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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.

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