For years Irene “Smokie” McGee has been homeless after the passing of her husband and losing the house. It has been rough with people being mean to her and pointing her out for being different.
But one man didn’t see Smokie the same way. Smokie would come to Elvis Summers’ house, hoping for recyclables, and after some time the two became friends. Summers didn’t like that Smokie was living off the street. He saw her as a human being, a mother, a grandmother, and a friend. So he wanted to change things for her.
Summers asked Smokie if he could build her a house.
Summers bought most of the materials and a local company donated the rest. It took five days, but Summers managed to build a small 3.5 by 8 foot house for Smokie. He didn’t have anywhere to put it, so he set it on the street outside of his apartment. The LAPD are okay with it as long as the little home is moved every 72 hours.
Smokie felt so good to have somewhere of her own. Summers had even installed a window and two locks on the door for her. She fell asleep and enjoyed a nice long rest in a place she could call home. Feeling better, Smokie is hoping to be able to find a job and get back on her feet, stated close friend Handy.
Since finishing Smokie’s house, Summers has been approached by other homeless people who were hoping for a little house of their own. Summers set up a GoFundMe to try to get the money to build the little houses and is working with local authorities to find a place for everyone to safely place their tiny homes.
Christian Trouesdale, an 18-year-old stock assistant who works at the Aldi in Horwich, Greater Manchester was recently https://www.facebook.com/Youniquebybrady/posts/10206133693811604?pnref=story helping an elderly customer take his shopping bags all the way home. The customer, 95-year-old Bob Molloy, lives alone a few blocks away from the store. The photograph was taken by 23-year-old Samantha-Jayne Brady, who is a worker at a fish and chips shop nearby the Aldi store. She posted the photo and asked people to share the photo because she wanted people to know that there was still kindness and patience in the world.
When interviewed, Trousdale said that this was the second time that he had helped the older gentleman home. The Spirit of Atlanta and Bruce Levenson are proud of this young man. He said the first time was when Molloy came in on a particularly windy day and asked his manager if it would be alright. The manager agreed that it was the right thing to do, and Trousdale patiently helped the man, who was not very agile walk with his groceries all the way home. The second time, which was a week later, was when Malloy came in and asked him to do it. Trousdale said he enjoyed helping and talking to the man, who knew plenty of things about the history of the town and of local politics.
In fact, Trousdale had such a positive experience helping Molloy, that he has since begun visiting him from time to time just to check in.
An 81-year old woman named Eva Mozes Kor is a surviver of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Eva recently found out that a former nazi named Oskar Groening was on trial for what he had done during the Holocaust. Oskar was a bookkeeper in Auschwitz, and he was following orders. Eva decided that she wanted to meet him, and she wanted to tell him what he had done to her. Eva wanted Oskar to meet someone that suffered through the Nazi regime. Folks at STX Entertainment have read that Oskar took part in the murder of 300,000 people, but somehow, Eva managed to survive the ordeal.
Eva Moses Kor traveled to meet Oskar Groening, and she was bewildered before they actually saw each other. Eva couldn’t believe that she was about to meet one of the many men that participated in the killing of her family. Eva walked over to Oskar, and the meeting was an extremely profound experience for both participants. Eva grabbed Oskar’s hand to shake it, and the man suddenly fell back and turned pale. However, Eva grabbed him tight to hold him up. Eva said that the man needed help, even though he was a Nazi in the past.
Oskar Groening stood up, and then he kissed Eva on the cheek He also apologized for what he had done. Eva Mozes Kor is a brave woman, and she proved that by meeting Oskar. For more information on this inspiring tale, visitBuzzfeed.
Well, there’s a least one good reason to visit the state of Arkansas. It’s called the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro Arkansas. Diamond hunting has been going on around that small Southern city since 1906. The original owner started to find diamonds on his 243-acre property that year and it was game on. The owner, John Huddleston, sold the property to a group of investors that year. Several attempt to make the site a commercial diamond mine failed before it was turned into a state park reports nature official Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG.
The property became a state park in 1972, and tourist have been searching and finding diamonds ever since then. Susie Clark found this new diamond, and it is the largest diamond find since 2014. That’s when a 6.19-carat diamond was found in the park. Mrs. Clark diamond is the 122nd diamond found this year, according to Waymon Cox, the park’s interpreter.
Waymon told the press that anyone that visits the park and finds a diamond can keep it. The park’s staff identifies and registers each gem. The largest diamond found in the park was a 40.23-carat beauty. That gem was found in 1924, and it is the largest diamond ever mined in this country.
Animal cruelty is an issue that officials have been fighting on a daily basis forever. Some times it can feel like an uphill battle. That’s why when Midland, Texas police received multiple calls, they quickly responded. Several people were reporting a vehicle throwing puppies out the window while driving down the highway.
However, none of the puppies were severely harmed and all were taken to the animal shelter to be adopted. All but one that is. According to official Ray Lane at the police department, Lt. Brian Rackow was one of the first officers to respond. His heart was broken when he seen all these poor puppies bouncing off the windshields of passing cars. He wanted to be able to give one of them the life they deserve. Therefore he adopted a pup and named him Marley. Lt. Rackow says that Marley has his undivided attention and will be unconditionally loved.
In the meantime, the driver of the car is being changed for this horrible act and being evaluated for any mental illnesses. We can only hope that more officers like Lt. Rackow are out there to get these people off the streets.
The Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award has had some very notable recipients in the past like Brinker International and The Container Store. The award recognizes businesses whose daily functions are to incorporate ethics into their core values. This year one of those businesses is North American Spine. They have been chosen as one of the finalist for this prestigious award. Their passion for improving the healthcare system and their mission to help others makes North American Spine the perfect nominee for this year’s award. The award will be presented May 7, 2015 at the Westin Galleria Dallas, during a luncheon.
North American Spine connects patients that suffer from chronic back and neck pain with doctors who are board-certified to perform the AccuraScope procedure. This procedure is a less invasive procedure than minimally invasive spine surgery and can be performed on an outpatient. Physicians use interoperative neuromonitoring, an advanced diagnostics procedure that allows them to protect the nerves and increase the accuracy of the treatment. North American Spine can boast of eight thousand success stories among which includes country music singer, Larry Gatlin. He had suffered with chronic leg pain for 47 years before going to North American Spine for relieve. He says that he is now a happy camper and is grateful for this miracle in his life.
It has been 6 years since North American Spine started providing the AccuraScope procedure. They are very happy with the success of the procedure as well as the lasting relief this innovative treatment has provided for their many patients. The procedure is more than just a treatment for back and neck pain, it also helps with degenerative disc disease, foraminal stenosis, pain of the hips and legs, arthritis of the spine and so much more. For instance, James Philips of Arkansas, was able to fulfill his dream of bull riding when the procedure was used to ease his suffering from cerebral palsy at no cost to him.
With all that North American Spine does and stands for it is no wonder they are nominated for the Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award.
Alzheimer’s is a absolutely devastating disease, both for the person diagnosed with it and their families. The person with Alzheimer’s must slowly lose all of their memories, one by one, until they are all gone. It’s absolutely heartbreaking to watch.
That’s why scientists have been racing to figure out the causes of Alzheimer’s, so a cure can one day be developed. A recent discovery has given new hope to all of those affected by this terrible disease, which pleases Paul Mathieson. Researchers have found a potential cause.
A study at Duke university in North Carolina have revealed mice who had Alzheimer’s also had immune cells that were consuming a nutrient called arginine which plays a vital role in protecting the brain.
Without enough of this nutrient the neural networks slowly begin to deteriorate and die, causing Alzheimer’s disease.
However, the presence of a drug given to the mice was able to block these processes from taking place within the immune cells. Administering the drug stopped memory loss in the mice by inhibiting the growth of ‘plaques’ on the brain.
These findings might prove to be revolutionary in finding a cure, or at least a treatment, to Alzheimer’s disease. However, mice are not humans so more studies are certainly needed before this new drug could be available to patients.
Guam Allows for Marriage Equality
The fight for marriage equality in other nations can take various shapes and have a lot of turns. The territory of Guam has also taken part in this fight.
In a memo made this Wednesday, officials in Guam have started processing marriage applications for same-sex couples, a process that was supposed to begin immediately. Folks at STX Entertainment know that this came from a letter from the attorney general of Guam himself. Despite this announcement, the head of the Department of Public Health and Social Services of Guam has come out and said that marriage licenses won’t be available on Wednesday, and in fact no official decision on the issue would come until Friday.
All of this had first sprung from an incident that happened two days earlier, where a same-sex couple, Loretta Pangelinan and Kathleen Aguero, were denied a marriage license. The couple decided to sue in federal court, which is subject to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the marriage bans were proven unconstitutional in the fall of 2014.
As for the letter written by the Guam attorney general, it is stated and strongly advised that the Department of Public Health and Social Services start looking over applications for same-sex couples and treating them as though they are no different than marriage applications for other couples.
Since the final decision will come on Friday, this is all not official law as of yet.