Baptist, Sacred Heart receive $1 million in donations from Quint, Rishy Studer

Good News Notes: “Ascension Sacred Heart and Baptist Healthcare got a boost of support with a $1 million donation from philanthropists Quint and Rishy Studer. The Studers donated $500,000 to each hospital, with the donation to Sacred Heart earmarked for the Studer Family Children’s Hospital, officials announced Wednesday. The inspiration for the donation came after the couple…

Meet Autumn, the baby born on a Kelligrews porch

Good News Notes: “The newest member of the Coffin family in Kelligrews recently made a memorable entrance into the world, arriving in a whirlwind before the family could even consider trying to make it out their front door. Jason Coffin was asleep around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday when his wife, Sarina, woke him up, saying her water had just broken.  ‘She said,…

‘Miracle’ twins home from the hospital after months in NICU

Good News Notes:  “After a roller coaster pregnancy and scary complications, ‘miracle’ babies Vince and Pauly Salmonese are finally home with their parents, Dana and Joe. Just 13 weeks into her pregnancy, Dana Salmonese had a sonogram that revealed a rare and dangerous condition called twin to twin transfusion syndrome. The abnormality means that twins share a…

Therapy dog Buddy visits NYC essential workers

Good News Notes: “He may be out of a job, but he’s still one of the hardest-working hounds in New York. Buddy, a licensed therapy dog who lives with owner Michael Gill in Manhattan, has reinvented himself as a furry freelancer since his regular volunteer gig with the Caring Canines program at Memorial Sloan Kettering…

NJ Transit cop revives baby born at train station

Good News Notes: “A newborn who was not breathing when she was born in a train station bathroom is doing well after a police officer performed CPR on the child and rushed her to a hospital. Body camera videoreleased Friday by NJ Transit police showed what happened when officers arrived at the women’s restroom in Newark’s…

Making a difference | young superhero beats leukemia

Good News Notes: “Every hospital is full of sounds and they all mean something, but there’s one sound that means everything.  The ringing of the cancer bell signaling the end of treatment. Dressed as Captain America, 5-year-old Jake Neu got to ring the bell. Make no mistake, he really is a superhero and he’s been…

Surprising therapy and emotional support animals

 Good News Notes: “Though dogs are the most common therapy animal, plenty of other animals support their owners. Pet Partners told ABC News that, “dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, rats, miniature pigs, llamas, alpacas, horses, donkeys, and mini-horses” can all be therapy animals. There are important distinctions between therapy animals and emotional support animals. Therapy…

Teacher cares for student’s newborn brother, mom has coronavirus

Good News Notes: “An elementary school teacher in Connecticut ​says she is taking care of a newborn baby boy after getting a phone call from a student’s mother who was eight months pregnant, when she was hospitalized suddenly with Covid-19 symptoms. Baby Neysel turned 1-month-old over the weekend, but his parents, Zully and Marvin, have…