It wasn’t all bad
■ It took several surgeries and months of therapy, but Melissa Dohme was able to smile on her wedding day. The 26-year-old Floridian was left with severe facial injuries when her ex-boyfriend attacked her in 2012, stabbing her 32 times. Dohme ended up falling this month.
■ One Apple engineer is using his own ingenuity to help Santa Cruz’s homeless population. Ron Powers spends his evenings and weekends driving around in his mobile Laundromat, a van that he outfitted with two washers and two dryers, offering to do strangers’ laundry for ple,” says Powers. “I want to improve health.”
■ A McDonald’s in Doral, Fla., is serving up lifesaving care along with its Big Macs. Pedro Viloria, 22, was working at the drive-thru window when he noticed that his customer— an off-duty policewoman with her two children in the backseat—had passed out at the wheel. As the car slowly rolled away with the children screaming, Viloria leapt through his window and gave chase. Luckily, a curb stopped the car—allowing Viloria and another McDonald’s employee to administer CPR before professional help arrived. “If I would have had to die to save that woman, I would have,” says Viloria. “My brain was on hero mode.”