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The Blitz Robotic Club rescues a kitten, and more

A kitten was born with a twisted spine, leaving her hind legs so badly crooked that she could only drag them behind her.

The Blitz Robotic Club rescues a kittenFlipper the kitten was born with a twisted spine, leaving her hind legs so badly crooked that she could only drag them behind her. She was slated to be put down until a group of high school students learned about her disability. The Blitz Robotic Club of Conifer High School, Colo., designed an ingenious wheeled harness to help Flipper walk. Against all odds, the kitten is on the mend—and no longer at risk of termination. “There’s been significant improvement,” said veterinarian H.C. Gurney. “And that supposedly doesn’t happen.”

It's...Superman, Spider-Man, BatmanTeams of superheroes took a break from fighting crime last week to wash windows at children’s hospitals, to the delight of ailing youngsters. Four employees of Allegheny Window Cleaning rappelled down the walls of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh dressed as Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, and Captain America, waving to the young patients within. Window-cleaning superheroes were also reported in St. Petersburg, Fla.; Memphis; and Charlotte, N.C., this week. “Anytime we have the opportunity to help kids feel more positive, it really benefits their healing,” said Holly Ott of All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Twins receive football scholarshipsA high school football player with only one hand won a scholarship at the University of Central Florida last week so he could play alongside his twin brother, who also received one. Shaquem Griffin thrived as a defensive back at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Fla., even making a one-handed interception in his final high school football game last week. He and his twin brother, Shaquill, a cornerback, are so inseparable that they demanded to be recruited as a pair. Fourteen colleges offered them scholarships, but the brothers opted together to stay in Florida.

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