Thursday , 23 September 2021

Today’s Good News

High school wrestler overcomes shocking cancer diagnosis, raises nearly $1 million for others fighting cancer
A few years ago, 21-year-old Tim Tusick was the picture of health. The Parma-area wrestler was happy and enjoying life until he attended Kent State in 2018 and was having a hard time just walking up a flight of stairs. He thought it was just a cold. A few more months would pass before he realized, it wasn’t. “I remember one night I had a bloody nose that lasted three or four hours,” Tim described. “I woke up with blood all over my chest, all over my face.” At University Hospitals, a nurse was shocked Tim was alive. “She told me that my hemoglobin level was four. The nurse also said, ‘your spleen is the size of a football,'” Tim said. “I see my dad out in the hallway, he’s crying, he’s talking to the doctor, and mom’s sitting next to me and she’s crying.” In the ICU, his parents would tell him the news. “You have acute lymphoblastic leukemia,” Tim said. He took the news like a champ. “I had learned so much in wrestling about discipline and being strong. My godmother came in and she goes, ‘what are we doing here?’ I said, ‘fighting,'” Tim told us. Through treatment, he watched his champion wrestler frame, shrink, but he never stopped working out and doing his schoolwork. And, he never stopped thinking of how to help others. So, when the Leukemia Lymphoma Society reached out to him, he jumped up to help. “They have a campaign called students of the year. And they compete with each other in a span of seven weeks to see who can raise as much money for cancer research,” Tim explained. “We sold t-shirts posted on our social medias, had Super Bowl squares. We raised $960,000. It was a record-breaking year.” Nearly $1 million for cancer warriors, and the fight led him to one of the best moments of his life: Ringing the bell at UH, to signify the end of his cancer treatment. Today, Tim’s cancer-free. He says it’s thanks to health care heroes at Angie’s Institute at UH Rainbow. “Many people aren’t as fortunate as me, but I hope they can look at my story. I hope that they will be able to look at my story and they’ll be able to be motivated to keep believing in themselves and have a positive attitude.” (3 News)

Teen grows, sells pumpkins each year to help build college fund
Boston Beck saves one pumpkin for college at a time. A 13-year-old kid from Kansas began a unique fundraising campaign at the age of eight. It’s a day to reach the size of a basketball, “he told KAKE. Over the years, pumpkins themselves weren’t the only ones to grow. Regular trucks are no longer large enough to accommodate Beck’s annual yield. Currently, he uses a school bus to carry pumpkins from the patch to the front yard. “I can carry it farther,” he said. There is also more demand. “I made about $ 1,000 this weekend alone,” Beck said, saying it was sold out a lot. “We didn’t expect to make money, but when we start making money, it’s like,” What are you going to do with this? ” Beck does not spend his current income-do what he will spend his profits to start him on the right foot when he goes to college. “We each need to have some backup plans and backup funds because we don’t know what works or what doesn’t,” he said. Beck said he wanted to go to Kansas State University and become a veterinarian in the future. (California News Times)

Man Fixes Old Cars & Donates Them To Those In Need
Eliot Middleton says his hometown of McClellanville, South Carolina, is a place “where everybody looks out for everybody.” He owns and operates a restaurant, Middleton & Maker Village BBQ, and also gives back to his community by fixing up cars in need of repair for free and donating them to people in need. Thanks to his father, who was a mechanic and had an auto body shop, Middleton learned the valuable skills to repair cars. His dad’s kindness also inspired him to help others. When customers needed work done on their cars and couldn’t afford to pay, his father would let them pay in installments as they were able. “That was probably something he couldn’t afford to do,” Middleton says, “but he did it anyway because of his heart.” Middleton’s labor of love has grown to help more people and since he formed a nonprofit, Middleton’s Village to Village Foundation, he’s received 800 broken down cars to fix up and give away. “I have the opportunity to have 800 cars to give 800 feelings out,” he says, adding that helping others is “the best feeling in the world.” Source: Yahoo

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