Cancer Patient Invents Help for Children with Cancer

Kylie Simonds is an 11 year old girl who has been through alot.  She is a cancer survivor. She had a soft tissue cancer.  She had been in the hospital and was intimidated by the IV pole that held her chemotherapy. She invented a backpack that could hold her IV and be easier for the child to get around while on the IV.  She won all sorts awards at the recent Connecticut Invention Convention.  She was the only one that went home with the patent prize and received a provisional patent on the product. She had her friends that she met at the hospital in mind when she invented this product. She is now raising the capital to get this product in production.  Way to Go Kylie.  You turned a bad thing into a good thing.  Best of Luck to you in the future. I hope your backpack can make life easier for many young people who have to go through this difficult time in their lives .

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Happy Thanksgiving

The Family Holderness is back!!  This time they have made a Thanksgiving video.  It is a parady of the Meghan Trainor hit “All About That Bass”.  They call it “All About That Baste”.  This is just a feel good fun video to enjoy while the turkey is cooking or you are watching football.  I hope that you have your family around you to share this funny video.  Please share this with those that can’t be with you today too.  It is just plain fun.  Your friends here at ALittleGood News want to take this time to say that we are so thankful for all of you out there that check in with us to get your daily dose of good news.  Sometimes are stories are a little sad and sometimes they are funny.  We try to find videos that everyone can enjoy.  Many of our stories are about great things that people are doing for others.  Sometimes they are just fun videos.  Please tell your friends about us because everyone can use a little good news. Have a great Thanksgiving.  Be sure to tell your family and friends all the things you are thankful for today.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Spiderman Comes for A Visit

What is more exciting for a little boy than if his favorite hero comes for a visit?  Nothing.  This is why Jayden’s dad put on a Spiderman suit and jumped into his life.  You see it was Jayden’s birthday.  His 5th birthday.  But it is not just Jayden’s birthday.  Jayden has been diagnosed with Grade 4 Brain Stem Tumor with an average of 1 year to live.  His family is doing everything they can to make his life as good as it can be for the time he has left.  This is just a short homemade video of the experience this little boy had when Spiderman showed up at his door.  You can track Jayden’s progress on his Facebook page at :

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hope-For-Jayden/211736845617084

It is so hard to have a sick child that sometimes you get caught up in the grief. It is so wonderful to see this Dad do this fun thing for his little boy  on his 5th birthday.  Mike, you are a great dad.  Keep up the good work and our thoughts and prayers are with Jayden during this difficult journey.

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Spiderman Comes to Visit

9/11 Firefighter’s Daughter Joins FDNY

This story is about the latest graduating class of the FDNY.  Josephine Smith graduated last week from the New York City Fire Acedemy.  It is not news that woman becomes a firefighter.  It is news that she is the first daughter of a fallen 9/11 firefighter to join the FDNY.  She is joining some 13 years after her father was taken when the north tower fell.  Her father, Kevin Smith(who graduated from this same academy some 3 decades ago) died when he was working on 9/11.  She spent 18 weeks of training to join the only 44 women who have joined the FDNY.  She has always wanted to become a firefighter.  She always wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps.  She repeates the same three words every day. “Make Him Proud”. Those who know her say she has what it takes to become one of New York City’s bravest, just like her dad.  I am sure her dad would be so proud this day.  We honor you today, Firefighter Smith.  You are our hero today.  Good Luck to you Josephine.

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9/11 Firefighter's daughter joins FDNY

People Helping Others Montage

At this time of year especially we need to remember others.  We have so much to be thankful for.  Here is a reminder of people helping others.  Sometimes it is a simple act of generosity. Other times it is help that comes during a time of tragedy.  People helping others.  Restoring your faith in humanity.  Watch out for those times that cross your path when you can reach out a friendly hand.  Make plans to intentionally lend a helping hand.  It could be just a smile to a passerby.  You never know what they are going through and how much that little gesture could help.  It could be paying for guy behind you in line at a fast food restaurant.  It could be stopping a police officer or a soldier and just saying thanks for your service. How about stopping by a fire station with a pie or two.  Some acts take some planning but some can just happen in that moment in time.  Helping others never gets old.  I could watch these types of videos over and over.  I hope you take inspiration from this one.

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People helping others montage

Drowning Puppy Rescue

Here is a video from India of a rescue effort to save a drowning puppy.  It appears from the video that a man passing down the street noticed the puppy who had fallen down a well.  We don’t know how long the puppy had been there buth they seem to think that it would not last long.  A group of people step in and work together to lower a young man down the well to gather up the little pup and carry him to safety.  After rescuing the puppy they take him to a local vet for care.  Here is another example of unselfish acts to help out another.  Even when the other is an animal.  This man did risk his life by being lowered down to save a small defenseless puppy.  Ganpat and your team of rescuers are our heroes for the day.  You did a great thing for one of God’s little creatures saving him from drowning.  Thank you for caring.

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Drowning pupply saved from a well

Two Men Save Teenage Swimmer

A day at the beach.  Sometimes it is uneventful but quickly it can turn deadly for swimmers.  This is the case of this story.  Gary Golding saw a teenage boy who was caught up in a rip current in Abolone Cove in California had already taken the life of a teen early that day.  This teen had fallen into the current and then had been knocked unconcious.  While Gary stuggled to save his own life in this tumultuous current, Rob McNulty dives in to help out.  He swims quickly before he too gets caught in the rip tide.  You can see him pull the teen out and begin CPR.  CPR training that he had done over 20 years ago quickly came back to him. They both work on the teen until the lifeguards show up and air lift the teen to the hospital.  Great job by both quick thinking men.  Once again, it is another case of being watchful of your surroundings (to not get into this situation) but also to be able to help out when you are needed.  Today we honor Gary and Rob for your heroic efforts.  Great job.

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Two Men save teenage swimmer

Facebook Plea Gets Donor for Liver Transplant

Facebook is used to find a donor for a much needed liver transplant. A 3 year old Pennsylvania girl is the first in the world to have surgery to correct her condition. Little Kennedy Stevenson is one of 8 people in the world who has a disease that does not allow her body to process protein.  Her mom desperate to find a donor reached out on Facebook.  Surprisingly she was contacted by Michael Thompson (who she went to high school with) that he was interested in helping.  After the test came back, Michael was a match. He needs to donate 25% of his liver.  He will be in the hospital for about a week and not able to work for several months.  Little Kennedy will be in the hospital for 4 months to recover. What an unbelieveable gift.  This man who was only an aquaintence is giving this woman’s daughter the gift of life.  What an amazing man to give of his life this way.  You are all in our prayers as this process continues.  Our hope and prayer is that all will be well after this surgery.

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Facebook plea gets donor for liver transplant

Teenager there to save the day

Recently at a Walmart in High Ridge, Missouri a teenager was there to save the day.  A woman was shopping as her 11 month old baby girl stopped breathing.  The mother in a panic called out for help.  A Walmart employee called 911 for some help.  There was no time for that.  From another aisle Abby Snodgrass a 17 year old high school student heard a commotion so she rushed in and began performing CPR.  Abby had just recently learned CPR at school.  The medical responders said that had Abby not helped before they arrived they did not know how this would have turned out.  What a brave young woman she is.  It is one thing to be a professional and have performed CPR before but to be brave enough to jump in during this type of emergency to help a stranger.   The family was so thankful that Abby happened to be there and said that because of her quick thinking the baby is just fine.  Abby Snodgrass, you are our hero.  Thank you for your quick efforts.

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Teenager there to save the day

Garth makes the night of a cancer patient

Here is a video (not a news report) of a concert at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Garth Brooks was performing his song , “The Dance”.  During the song he sees a woman hold up the sign that says, ”Chemo this morning, Garth tonight. Enjoying the dance”.  They bring the woman forward and Garth sees her sign.  Most celebrities might acknowledge with a nod or a wave.  But not Garth Brooks.  He takes the time to walk down, get down on her level sing to her and then give her his guitar.  He also speaks of how sometimes he wishes that God would sometimes just stick out his hand down from the sky and spell I exist.  Then he said, “I want to tell you right now… God just stuck his hand out. This is one of those times.” Then he told her that his wish for her was to kick cancer.  What an awesome gift for this woman who is going through such a difficult time.  You are a class act Mr. Brooks.  Never too big.  Never too famous.  He knows who made him this famous.  His fans.  He respects that and honors them.  I may not be the biggest country music fan but I am now a Garth Brooks fan.

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Garth makes the night of a cancer patient.