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Good News Fridays: Happy Birthday Colin / Gus Kenworthy Saving Puppies

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On this Good News Fridays, I am talking about two things that are very special to me.  One story is about helping a boy who is lonely.  The other story is about saving stray dogs in Sochi!

Happy Birthday Colin


Colin’s birthday is coming up on March 9th.  Colin will be 11-years-old, but there is a problem.  Colin has a disability, and has trouble making friends at school.  On the Facebook page, Colin’s mom wrote: “because of Colin’s disabilities, social skills are not easy for him, and he often acts out in school, and the other kids don’t like him.  So when I asked him if he wanted a party for his birthday, he said there wasn’t a point because he has no friends.”  Disappointed with that answer, Colin’s mom set up a Facebook page in order to ask people to post some good thoughts or nice wishes for her son’s upcoming 11th birthday.  As of February 14th, the page has close to two million likes!

Colin struggles in school, and he eats lunch alone in the office everyday because no one will let him sit with them, and rather than force someone to be unhappy with his presence, he sits alone in the office.  So Colin’s mom thought, “if I could create a page where people could send him positive thoughts and encouraging words, that would be better than any birthday party.”  It only took two weeks for the Facebook page to get one million likes, and since she posted a mailing address so people can send cards and gifts, their P.O. Box has been slammed, and that is a good thing!

Other people have left notes online telling Colin that he is a special kid.  Plus, other people with disabilities have also submitted online notes to Colin, telling him he is not alone.  And here is the fun part, all of this is going to be a surprise to Colin!  Thousands of people have helped to put together a wonderful birthday surprise.  For now, the Facebook page is sharing some tidbits of Colin’s life, but Colin’s mom wants to remind everyone to keep this a secret!  And yes, I am going to send something to Colin for his birthday!  Since I have Asperger’s Syndrome, I want Colin to know that he is not alone, and he can still be  successful in life, even if he has a disability.

If you want to send a card or gift for Colin’s birthday, send it to: Colin – P.O. Box 756
Richland, MI 49083-0756

Like the Happy Birthday Colin Facebook page at:

Gus Kenworthy Saving Puppies From Sochi


As you know, Sochi and Russia is dealing with a problem of stray dogs.  Things are so bad, Russia hired some people to put down these innocent dogs, which is wrong!  But some Olympians and other people are trying to save these stray dogs before they are killed.  Skier Gus Kenworthy won the silver medal in the men’s ski slopestyle event.  But during the time he is not competing in the Winter Olympics, he is doing whatever he can to save some dogs and take them back to America to be adopted.

22-year-old Gus Kenworthy is an animal lover.  He found a mother dog with four puppies in the Olympic Mountains Village.  Knowing their chances to survive without being killed were slim, Gus got these five dogs and are now in a kennel and safe.  Gus has plans to get these dogs vaccinated and wants to bring these dogs home.  Gus has plans to adopt one of these five dogs.  Friends and family plan to adopt the other four dogs.

Thank you Gus Kenworthy for protecting innocent animals in danger of being killed.  Animal lovers like Gus and me, will do anything possible to make sure pets and animals are in safe and clean conditions.  It’s a special bond that other people sometimes do not understand.  Animal lovers love pets and animals, it’s something we just like!  So I am glad there are people like Gus who disagrees with what Russia is doing.  I hope Gus is able to get these dogs to America!  By the way, glad to see Gus and the other men’s ski slopestyle winners on a box of Corn Flakes!

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