Comics writer Karl Kesel and his wife recently adopted a baby whose parents were addicted to heroin. This is the sort of backstory that would normally land a kid in the foster-care system, which does not, statistically speaking, offer much hope at a full and happy life. The Kesels have seriously done some good here, but it's cost them. Their son Isaac racked up $67,000 in medical bills during his first few months of life (it's not clear yet how much of that will be covered by Myrna Kesel's insurance), and it cost another $25,000 to adopt him. Karl Kesel is selling off his collection of comic books to pay the bills, but some Redditors have set up a crowd-funding campaign to help out. You can donate for the next two days.
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Back in the days when everybody was a smoker, lighters were everywhere. And, since they were in the hands of millions of people basically all the time, it wasn't uncommon to see a smoker absent-mindedly flicking the lighter cap open and closed over and over again, or zipping a lighter around between their fingers while… READ THE REST
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