It wasn’t all bad
▪ When a Massachusetts teenager saw his Alzheimer’s-afflicted grandma struggling to complete her beloved word searches, he came up with his own special solution. John Frates, 17, compiled a custom set of puzzles with simplified words, bigger font, and no more diagonal or baors with dementia.
▪ A Marine veteran who lost both his legs in Afghanistan has completed a “month of marathons”—logging 31 long-distance runs in 31 days across the U.S. and Canada. Rob Jones, 32, lived out of an RV with his wife, mother, and a friend as he traveled from city to ute to my country and stay in the fight.”
▪ A California nurse formed such a remarkable bond with one of her infant patients that she ended up adopting the child. Mary Ann Wells spent more than 11 months looking after baby Sophia, singing to and holding her at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital after the 2-w you and say, ‘Nana, you’re my hero,’ what else could you ever ask for?”
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