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Good News Tuesday: HIV Cure? Nursing Home Visitor, A Helpful Professor, Parents at the Border, and Heroic Teens

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Sunflower w address

Seeking balance one Tuesday at a time.

Hope for People with HIV

(Source: NY Times)

Twelve years to the day that Mr. Brown was reported cured of HIV, a second patient known as, “The London Patient,” has been virus free for over a year after stopping his anti – HIV drugs in September of 2017.  Scientists had tried for 12 years to replicate Mr. Brown’s hard won success, but the virus always “came roaring back” in other patients, until now.

Both milestones involved complicated procedures with bone-marrow transplants intended to treat cancer in the patients, not H.I.V.” Publicly, the scientists are calling this a remission, but the headline says “cure.” Anything is possible.

You can learn more about Mr. Brown and the London patient in this article from The New York Times.

Three wishes for Nursing Home Residents

While going to nursing homes with her mom who’s a nurse, Ruby started visiting residents and asking them the question, If you could have three things, what would they be? The answers have been surprisingly simple, like fresh fruit. Ruby has a gofundme page to help her fulfill some of the residents wishes and delivers the goods with loving care.

 

I Found Something Good on Facebook!

(From “Images You Won’t See on TV” and on twitter)

Teacher holds baby for student

Parents Return to the US Hoping to Reunite with their Children

“This is a huge victory for these families, but this fight isn’t over until they’re reunited with their kids,” said lawyer Erika Pinheiro.

This story is not all good news. But it shows progress, courage, and the perseverance of 29 parents trying to reunite with children who were taken from them at the US/Mexico border. On Saturday, the families “along with a team of lawyers and volunteers, hugged and cried as they officially entered the United States.”

You can read more about the personal stories in this article from Good Morning America

Teens Save Boy Dangling from Ski Lift

Enjoy this short video from NBC news about a group of teens who think fast to help someone in trouble.

My cup runneth over today! It’s even snowing here on the Carolina Coast – a rare event.

snow in March (2)

I’d love to read about YOUR good news in the comments!

 

 

 

 

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again. I also paint angels.

9 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: HIV Cure? Nursing Home Visitor, A Helpful Professor, Parents at the Border, and Heroic Teens

  1. Ahhh, things we all need reminding of. And I got a giggle out of your happiness for snow. I should mail you a few feet of the stuff. 🙂

  2. I saw all of these articles. What amazing good news.

  3. Thank you for this. I am also an advocate for HIV awareness in my country Philippines. Meanwhile, I wrote my experience on joining the fundraiser for PLHIV: kloydecaday.wordpress.com/2019/07/14/running-for-hiv-aids/. I hope you also read this and discuss things to me so we can help each other be educated about this illness. More powers!

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