It wasn’t all bad
A Maryland man arriving at his nursing home job last week became an instant hero when a 55-year-old driver backed into a nearby river. As the car began sinking with the driver inside, Andrew Lunn, 52, sprang into action. Lunn told the driver to unbuckle his seat belt, then dove into the water and pulled the man through the window to safety. “It’s true heroism, honestly, to do that for someone that you don’t even know,” said a coworker. Lunn says his own children already consider him a hero, and that’s enough for him.
At age 7, Ella Casano of Connecticut was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, requiring IV infusions at the hospital every eight weeks. Each time, she found the array of needles, tubes, and bags of fluid on the IV pole frightening. So Ella took scissors and a glue gun to a stuffed animal and created the Medi Teddy, an IV pouch that looks like a friendly teddy bear. With her mom’s help, Ella, now 12, has tested prototypes at hospitals and raised more than $20,000 to give bears to hundreds of children worldwide. “We’re all in this together,” says Ella. “I just hope that everyone who wants a Medi Teddy is able to have one.”
AP, Laura Barr Photography, Meg Casano ■