Some Good News #15: Deetox Edition

Volume 15 of SGN: Deetox Edition
Providing you with positive vibes only.

Welcome to the 15th volume of Some Good News: Deetox Edition. Our main goal is to show you stories that will put a smile on your face and distract you from all the negative things going on in the world! We release SGN: Deetox Edition every Tuesday and Thursday of the week. If you have any positive news that you would like to share with us, make sure you send it to us via social media platforms @deetoxtoday!

Nurse Stops to Save A Life on The Way To Her Daughters Wedding

Jodi Damrow was on the way to her daughter Hailey’s wedding when she saw a two-car pile up around a mile from her home near the Kansas-Nebraska border. “My mom was on her way to my wedding when she witnessed a terrible accident,” Hailey Krull said in a Facebook post. “Being an ER nurse of 35+ years, she sprang into action and helped save a life.” Jodi kept a women’s airway open while waiting for the paramedics to arrive and called a life flight helicopter to the scene. She did all of this dressed in a long gown for the wedding.

“People were talking about the lady wearing gloves and a pretty dress who was saving lives,” Krull’s post said. “Mom said she was just really careful not to get blood on her dress as she knew she had to walk me down the aisle later.” She arrived just 10 minutes before the wedding was supposed to start. “I’m sorry I’m late. I had to save a life,” she told Hailey, the Omaha World-Herald reported. “Only my mom, Nurse Jodi,” Hailey said.

Man Hands Out Free Coffees To His Neighbours Every Morning From His Kitchen 

A man living in San Francisco is paying it forward in his community by handing out free coffee to essential workers every morning. A sign sits in front of Ben Ramirez’s window offering free coffee to the people in his community. “Even if they don’t get a cup of coffee, they can stop at the window and chat,” Ramirez told CNN. “We have a lot of people in the neighborhood who either are nurses, doctors or postal workers. They’re out there on the front lines risking their lives every day. They deserve something and they’re always happy to see us in the morning.” Ben sits in front of his kitchen window from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, 7 days a week to serve the people in his neighbourhood. He makes around 10-15 cups a day. “We are in a little neighborhood called North Beach,” he said. “There’s a very vibrant and historical coffee scene here. I think a lot of people are missing that social interaction. It’s been nice to bring the community together.”

Humble School Bus Driver Inspired By Students to Get College Degree

Clayton Ward’s family owned a school bus company in Tennessee, so when he moved to Massachusetts, he decided to follow in their footsteps and become a school bus driver. He would then later find out that the kids he was driving to and from school would become his inspiration, to go back into the classroom and earn his college degree. “I really enjoy working with kids, especially the high school students, and during the bus routes, we would chat about their classes. As a history buff, I would share lessons that I learned in school and we talked a lot about academics. After several of these discussions, some of the students would tell me they wanted me to be their teacher. I think they only said that because I was a different person than their regular teachers, educating them in a different way to pique their interest. But, however small that mention was from those kids… it stuck with me and gave me the motivation to complete a goal I had started years ago,” said Clayton.

He enrolled himself at MassBay Community College in May 2019, working as a full-time school bus driver while attending classes. “It wasn’t always easy. I would drive my route in the morning and afternoon, take a class in between shifts, and take night classes and classes online to complete my degree requirements. I would think of those students and all the years I wanted to make this happen, and it helped me focus my energy.” He will be recognized at MassBay’s commencement ceremony for receiving the following awards: Highest Honors, the All-College Award for his 4.0 GPA, the All-Divisional Award for having the highest GPA in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, and for having the highest GPA in the Liberal Arts program.

Do you know how the ocean can help entertain your kids?

As the school year finishes, it becomes harder for a lot of parents to find ways to keep kids busy. A great way to do that is by incorporating the theme ocean into a lot of fun-filled activities! Learn more about ocean activities by visiting our well-being page and on our app or website! 

By Tanishq Lalvani

A scratch golfer that is passionate about marketing.

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