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Good News Tuesday: Immunotherapy, Rainforest Helpers, and Gifts from a Retired Teacher


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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

Immunotherapy Treatment Eliminated All Tumors in Woman with Advanced Breast Cancer.

A new immunotherapy approach removed all the tumors in a woman with advanced metastatic breast cancer. The research done by the National Cancer Institute was published in Nature Medicine and involves the enhancement of naturally occurring tumor infiltrating lymphocytes.ย  Here’s the story from Forbes.

Hope for the Rainforest

The news about the fires in the Amazon rainforest is far from good, but there are helpers. The article below headlines the Group of Seven countries vowing to help Brazil fight the fires. The article also mentions investigations into how the fires got started and strong voices of the people of South America demanding more protection for the lungs of the planet. This does not mean everything is going to be okay. Our planet is screaming for help. I’m thankful that some people are starting to take this seriously, and I hold up these stories in hopes of giving them, the helpers, power.

Leonardo DiCaprio is contributing five million dollars to the Amazon Forest Fund, an emergency response created by Earth Alliance. Here’s more from the Good News Network.

This article gives suggestions about what we can all do to help including reducing our consumption of paper, wood, beef, soybeans, and palm oil.

Finally, here’s the story of chief Ajareaty Waiapi, and her mission to save Brazil’s forests.

Please join me in praying for whatever is needed to stop the fires in Brazil and for the healing of our precious planet.

He Remembered His Teacher

Chris is a 30 year old man with special needs and operates cognitively on a 6th grade level. He was wandering the streets when police stopped him. When they asked him who they could call to help him, Chris could only remember the name of his middle school teacher, Miss Gerard, who ended up taking him. Michell Gerard plans to become Chris’s guardian. She discovered he had never had a birthday party. Watch what happened!

Good news is out there!

Feel free to share your good news in the comments or write your own Good News Tuesday post and link it back here.

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, 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 as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

11 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: Immunotherapy, Rainforest Helpers, and Gifts from a Retired Teacher

  1. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ And an update: my idea was given a go-ahead at work and I started working on a prototype to put together a newsletter to include happy news. thank you for the inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I’m so glad you got the go-ahead! And I’m honored to have inspired you. I bet there’s a lot of opportunity to explore good and happy news where you work. It will be good for morale and fun, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. These are always great stories, JoAnna. Thanks for bringing them to us.

  3. Sad to say, JoAnna, the Brazilian president has refused the aid offered by G-7 leaders.

    I love the story about Chris and his former school teacher, Michell Gerard. What caught my attention is that he remembered her by name. She must’ve treated him with kindness and attention that had marked his life. Our teachers can make a difference. Michell Gerard rocks!

    • When I read this afternoon that the Brazilian president refused to consider the G – 7 offer unless French President Macron apologized to him. I said “Oh My God,” out loud. I’m still flabbergasted at this refusal. I think I would apologize just for the sake of the rainforest. But OMG. …. Yes, Michell Gerard rocks!

  4. Unfortunately, Bolsinaro is intent on allowing the Amazon rain forest to burn, and has rejected the $23 million offered by the G7 nations … well, six of the seven at any rate, as Trump refused to even attend that meeting. Shortly after taking office, Bolsinaro said he would open the Amazon to development … logging, fossil fuels and business. There is speculation that he actually had a hand in these fires that were set by humans, and that this is his way of “opening” the Amazon for development. As with our own government at the moment, Bolsinaro is more concerned with money than people. I think he is asking for a fight, since the Amazon provides fully 20% of the earth’s oxygen and other nations are likely to take action if he continues to be a … um … er … well, you know.

    • Yes. I know. I read about Bolsinaro’s refusal after I posted this. I agree that he is asking for a fight – a big one I believe. It baffles me how blind some some world leaders are to what really matters. I’m encouraged that other world leaders seem to understand the crucial value of our forests in their natural state and by the organized protests and demonstrations aimed at protecting the rainforest and our planet in general. Thank you for your comment, Jill.

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