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Good News Tuesday for Nov. 17, 2020: A COVID Recovery Story, Roaming Rhinos, Muslim Men Guard a Catholic Cathedral, and A Very Special Ironman


Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

Mom returns home after 100 days of battling COVID-19 

Soon after giving birth, Reyna Lopez tested positive for COVID-19. After more than 100 days in the hospital where she had to be sedated for much of that time, Reyna is finally home with her family. Here’s the rest of the story from Good Morning America

How the San Antonio Zoo Increased Habitat

 “What if we just leave those doors open and allow the animals on each side to roam back and forth?” Tim Morrow as new CEO of the San Antonio Zoo.

In an ideal world, we wouldn’t need zoos. In an idea world, all animals would have plenty of natural habitat. Still, I commend zoos where they try to increase natural habitat. That’s what happened recently at the San Antonio zoo which created a “savanna crossing” between habitats. I found this at J-Dubs Grin and Bear it. You can read more and see a video of rhinos exploring their new space and neighbors in this article.

Group of Muslim Men Guard Notre-Dame Basilica After Attack

After a deadly attack on the Notre-Dame Basilica in Nice last month, a group of French Muslims coordinated with police to help guard the catholic church for all-saints weekend. They plan to do the same for Christmas mass. Here’s more of the story from The Good News Network.

First Ironman with Down Syndrome

Chris Nikic didn’t walk until he was four years old. “But, for Nikic, who has Down syndrome, anything is possible.” Earlier this month, he completed the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run known as the Ironman triathlon with 14 minutes to spare. Here’s the rest of the story from Good Morning America and here’s the video showing Chris and his guide on all three parts of the triathlon.

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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.

18 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for Nov. 17, 2020: A COVID Recovery Story, Roaming Rhinos, Muslim Men Guard a Catholic Cathedral, and A Very Special Ironman

  1. I love the third! The tolerance and love across which is so rare.

    I feel like I read or shared the 4th recently. It’s inspiring what people can and do.

    • The young men guarding the church are setting a wonderful example of the tolerance and love we humans are capable of. Glad you enjoyed good news stories. Thanks for being part of the good news movement!

  2. I love to hear about gaurding the curch! Tha’ts the way we all need to work together. Respect each to their own and help them out.

  3. Awesome post, JoAnna. What a relief to read positive news stories. Hugs on the wing.

  4. Thirty-one-year-old Reyna’s 100-day battle with Covid-19 is a reminder that the coronavirus doesn’t only attack the elderly and that we do need to be afraid of Covid. Reyna’s battle is far from over.

  5. These stories really bring a lot of emotions. The Covid story really highlights my worries and concerns. I’m so glad they had family support. That dear mother…. may she make a full recovery!

  6. All stories to smile about, JoAnna. I especially like the one about Muslim men helping police to protect churches in France. ❤ All the best!

  7. The muslim men take my prize

  8. Zoos are always a hard thing to consider. We have been to many, and I really like the trend to support struggling species and individual animals as well as expanding their habitat.

    • Thanks for your thoughts, Dan. I agree that zoos are hard to consider. I won’t go to one unless it gives plenty of space and natural habitats to the animals.

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