happening?’ I didn’t expect anything like this.”

4. Five life lessons I’ve learned from making wine

Blogger Adrianna Collins reflects on the ways wine-making has transformed her views on age, the environment and learning from mistakes.

5. Beyond A Car Show charity event benefits community, highlights rare cars

The owner of a local auto detailing business recently hosted a car show that raised $1,300 for Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Group.

“At the heart of this event is a desire to rally our community around nonprofit organizations, raising funds and awareness to support the good work that’s being done,” Nick Whitehead writes. “Beyond A Car Show is expected to be a premier charity event for years to come.”

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