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Canadian pilot diverts plane to save dog from freezing to death

This story touched me as I’m sure it will all pet owners.  Click on the link below to read the story.

Pilot Diverts Plane to Save Dog from Freezing

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I STAND WITH CHERISH

Baby Peterson

Cherish Peterson, a mother of four young kids, said she was horrified to realize she drove off from a grocery store in Arizona last week without her two-month-old son and since then, there’s been a roller coaster reaction on social media.

Here is the story Cherish Peterson

In my own family, we have told the story for decades about my Mum (now 95) leaving my sister outside the grocery store and actually driving home without her precious bundle.  That bundle was left, along with other prams, outside the grocery store while mothers did their groceries!!  Ahhh the good ol’ days.

My heart goes out to this family – every one of us has made some mistake that could have, given different circumstances, turned out to be a life/death situation. Unfortunately, Cherish and her husband have to respond to the social media outcry and actually defend an innocent mistake whereas my Mum just has to put up with friendly, family joking.

Here is the Facebook address set up for Cherish

I would love to hear from you “If social media had been around when I was a kid/parent oh the story it would have made!!!”

Oh my gosh I have so many :

  • Standing up in the back of Dad’s pick up truck while he stops and starts trying to make us fall down (my sister fell OUT!!!)
  • Having “just one sip” of beer as a really young child
  • Learning how to target practice at the tender age of 8???
  •  I lost track of the number of times my youngest got lost in stores, arenas, busy public places

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

Such an interesting and vitally important article.

SOMEONE SOMEWHERE

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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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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!

HUSBAND ON TRIAL FOR SEX WITH WIFE

Sex, Dementia and a Husband on Trial at Age 78

Henry Rayhons, 78, has been charged with third-degree felony sexual abuse, accused of having sex with his wife in a nursing home on May 23, 2014, eight days after staff members there told him they believed she was mentally unable to agree to sex.

This is such a compelling story…I’m not sure how I feel about it.

The full story here

 

Mr and Mrs Rayons

“GIRLS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR RAPE”…DELHI BUS RAPIST

When I read this story this morning, my heart hurt.  I just can’t understand this way of thinking – unimaginable and so terribly sad….I have no other words.

One of the men, Mukesh Singh, convicted of gang raping a woman on a bus in Delhi in 2012 has blamed his victim for the fatal attack, saying “girls are far more responsible for rape” than men.  Speaking from prison where he is awaiting his execution he goes on to say:

“A decent girl won’t roam around at nine o’clock at night,” he said.

“A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy. Boys and girls are not equal.

“Housework and housekeeping is for girls, not roaming in discos and bars at night doing wrong things, wearing wrong clothes.

“About 20 per cent of girls are good.”

“When being raped, she shouldn’t fight back.

“She should just be silent and allow the rape. Then they’d have dropped her off after doing her and only hit the boy.”

Police said the victim, known as “Jyoti”, meaning “flame”, was found with multiple wounds and had also been raped with metal bars, causing catastrophic internal injuries.

See the complete story written by Lizzie Deardon, with the Independent

NEW SEX ED CURRICULUM IN ONTARIO

Apparently Ontario has been slow to change the curriculum surrounding sex education  (last update was in 1998) compared to the other provinces in Canada.  I applaud the changes. They are a reflection of the way things are in 2015.

Not everyone is happy; people are protesting; parents, politicians, and religious representatives are opposed to the schools teaching our children about sex in 2015.  I’m a little confused. I don’t understand what they think will happen to our children – because they learn about homosexuality, will they “become” gay?  if they (more…)

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