Kentucky nonprofit delivering groceries, essential items to people in need during pandemic

Good News Notes: “A Kentucky-based nonprofit born as a result of the coronavirus pandemicis hand-delivering groceries and other essential items to community members who otherwise can’t get to a food pantry.  Maria Accardi and Constance Merritt created Bringing Justice Home last year after recognizing that food pantries were hit hard by the pandemic, losing both supplies and needed volunteers.   They…

St. Jude patient from Ballard County, Kentucky, in remission from leukemia

Good News Notes: “Earlier this month, we introduced you to Hudson Pace, a Ballard County sixth-grader who’s battling leukemia. We’re happy to tell you that Hudson’s family says he is in remission! They announced it on their Facebook page, Healing 4 Hudson. His mom, Heather, says Hudson has a long treatment to complete, but they are…

Philadelphia nonprofit Legacy of Hope helps feed those battling cancer during pandemic

Good News Notes: ” The Philadelphia nonprofit Legacy of Hope has been helping those battling cancer with free grocery deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a heartwarming mission that involves local hospitals, community police officers and Brown’s Shop Rite grocery stores. Every Tuesday through the nonprofits’ Emergency Patient Support Network, officers load up on groceries, which…

Couple gets married in hospital so bride’s dying father can attend

Good News Notes: “Michael Krystek and Sara Estela exchanged their wedding vows next to Sara’s father’s bedside, days before he died of cancer. After experiencing breathing problems Christmas Day, Juan Estela was admitted to Middlesex Hospital. Tests revealed he had terminal cancer, and his wish to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding…

Local community members make special hats for newborns

Good News Notes: “No matter what may be going on in the world, few things embody hope like welcoming a baby. Despite hospital volunteer groups not meeting in person like they used to because of the pandemic, one group is still helping parents celebrate one of life’s most precious gifts. Members of Alamance Presbyterian Church’s Knit,…

Washington coach Ron Rivera cheered at hospital as cancer treatments finish

Good News Notes: “One day after beating the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera took another victory lap Monday. But it was to celebrate a different win: the end of his cancer treatments. At a northern Virginia hospital Monday, Rivera received his last round of chemotherapy and proton therapy, marking the end of his seven weeks…

Couple Met Battling Same Cancer, Show They’re Dating in Twitter Trend

Good News Notes: “A couple who met while undergoing treatment for the same type of cancer have a become viral sensation after sharing their heartwarming story as part of Twitter’s recent ‘how it started/how it’s going‘ trend. Molly Gorczyca and Ryan Smith tell PEOPLE they never expected to receive such an overwhelmingly positive response to Gorczyca’s Oct. 12…

Knoxville Lights of Hope event honors those struggling with cancer

Good News Notes: “Even as so many things have changed amid the coronavirus pandemic, cancer never sleeps but hope has not been canceled; that’s the message behind an event organized in Knoxville Saturday called, Lights of Hope Across America. The event honors and remembers loved ones who have faced cancer. The American Cancer Society Cancer…