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Good News Tuesday for Oct. 20, 2020: Miracle Baby, River Cleanup, a Stolen Painting Returned, Dementia App Winners, and a Sweet Reunion

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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

One Pound Baby Goes Home After 133 Days

Russell Appold Jr. weighed only one pound when he was born. After fighting for life in neonatal ICU for 133 days, Russel finally went home on October 1st. Here’s more from Good Morning America.

Moving Closer to Sources of Ocean Plastic Pollution

Dutch inventor Boyan Slat is removing plastic from the ten rivers that carry the most pollution to the ocean.

“So if we focus on the worst rivers, we believe we can really have the fastest and most cost-effective way to close the tap and prevent more plastic from reaching the oceans in the first place,” Slat told CNN.

(I’m hoping this initiative will provide information to help decrease plastic pollution at its sources.)

This article from CNN includes an interesting video on the process.

Stolen Painting Returned 87 Years Later

In 1933, the Mosse family had to flee Berlin to escape Nazi rule. Many of their paintings, including “Winter” by American Impressionist Gari Melchers, were stolen by the Nazis. After 87 years, “Winter” was returned to the family heirs at a repatriation ceremony which took place at the FBI office in New York. Here’s the story from CNN.

Teen Girls Win International Award for App to Help Dementia

A team of Nigerian-Irish girls won an international award for the app they developed to help people with dementia. In spite of experiencing racism as mentioned in the video, the girls have kept their spirits high. You can learn more more in this article from the Good News Network.

Married Couple Reunited after 215 Days

Joseph and Eve Loreth have been married 60 years and reside at an assisted living facility in Florida. Since March, they’ve had to be separated for 215 days, with only phone calls and a few window visits, until Joseph made a full recovery from surgery. Here’s the video of their sweet reunion.

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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.

15 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for Oct. 20, 2020: Miracle Baby, River Cleanup, a Stolen Painting Returned, Dementia App Winners, and a Sweet Reunion

  1. Oh my, JoAnna, there are some very bitter-sweet stories here. Thanks for sharing.

  2. It is so good to be reminded of our humanity. Thank you for sharing these stories.

  3. Definitely good news about new fronts in combating the plastic pollution in our oceans!
    Kudos to the three teenage Nigerian-Irish girls for their big international win!

  4. It is always good to hear some good news for a change! Thank you!!!

  5. What an especially good collection. The Mosse family story struck me in particular

  6. These are all such good stories, JoAnna. Thanks for bringing them to our attention.

  7. Love this idea of getting a dose of some positive news with all the doom and gloom. Thanks for sharing 👍

    • That’s the idea! There’s plenty of good news happening, but we have to go hunting for it. Thankfully, a few specialized news groups are emerging to help us move toward much needed balance. Thanks for reading!

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