Man with bride’s father’s heart walks her down aisle at wedding
This story spread very quickly around the web this weekend. It concerns Jeni Stepien from Philadelphia, whose father died 10 years ago but whose heart was donated to Arthur, from New Jersey. Jeni wrote to Arthur and asked if he would walk her down the aisle, so he did.
After marrying on her ‘deathbed,’ this bride made a miraculous recovery after quitting 1 food
And in other wedding news, Jessica Bean from Queensland thought that marrying her sweetheart would be one of her final actions after her struggle with cystic fibrosis became more difficult. But it turns out her wedding photographer’s husband is a health coach who advocated a switch of calorific foods, which has had a pretty miraculous effect. Jessica needed to eat around 4,000 calories to breathe because the condition makes it so difficult, and so was eating sweets and chocolates to keep her energy up. But on advice from the health coach she switched to healthy fats like avocado and peanut butter, and her lungs have healed so quickly she recently celebrated a whole year without a hospital visit.
Mine Kafon Drone
Among the selection of VR headsets, watches and artificial tongues that will let you lick your cat – it’s a thing, look it up – comes a Kickstarter project that could save up to 4,000 lives a year. “Introducing the Mine Kafon Drone, an airborne de-mining system developed to clear all land mines around the world in less than 10 years”. So says the crowdfunding page, which has so far raised over 111,000 EUR. On average, 10 people are killed by landmines every day, but this drone, fitted with a metal detector and remote detonator could clear land safely and efficiently.
Abandoned factory turned into home for up to 700 refugees in Greece
“There are kids playing in sewage, tents out under the 110-degree sun”. This is the assessment by investor and philanthropist Amed Khan, of the state of one of Greece’s refugee camps. “So” he says, “I thought, either we could try to work in the camps and try to make them better, or we could do our own thing.”. So, along with Frank Giustra the head of the Radcliffe Foundation, they’re doing their own thing, turning an abandoned textiles factory into a home for up to 700 refugees, with separate living quarters, communal areas, running water, electricity and kitchens.
Refugee athlete who saved 20 lives by pushing boat for 3 hours wins swimming heat at Rio Olympics
And finally a quick follow-up on the story of Yusra Mardini, who helped save the lives of 20 refugees on their way to Greece. I told you on Thursday that she’s competing in the Olympics; well she’s won her first swimming heat, as part of the refugee team. Go on Yusra!
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