Kevin & Bean: GREAT NEWS!!!

Every Monday morning we bring you feel good stories to balance out all the bad news

February 25, 2019

Today on Kevin & Bean we have GREAT NEWS stories for you. We find news stories that make you feel good and restore your faith in humanity to balance out all the bad news you hear on the news.

This morning Kevin told to us about a Texas man named Trent Fielder who was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease, called Guillain-Barre syndrome that paralyzed him in 2011. In 2012 he and his family moved to Texas. The day after moving back, Fielder’s father died. After that, Fielder was diagnosed with CIDP, a neurological disorder that worsened his paralysis. Fielder was considering suicide but a stranger changed that. This may not sound like great news, but it does get better. Through rehabilitation his movement improved and he began training for a half Iron Man marathon. Fielder completed 70.1 miles when he stopped. For the last 0.2 miles he was cheered on and motivated by First responders, service men and women and police officers who helped him complete the half Iron Man marathon. This was Kevin’s GREAT NEWS!!! (Most of it not great.)

Today Bean told us about an 86 year-old-man from Phoenix Arizona named Don. He bought a VHS player from Matt Shoukry for $40 Dollars. Don came across some old VHS tapes and he wanted to see what was on them. This was Don’s first purchase on eBay and rather than leave a review on the website he typed a letter to Shoukry to express his gratitude. The letter stated that he watched a video of his retirement 25 years ago, his wedding, ski trips and saw his family mature. Through the purchase of the VHS player Don was able to relive a lot of memories and was very happy to have his new VHS player. This was Bean’s GREAT NEWS!!!

Allie’s great news was sparked by a photo she shared on social media a few years ago. The photo was a patient in palliative care on a gurney looking out to the ocean with an ambulance company employee at her side. The patient just wanted to see the ocean one last time. This led Allie to find a company out of the Netherlands called The Ambulance Wish Foundation. “They use their medical transportation to help immobile seniors or hospice patients to check off one final item on their bucket list.” This company makes it possible with their team of 270 medically trained volunteers to provide 5 or 6 trips for dying seniors every day. This has been going on since 2007 and they have completed over 7,000 patient wishes. This idea has become so popular, it’s spread to other countries as well. This was Allie’s GREAT NEWS!!!

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