The news is overflowing with negative stories. Sometimes, there is little room for the positive stories that remind us of the good in the world. Here are a few positive news stories this month to remind you that good deeds are not in short supply.
An Ad for Type O
Back in November, Jennen Johnson, a single mom, was diagnosed with kidney failure. She was told that without a transplant, she wouldn’t live past four years. Instead of waiting for a spot on the transplant waiting list, she decided to take matters into own hands. She placed an ad in the classified section of the newspaper looking for a donor. The ad gained popularity and was eventually published in Now magazine.
About an hour away in Hamilton, Ontario, Christi Nolan heard Johnson’s plea. Nolan was so touched by the ad that she reached out to Johnson and found out that they were a perfect match. The pair is now recovering successfully from kidney transplant surgery.
Police Officer Stand-In
Bonlee Elementary School in North Carolina has an annual dance where students and parents can dance the night away. Unfortunately, some of the students sadly expressed that they wouldn’t have a parent to dance with. That’s when officers from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office stepped in to solve the problem! The police officers stood in for the parents in every way. From taking pictures to busting a move on the dance floor, the police officers were the talk of the dance.
8th Grade Laundry
While other students spent their Spring Breaks hanging on the beach, 8th grader Jayera Griffin spent her week giving back.
Griffin is an honor roll student at Washington Junior High School in Riverdale, Illinois. She first noticed that her community was in need when she saw that the kids she tutored didn’t have clean clothes. She was heartbroken that the families in her community lacked the money to do laundry. For a year she saved and fundraised. Griffin raised over $1,000 and planned a free laundry day for her community.
Alabama Free Will Baptist Children’s Home
These positive stories reflect the hope that our home is built on. We strive to create a positive and hope-filled place for the children in our care. Contact us today to learn more about how you can impact a child’s life in a positive way.