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Good News Tuesday: Relief for 9/11 Victims, Help for Parkinson’s, Planting Trees, and Help on the Highway

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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

Long Term Relief for First Responders and Victims of 9/11

On Monday, the US president signed legislation authorizing money for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund through 2092.  This was the result of a long hard climb by supporters of the bill since the fund was in danger of running out of money and benefits had been cut significantly. I’m thankful that people were able to come together to support the victims and heroes of 9/11. Be sure to watch the MSNBC  interview with John Feal in this article from NBC news.

Gentle Ear Canal Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease

A recent study showed that gentle stimulation of the ear canal twice a day significantly reduced the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.  Patients continued to take their regular medication during the study. The additional therapy was applied using a portable headset produced for clinical investigations. While this equipment might not be available for the general public yet, it makes me wonder about other non-invasive therapies.  Here’s the article from the Good News Network.

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Ethiopia Plants over 350 Million trees in one Day

Citizens and leaders of Ethiopia set new records by planting over 350 million trees on Monday. The planting led by Prime Minister Ably Amed is part of the Green Legacy to reforest the country and fight climate change. Public offices were shut down so that civil servants could help with the initiative. Wouldn’t it be great if instead of fighting wars, we all competed to see who could plant the most trees in one day? The Guardian tells us more.

 

Help on the Highway

Bystanders rushed to help after this truck flipped over.  The  following short video gave me good goosebumps. Better yet, hop over to Looking for the Light where Melinda shares a more in-depth report for #WATWB.

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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.

8 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: Relief for 9/11 Victims, Help for Parkinson’s, Planting Trees, and Help on the Highway

  1. If Ethiopia can plant 350 trees in one day, so can we.

    • Good point! Though I think it was 350 million. The organization and teamwork would have to be well orchestrated, but I know we could do it. The prime minister encouraged every citizen to plant 40 trees to reach their ultimate goal of 400 million. I could do that. I might want more than a day though.

  2. Another great post. Thank you!

  3. The Ethiopian trees made our National News

    • Thank you for this, Jerry. It takes courage to look for the truth sometimes, but it’s important. I appreciate what he said about focusing on facts.

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