Baby born with cerebral palsy never expected to walk takes it step by step

Good News Notes: “Since 17-month-old Lennyn Lyons was first diagnosed with cerebral palsy six months ago, she’s undergone four brain surgeries. Her mother, Brianna, was unsure she would ever be able to walk. On Friday, Lennyn took her first steps at her family’s home in Holiday, Florida. Her ecstatic mom cheered on her little one…

Saving Oliver: Helping babies born with rare diseases

Good News Notes: “Every eight seconds a baby is born in the U.S. That means almost four million little boys or girls will be born in 2020. For most, the delivery will be textbook. But what if it isn’t? We met a little boy who came into this world with something quite unexpected, and things…

Jersey City homeless couple gets married on Valentine’s Day

Good News Notes: “With help from Jersey City’s Department of Health and Human Services, a homeless couple got married in Journal Square on Valentine’s Day. Shirley Robinson and Kevin Brown met in a drug rehab program more than two years ago. They started talking and bonded over one something they had in common: his wife…

French Fire Reforestation Project Wraps Up Near NF

 Good News Notes: “After more than three years, work is wrapping up on a project to reforest thousands of acres scorched by 2014’s French Fire. ‘The French Fire reforestation project ends but the work continues,’ according to officials at the Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council, which has guided the reforestation effort. The nonprofit…

12 Ways to Repurpose Old Blankets and Bedding

 Good News Notes: “One of the parts of having things is that they eventually wear out. Whether it’s a piece of furniture, clothing or bedclothes, we are ultimately left with something that we have to discard. With the world in the state that it’s in, many of us are looking for new ways to avoid…

Annual charity car show set for Saturday

Good News Notes: “Gene Liles’ unique black and red 1948 DIVCO custom hot rod milk truck is definitely the cream of the crop. The customized vintage delivery vehicle with running gear from a 1996 Cadillac will be one of many antique and collectible cars, trucks and motorcycles on display Saturday at the 10th annual Marion…

Local charity hands out donations to homeless

Good News Notes: “ For the past four years, volunteers hand out collected donations of hygiene items, clothing, and food to homeless citizens in downtown Birmingham. The charity hands the donations out one Saturday every month. Erica Robbins started the group, Be A Blessing Birmingham, after moving to the Magic City. She said there was…