Life With A Side Of Autism

LIFE WITH A SIDE OF AUTISM

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lions And Politics And Footballs, Oh My! Wouldn't You Like Some Good News For A Change?




I don't know about you, but I'm ready for some good news. So I became a good news junkie last night, and found some stories that I think are worth passing along.

We'll start with a guy named Durango Joe.

Joe is a recovering alcoholic, who hangs out at local bars -but not for the reason you think. Joe has devoted himself (and his truck) to being a sober ride home for anyone who needs it.

[Credit: River Falls Journal/Deb Eliason]

“I was an awful person. I only thought of myself,” Sweeney admits. “This is my way of saying, ‘I’m sorry.’ Sorry to my community. Sorry to the city.”
Read Joe's story here.

Next, we have a story of thirty years and a thankful heart.


Meet new Massachusetts State Trooper Philip Kucha...and the Trooper who saved his life thirty years ago (and is still on the job), Al Balestra.

[Credit: Massachusetts State Police]

"I had a lump in my throat thinking, 'This kid is a grown man right now and you may have had part of that by saving his life'?"

Read their story here.

And now we're going to meet D.C. Goutoufas, who has been deaf since the age of four. Last month he got cochlear implants, and for the very first time, he got to hear his daughter's voice.


[Credit: WFLA]

Read his story here.

And just in case you're missing your celebrity news, how's this for great? The cast and crew of The Big Bang Theory have come together to create "The Big Bang Science Scholarship" for low income student at UCLA.

[Credit: CBS]


“Our Big Bang family has made a meaningful contribution,” he [Chuck Lorre] explained. “And, together, we’ll share in the support of these future scholars, scientists, and leaders.”

Read about it here.

And finally, I'll let Astronaut Chris Hadfield put it all in perspective for you:



There, now. Don't you feel better? I know I do. Let's keep that momentum going and all have a great day. And another after that, and another after that, and another after that...


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