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Friday, May 24, 2013

#FF Friday's Fabulous Finds: Resilience & Medical Miracles Keep Dreams Alive

Thought for the Day: It's Friday & time for my fabulous finds. These are truly inspirational. This week I have been writing about how to recover from trauma following the Tornado in Oklahoma. Here are 3 finds related to resilience, a major goal of positive psychology in the face of traumatic events. Since Monday is Memorial Day, my first find is a wonderful video about a veteran's drive to beat the odds & continue to achieve his dreams. See how he is beating the odds & running marathons despite having lost not only his leg, but also his hip. The second find is an indigogo crowd fundraising campaign which will surely help others amputees. A Canadian group is using the youngest victim of the marathon bombing, Martin Richard's words "No More Hurting People," to raise funds for survivors of the Boston Marathon Bombing.  You can view a video, buy a tee shirts or help their cause by sharing the site with others & keep Richard's dream alive. My third find is a miraculous new medical achievement. Doctors were able to a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day.

Photo from Eduard Lychik's Facebook

 Eduard  Lychik, wounded warrior, beats the odds.

Photo from Facebook

Martin Richard's message helping to raise funds for Boston Marathon Bombing victims.

Kaiba Gionfriddo (Facebook)

Medical invention saves a baby's life.

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