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A Pearl — Source of Inspiration

A pearl needs an irritant to make it grow or a life filled with patience and love

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ACT OF KINDNESS – “I WAS RAISED BY A QUEEN”

One Ontario man’s tiny act of kindness is making a huge impact on social media.

Only in Hamilton

Only in Hamilton

 

Godfrey Cuotto, a 21-year-old student in Hamilton, Ont., was photographed holding hands with a man named Robert with special needs on a local bus earlier this week. The photo, which was later posted on the Facebook page “Only In Hamilton” on Tuesday by a stranger, has now gone viral.

Cuotto says he was coming home from a burrito joint downtown when he entered a packed bus, and a man sitting near the front wanted to shake his hand. A little taken aback at first, the McMaster student says he then shook Robert’s hand.

“He kept holding my hand,” he told the Huffington Post Canada. “I thought I was getting pranked at first, but he just needed comfort.”
Over the 30-minute bus ride, Cuotto says the man held his hand, leaned on him, hugged him and also kissed his hands throughout the ride.

“I just allowed it, like what am I going to do?” Cuotto says. “Sometimes you just have to be selfless and put someone else’s needs above yours.”

Robert’s family member later contacted Cuotto on Facebook and thanked him for comforting their uncle. They also told him Robert suffered from cerebral palsy and was deaf.

On Thursday, Cuotto told Toronto radio station Kiss 92.5 he stayed with Robert until the final stop, and also attributes his kindness to his mom: “I was raised by a queen.”

See story:      http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/10/08/hamilton-man-bus-holding-hands_n_8265558.html

 

A 17-year-old invented an ingenious way to stop bleeding instantly .

Such an interesting and vitally important article.

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Imagine this: you’re gushing blood. Nothing seems to make it stop. Then you apply a gel to your wound, and within seconds, the bleed stops. In minutes, you’re healed.

This is the premise of VetiGel, an algae-based polymer created by Joe Landolina – a 22 year-old who invented the product when he was just 17.

Landolina is now the co-founder and CEO of Suneris, a biotech company that manufactures the gel. Last week, Suneris announced that it will begin shipping VetiGel to veterinarians later this summer. Humans won’t be far behind.

When injected into a wound site, the gel can form a clot within 12 seconds and permanently heal the wound within minutes, says Landolina.

“The fastest piece of equipment we have measures every 12 seconds,”Landolina tells Business Insider. “So we know that it happens in less than 12 seconds.”

The science that makes this all possible is surprisingly basic.

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Mother Denied Access to Late Daughter’s Frozen Eggs

Very interesting story from Newsweek – full story Mother Denied Access to Daughter’s Eggs

A British court on Monday denied a mother the right to serve as a surrogate to her daughter’s eggs, which were frozen before the 28-year-old died of cancer. In the first case of its kind, a judge at a high court in London acknowledged that though the daughter had expressed her wish for children, she did not provide the appropriate written consent that would legally allow her parents to take possession of the eggs.

The woman’s 59-year-old mother and the 58-year-old father took the case to court to challenge the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA), an independent regulator, which would not permit the couple to access the eggs after their only child died of bowel cancer. The couple were planning to transport the eggs to a clinic in New York City that said it would provide fertility treatment with donor sperm for about $95,000….The daughter froze her eggs in 2008 before beginning aggressive cancer treatment, the Guardian writes. According to testimonies from family members, she discussed surrogacy with her mother because she’d hoped that she would live to raise the child on her own. When her prognosis worsened, the daughter signed paperwork stating she didn’t want her eggs to be destroyed in the first 10 years after her death..  see link Dead daughter’s Eggs for more.

Hellish Headaches?….this condition could be the reason

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Chiari Malformation – Very Interesting topic…several of my family members suffer greatly with “migraines” and constant buzzing in ears….definitely worth a read

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Excellent message…now!!! I think it would be a great tattoo….

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SKIN CANCER…..THE DANGERS OF TANNING BEDS

Please share this story with friends and family….This is a story about a young woman, Tawny Willoughby, and her willingness to share her journey that started with a TANNING BED!!!

Check out her facebook page here

Skin Cancer

 

Here is an excerpt from Tawny’s Facebook page:

If anyone needs a little motivation to not lay in the tanning bed and sun here ya go! This is what skin cancer treatment can look like. Wear sunscreen and get a spray tan. You only get one skin and you should take care of it. Learn from other people’s mistakes. Don’t let tanning prevent you from seeing your children grow up. That’s my biggest fear now that I have a two year old little boy of my own.

Edited to add: To answer a few questions and comments I’ve seen, I did the bulk of my tanning in high school. I probably laid an average of 4-5 times a week (I laid frequently because my tan faded very fast). I never laid in the tanning bed and in the sun in the same day. I never laid in the tanning bed twice in one day. I had my first skin cancer diagnosis at 21. Now, at 27, I’ve had basal cell carcinoma 5 times and squamous cell carcinoma once (excluding my face). I go to the dermatologist every 6-12 months and usually have a skin cancer removed at each checkup. I’m very thankful to not have had melanoma! Skin cancer is not always moles, only one of mine have been a mole. Get any suspicious, new and growing spot checked out. Anything that doesn’t heal, possibly bleeds on and off and crusts. The sooner you find it the less likely it will leave a disfiguring scar or grow deep enough to metastasize. Melanoma kills, non melanoma disfigures (and can also kill). Don’t be a statistic! This treatment was done using a cream called Aldara (imiquimod). I’ve also had the following treatments: Curettage and Electrodessication, Cryosurgery (freezing with liquid nitrogen), Surgical Excision and Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). I’m happy to answer any questions you have about my story and skin cancer in general!

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