Sep 18 2012

Parents Give Lung to Son

This is a reminder of how far you would go for your kids.

Marius Schneider, German Boy With Cystic Fibrosis, Gets One Lung From Each Parent And Survives. Huffington Post 

Twelve-year-old Marius Schneider was only a child when he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a life-threatening condition in which sticky mucus builds up in the lungs, gradually decreasing one's ability to breathe.

“We were desperately waiting for an organ, waiting for a call every day,” said Lars Schneider, Marius' father.

But as the days stretched on without a lung donor, Marius, who lives in Germany, was in so dire a spot that he survived only with the continual aid of a ventilation machine and a heart-lung machine, the Daily Mail reports. "He was living in a state of almost perpetual anesthesia," said Marius's physician, Professor Dr Axel Haverich.

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Sep 18 2012

In a Bad Mood? Eat This

9 Foods that Will Put You in a Better Mood. Shine from YAHOO!

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Need a boost? According to new research, some foods have the same effect on your bod as taking a prescription mood-enhancing drug. Nutritionists swear these foods can make you feel awesome. Um...feeling happier just by eating? Oh, we're in. 

Dark Chocolate 

Salmon... 

Spinach

Chicken

Tofu

Avocado

Greek Yogurt

Green Tea

Berries

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Sep 18 2012

Forgiveness with a Hug

Takunda Mavima, Drunk-Driving Teen, Is Forgiven By Victim's Family (PHOTOS). Huffington Post

This is the most powerful photo you will see all week.

The father of a car accident victim hugging the drunk-driving teen who caused the crash.

 

On May 20 this year, 18-year-old Takunda Mavima was driving home from a party after graduating from high school, when he lost control and crashed into an off-ramp near Wyoming, Mich., the New York Daily News reports.

Tim See, 17, and Krysta Howell, 15, who were in the car with Mavima, died in the accident that night.

At the time of the accident, Mavima had a 0.10 blood alcohol level, reported ABC News. At a courtroom sentencing this week, he tearfully addressed the families of the victims: "I’m so sorry that I took two bright, intelligent, wonderful people out of this world …. I wish … I’m so sorry."

He was sentenced to between 30 months and 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to all charges.

In a moving address to the court, both the sister and the father of victim Tim See spoke on behalf of Mavima, urging the judge to give him a light sentence.

"I am begging you to let Takunda make something of himself in the real world -- don't send him to prison and get hard and bitter, that boy has learned his lesson a thousand times over and he'll never make the same mistake again," Lauren See said in court.

See's father then hugged Mavima as he walked out of court after the sentencing.

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