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Re: There is good in the world

11 Aug 2017 12:30 in response to woodworm

Hi Brian

I saw  this on another news feed and am not surprised that you thought it worthy of this thread. Great outcome and a lovely gesture  so hoped it worked for this chap.  Jules

Re: There is good in the world

16 Aug 2017 17:52 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Here is a great story, Brian.

University of Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck had something very special planned for his backup kicker, Justin Juenemann. Though Juenemann has never played in a game, that doesn't mean he hasn't been making an impact. Coach Fleck asked Kyle, a patient at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, to speak to the team. And that was when Kyle mentioned that he had seen Juenemann the most around the hospital. At that point, Fleck asked Kyle to use the T-shirt cannon and send Juenemann a shirt as a reward for being a great representative of the program in the community.

But Juenemann was getting much more than a shirt. Once Juenemann actually read the shirt and saw that it said, "Justin, congratulations on earning a scholarship!" The entire team went crazy. "I've never seen anybody serve and give more than that guy, who is not a star player, who hasn't played, where his face is recognizable,'' Fleck said after the surprise. "He could easily just not do it and nobody would ever say anything, and all he does is continue to keep his oar in the water, (and) live that holistic life academically, athletically, socially and spiritually." "It was an amazing feeling,'' Juenemann told TODAY. "It is something that I will never forget."

Re: There is good in the world

22 Aug 2017 22:23 in response to woodworm

Hey Brian, Hi Guys,

Sport has a way of bringing out the best in people. Once again its wonderful to hear good news stories rather than watching depressing news stories on the T.V.

Thanks Brian.

Re: There is good in the world

23 Aug 2017 09:07 in response to ianwoody

Hi folks,

Thanks Ian.

Here is a great story that proves there is good in the world, Bria.

A former Royal Marine who served in the Iraq War is selling his war medals to help pay for a little girl's £200,000 ($256K) cancer treatment.Lottie Woods-John was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma on June 30, 2016. She was just 2 years old. Despite never meeting Lottie, 35-year-old veteran Matthew Goodman read about Lottie's battle with the rare cancer and listed his three service medals on eBay. "As a father myself, I couldn't imagine seeing my baby daughter, Freya, suffering like that and I knew I had to help in some way," Goodman told The Sun. "My medals were just sitting in the drawer doing nothing, and I thought they could be used for something worthwhile.

"They were awarded for the sacrifices I made, but I'm happy to forgo that honor if it means helping a little girl in desperate need." After being diagnosed, Lottie immediately underwent chemotherapy and, in October last year, had a 13-hour operation to remove 95 percent of the tumor. Now the 4-year-old is undergoing immunotherapy to zap the rest of the cancerous cells in her body, but desperately needs an innovative vaccine treatment only available in the US. "Lottie has been given 20 per cent chance of surviving the next five years and there's an 85 per cent chance of the cancer returning," Lottie's mother Charlotte Woods told The Sun. "The vaccine treatment prevents the cancer from returning, so Lottie needs the cutting-edge treatment straight away, meaning we need the £200,000 imminently."
Charlotte, who has two other children, added: "When Matt contacted me to tell me he wanted to sell his medals to help towards treatment costs I was speechless." Goodman, who served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland, said: "If people stand up and support families like Lottie's then it makes all the difference. "Once they're sold, in the place of my medals I'll be wearing a childhood cancer awareness ribbon. For me, nothing is worth a child's life."


 

Re: There is good in the world

9 Sep 2017 09:49 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

Here is a very touching strory Brian,

The wish of a dying woman to see her beloved horse one last time was granted and the photos are touching the hearts of many. Due to the patient's worsening condition, her horse Dana was transported to the Fürth Clinic in Germany. With some help the 58-year-old put her right hand on the horse's muzzle. Because the family of the dying woman agreed, the touching photos of the last meeting with Dana were posted on Facebook by Klinikum Fürth.

Re: There is good in the world

9 Sep 2017 13:38 in response to woodworm

Oh, this is so sad, Brian, but so lovely that she was allowed to see her horse for the last time.  Hopefully when she passed he was the last memory she took with her to comfort her. 

Hazel xx

 

Re: There is good in the world

9 Sep 2017 16:43 in response to woodworm

Thanks Brian

This would be beautiful if it were not for the sadness involved. It would have meant so much to her to have this last touching moment with her horse.

Just yesterday there was another case of a chap in a Marie Curie hospice being given the opportunity to feed a horse as his last wishes were also carried out.  Such a lot of arranging necessary to make these wonderful things happen and must help the family members too knowing that they have helped achieve such moments.  Jules

Re: There is good in the world

10 Sep 2017 09:28 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Here is another example of the title of this thread, Brian

A Lowe's Home Improvement store in Orlando received a surprise shipment of 216 generators at about 7 a.m. on Thursday. All units were sold within two hours. Pam Brekke was next in line to purchase a generator when she watched employees load the final unit onto a cart for the customer who was standing right before her in line. Brekke said she spent days staring at empty store shelves. She broke down in tears. "My father's on oxygen, and I'm worried about this storm," she said while wiping tears from her eyes. Ramon Santiago, the customer standing in front of her, turned to Brekke and insisted she take the generator. Brekke embraced Santiago and the two parted ways.

"I'm very overwhelmed by that man," Brekke told ABC News. "That gentleman was a great gentleman right there. God will bless that man."

Re: There is good in the world

12 Sep 2017 09:06 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

Following on from this story is this update. It shows if you do good, Often good will come to you, Brian.

Last week, we shared a story about a Florida woman who tearfully embraced a complete stranger who'd given her the last generator in the mad rush before Hurricane Irma. Pam Brekke had driven more than 30 miles from her home to buy a generator when she heard the Lowe's had received a surprise shipment. She needed it for her father to power his oxygen supply. Within two hours, the generators were gone. Ramon Santiago, the man directly in front of Brekke, got the last one. When Santiago saw Brekke crying, he turned to her and insisted she take the generator. The story captured the hearts of many - including Lowe's manager Melissa Rodriguez. When a new generator became available, Rodriguez immediately thought of Santiago. On Friday, Santiago returned to Lowe's to get his own generator for free from the store. "I wanted to make sure he received it because he definitely deserved it," manager Melissa Rodriguez told WFTV. "He's the hero of the day."


 

Re: There is good in the world

12 Sep 2017 13:20 in response to woodworm

Aah, a lovely story, what a gent!

Hazel xx

Re: There is good in the world

12 Sep 2017 17:18 in response to woodworm

Lovely stories during such difficult times.  Such a shame that we also read about the looters. Two differing sides of human nature.  I know which I prefer!  Jules

Re: There is good in the world

13 Sep 2017 13:50 in response to jules54

Dear Jules, Haze and Brian,

Great stories are all around us and they make us all feel good. Thats why we comment about them. Like you said Jules how low can someone be to steel from someone in there most difficult time. Let the good times roll.

Thanks again for the stories Brian. 

Re: There is good in the world

13 Sep 2017 15:52 in response to ianwoody

Hi Ian,

Nice to see you are able to post again so hope the gremlins have been ironed out.  You are so right in that reading about the good deeds/stories are so very pleasing especially when a lot of media attention tends to be of the negative kind.  I have  no doubt at all that once you have have been touched by cancer or other serious illness either personally or within the family you think differently and reading this good deed feed is truly heartening.

Take good care of yourself.  Jules

Re: There is good in the world

13 Sep 2017 18:45 in response to woodworm

Hi Brian, I'm new to this, I've just seen your thread it's so lovely, it put a smile on my face. Thanks for that. Take care. Your in my thoughts. X

Re: There is good in the world

13 Sep 2017 22:07 in response to Cissy

Hello Cissy, and welcome to the forum.  Oh yes, if you want a smile or something to think about or to feast your eyes on beautiful pictures Brian is the lad to go to!  

I read your other post and am so sorry that you are still in pain - have you told your hospital team?  They may be able to offer something to alleviate it. 

Meanwhile, I wish you all the best, sending a hug.

Hazel xx