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Good News Tuesday 3/24/20: Positive Updates, a 90 Year Old’s Recovery, and a Compassionate Response to Racism


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Positive Updates Regarding COVID-19

From medical progress and recoveries to better air quality and financial support, here are 10 Positive Updates from the Good News Network regarding the fight against the virus.

Many companies including Apple, Facebook, Tesla, Ikea, and Harbor Freight, are donating medical supplies such as face masks to hospitals.  Here’s just one example in the news. 

Just in time, a church in North Carolina found 7000 masks in storage leftover from hurricane Florence. The N95 masks have been donated to the local hospital. Here’s more on that story. 

90 Year Old Recovering from Coronavirus

90 year old Geneva Wood went into the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington after having a stroke. With the center’s outbreak of COVID-19, Geneva tested positive for the virus. Geneva was close to death and not expected make it through the next 24 hours, but after her family came to say their goodbyes, Geneva started to improve. She’s still recovering, but has tested negative. Here’s more of Geneva’s story with a moving video. 

A Compassionate Response to Racist Tweets

After receiving racist tweets, Muslim attorney and political activist Qasim Rashid responded with compassion. He learned that Oz Dillon who tweeted the verbal attacks was struggling financially due to his wife’s medical challenges. Qasim contributed to Oz’s GoFundMe campaign and encouraged others to help as well. Qasim and Oz got to meet in person and have become friends. Here’s one of Oz’s responses on GoFundMe:

“An amazing week of eye- and heart-opening enlightenment, that I used to always have before 9/11,” he said “A Christian Muslim, Qasim Rashid, who I had previously opposed politically just because of the word Muslim, has opened my eyes that there are GOOD people in all walks of life.”  Oz Dillon  (via The Good News Network)

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What’s YOUR good news?

Please feel free to share in the comments

anything good you’ve seen, felt, or heard about.

Take extra good care of yourself! You matter!

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.

20 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday 3/24/20: Positive Updates, a 90 Year Old’s Recovery, and a Compassionate Response to Racism

  1. My good news is that a little bird walked into my kitchen the other day, said hello (basically haha) and walked out again onto the terrace. I can feel the animals and Mother Nature breathe again… which I am so happy and grateful for. Hopefully Nature´s sanctity will be more recognized from now on… Thanks for keeping up the good news! Now more needed than ever:) Blessings!

    • Thank you for your lovely comment. It sounds like that bird was peaceful about the visit. Nature does seem to be more vibrant these days. I am hoping with you that more and more people will recognize her sanctity. Blessings to you!

  2. With all the crazy stockpiling it is good to see people pulling together and thinking of others.

  3. Thank you for the 10 positive updates. I will pass this on!

  4. Thanks for sharing this. You inspire me to keep up with my Friday random acts of kindness posts. I love reading these posts of yours. They spread light 🙂

    Love, light, and glitter

  5. These are great stories, JoAnna.

  6. Thank you for carrying on with the good news JoAnna. It’s a blessed relief to the parade of negative news! I’m grateful for you, and my friends local and around the world that support and encourage each other. Take good care, 🙏

  7. Here’s a testimony I particularly enjoyed watching and hope it blesses you and any others you might want to share it with.

    • Thank you for this, Benjamin. I loved how she told the stories in her own words and related them to her experience, and our lives. Reading the Gospels has always been powerful for me. And I can always learn something new or a new way to apply them. I remember praying for my daughter one afternoon, praying hard and desperate. Then it came to me to just say the name of Jesus over and over. When I did this, peace came over me. I remembered that God has a plan for my daughter. Thank you for fanning this flame.

      • Wow JoAnna! May your declaration over your daughter and hope become a reality as you continue to confess the Word of God over her life. Bless her each morning. Bless her at night. Make a list of declarations which resonate with the Word of God and I assure you they will come true. Let me know if you would like to receive any Bible Based Declarations. Also I would like you to do me a favour, can you please subscribe to Sophie’s channel and share your thoughts about her video on the comment section on youtube. I know how much it will mean to sophie who is trying to believe that her voice and testimony can bless people.

        • Thank you for the encouragement! I don’t currently subscribe to any YouTube channels but I will look at Sophie’s channel and comment.

          • May you be enriched today. May the sun shine brightly behind every darkness and expose that which was lurking and bothering you and eliminate it from the root. Give in to the urge to venture out deeper and do more and be more. A new season beckons. Don’t hold back. Victory is yours. I can sense it. Just reach out to the finish line with an extra stride in whatever it is that you had contemplated to begin.

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