Category Archives: Plucked From The News

Mom Decides To Carry Anencephaly Baby To Full Term In Hopes of Donating Organs


PLUCKED FROM THE NEWS…Imagine that you and your significant other go to the doctor for your baby’s 19 week ultrasound. How exciting is that? Then you hear the word anencephaly and all your excitement is quickly replaced with a feeling of devastation. Anencephaly is a birth defect with serious consequences. This condition prevents normal development […]
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Heart Donor’s Daughter Walked Down The Aisle By Dad’s Heart Receipient


PLUCKED FROM THE NEWS…It’s stories such as this one that make me feel certain that choosing to be an organ and tissue donor is the right thing to do. In 2006, Michael Stepien, was robbed and shot in the head while walking home from work. As this 53 year old husband and father lay dying […]
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Leftover Starbucks Food To Be Donated To The Needy


PLUCKED FROM THE NEWS….Many years ago I worked night shift at a McDonald’s in East Boston, Massachusetts. At that time it was against the law to distribute any leftover food so we had to throw it all away. I always thought this was such a shame, especially when right across from this restaurant was a […]
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A Liver Donation That Leads To Love


PLUCKED FROM THE NEWS… Chris Dempsey overheard a conversation at work about a woman who needed a liver. The co-worker was talking about her cousin, Heather Krueger, who was dealing with stage 4 liver disease and needed a donor liver to save her life. Dempsey, a former Marine, decided to get tested in hopes that […]
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Woman Finds Message In A Bottle Launched From 2,400 Miles Away


PLUCKED FROM THE NEWS….When five year old twin girls, Lucie and Ellie Readings decided to place messages in empty wine bottles and toss them into the water, an idea they got from their mother, they never expected to hear from anyone. Both girls thought that their messages has been carried out to sea, and lost […]
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Doctor Who Only Charged $5.00 For An Office Visit Dies


PLUCKED FROM THE NEWS…. On August 7, 2015 the town of Rushville, Illinois lost a beloved and very dedicated family physician, Dr. Russell Dohner who died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 90. This WWII Army Veteran had used his G.I. Bill to attend Western Illinois University. After which, he continued his education […]
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Identity Thief Display At Gallery Show


Plucked From The News…. It didn’t take long after her wallet had been stolen at SF Camerawork that a photographer there became a victim of identity theft. Along with receiving bills for merchandise she had never purchased, Jessamyn Lovell, was also served with an unwarranted summons to appear in court on theft charges. So what […]
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Medical Marijuana For Pets?


Plucked From The News… A Senator from Nevada has decided to introduce into legislation a bill that would allow veterinarians to give medical marijuana cards for animals experiencing chronic or debilitating pain. Senator Richard “Tick” Segerblom’s (D) proposal to allow ailing pets this option is part of a larger bill that would also change some […]
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Was It An Act Of Divine Intervention?


Plucked From The News… When four police officers in Spanish Fork, Utah arrived at the scene of a partially submerged flipped car in an ice-cold river they heard a woman’s begging cries for help. Knowing there was no time left to spare, these police officers rushed into the frigid water and worked together to flip […]
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