LITTLE GIRL PUTS THE AID IN LEMONADE
A 4-year-old girl in Los Angeles has set up a special stand selling lemonade, with an emphasis on aid.
Emily McGlocklin is selling the drink in her front yard to raise money for her little sister, who was recently diagnosed with an extremely rare childhood Alzheimer's.
19-month-old Marian McGlocklin just started treatment with an experimental drug at a hospital in Chicago. The treatments are expensive and the family has set up a GoFundMe page. But Emily is doing her part to raise even more money by selling her lemonade.
The family received some good news that the treatments appear to be working so far and slowing the progression of the disease.
Emily says she set up the stand because "it's for me... to know how much I love my sister." (Daily Mail)
SAYING THANKS WITH BURGERS
The employees of a wine shop located near a construction site in Atlanta wanted to do something nice for those construction workers, so they surprised the workers with soda, water, and lemonade – along with cookies, chips, and burgers from a local restaurant.
The Tower wine and spirits shop arranged for food and drink from the Grindhouse restaurant to be delivered to the workers trying to get an Interstate freeway repaired.
Tower hopes to get together with another nearby restaurant soon to offer food to the night crew, so they don’t feel left out.
It’s such a big job, so there’s plenty of work to do – which means there’s plenty of food and appreciation needed. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
BOY TAUGHT TO DO HEIMLICH MANEUVER ON DOG SAVES CLASSMATE
Several years ago, Caitlin Puccio – a nurse in Pennsylvania – taught her young son, Ayden, how to do the Heimlich maneuver when the family dog was choking on a piece of rawhide.
The dog was OK, and Ayden walked away with a life lesson … that recently came in handy.
Ayden – now 11 years old – noticed a girl choking at school and jumped up to help.
Ayden admits that he was scared, but when he calmed down, he knew exactly what to do.
Being in the right place at the right time, he ended up helping his classmate.
Caitlin is proud of her son and is happy that she took the time to teach him the important lesson those years ago, calling the Heimlich maneuver, "the first line of defense." (WPVI-TV)