An MMA fighter who brings her toddler to the gym is among the people who inspired us this week

"I think she's going to be very confident like her mom," she said.


These are the stories that inspired us this week:

When she trains, mixed martial arts fighter Roberta Samad brings her 2-year-old daughter to a boxing gym.

"Nobody is going to mess with her. No boys are going to bully her or something," she said. "I think she's going to be very confident like her mom."

Meanwhile, 15-year-old Andrew Roberts developed his passion for sports from a young age, absorbing all the statistics he could from the first set of Boston Red Sox cards he got from his parents.

But for as much as he loves to write and talk, a speech pathologist once told his parents that he may never speak; he was diagnosed with autism before his second birthday.

And a Missouri widow was floored when her community stepped in to renovate her home.

"This is exactly how he would've wanted it," said Katie Touchstone, whose husband died last year.

Watch the video above to learn more about these stories.