Tons of good feedback from last week’s THE GOOD NEWS segment. Seriously, we have TONS of negative stories…but sometimes we just want to hit you with some TRULY GOOD NEWS! We have a couple more GOOD NEWS stories by
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On Memorial Day, Jack Wiseman was participating in a fishing tournament in Boca Grande, Florida. Jack is a wounded war veteran, and he has a prosthetic left hand. He caught a fish . . . but it wasn’t going down without a fight. And as he tried to reel it in, the fish was too strong . . . and managed to yank his pole AND Jack’s prosthetic hand into the water. Fortunately for Jack, another fisherman MIRACULOUSLY caught the same fish. And when he reeled it in, Jack’s pole and prosthetic hand were still attached to it . . . so Jack got his hand back.
Back in February, nine-year-old Brendan Haas of Kingston, Massachusetts heard about the famous website One Red Paperclip . . . which is the story of how a guy used a series of trades to turn one red paperclip into a house. Brendan decided he wanted to try something similar . . . but he wanted to use his trades to help out the family of a fallen U.S. soldier. So he set up a Facebook page to trade one toy soldier for a trip to Disney World. The trade offers he got were VERY generous. He traded the toy soldier for a $50 Walmart gift card. That got him an overnight spa trip. That led to Red Sox tickets. Those led to a snowmobiling trip. And from there, he got the Disney World trip. On Memorial Day, he randomly picked one of the families of fallen soldiers who had emailed him. He chose the family of a soldier named Timothy Steele and sent them to Disney World, including airfare, hotel, and $900 in gift certificates. Steele was killed in Afghanistan last August at age 25. He left behind a wife and a two-year-old daughter . . . who coincidentally lived pretty close to Brendan, in Duxbury, Massachusetts.