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Good News Tuesday for April 6, 2021: Reparations, Hope for Blindness, Vaccines for UN Peacekeepers, Student Invention, and the Dog Who Loves Unicorns

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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

First US City to Pay Reparations to Black Residents

The city of Evanston, Illinois has pledged to distribute $10 million over 10 years as reparations to black residents or their descendants who “suffered discrimination in housing because of city ordinances, policies or practices” between 1919 and 1969. Each qualifying household will receive $25,000 for home repairs or down payments on property. Here are additional details from NBC News.

Blindness from a Rare Genetic Disorder was Reversed with One Injection

A single injection of RNA therapy, sepofarsen, showed significant improvements for a patient living with a rare form of genetic blindness since infancy. The improvements were evident after one month and “remained when tested over 15 months after the first and only injection.” Here’s more from the Good News Network.

India Donates Vaccines for UN Peacekeepers

India donated 200,000 COVID vaccines to be distributed to UN peacekeepers serving in various mission around the world. The Good News Network has details here.

High School Student Invents Color-Changing Sutures to Detect Infection

Seventeen-year-old Dasia Taylor has invented a way for sutures to change color to show infection. She tested a variety of different sutures using beet juice in her experiments. Dasia is a finalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors in the US. You can read more about Dasia’s project in this article from Smithsonian Magazine. Her natural good spirit and intelligence shine in the following video where she talks about her project and a fun fact about herself.

Unicorn Stealing Dog Is Adopted

Did you hear about Sisu, the stray dog who kept stealing a toy unicorn from the Dollar General? The animal control officer bought him the unicorn before taking him to the shelter. Now Sisu has a furever home!

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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.

14 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for April 6, 2021: Reparations, Hope for Blindness, Vaccines for UN Peacekeepers, Student Invention, and the Dog Who Loves Unicorns

  1. I loved that story about the dog and the unicorn toy,. I read it last week, and it just made me smile. All good news today.

    • Thank you, Dan. I especially like that the officer bought him a unicorn. Duplin county a couple counties over from me and very rural. I’m pleased they have some compassionate people there who care about strays.

  2. The world needs more unicorn dog stories.

  3. JoAnna, fantastic news today! A cure for genetic blindness seems miraculous! 🙂 Have a great day!

    • I’m glad you liked the good news, Cheryl. It will be great when we humans mature into prioritizing health and wellness and find more cures.

  4. All terrific stories, but my favourite, the one that stole my heart, was Sisu. I had seen the story earlier this evening when I was in search of my weekly ‘good people’ and the story just melted my heart. Thanks for sharing so much good news … we all need it!

  5. An excellent range today, JoAnna. Our youngest granddaughter would identify with Sisu

  6. Either today or tomorrow is National Unicorn Day so your dog story fits perfectly. I love it when pets are adopted not shopped 😊🤗🙋‍♀️🐝

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