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Uber Driver Helps Save Suicidal Passenger

Uber driver Chad Farley had a feeling something was wrong when his passenger asked to be dropped off on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg, Florida. There’s no pedestrian walkway on the enormous bridge 200 feet above the water and nowhere to pull over safely, plus this bridge is known for being a top spot in the state for suicide.

So Farley kept talking to his passenger, learning that he has brain cancer. The men prayed together and the driver even took a photo of the rider before he dropped him off at a fishing pier nearby. And then Farley called 911 to report a possible suicide risk and sent them the man’s picture.

His suspicions were right, state troopers rescued the man after he jumped into the water near the pier. He’s in critical but stable condition, but it could’ve been a much worse ending without Farley’s response.

"We deeply appreciate Mr. Farley's quick thinking and compassion for his rider," Uber says, "as well as law enforcement's fast response."

Source: Tampa Bay Times


Neighbors Throw Surprise Parade For Woman’s Last Chemo Treatment

To celebrate her best friend’s last chemo treatment, Tera Kiser planned a surprise parade with friends and neighbors. So when Amy Kleiner walked out of her house on her way to her final chemo appointment, she was greeted by cheering loved ones holding signs on the street in her Ohio neighborhood.

Kiser wanted to make the end of Kleiner’s breast cancer treatment special and show her how many people support her. She was able to hug everyone there and Kiser even decorated her van to drive her buddy to the final treatment in style.

"I have never been so blown away in all of my life," Kleiner says. "I was just in shock. I was so surprised and I was so happy. It was the last one, and I just felt loved.”

Source: ABC News


Kids Do Physical Therapy In Aquarium With Whale Sharks

If you have to do physical therapy, doing it in the water at the Georgia Aquarium while swimming in a tank with whale sharks is a pretty good way to do it. And a group of special kids was fortunate to have that once-in-a-lifetime experience recently.

Liz Pentecost was one of the ones in the water with the whale sharks. She was recently diagnosed with transverse myelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord, that has left her paralyzed from the waist down. But swimming in the water at the aquarium, with all the animals, allowed her to feel free.

“It’s given me more courage for going in the water, because I can only use my arms, not my legs,” the 15-year-old explains. What a great reminder that nothing is impossible, even after a life-changing diagnosis.

Source: USA Today


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The Answer: Lottery Tickets.

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