Terrific News Tuesday

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. – Desmond Tutu

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Logan Schoenhardt
  • The New York City Photo
  • Honoring World War II Veterans
  • Blood Platelets

Logan Schoenhardt:

Get the tissues ready – more often than not, fans of the Patriots are wearing their favorite quarterback’s jersey, Tom Brady’s No. 12. But for one New England fan, that number means so much more. E:60’s Tom Rinaldi tells the powerful story of 10-year-old Logan Schoenhardt. Watch it HERE. (ESPN)

Logan attended Monday night’s game and watched his favorite quarterback and team win a big game.

The New York City Photo:

From CBS Evening News…

Griffin Madden and his girlfriend Saya Tomioka loved to dance on rooftops and in nightclubs. But just before midnight on December 2, the dancing stopped. Madden was trapped inside the massive warehouse fire in Oakland, California. Thirty-six people died including Madden. Tomioka was not there.

In her grief, she remembered a moment the two shared in New York City last year.

They had just seen “The Book of Mormon” on Broadway. On Facebook she wrote: “…the city was so beautiful and amidst all the lights, I got to look at the brightest light of all, my sweetie. I cried, and we kissed.”

A photographer nearby captured the moment.

Read/watch the rest of the story HERE.

Honoring World War II Veterans:

Not many 19-year-olds care about World War II veterans, but Rishi Sharma is different. He has been interviewing World War II veterans and filming the interviews.

Read/Watch this week’s “On the Road” segment HERE.

Blood Platelets:

This is a remarkable record! Johanna Mellinger hit a milestone on Monday in Great Falls — her 400th donation of blood platelets to the American Red Cross. Platelets are used to help cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, trauma victims, and for transplants or open heart surgery. (KRTV)

Congrats and thanks to Johanna!

 

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