Utah nonprofit Eye Care 4 Kids donates eyeglasses to 400,000th child

Good News Notes: “Santi Morales, 9, was excited to get new glasses that looked “like a volcano.” “Just on the bottom of it, it’s like yellowish,” he said, describing the way the color of his new glasses melts from red to yellow. He said they’ll help him see better at school. Utah-based nonprofit Eye Care…

He Lost Nearly Everything To Addiction. Then An Arrest Changed His Life

Good News Notes: “Heroin started rewiring and taking control of Will’s brain in the early 2000s, as he turned 40. “Back then, if you used drugs people didn’t want anything to do with you,” Will recalls. “People gave up on me.” Will lost almost everything: jobs, his driver’s license, his car, his marriage and his…

Utah teen’s viral letter about her dad’s alcoholism

Good News Notes: “Preslee Scott spent more than one afternoon in her early teen years picking up her dad’s empty beer cans and dumping them in the outside trash can after he’d fallen asleep on the couch. So in December, when the Utah teen was asked by her 10th-grade English teacher to write an essay…

Stillwater man adopts Minneapolis homeless camps

Good News Notes: “For a man who claims to be terrible with names, Bryan Ring seemed to have no trouble last week at the homeless encampment near Sheridan Memorial Park in Minneapolis. ‘Hey, Robert,’ he said to a man headed to the camp’s portable toilet while wearing just one boot. ‘How are you doing? Get…