Elephant Sanctuary Benefits Community
Supply chain issues dried up the flow of baby formula for orphaned elephants at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Kenya, so the staff started to feed the baby elephants goats milk from local herds. Survival rates improved and the money that used to buy formula is now staying in the local community. If fact, Reteti is the first elephant orphanage in Africa to be owned and run by members of the local community. CNN has heartwarming photos and more about this special sanctuary.
Paralyzed Patients Use Smartphones, Computers and Control Wheelchairs with New Technology
A new device enables patients with paralysis use head and tongue movements use smartphones and computers and to control their own power wheelchairs. Georgia Tech shared the results of a study involving 17 wheelchair users living with tetraplegia—a spinal cord injury that affects the arms, hands, trunk, legs, and pelvic organs. Here’s more from the Good News Network.
Salvaging Old Buildings to Build New Ones in Ohio
Too often, old buildings are demolished quickly and loaded off to landfills, but in Cleveland, Ohio, people are carefully dismantling old buildings to re-use the materials in constructing new buildings. Read about how they’re doing it at Good Good Good
Amellia is Safe in Poland and Still Singing
Amellia Anisovych, the seven-year-old who sang “Let it Go” from a bomb shelter in Ukraine, is now safe in Poland. On Sunday night, she sang the Ukrainian National Anthem, “Shche ne vmerla Ukraina” (“Ukraine Has Not Yet Perished”) at a concert to raise money for her country.
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March 22, 2022 at 10:03 am
That little girl is so dear.
March 22, 2022 at 9:14 pm
She sure is! Her voice is a gift, and I’m glad she’s sharing it.
March 22, 2022 at 12:51 pm
So glad that Amellia made it safely to Poland and is using her voice to raise money for other children and their families left behind.
Kudos to Cleveland for salvaging old buildings for use in new construction projects.
March 22, 2022 at 9:16 pm
Amellia shows us how a voice can be gentle and powerful at the same time. Glad you enjoyed these stories with me.
March 22, 2022 at 2:02 pm
All great stories. Wow! Good news everywhere!
March 22, 2022 at 9:38 pm
There’s always good news somewhere. Glad you liked the stories, Dave.
March 22, 2022 at 4:53 pm
Amelia absolutely tore me up.
March 22, 2022 at 9:54 pm
I can understand that. She is an amazing girl. Her young voice is powerful whether she is singing in a bomb shelter in Ukraine or in a concert hall in Poland.
March 23, 2022 at 7:48 am
All very good news. Amellia has to be my favourite because she has survived to freedom where she can donate her talent.
March 23, 2022 at 9:38 pm
I agree about Amellia donating her talent in freedom.
March 26, 2022 at 12:12 am
My late husband, who died in 2003, had a similar power chair. I remember an early version that had an acid battery that had to have water added with a turkey baster and used to spray me and the hardwood floor with battery acid. His later models had sealed batteries. I am happy to hear that technology continues to improve.
The story about baby elephants being fed goats milk is a win-win situation and very heartwarming!
I heard Amelia singing…so inspiring!
Thank you, JoAnna, for all the great news!
March 26, 2022 at 1:53 pm
How hard that was with the battery acid. Sheesh! Glad you liked the elephant story and other great news!