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Good News Tuesday 4/7/20: Recovering from COVID, Koala Release, Walking Against the Odds, and Shifting Focus


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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

Recovering from the Virus

It’s emotionally staggering to read how many people have died from COVID-19. Reading about recoveries offers hope. 292,188 people have recovered from the virus. John Hopkins University has a dashboard showing the numbers of cases, deaths, and recoveries around the world.

104-year-old William Lapschies is one person who has recovered. A World War II veteran from Oregon, William recently celebrated his birthday with a socially distanced party.   Here’s William’s story.

First Koala Group Released Back in Australia

The non-profit group Science for Wildlife released 12 koalas (plus one pouch baby) back into their natural habitat in the Blue Mountains in late March. The release happened after the group studied the area and determined enough growth had taken place to support the animals. Here’s the story from Independent. 

Ten Year Old Walks with Spina Bifida

John Harvey was born with spina bifida. Against the odds, he worked hard to learn how to walk. The following video  shows John’s determination and perseverance. Enjoy!

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Companies Shift to Make Health Care Supplies at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

The 300 acre space known as the “Can Do Yard” during WW2 is earning that name again. Over 500 companies responded to New York City’s call for help to manufacture face masks. I heard this story on NPR and hope you enjoy listening:

Got good news? Please share in the comments!

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.

26 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday 4/7/20: Recovering from COVID, Koala Release, Walking Against the Odds, and Shifting Focus

  1. I love these posts. Thank you

  2. Thank you so much for the infusion of good news!

  3. Thank you JoAnna. Take care and keep the good vibes coming. 🙂

  4. John Harvey: What a determined boy!

  5. Great news about William and John. John is a sweetie. 🙂

    • My pleasure. Thanks for reading!

      • We need some good news. It’s better than the scare tactics most of our media use to drive up their viewers and clicks.

        • The language choices of mainstream media annoy me now that I’m more aware. They love to use dramatic or scary words in their headlines.

          • They also like to leave out things to give you the impression of one thing, instead of what was really said. It is comical to see how they report on the White House briefings. I watch the whole thing daily. Then all of a sudden you see articles addressing this, and they’ve taken the whole thing out of context. Oh well. That’s why I gave up reading anything produced by the news outlets. ~Dave

  6. At last…good news. Keep it up.

  7. Bill’s story is uplifting and John’s inspirational.

  8. Great posts Madam.. 😊 Thank you for sharing.. 😊
    Since you love a “crowd of trees”, I invite you to visit my blog and see the good news for yourself.. 😊

  9. These are all great stories. It’s good to see people taking care of wild animals,

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