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Nurse Adopts Baby She Spent Months Caring For
Angela Farnan first met Blaze when she was a nurse caring for him in the pediatric intensive care unit at OSF Children’s Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. She’s been caring for tiny patients like him for over 30 years, and when Blaze’s mother said she could no longer care for him, she adopted him.
Blaze was born in May 2017 with a congenital heart defect and had his first surgery when he was just three days old. Farnan was on the team that took care of him for more than six months and became close to the baby boy and his mother. Blaze’s condition will require more operations and while waiting for his second one, Farnan opened her home to the infant since his mom didn’t live nearby and couldn’t afford the intensive care he needed at home.
On the day of Blaze’s second surgery, his mother asked Farnan if she and her husband would consider adopting him. “She made a heartfelt decision to ask us if we’d be willing to keep him on a permanent basis,” Farnan explains. She says she and her husband had fallen in love with the little boy and knew right away that they wanted to adopt him. They made it official last June and couldn’t be happier.
“I just need that face and that smile,” Farnan says about Blaze. “I can have the worst day and all I want to do is get home and see him. It just makes it all better.”
Source: CBS Chicago
Firefighters Babysit On Emergency Medical Call
Firefighters in North Carolina responded to a medical call recently that they had no real training for, but they were up for the job anyway. Members of the Harrisburg Fire Department’s Engine-3 happily became babysitters for a pair of brothers after both of their parents needed to go to the hospital for medical treatment.
With mom and dad both going to the hospital, the firefighters played with the boys, ages one and seven, until their grandparents could get there to take over. The firefighters on this call have no kids of their own, but they figured out how to manage, playing Hot Wheels with the brothers and pushing them around the block in a toy car.
“We all knew what needed to be done,” explainsLee Dewitt, one of the responding firefighters. “And it just became natural that we were all ready to just take care of the kids until Grandma and Grandpa were able to get there.”
Source: New York Post
We Recently told you about Joe Cuba, a World War II veteran who’s turning 100 soon and has a special birthday wish. For his big 1-0-0, Joe really wanted 100 birthday cards and a photo of him with that request has gone viral, warming hearts around the world.
People were happy to help make this vet’s birthday wish come true and cards poured in to his home in Texas from all over the globe. Joe has received more than 2,500 cards and over 100 gifts so far, and his his birthday isn’t until March 2nd.
The soon-to-be centenarian had no idea his request would get such a huge response and says he’s humbled by it.
Source: ABC 7
Little Leaguer With One Arm Hits A Home Run
Tommy Morrissey was born with most of his right arm missing, but he’s not letting that stop him from doing what he loves: playing sports. The eight-year-old from Florida recently had a really good day on the ballfield when he hit a home run during a Little League game.
Morrissey had just visited the St. Louis Cardinals at their spring training site in Jupiter, Florida and picked up some hitting tips from former player Chris Carpenter.So he took that knowledge to his game a week later and ended up hitting an inside-the-park homerun.
But baseball isn’t the only sport this kid has skills in. Morrissey plays golf as well and has shared golf tips with Tiger Woods. He also raises money for charity for the UnLIMBited Foundation, which helps kids born with partial limbs or without limbs.
Source: Fox 13 Memphis