Not All News is Bad News
Positive Vibrations is a Financial Coach newsletter intended to act as a vehicle for spreading optimism through the sharing of good news. And now, your dose of positivity for the month of November 2019.
Shaq’s Charitable Efforts Are As Big As He
An innocent bystander to gun violence, 12-year-old Isaiah Payton was left paralyzed from the neck down and unable to return to his family’s one-bedroom handicap inaccessible apartment. Hearing of this, basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal stepped up to the plate and, with the help of Papa John’s CEO Rob Lynch, purchased a brand new wheelchair-accessible house for the family to return to following Payton’s two-month recovery in the hospital. “We’re going to give her [Payton’s mother] some furniture, TVs and pay her rent off for a year and help her get on her feet.” — Read more at GoodNewsNetwork
J-Lo & A-Rod Are Feeding Elementary Students
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are donating a year’s worth of meals to students at a Tennessee elementary school. The couple decided to give meals from their company, Tiller & Hatch, after a teacher at Jacksboro Elementary School took to Facebook to describe an encounter with a student who said he didn’t have food at home. — Read Facebook Post
First Human Test Subject A Success
Diagnosed with a very-early stage form of breast cancer in March 2019, Lee Mercker of Florida opted for treatment in the form of an experimental new breast cancer vaccine at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. Dr. Keith Knutson, from the Mayo Clinic said Mercker’s results were, essentially, what their team had hoped the vaccine would do as it developed out, but it was happening in their very first human test subject. Mercker, the first patient to participate in a clinical trail for this new breast cancer vaccine, has now also become the first patient to kill off breast cancer. — Read more at Fox5
Historic All-Female Spacewalk
During an expedition into space on Friday, October 18, 2019, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir accomplished not only their mission of making repairs outside the International Space Station, but also achieved a historical milestone, becoming the first to take part in an all-female spacewalk. . — Read more at GoodNewsNetwork
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