Iraqi Baby Admitted to Israel for Lifesaving Surgery

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIsraeli officials approved entry to Israel for a three-week-old Iraqi baby in need of lifesaving heart surgery, a complex procedure not available in neighboring countries. “Sam Muhammad and his mother had been waiting in Jordan for the permission to be treated in Haifa. Entry for four other Iraqi children in need of heart surgery, along with four escorts, were also approved. Muhammad was born with transposition of the great arteries and must be operated on within the next several days.” (Jerusalem Post ) Link submitted by Daniel KeeblerAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Free Gift With Your Subscription Celebrates 11 Years of Good News!

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIn celebration of the 11th anniversary of the Good News Network this month, I will sponsor a different promotion each week — with maybe some giveaways at the end! … Beginning Aug. 1, the first eleven people to purchase a (mid-level) paid annual membership for $47.00 will also get a free “Good Happens” canvas tote bag, plus 2 months ADDED onto your subscription, for free — Display your optimism on your shoulder, and feed your soul daily for around $3.00 per month! (Sign up for a paid subscription here – or log-in and click on MY SUBSCRIPTIONS on the top right menu.) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

3 HIV/AIDS Developments Provide Hopeful Outlook

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDuring the nearly 30 years of a raging AIDS epidemic, never has there been a more hopeful time than this.Three striking developments took place this week: U.N. officials said new HIV cases are dropping dramatically worldwide. A study showed that a daily pill already on pharmacy shelves could help prevent new infections in gay men. And the pope condoned the use of condoms to help prevent AIDS.(READ full story from Yahoo! News)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

California Snowpack is Deepest in 17 years – Good News for Water Supply

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreBlessed with a brilliant blanket of early winter snow, California’s snowpack is double its average for this time of year — and the deepest it’s been in 17 years.State officials delivered the good news for California’s water supply Tuesday after the first official monthly snowpack measurement of the season.(READ more at MercuryNews.com)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Boulder Cyclists Rescue Food Via Bikes, Donate 170K Pounds to Hungry

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOver the past year a group of cyclists in Boulder, Colorado have rescued 170,000 pounds of food that would otherwise be thrown out, transporting it directly to groups who feed the hungry.About 95 percent of the food is transported via bicycle with volunteers pulling wheeled carts loaded with primarily fresh produce.500 pounds of fruits, vegetables and bakery items each day are collected from eight locations and delivered to people in need.They launched a recent fundraising campaign on the crowd-sourcing site, Indiegogo, that collected $18,572 in grassroots donations for hiring Hana Dansky as their first part time employee in the role of Executive Director/Volunteer Coordinator. Watch her describe the program she co-founded in the following video.(Learn more at Boulder Food Rescue)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Toys ‘R Us Pays It Forward, Whenever ‘Layaway Santas’ Pay It Off

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreToys ‘R Us has drawn inspiration from the actions of so-called ‘layaway Santas’.The toy retailer has promised to donate $200 worth of toys, which it said is the average value of a layaway order, whenever a “Layaway Santa” visits one of its stores and pays off an order for someone in their community. The donations, which will be made to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, will continue until $1 million worth of toys are donated, the company said.(READ the story from CNBC)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Tornado Survivor Finds His Missing Dog Buried Alive Under Rubble

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreJon Byler Dan, survived the devastating tornado that struck Washington, Ill., by hunkering down in the basement clutching his four children – ages 8, 5, 2½ and 1½. But an important member of the family was still in harm’s way.Before the storm, as debris started to hit his house, he tried to coax the family dog, Maggie, downstairs but the skittish animal refused to leave her kennel. After the storm passed, Byler Dann emerged from the basement to find that his home had been destroyed above him. Maggie was missing and the family assumed their beloved pet was dead.(READ the story, w/ more photos in Weather.com)Photo by Charles Ledford of the University of Illinois, via Weather.comAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Texas Police Officer’s Kind Gesture Caught on Camera

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorePolice Cpl. Jeremy Walsh’s gesture of kindness toward a homeless man was captured in a photograph that is touching hearts on Facebook and elsewhere.The picture, taken through a shop window, shows Walsh giving a new pair of boots and bottle of water to Anthony Young, who spends a lot of time keeping to himself on the streets that make up the cop’s beat in Odessa, Texas.Walsh said he was only doing what anyone would do.The photo, which was taken by Ronda Fox while inside her family’s storefront, was posted by Odessa on its official Facebook page. Odessa Police spokesman Cpl. Steve LeSueur said the photo was good way to show the other things that police officers do.The new boots had been sitting in the officer’s closet not being used because they were too small.(READ the full story in the Osessa American) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

How Mervin the Rescue Chihuahua Melted 30,000 Hearts on Instagram

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAside from being absolutely adorable—and the ideal posterboy for #TongueOutTuesday—Mervin is a champion for second chance pups everywhere.Initially found as a stray and brought to the ASPCA, Mervin, a very special-needs dog, has made a major splash all over social media.Mervin Finds LoveAfter being properly nourished, undergoing knee surgery, and having all of his teeth removed—it’s soft food for life—he was adopted by Joey, a kind man who works at the ASPCA in New York City.Now, the five-year-old chihuahua is happy as a clam and hamming it up for the camera, showing us all just how much of a difference a little TLC can make.Together, Joey and Mervin are on a mission to show support against animal cruelty and to promote the adoption of dogs.With 30K followers on Instagram alone, we suggest you take a look, if you want to have your entire day made and then some.For more on Mervin, visit him on Facebook.Share This Story With Your Furriest Friends:AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Single Dad Walked 11 Miles to Work Every Day—Until His Co-Workers Found Out

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreFor the last 7 months, Trenton Lewis had been diligently waking up in the pre-dawn morning so he could make the 5.5-mile hike to work in time for his 4AM shift. Then, after a long day’s work, he would walk the same distance all the way back home again.Despite the 21-year-old father never telling any of his co-workers at the UPS facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, the workforce eventually found out about his exhausting commute.But instead of allowing the dedicated dad to continue hiking to and from work every day, they all pitched in enough money to buy him a new car.According to WTVR, Lewis’s coworker Kenneth Bryant said: “Everybody who I talked to said yes! The hardest part was reminding them to bring cash.WATCH: Bus Driver’s “Ecstatic” Reaction to Students Surprising Him With Super Bowl Tickets“I told the seller what I was doing and who it was for and he said he was willing to work with me on a price,” he added.Bryant was eventually able to buy a 2006 Saturn Ion for a mere $2,000. The workforce then lured Lewis to the parking lot for a brief “union meeting” last week.When Lewis joined all of his co-workers in the lot, however, they handed him the keys to the Saturn.RELATED: Student Wakes From Nap to Find That Stranger Had Overheard Her Financial Difficulties and Left a GiftThough Lewis is reportedly described as “stoic”, he could not contain his emotions over the gift.“For a young person to decide in their mind ‘if I don’t have a ride, if I can’t get a ride then I’ll walk,’” said Bryant, “if a guy can do that, we can pitch in to help.”Furthermore, Lewis says that the first thing he did in his new car was pick up his 14-month-old daughter so they could get a bite to eat.(WATCH the video below)Click To Share The Sweet Surprise With Your Friends AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more