Green Bay, Wisconsin
September 23, 2017 10:14am CST
In a world gone crazy with healthcare bills that won't work for most of the country, North Korea making threats to destroy the US by detonating a Hydrogen bomb in the Pacific, there is some good news. As I was scrolling through the news stories this morning, I found two amid all the crime, sports, and political stories that abound. First is the story out of Massachusetts about a library book that was returned. A person cleaning out their basement found the book titled A Young Woman at Home by Arthur, the book had a due date of November 21, 1938. The library is happy to have it back even though it is in very bad condition, and will not be put back into circulation due to its condition. The library also said they are not going to assess any late charges which would amount to $2800. They are just happy to have the book returned to them. Second is a story out of Tennessee about a young woman who desperately needed a kidney transplant. A woman with stage four kidney disease and a two-year-old daughter worried that she would not live long enough to see her grow up, graduate from high school, college, or get married. Now that privilege has been given to her by a woman with five daughters. They met at church, and the woman with five daughters felt it was only right to do what she could for the woman and was tested to find out if she was a match and she was. The woman who needed the kidney was so grateful, she sat on the sidewalk and cried when she learned the wonderful news that her life would be given back to her and she would see her daughter grow up. The two women are currently recovering from surgery and both are feeling wonderful. The woman needing the new kidney can feel life returning to her. Everyone needs good news in a world gone crazy, both with natural disasters and the traditional bad news you see and hear every day. I'm going to try to find stories everyday that bring hope and show the positive side of life and people. Thank you for reading. Image courtesy of Google Images
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@just4him years ago my youngest son was considering donating one of his kidneys to him. For some reason it didn't happen. He was diagnosed with a tumor in one of his kidneys about 3 years ago. Fortunately he only had the lower part of the kidney removed along with the tumor. He could have lost the entire kidney.
• French Polynesia
Those were two interesting stories you just shared with us. Thank you so much and I love the fine one at the library. However, to give a kidney for a person you don't really know is amazing. I am so happy there are some people like this in the world.