Houston group sending 3 truckloads of donations, supplies to Ukraine
Two big-hearted business owners from Spring now ready to send more than 72 pallets of desperately needed items to the people who've lost their homes in Ukraine. Now it's time to send those items to Ukraine and the cost of airfreight is great. Ten thousand dollars needed to send supplies.
Illinois woman took her State Bar exam while in labor, and passed it.
OAK PARK, Ill. – A woman who took her State Bar exam while in labor has learned that she passed the test, TODAY Show reported. She didn’t want to get off her chair as it would count as cheating, and the next scheduled Bar exam would be in February. TODAY reported that Hill could have qualified for an exception, but decided not to wait for the next exam date. “My midwife assured me that I got time, so I had to put in towels on the chair during my break and sat on them to keep going,” Hill told TODAY. “The past two months I had only been telling myself I had passed because I couldn’t let myself go down the road of if I hadn’t,” Hill told TODAY.
Local ICU nurse gets the surprise of her life
HOUSTON – Memorial Hermann ICU nurse Christie Purviance is no stranger to heartbreak. Earlier this spring in the COVID unit, nine out of ten patients put on ventilators didn’t make it. Though the physical separation from her family was extremely tough, Purviance said she knew there was a very important reason for it. “Even if it’s just a small percentage it’s still someone’s family that’s affected,” said the ICU nurse. It will no doubt serve as a shining reminder that a little bit of love can go a long way.
A boy lost his ‘stuffy-puppy’ near a dog spa in Maine, then groomers gave it a special spa day
STANDISH, Maine – A dog groomer stepped up to help reunite a lost stuffed puppy with a 6-year-old boy, CNN reported. Caitlyn Brundage, who owns Lavish Dog Day Spa in Standish, Maine found out about the missing stuffed puppy in a post from a community Facebook group, belonging to a boy named Carter. Because they didn’t want Carter to worry about his “Stuffy-Puppy” they decided to pamper the toy with a bubble bath and a good combing. Carter and his mom saw the images on Facebook and were able to retrieve “Stuffy-Puppy” at the spa. She told CNN he could not contain his joy when he was finally reunited with his stuffed toy at the dog spa, giving it a hug, kiss and “wouldn’t let it go.”
FedEx driver gives basketball hoop, basketball to boy in random act of kindness
DAYTON, Ohio – An Indiana mom got the sweetest of surprises after a FedEx driver noticed her son ’s basketball hoop was looking rough, Storyful and WLWT reported. In a Facebook post, Coledo Cleo Wheeler said she and her husband came home from work when they noticed a brand new basketball hoop and a new basketball with an instruction manual. Come to find out a random act of kindness had happened in our home,” she wrote on her Facebook post. He knew exactly who Aubrey was," Wheeler wrote, “He started crying." In an update, she wrote that she came home to sandbags to place on the base of the basketball hoop.
‘Not all family is blood’: 95-year-old veteran shares friendship with veteran generations apart
HOUSTON – Regardless of the era, veterans share a common thread, bound by service and the idea of putting your country before yourself. Nowadays, Rodriguez shares memories with his best friend and fellow veteran Hector Giron. The call of duty and the honor of service is something veterans share, regardless of age. “We are all pretty much family, they say not all family is blood and that’s how it is with veterans,” said Giron. However, he said Veteran’s Day is the exception.
Remember the 'bookmobile’? This student teacher created one for kids during the pandemic
SAGINAW, Mich. – Many libraries are forced to close or change their hours due to the coronavirus pandemic, but one Michigan student teacher wants to keep the fun of reading alive for students in her community, WNEM reported. Woodland Park Academy student teacher Nina Quasarano told WNEM that her students do not have access to the library books here because of the pandemic, so she thought where the kids would get their books from. Thousands of books were available for kids grades K-8, and the community continues to donate more books. According to WNEM, kids can either pick up their books or have them delivered. Quasarano told WNEM that the bookmobile has fueled her passion as a student teacher, but she also said she is spending more money than earning it.
Flying vs. hovering: Watch as Texans' funny debate rages over blimp passing by in the sky
Is the blimp flying or hovering? That is the hilarious debate Houston Texans players J.J. Watt and Brandon Dunn recently had while sitting on the sidelines. In a video posted by the NFL Films Facebook page, the players were overheard debating whether or not a blimp was flying or hovering. Inside the NFL: JJ Watt's Blimp Debate Flying or hovering - how is this even a debate? So was the blimp hovering or flying?
One Good Thing: How a walk and wave led to an amazing friendship
Something as simple as a walk and a wave turned into so much more in one community. Every morning and afternoon, even when it rains, 94-year-old World War II veteran Oley Dotey walks outside his care facility in Woodstock, Georgia, sometimes even five miles in a single day. He started the hobby after he lost his wife of 72 years. During his walks, Oley also waves at people, including a group of school bus drivers who invited him to school. Oley says he’s grateful that his walker still moves so he can continue to bring joy to everyone.
One Good Thing: Harris County Pct. 4 deputies celebrate boy’s 8th birthday during parade
HOUSTON – Take a look at how Precinct 4 constable deputies made one Houston boy’s birthday a memorable one. Precinct 4 deputies Derousse and Marroquin attended a very special parade for Trace, who just celebrated his 8th birthday. the department shared videos wishing him a Happy Birthday. As you can see, Trace was all smiles. If you see good news happen in your neighborhood, please share it with KPRC 2.
One Good Thing: Woman donates kidney to officer who once arrested her
James was on Alabamas most wanted list. She was arrested more than 16 times, often by Officer Terrell Powers. Officer Powers was in need of a kidney. If you asked me to give you a list of 100 people that would give me a kidney, her name would not been on that list, Powers said. Its like shes another daughter, I mean shes just a part of us.If you see any good news in your area, share it with KPRC 2.
One Good Thing: 8-year-old afraid of law enforcement forms friendship with South Carolina deputy
An 8-year-old South Carolina boy who told his mom he was afraid of the police has a new and unexpected friend. Gavin Williamson says he was scared of law enforcement before meeting Deputy Kerry Shelton last week. His mom, Ashton Williamson, says she saw Deputy Sheltons cruiser on the side of the road and decided to pull over and introduce Gavin to the deputy. Thats when a new friendship formed. Gavin says he now sees law enforcement in a different light and wants to be an officer when he gets older.
One Good Thing: TSA sends bride her dress left at airport in time for her wedding the next day
NEWARK, New Jersey For a bride, the most important thing on her wedding day, besides the groom, is her wedding dress. Narolin Cepeda nearly didnt have hers for her big day earlier this month after her mother accidentally forgot it while rushing to catch a plane at Newark Airport. Her younger brother, whos a physicians assistant, immediately emailed TSA but got an automatic reply that said responses take five days. Fortunately, a TSA administrative assistant saw the email, went looking for the luggage and sent it overnight express to Ohio. The TSA worker said she put herself in the brides shoes and could only imagine how stressful it would be to find out her dress got lost the day before the wedding.
One Good Thing: 109-year-old woman receives honorary degree from University of Tennessee as birthday surprise
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. A 109-year old woman from Chattanooga received a high honor from the University of Tennessee for her birthday. Halie Forstner was a freshman at the college in 1930 but had to leave after one year, due to financial reasons. The university chancellor and the head of the History Department surprised Forstner with an honorary college degree, and a certificate that made her honorary president of the schools history club. Its such a surprise and just a plain little girl from the mountains and having all this happen to me. Its wonderful, Forstner said.
One Good Thing: 7-year-old and 73-year-old become pen pals during pandemic
In the worst of times, a 7-year-old and 73-year-old are becoming the best of friends. The coronavirus cut both of them off from the life they are used to and led to some loneliness. The unlikely duo was set up to be pen pals by the senior living facility where the man is a resident. Kinda helps with the more solitude life we have now. And I bring some joy to her, and she does to me, Gary, 73, said.
One Good Thing: Deputy constable performs good deed by getting groceries for elderly woman in need
HOUSTON A Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Constable is proving that his heart is bigger than his badge when he provided food and household items for a 90-year-old woman in desperate need. Deputy Galvan, with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constables Office, found the woman in a desperate condition during a welfare check, according to a post on the agencys Facebook page. The woman had no food or money to buy groceries. Today, Deputy Galvan with Constable Mark Herman's Office responded to a... Posted by Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 on Thursday, July 30, 2020Because of her urgent situation, Galvan went to the grocery store, and bought food and household items. The good deed has gathered positive reactions on Facebook, with some fans of the agency offering to help the woman in need.
VIDEO: Texans JJ Watt sends motivational message to patient at Childrens Memorial Hermann Hospital
HOUSTON A Houston Texans fan who is staying at Childrens Memorial Hermann Hospital got the surprise of his life when he was sent a special motivational message from his hero JJ Watt. After undergoing emergency neurosurgery, he was greeted by Post-Op Dr. David Sandberg who gave him encouraging news on his condition. He brought the surprise message to Dunbar during his visit. After undergoing emergency neurosurgery, a @HoustonTexans super fan, Stu, received a message of love and support from his hero @JJWatt. pic.twitter.com/c6Rmh0Blxl Memorial Hermann (@memorialhermann) June 24, 2020I just want to say keep being tough and keep being strong, Watt said in his video message.