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And Now...Time For Some Good News

Posted Monday, September 26, 2011, at 10:45 PM

This first story is wonderful. A high school girl hits her first and only home run, only to get injured at first base and unable to get around the bases. Click on the link below to see what sportsmanship and character look like.


This next story is involves a runner who was cut severely and injured during a cross country meet. Another runner comes to his rescue and carries his wounded adversary over a half a mile to help.


Next we move to Loyola hospital, where seven female employees within the past year, have donated one of their kidneys to strangers. The women say they are acting out of Faith in God, and Love.


I am sure many of you have heard of Dakota Meyer. The young, soft-spoken and humble Marine who was awarded this nation's highest honor for bravely saving the lives of 36 men while under fire, including the lives of two dozen Afghan soldiers.

President Obama awarded this young man the Congressional Medal of Honor, and Dakota, not liking the term hero, accepted on behalf of his fallen comrades. The link below, will give you an idea of the incredible actions of this young American, on what Meyer calls, "the worst day of his life." Please read this, see what kind of men and women we have in The United States Marines.


I think you'll like this next story. Troy Yokum, of Louisville, KY, decided that one person could make a difference. With that principle firmly in hand, Troy walked 7,800 miles around the country and raised over a half a million dollars to help returning veterans and their families. When you read the story, you'll find out that Troy, although tired and sore, is already planning on another adventure with a goal to raise over three million. Go Troy!


And finally, a delightful story of faith and hope from former football player Jason Wright. A man who walked away from a million dollar a year contract with the Arizona Cardinals, to return to school. His goal, to make a difference in the lives of inner city children. His ultimate goal is to open a Charter School.


Hope you all have a blessed day.

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Thank you for this (however brief it may be) amount of levity and repose. The last story you cited, the story of Jason Wright, is particularly moving to me. I don't mean to detract from the other inspirational stories you have found, they are all quite good, no doubt. But I just read Jon Krakauer's "Where Men Win Glory", the Pat Tillman story, and it is incredibly powerful. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in selflessness, honor, and standing tall for what you believe in the gusty winds of our tumultuous world at present.

Charter schools are highly provocative and as a result of Davis Guggenhiem's (director of "An Inconvenient Truth") documentary "Waiting for Superman", they have received a fair amount of praise and scrutiny. But this young man's vision and dedication to "other people's children" should be an inspiration to us all. Thanks.

-- Posted by Benevolus on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 12:51 AM

Pat Tillman's story was quite amazing.

In sports, it is often the misbehavior of the sports star that is talked about. Then their are guys like Jason Wright.

Thanks for your comments.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 9:07 AM

I am impressed Sam - well done.

-- Posted by Geezer on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 5:40 PM

This is the day the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Thanks for the good news and great post, Sam.

-- Posted by Boomer62 on Wed, Sep 28, 2011, at 11:19 AM

Funny how the libs have little or nothing to say. Enjoyed this Sam. Thanks

-- Posted by Leo.Pold on Wed, Sep 28, 2011, at 5:54 PM

More good news, a true conservative it making his way to the top, Herman Cain. You wouldn't know this by reading the usual MSM version of the news, but it's making it's way on the web. The "moderates and liberal on the republican side seem concerned, must be what the people want.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sun, Oct 2, 2011, at 1:32 PM

I like it Sam. I encourage you to post more. By the way - I've really enjoyed that Hope N Change cartoon site that you linked to one of your blogposts. For other readers: they now have a pdf document that is a compilation of the first 100 cartoons.



-- Posted by Mickel on Mon, Oct 3, 2011, at 8:18 PM

As the father of a Softball Player, I was quite touched by the first video clip. THAT.... is the kind of victory I'm talking about.

Thanks Sam for that clip, emotion flowed over me as I watched this viewing of true sportsmanship.

I have raised my children to be quite respectful of others and I have to say.... Those girls were an inspiration to all those who play. I will show my daughter this clip and with any luck, she too will be overcome by not only those girls, but that teams incredable sportsmanship.

GOD BLESS THEM! What a story!


-- Posted by Nick Mercy on Tue, Oct 4, 2011, at 5:11 PM

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