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“Good News” articles to provide you with inspiration and hope that there is still good in the world. People from all walks of life are making an impact by doing good, and so can you!
Google Maps Rolls Out Wheelchair Accessible Routes Feature
Google is making it easier for people with disabilities to get around with the new maps feature including wheelchair accessible routes. The new feature “is rolling out initially in London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston and Sydney.” Rio Akasaka, product manager for Google Maps, wrote, “In city centers, buses and trains are often the best way to get around, which presents a challenge for people who use wheelchairs or with other mobility needs. Information about which stations and routes are wheelchair friendly isn’t always readily available or easy to find.” Read the full story here.
Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivor Running Across Country to Raise Funds and Awareness
Christian Griffith was sexually abused as a child, and he has found healing through ultra endurance marathon running and therapy. He is planning to run 3,000 miles from New York City to San Francisco for his “Run2Heal” campaign, with a goal to raise “$1 million for victims of childhood sexual abuse, in partnership with Help for Children, a global nonprofit.” Click here to see the full story.
Baltimore 6-Year-Old Is Helping Homeless Veterans
6-year-old Tyler started helping homeless veterans after his mother explained why they were sleeping on the street. For the last two years, Tyler has been giving out “hero bags” complete with “coats, jackets, toothbrushes, soap…anything they need.” Read the whole article here.
NBA Arena in Utah Adds ‘Sensory Room’
At the Vivint Smart Home Arena, home to the Utah Jazz, they built a new “sensory room” for children with special needs. The room will help children with special needs decompress if they are overstimulated by anything going on at the arena. “It is equipped with weights, medicine ball, small trampolines and computer tablets. There also are enclosed cubicles where they can play with soft, rough or hard and smooth toys. Those toys, along with additional displays around the room, are meant to engage the children’s tactile, auditory and visual senses or interact with their perceptions of movement or balance.” Read the whole article here.
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