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Good News Tuesday: Helping Teens, A Donut Baker, and Whales

Siblings Develop App to Prevent Teen Suicide

NotOK is an app that sends a text message and current GPS location to up to five pre-selected contacts. The idea came to Hannah Lucas, 16, after Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and bullying led to severe depression, anxiety, and a suicide attempt. Her brother Charlie who is 13 helped create the app. You can read more in this Parade article and see the video below to hear from Hannah and Charlie.

Community Helps Donut Shop Owner Spend More Time with Wife

John and Stella Chhan have run this donut shop since 1990. Now, Stella is recovering from a brain aneurysm and everybody misses her, including John. His customers are buying out the donut inventory early every morning so John can go home and be with his wife. Here’s the heartwarming story.


Two Beluga Whales to be Released to an Ocean Sanctuary

A Shanghai aquarium has agreed to release two beluga whales to a sanctuary being built in Iceland. The organization Sea Life Trust hopes to transport them in March of 2019 as the whales and the sanctuary are being prepared. I have to admit, I’m a little nervous about their safety, but I’m also hopeful. This is a  step in the right direction.


Good news is more abundant than the mainstream media lets on. Good News Tuesdays seeks a little balance, one Tuesday at a time. Got good news? Please share it!

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