One Good Kidney Needed

Chris Royles needed a kidney so bad she advertised for it on the back of her car with a sign showing her name, blood type, and her phone number. After getting sick for weeks, she had gone to the doctor to find out what was wrong, and he told her that her kidneys were failing. She would have to spend ten hours of every night after work connected to a dialysis machine until she would be able to get a kidney transplant, according to the Post-Gazette.

Organ donor recipient lists can be long, so she thought advertising might speed the process of getting one up. Surprisingly, Chris got her wish when a man answered her ad and agreed to donate one of his kidneys to her. His blood type was a match. To thank the stranger who helped her, Chris is holding a pancake supper fundraiser for him. The Applebee’s sponsored event is to raise money to give to his family for the time he will be off work due to recovery of the surgery.

Taking Time from First Date to Save a Life

A young man was out on his first date with a girl who he really liked. That date received a surprising interruption, though, and the young man went on to become a hero.

Just what happened? A young man was out on his first date when he witnessed a crash. A vehicle ran into a condominium building. The vehicle then started to smoke. The young man could have kept his focus on his date and the good time that he was planning to have, he could have ignored the crash that he had seen, but he was concerned about the man who was driving the car that had crashed said Crunch Base. This young man risked losing any chance of another date with his girl by stopping his car and springing into action to help out.

The young man pulled an older man from the smoking car and helped to save his life. This wouldn’t have happened if the young man had stayed focused on his date. This changed the young man’s chance at another date with the girl. Now, though, the girl sees the young man as a hero, and he is getting the reward that he deserves.

Man Built A Road Through A Mountain With Hammer And Chisel

A man in India is making the news for moving mountains, almost quite literally. In 1960 Dashrath Manjhi was deemed crazy because he had a dream to make a road through a mountain so that his village would have an easier access to hospitals and other towns should they need anything. It took him 22 years to make that road, but he sold 3 of his goats to buy the hammel and chisel but successfully did what he set out to. People said he was out of his mind as he worked the fields during the day and on the road at night.

According to an article found on reddit and written by GoodNewsNetwork.com, and a post by Ray Lane on cmc.edu, Manjhi passed away in 2007 due to a battle with cancer, but his legacy is now just taking off and living on. His decedents are still living in the same village and are very proud of their family member. It is thanks to his persistence and ability to never give up that has made him able to get it all done. When he passed away he was given a very highly prestigious funeral by the state so that he could get some of the honor that he really deserves. After all not many men on this planet anymore can say they built a road with their own two hands, a hammer, and a chisel, and have left their mark on the world.

Texas Legislator Wants To Stop Police Officer Filming

Texas State Representative Jason Villalba Says Cop Filming Should Be A Misdemeanor

Police departments across the country are being held to a new standard thanks to cell phone cameras. Before everyone carried a phone camera, some police departments would perform illegal acts on citizens, and they would get away with it. Now that behavior is recorded, and citizens everywhere claim it is the only way to keep the cops on the right side of the law.

But a Texas state representative wants to change this new type of police accountability. Jason Villalba wants to stop citizens from filming the cops. Folks at Anastasia Date have heard that he wants everyone to stand back at least 25 feet so citizens don’t interfere with police work. The bill also says armed citizens would have to be 100 feet away from officers. His House Bill No. 2918 confirms the fact that there is a major division in perception between some legislators, the police departments and the public.

The fact that Villalba introduced his measure to the Texas House is more than just a waste of taxpayers time and money. It is a blatant act of irresponsibility to his constituents. He was elected to serve the people by protecting their rights not by introducing laws that violate their rights.

New Glasses Bring Color Back for the Color Blind

Color blind or, more accurately, color deficient people may now be able to see colors better due to a new pair of glasses developed by EnChroma, a company out of Berkeley, California. Color blindness, the inability to see color or perceive color differences, affects approximately 8% of men and .5% of women around the world, with red-green color blindness being the most common type.

According to Susan McGalla, EnChroma’s new glasses allow sufferers of red-green color blindness to see more color in their world. The company has also released a pair of glasses, the Cx-65, for indoor use when the lighting may cause color differentiation to be more difficult. They recommend the indoor glasses for use with computers, TVs and any other color-specific activity done indoors.

The lenses work by brightening colors and making them appear more saturated. They allow the wearer to differentiate objects more clearly such as those placed against a colored background, for example, flowers against leaves or grass. People using the lenses have even reported the ability to see textures better within a single color, such as variegated greens on a leaf. Even complex textures seemed “less noisy.”

The glasses are available in non-prescription and prescription lenses and are also offered in poly-carbonate for use as safety glasses. EnChroma states that the Cx lens is effective in 80% of cases for color vision deficiency. They are so confident that they offer a 30 day money back guarantee. It seems worth the investment to bring a little color back into a color blind person’s life.

Presbyterians Approve Same Sex Marriages

On Tuesday, March 18, the United State’s chapter of the Presbyterian Church in Fair Lawn, New Jersey decided via voice vote with 87 in favor, 41 against and one who could not decide that it was time to change the definition of “marriage” within the Church to include same-sex unions by changing the language to state that marriage is between “two people, traditionally a man and a woman.” Members of the church had debated this topic for more than thirty years without few results until this week.

Flavio Maluf says that the decision falls in line with decisions of members of many non-Presbyterian religious groups and organizations around the country who are opening their doors and their hearts to same-sex and non-traditional couples, including the Judaism Conservative and Reform movements, the Episcopal Church, the Quakers, the Unitarian Universalist Association of Churches and the United Church of Christ; as well as some Lutheran churches.

That said, there are many Presbyterian denominations in the United States and around the world. This vote only applies to those specifically aligned with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) of Louisville, Kentucky, which has about 1.8 million members.

Additionally, this decision does come with a type of cost. In recent years, the church lost members who were unsatisfied with the decision to allow gay and lesbian religious leaders. Conservative members of the church believe that many more will leave with this new definition of marriage.

The Dorchester Collection

The Dorchester Collection is owned and operated by the Brunei Investment Agency, as part of the Ministry of finance of Brunei. The Dorchester Collection manages ten luxury five star location in England, Italy, France, Switzerland and the United States. Probably the most famous hotel in the collection would be the Beverly Hills Hotel located in Los Angeles, California. In 1987 the Sultan of Brunei bought the Dorchester Hotel and the Beverly Hills Hotel. In 1991 the Sultan transferred ownership of both hotels to the Brunei Investment Agency. In 1996 the Audley Group was formed to have one company managing the properties. In 2006 the Audley Group became the Dorchester Group Limited.

The Dorchester Group took over management of all ten of the Dorchester Collections luxury hotels in Europe and the United States. The Dorchester Collection manages some of the properties on behalf of third party owners and their properties that are partly and completely owned by them. The Dorchester Group’s experience has made them a world renowned company who is at the forefront of owning and operating some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. The Dorchester Group’s company vision is to become the ultimate management company that has a passion for excellence and innovation honoring the heritage and individuality of each individual hotel. The Dorchester Group hopes to achieve this through its acquisition of premier hotels and managing premier hotels for other owners.

The hotels in the Dorchester Collection are icons by themselves. These hotels are known worldwide for their reputation of providing the most luxurious experience their clients enjoy over and over again. The Dorchester Collection provides elegant living, charm, opulence and world renowned customer service. Each hotel’s character is enriched with state of the art facilities and contemporary decor. Each historic buildings location also embodies the culture of its city, thus creating a complete luxurious experience that will remain with each client well after they have left the hotel.

Woman Dies By Whale Crashing Into Her Boat

A woman has died due to an unusual circumstance. She was on a whale watching tour with her husband and 7 other passengers when a humpback whale collided into their boat and slung her into the water, which killed her. Two other people were injured but will be ok after some treatment.

According to an article found on reddit and written by Calgary CTVNews, the woman who was killed was 35 year old Jen Karran and she was a Canadian from Calgary. Her friends and family remember her as having a very kind heart and always willing to help people and animals.

The San Cabo board of tourism released a statement about the accident and gave her family their condolences. Even though this tragedy is a terrible one, no one can really put blame on the humpback whale for being a whale. In nature, attorneys suggest that these animals are just roaming freely and if people decide to inter their territory than they are subject to all the things that could happen with that. I think most people are fairly confident that the whale didn’t mean to hurt anyone, it was just checking out the boat to see what it was or ran into it completely by accident. Even though this accident happened, it is highly unlikely that people will stop going whale watching in the future as it is one of the most exciting experiences on Earth.

Mysterious Voice Leads Officers to Rescue

The police officers and other first responders on a scene of a tragedy have no idea what to expect until they arrive there and can assess the situation. That is exactly what the officers in this story did.

On Friday night a mother was driving home with her 18 month old in the car when she apparently lost control of her vehicle and ended up landing in the frigid waters in Utah. The officers were quick to jump into action when they saw the car and despite what the frigid waters could do to their bodies, they jumped into the water to see if there were any survivors.

When they got close to the vehicle they found it submerged. After they jumped in the water they heard a mysterious voice coming from the vehicle as PRNewswire covered extensively. However, when they got the vehicle turned on its side they discovered that the woman in the driver’s seat was dead. They were however able to rescue her 18 month old little girl.

The little girl is said to be stable and improving. The officers have no idea where the voice came from or why they heard it, but all family involved are thankful that they did. These officers and other first responders should be commended for their rescue efforts.

Warmest Of Hearts

It is sad to think that on the coldest of nights, there are thousands of homeless people struggling too stay warm. This is the story far too often across America. Fortunately, in Kalamazoo, Missouri, a group of students decided to give of themselves. These kind-hearted students held a clothing drive at their church to collect clothes for needy and homeless people. They then left the clothes that they had had been donated in Bronson Park for anyone who needed them.

It is heartwarming to see that even though while most high students are more concerned about the latest fashion trends, this group of heroes put others before themselves.Brad Reifler (Reuters.com)knows that it has been a brutal winter for the Midwest this year with Mother Nature dumping foot upon foot of snow on the ground. Though it may not be enough, hopefully this small act of generosity has gone a long way.