Firefighters support cancer research foundation with charity fundraiser

Good News Notes: “Whether battling a fire, giving emergency medical assistance, or helping support a worthy cause, firefighters in North Alabama are there to help. Regina Bodine and Jason Veres are among North Alabama volunteer firefighters who put their lives on the line to help their neighbors when 911 calls get made. Their respective fire…

Fresno man receives liver transplant in four-person, live donor swap

Good News Notes: “George Rogers considers himself one blessed man after receiving a life-saving gift from a stranger: a liver. “It’s kind of like a gift from heaven. It really is,” he says. Rogers was diagnosed with liver failure in November of 2018. “It’s devastating. Absolutely devastating,” he says. He struggled with mental clarity. “Liver…

Best Life: Doctors use tissue from thigh to replace woman’s tongue

Good News Notes: “This year, more than 53,000 adults in the U.S. will be diagnosed with an oral cancer. Removing these types of cancers can affect how patients breathe, swallow, and talk. But, with a lot of practice, anything is possible. For Cynthia Zamora, simply being able to talk is nothing short of miraculous. Three…

Dewitt community comes together for therapy pony with cancer

Good News Notes: “Twice a week, Cupid helps put smiles on children’s faces, many of them affected by Autism. “You don’t usually see a horse this young, that is that in tune to these kids and he is just always there for them. It’s just this strong strong connection that they have.” Said Madison Berridge,…

This Photographer Is Working To Document Species Before They Go Extinct

Good News Notes: “Joel Sartore, a photographer based in Lincoln, Nebraska, has worked with National Geographic for over 30 years, and has led the Photo Ark for the past 15. The mission of the Photo Ark is to document the 15,000 species that are in captivity, many of which are on the edge of extinction. Sartore…

Heart attack survivor says knowledge of heart disease saved her life

 Good News Notes: “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. In February we celebrate American Heart Month. The saying goes, ‘You don’t know what you don’t know.’ For Judi King, knowledge about a problem she thought she’d never have likely saved her life. ‘I didn’t have high cholesterol…