Missy Franklin gives birth to daughter

Good News Notes: “Missy Franklin is a mom! The five-time Olympic gold medalist and Regis Jesuit graduate, along with her husband, former University of Texas swimmer Hayes Johnson, announced the birth of their daughter on Instagram. “She’s more perfect than anything we could have ever imagined,” the post reads. “We love you so much Caitlin💕” Sarah…

Wildlife Rescue Center In Ballwin Sees Recent Surge In Creaturely Patients

Good News Notes: “Last year, the Wildlife Rescue Center located in Ballwin, Missouri, saw a significant uptick in the number of patients it cared for: Some 3,500 creatures got assistance from the center’s small staff and army of volunteers over the course of 2020. The increase didn’t come as a total surprise to executive director Kim Rutledge,…

Giving Kids the Gift of a Smile

Good News Notes: “Columbus plastic surgeon Dr. Bivik Shah said he loves his job because he helps people feel like their best self. One of his favorite parts is bringing families and children with cleft lips and palates renewed hope through a new smile. “It just makes me feel wonderful that I’ve been able to do that….

‘Miracle Baby’ Born at 1 Pound Goes Home Healthy

Good News Notes: “A baby who was born weighing just 1 pound is finally home with his parents, after spending 133 days in the hospital. Russell William Appold Jr. was born at 22 weeks — more than 4 months before his scheduled due date. For 19 weeks, he stayed at Tulane Lakeside Hospital in Metairie, LA. But with…

Rory McIlroy and wife Erica announce the birth of their first child

Good News Notes: “The McIlroy clan has officially grown by one. Rory McIlroy announced the birth of his and wife Erica’s first child on social media early Thursday morning. The baby girl, named Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, was born in Jupiter, Fla. ‘Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, born August 31st, 12:15pm,’ the post said. ‘She is the absolute…

Injured, pregnant manatee rescued on Mother’s Day weekend gives birth to healthy calf

 Good News Notes: “A pregnant manatee, injured by boat propellers, was rescued over Mother’s Day weekend and has just given birth to a calf. Mote Marine Laboratory says they responded to a call about a distressed manatee near Harbor Towers Yacht and Racquet Club on Siesta Key on Saturday.” View the whole story here: https://www.fox13news.com/news/injured-pregnant-manatee-rescued-on-mothers-day-weekend-gives-birth-to-healthy-calf

Hello baby: Toronto Zoo welcomes new giraffe, arctic wolf pups

Good News Notes: “The Toronto Zoo may be closed to visitors but the workers have welcomed a new long-legged life into the world. Zoo officials made the baby announcement online that a Masai giraffe was born Tuesday.” “The baby giraffe isn’t the only cute baby animal in the zoo’s spotlight. Monday, the zoo’s arctic wolf…

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds name baby son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas

Good News Notes: “The names are a tribute to their grandfathers and two doctors who treated Mr. Johnson while he was in hospital with coronavirus, Ms. Symonds wrote in an Instagram post. She posted a picture of herself with the baby, who was born on Wednesday. And she thanked staff at University College London Hospital, adding:…