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Old 07-15-2012, 04:20 PM
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I might have shared this already but I will again because it's such a cool story.

A friend of mine's Dad died about 5 years ago.

Her brother was badly injured in Iraq a few years ago.

Well my friend got married a few weeks ago and her brother was walking her down the aisle no matter what. Her uncle was ready and willing to step in his place and do it just in case but her brother was doing this.

He worked his butt off and it took twice as long as the normal bridal walk down the aisle but he made it.

And sitting in the front pew were the 2 primary PTs on his team who helped him.

Not a dry eye in the house.
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Seeing this again redd reminded me that this might be why my back is the cause of so much pain.

Plus knowing this guy was a Paratrooper all that held him back was his own mind accepting what some VA doctors told him.

Then years later he did what any true Trooper would do, get back in the fight and win!

And in my present situation I was going to allow things to take their course if it were bad news, now I am going to fight it and in the end will win or die trying.

I was lucky that usedtobetrappedinoneparty or God used usedtobetrappedinoneparty to open my eyes to what you posted about this one Paratrooper, as the page opened to your post and not usedtobetrappedinoneparty..

Gee I hope some day I find out if it is a she or he! Because that user name is so dang long.
Yet I owe usedtobetrappedinoneparty for posting as it was the only one Mikeyy had not posted in my User CP.
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That is awesome. Congrats to the entire family for that. Prayers for all of them.
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I think todays good news is this.... Which I am just one of. Yet I can write with my right hand and do most things as a righty.

So what about you?

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Hug a lefty! It's International Left-Handers' Day

3 hrs ago, 13 August 2012 .................................................

Hoist some strange-looking scissors aloft and toast your favorite lefty today. Don’t get lefty behind! It’s International Left-Handers’ Day.

Launched on August 13, 1992, by a group of British southpaws who wanted to make sure their sinister ways were given their due, this lefty-lauding holiday is now celebrated around the world.

The U.K.-based Left-Handers Club has marked the occasion with “left-v-right sports matches, a left-handed tea party, pubs using left-handed corkscrews where patrons drank and played pub games with the left hand only, and nationwide ‘Lefty Zones,’” in which righties can awkwardly try out lefty gear.
San Francisco store Lefty’s is offering prizes on its Facebook page. We figured it was only right to let you know. [Source]

Check out the msnNOW.com homepage to read more trending stories.

And this: What do you think is the biggest challenge lefties face?.

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Today, August 13, is International Left-Handers' Day

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I just came across this bit of news & there are about 12 video's if you care to pick from them you can.
Just allow the ad to pass and watch the doctor explain this:

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Brazilian man survives pole piercing his skull

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18 hrs ago, Associated Press Videos

A 24-year-old construction worker in Brazil survived after a 6-foot metal bar fell from above and pierced his head. Doctors successfully removed the iron bar from the man's skull during a five-hour-long surgery. (Aug. 17)
Brazilian man survives pole piercing his skull | Watch the video - Yahoo! News

Can this be called a miracle or just good luck?
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I see this as good news. Why, because each day other species do die off some slowly other on the quick.

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.New owl species discovered in Philippines

AFP – 4 hrs ago. Posted 19 August 2012 ..............................

Scientists and birdwatchers have discovered 10 new owl species in the Philippines, using advanced recording equipment that can distinguish between their hoots, a conservation official said Sunday.

Eight of the new species were previously considered sub-species while two are totally new, said Lisa Paguntalan, field director of Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Programme.

"There is no significant variation in their forms. It was the sound difference of their calls that was very significant in distinguishing between species," she told AFP.

Paguntalan warned that many of these new species were possibly endangered because they were found only in small isolated islands or in tiny pockets of forests.

Ornithologists and birdwatchers from Michigan State University, Birdlife International and other groups used museum samples and high-quality photography and recording systems to show the owls were of different species.

The research took 10 years but the results were only announced after coordination between the various groups.

The two new species are the Cebu hawk owl and the Camiguin hawk owl, found in the central Philippine islands of Cebu and Camiguin respectively.

They are described as about eight to 12 inches (20 to 30.5 centimetres) in size and hard to spot.

The Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands with diverse animal species evolving in different parts of the country but many of these unique species are threatened by destruction of their habitat.
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To me this is good news. And till some one thanks me I will blow your castles
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ing aside have your sound on as at the site is a short video in HD.

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.Thousands of LEDs + Water = Amazing, illuminated graffiti

By Mike Wehner, Tecca | Today in Tech – 7 hrs ago. 22 Aug. 2012 .......

In most cities, graffiti is a dirty word. Sure, some street artists create amazingly intricate and gorgeous works, but in most cases a few dozen lines of spray paint on a brick wall just creates an eyesore.

Artist Antonin Fourneau decided to take the concept of graffiti and apply it in a way we've never seen before: By combining thousands of tiny LEDs with a power source, and then letting water form connections between each light, he has created a wall that plays host to stunning, illuminated works of street art.

He calls the project simply "Water Light Graffiti," and although the name isn't flashy, the end result certainly is. The video above shows his stunning craftsmanship in action, as impromptu water graffiti artists create sparkling designs simply by spreading water over the massive display.

The project was on public display in France for just a few days, which is a real shame since we could see such a creation becoming a serious attraction if one were made in a more permanent space.

Luckily, the organization that help create the piece — Digitalarti — has a rental program to get you set up with the gorgeous electronic canvas, as long as you reside within a reasonable distance.

This article was written by Mike Wehner and originally appeared on Tecca

More from Tecca: Links at the site.
•Watch this artist sculpt Mark Zuckerberg's face out of books
•Lego artist creates life-size ... anesthesia machine?
•Artist transforms scrap metal and discarded objects into ridiculously awesome sculptures
Thousands of LEDs + Water = Amazing, illuminated graffiti | Technology News Blog - Yahoo! News

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After 5 pages of seaching for the first news story on this one, about Amiee Copeland and her flesh eating disease. Has recovered! Great News!

So I thought what better place but here.

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A 24-year-old Georgia woman who survived a rare, flesh-eating disease is back home after more than three months in the hospital and a rehabilitation clinic. (Aug. 23) 2012 .............

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In this image released Monday, July 2, 2012, by Tom Adkins, shows Aimee Copeland, right, with medic Kori Mills as Copeland leaves a hospital in Augusta Ga., headed for an inpatient rehabilitation clinic. Copeland …7 more


SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — After more than three months in the hospital and a rehabilitation clinic, a young Georgia woman who survived a rare fleshing-eating disease returned home to a family dinner and a wheelchair-accessible house now equipped with an exercise room and private elevator.

Aimee Copeland, 24, had been away from her family's home in Snellville outside Atlanta since May 4, when doctors diagnosed her with the life-threatening infection she contracted after gashing her leg while zip lining over the Tallapoosa River. Both of Copeland's hands, her left leg and her right foot were amputated at a hospital in Augusta. Then Copeland moved to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta for nearly two months of learning to move, eat, bathe and care for herself without prosthetic limbs.

With two trips in the family car to haul all of her things, and the bumper nearly dragging on the ground, Copeland moved back home Wednesday, her father said.

"It was almost like you were bringing a kid home from college," Andy Copeland said in a phone interview Thursday. "When we got back home, Aimee rolled around in her room and she was really laughing it up."

She returned to a home that had received a major makeover. A homebuilder, Pulte Homes, added a 1,956-square-foot living space for Copeland onto her parents' home. It includes a bedroom and bathroom with wheelchair-accessible features; wider doorways; an exercise room with parallel bars and other equipment; and an elevator between the addition's two floors. The $200,000 job was paid for by donations, at no cost to the Copeland family.

Copeland also got her first dinner outing and chose the steakhouse where her sister works, her father said. She dined on shrimp stew and spinach dip.

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Flesh-eating bacteria victim Aimee Copeland | Photo Gallery - Yahoo! News
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Baby with half a heart who was nearly aborted because her chance of survival was so low celebrates first birthday

Daisy underwent a gruelling four-hour operation to ‘rewire’ her heart so it could function properly

The youngster has gone from strength to strength and is now learning to walk

Baby with half a heart who was nearly aborted because her chance of survival was so low celebrates first birthday | Mail Online



Daisy Davidson underwent the first major operation on her heart weeks after she was born


Stephanie and Alec with their brave daughter who is celebrating her first birthday next month





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No good news is coming out of Syria, but this is probably the best I have found.

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A British doctor has told how she risked her life spending her summer holiday in war-torn Syria giving medical help to victims of its conflict.

Brave NHS anaesthetist Rachael Craven gave up her summer break to treat war zone casualties surrounded by gunfire and shells in northern Syria.

The 42-year-old medic has spent two weeks under constant threat of arrest or airstrikes while working in a top-secret hospital running providing humanitarian aid.


Saving lives: Dr Craven works in Syria as part of a secret humanitarian aid agency disguised as a house

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NHS anaesthetist gives up summer holiday to risk her life in war-torn Syria treating casualties in secret aid operation | Mail Online


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