Actual cheerful nice stories that may give you hope in people

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BTripz posted this 15 February 2018

Originally posted by Goatboy

Fuck sake @Goatboy, just seen this!

Good job my eyes are streaming from my cold otherwise people in my office would think I'm soft..

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Sadoldgit posted this 15 February 2018

Originally posted by Fatso

Originally posted by Sfcsim

I love this story and I like it more because it was done in a cancer hospital, for the staff. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38969714

A note was left on a vending machine at a cancer hospital in Manchester asking people to help themselves to free treats.

Staff at The Christie found the anonymous note on Sunday on a machine where the tray had been left full of paid-for snacks.
The donor said they hoped the "random act of kindness" would "brighten up someone's day".
Nurse Emma Widdowson said: "It made me feel so happy I was beaming all day."
"Who doesn't want choccie on a Sunday?" she added.
Health care assistant Lauren Hunstone said: "It just perked up everyone's day that someone would do something so lovely out of the goodness of their own heart, not wanting to take any sort of thanks."

 Little bit thoughtless if people are on a diet, IMO. 

 Not only that, just been reading an article that says that highly processed foods, like chocolate, can cause cancer!  

Intiniki posted this 16 February 2018

I got a hug and a kiss on the cheek from a gran for helping sort some accommodation for her daughter fleeing DV with her little baby today. 

saintbletch posted this 21 February 2018

Don't know if this is cheerful but it appealed to me...

Fatso posted this 21 February 2018

Originally posted by saintbletch

Don't know if this is cheerful but it appealed to me...

 I done a little cry.

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saintbletch posted this 22 February 2018

Man the fuck up @Fatstuff.

Real men don't cry they just.get things in their eyes.

Bearsy posted this 22 February 2018 - Last edited 22 February 2018

I'd of got rip grandad's old phone and text back. "Just been chatting with Jesus and he says to make your dad a cheese sandwich."

Dubai_Phil posted this 23 February 2018

Not only an amazing (& humble) story, but probably going to become a cracking feel good movie

Once a month £10 a hand Poker player from Bridlington takes his bucket list dream a step further than expected then goes back to his old life

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: The £10-a-game poker player who won $2.6m - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-43156512

saintbletch posted this 18 March 2018 - Last edited 18 March 2018

I think this belongs here.

I have had the real privilege of working with a couple of these wonderful examples of the richness of the human species.

And, just as in Iceland, pre-birth testing will soon ensure that these mistakes of nature are extinct in the UK.

The world will be slightly more 'perfect' and yet slightly more flawed.

 

 

lifeintheslowlane posted this 19 March 2018 - Last edited 19 March 2018

Over the years MS sufferers have come to expect little in the way of relief. 

So many false dawns over the years but...

Stem cell transplant 'game changer' for MS patients

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BTripz posted this 19 March 2018

Originally posted by saintbletch

I think this belongs here.

I have had the real privilege of working with a couple of these wonderful examples of the richness of the human species.

And, just as in Iceland, pre-birth testing will soon ensure that these mistakes of nature are extinct in the UK.

The world will be slightly more 'perfect' and yet slightly more flawed.

 

 

 Are they "improving" the testing then @saintbletch?

When we were told that the girls had larger then normal nuchal folds we were offered the choice of 2 tests, amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling, both had a chance of causing miscarriage so we declined. Our neo-natal doctor kept pushing for us to have the tests. We weren't given any advice on top of that!

The girls are 8 at the end of this month and I'm glad we decided not to have any tests, they're hard work but they're worth it.

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saintbletch posted this 19 March 2018

Yes, @mate, DNA profiling will now give a 99% accurate, non-invasive screen at 12 weeks. 

Currently in the UK, 90% of people given a Down's Syndrome diagnosis chose to terminate.

In Iceland over the last 5 years 100% of diagnoses result in termination. Put another way, Down's Syndrome births no longer happen there.

There is now a very real possibility that the UK will head that way too.

If you haven't seen it, this it's a great documentary made by Sally Philips (who I have a huge crush on anyway) who has a Down's Syndrome boy. 

A statistic that shocked me from the film was that there are only 40,000 people with Down's Syndrome in the UK.

If you didn't already know it, your girls are very, very special - and they are beautiful too BTW, but that's obviously down to Mrs B.

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BTripz posted this 19 March 2018

Aye @saintbletch I have seen that documentary, I must have missed the bit about the DNA screening though.

Apparently twins with Downs is a 1 in 2,000,000 occurence, so yes they are indeed very special lou_lol

Their beauty without is certainly not down to me, however their internal beauty is all mine lou_surprised

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